GRAMMYs Recap: Sam Smith Wins 4 Awards, Beck Beats Beyoncé For Album Of The Year [Complete Winners List]
Sam Smith dominated the 2015 Grammys Sunday night, picking up four trophies, including one for Record of the Year.
2015 GRAMMYs Recap:
Smith was by far the night’s most beloved artist, as evidenced by both Grammy wins and Twitter adoration. Not only did his smash hit “Stay With Me” pick up two awards, Smith beat out Iggy Azalea to take home the coveted Best New Artist Grammy.
Pharrell Williams was also a big winner of the night, taking home a Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance for his infectious hit, “Happy,” and beating out Beyoncé for Best Urban Contemporary Album. That said, Beyoncé did not go home empty handed, winning two awards – Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song – for “Drunk In Love.”
Audiences were shocked, however, when Beck won the award for Album of the Year – over Beyoncé’s commanding Beyoncé album, which arguably revolutionized how music is made and released in the digital age. In one of the most entertaining exchanges of the night, Kanye West hopped up on stage and appeared to be re-creating his infamous 2009 VMA mishap in which he interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech to defend Beyoncé. Instead of taking the mic from Beck, West simply arrived on stage, gave Beck – and the Grammy – a small wave, and jumped right back down, eliciting a roar of laughter from the crowd.
In Country, Miranda Lambert won the Grammy for Best Country Album and took the stage for an explosive performance of “Little Red Wagon.”
Record of the Year: “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version) – Sam Smith
Album of the Year: Morning Phase – Beck
Song of the Year: “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version) – Sam Smith
Best New Artist: Sam Smith
Best Pop Solo Performance: “Happy (Live)” – Pharrell Williams
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Say Something” – A Great Big World with Christina Aguilera
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Cheek to Cheek – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
Best Pop Vocal Album: In the Lonely Hour – Sam Smith
Best Dance Recording: “Rather Be” – Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne
Best Dance/Electronic Album: Syro – Aphex Twin
Best Rock Performance: “Lazaretto” – Jack White
Best Metal Performance: “The Last In Line” – Tenacious D
Best Rock Song: “Ain’t It Fun” – Paramore
Best Rock Album: Morning Phase – Beck
Best Alternative Music Album: St Vincent – St. Vincent
Best R&B Performance: “Drunk in Love” – Beyoncé ft. Jay Z
Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Jesus Children” – Robert Glasper Experiment ft. Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Best R&B Song: “Drunk In Love” – Beyoncé
Best Urban Contemporary Album: Girl – Pharrell Williams
Best R&B Album: Love, Marriage & Divorce – Toni Braxton & Babyface
Best Rap Performance: “I” – Kendrick Lamar
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “The Monster” – Eminem ft. Rihanna
Best Rap Song: “I” – Kendrick Lamar
Best Rap Album: The Marshall Mathers LP2 – Eminem
Best Country Solo Performance: “Something in the Water” – Carrie Underwood
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: “Gentle On My Mind” – The Band Perry
Best Country Song: “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” – Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond
Best Country Album: Platinum – Miranda Lambert
You can see a complete list of winners here.
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