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Sam Smith, Pharrell Williams triumph at Grammys

by Bang
Feb 9, 2015
Sam Smith (in photo) was the big winner at the Grammy Awards 2015, picking up four prizes, while Pharrell Williams scooped three, and Beck, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, and Eminem all bagged two awards.

Sam Smith was the big winner at last night's Grammy Awards, taking home four trophies.

The British singer appeared emotional as he picked up the evening's first prize, Best New Artist, but the win was swiftly followed by gongs for Record of the Year and Song of the Year for his hit "Stay with Me" and Best Pop Vocal Album for "In the Lonely Hour."

Picking up Best Pop Vocal Album, Sam—who also teamed up with Mary J. Blige for an orchestral version of "Stay with Me"—told the audience at Los Angeles' Staples Centre: "I just wanna say that before I made this record, I was doing everything to try and get my music out.

"I was trying to lose weight and I was making awful music.

"It was only until I started to be myself that the music started to flow and people started to listen."

One of the biggest shocks of the night came when Beck scooped Album of the Year for his LP Morning Phase—which had already won Best Rock Album - beating the likes of Sam, Pharrell Williams, Ed Sheeran, and Beyonce.


And Beyonce's friend Kanye West—who infamously crashed the stage when Taylor Swift beat the "Drunk in Love" hitmaker to the Best Female Video prize at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards—couldn't resist poking fun at the moment as he made his way onto the stage as Beck accepted the prize and seemed about to interrupt his speech before thinking better of it and turning away.

Cameras then cut to Beyonce who appeared to mouth: "Not again."

Beck didn't seem too upset by the interruption, telling the "Bound 2" star: "Come back, come back. I need some help."

And Beyonce was unlikely to be too upset as she took home two other awards, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance for "Drunk in Love", her collaboration with husband Jay Z.

Taking to the stage to collect Best R&B Performance, she said: "Wow, thank you guys so much. This is such an honor. I'd like to thank God... This has been such an incredible year. I love y'all.


"I'd like to thank my beloved husband. I love you deep My daughter who's watching, Blue, I love you.

"I'd like to say thank you to my Beyhive. Thank you guys for riding so hard."

Pharrell Williams was the night's other big winner, taking home three awards.

He scooped the prizes for Best Music Video and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Happy" and Best Urban Contemporary Album for G I R L.

Other winners at the prestigious annual ceremony, which was hosted by LL Cool J, included Kendrick Lamar—whose track 'i' won both Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance—Eminem, Carrie Underwood, and Jack White.

57th Annual Grammy Awards winners list:

Album of the Year
Beck, Morning Phase

Record of the Year
“Stay With Me” (Darkchild version) - Sam Smith

Song of the Year
“Stay With Me” (Darkchild Version) - Sam Smith, James Napier, William Phillips

Best Country Album
Miranda Lambert, Platinum


Best Pop Vocal Album
Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Pharrell Williams, Girl

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Happy” (live version) - Pharrell Williams

Best Rock Song
“Ain’t It Fun” – Paramore

Best Rock Album
Beck, Morning Phase

Best New Artist
Sam Smith

Best Country Song
“I’m Not Going to Miss You” - Glen Campbell, Julian Raymond

Best Reggae Album
Ziggy Marley, Fly Rasta

Best Rap Performance
Kendrick Lamar

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Cheek to Cheek

Best Alternative Music Album
St. Vincent, St. Vincent

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Frozen - Various Artists

Best Americana Album
Roseanne Cash, The River & the Thread

Best Rap Album
Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP 2

Best Country Solo Performance
“Something in the Water” - Carrie Underwood

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Say Something” - A Great Big World, Christina Aguilera

Best Music Video
“Happy” - Pharrell Williams


Best Latin Pop Album
Rubén Blades, Tangos

Best Spoken Word Album
Joan Rivers, Diary of a Mad Diva

Best Dance Recording
“Rather Be” - Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne

Best Gospel Album
Erica Campbell, Help

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Gentle On My Mind” - The Band Perry

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“The Monster” - Eminem ft. Rihanna

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Aphex Twin, Syro

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer, Bass & Mandolin

Best Rock Performance
“Lazaretto” -Jack White

Best Metal Performance
“The Last In Line” - Tenacious D

Best R&B Performance
“Drunk in Love” - Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Jesus Children” - Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm Jamal Warner

Best R&B Song
“Drunk In Love” - Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyoncé Knowles, Timothy Mosely, Andre Eric Proctor & Brian Soko

Best R&B Album
Toni Braxton & Babyface, Love, Marriage, & Divorce


Best Rap Song
“I” - Kendrick Lamar & C. Smith

Best New Age Album
Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman, Winds of Samsara

Best Music Film
20 Feet From Stardom, Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill - Morgan Neville, video director; Gil Friesen & Caitrin Rogers, video producers

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