Sam Smith wins big at the 57th Grammy Awards (watch video)

Sam Smith wins big at the 57th Grammy Awards (watch video)

Written by Ramesh Irugalbandara

09 Feb, 2015 | 12:37 pm

British soul singer Sam Smith was the big winner at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, taking both record and song of the year, while rocker Beck robbed him of a sweep by winning album of the year at the music industry’s biggest night.

The 22-year-old newcomer Smith won two of the top Grammy awards for his heartbreak single “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” and was anointed best new artist. His debut album “In The Lonely Hour” won best pop vocal album.

Beck pulled off a surprise in the album of the year category, as his “Morning Phase” record beat out Smith, Pharrell Williams, Beyonce and Ed Sheeran. The record won three Grammys on the night, including best rock album.

Other notable winners of the night were Pharrell and Beyonce, who won three Grammys each.

Complete list of winners  –

Record of the Year  : Sam Smith – “Stay With Me

Song of the Year : Sam Smith – “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”

Album of the Year: Beck – Morning Phase

Best New Artist : Sam Smith

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance : A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera – “Say Something”

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album : Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – Cheek To Cheek

Best Pop Solo Performance : Pharrell Williams – “Happy”

Best Pop Vocal Album : Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour

Best Rock Performance : Jack White – “Lazaretto”

Best Rock Album : Beck – Morning Phase

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

Best Alternative Rock Album : St. Vincent – St. Vincent

Best Metal Performance : Tenacious D – “The Last In Line”

Best Rap Performance : Kendrick Lamar – “I”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration : Eminem Featuring Rihanna – “The Monster”

Best Rap Song : Kendrick Lamar – “I”

Best Rap Album : Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP2

Best R&B Performance : Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z – “Drunk In Love”

Best Traditional R&B Performance : “Jesus Children”

Best R&B Song : Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z – “Drunk In Love”

Best Urban Contemporary Album : Pharrell Williams – Girl

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

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album : Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer – Bass & Mandolin

Best Dance/Electronic Album : Aphex Twin – Syro

Best Dance Recording : Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne – “Rather Be”

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media : Frozen

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media : The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Song Written for Visual Media : “Let It Go” from Frozen

Best Country Album : Miranda Lambert – Platinum

Best Country Solo Performance : Carrie Underwood – “Something In The Water”

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

Best Country Song : “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond

Best Bluegrass Album : The Earls Of Leicester – The Earls Of Leicester

Best American Roots Performance : Rosanne Cash – “A Feather’s Not A Bird”

Best American Roots Song : Rosanne Cash – “A Feather’s Not A Bird”

Best Americana Album : Rosanne Cash – The River & The Thread

Best Folk Album : Old Crow Medicine Show – Remedy

Best Music Video : Pharrell Williams – “Happy”

Best Music Film : 20 Feet From Stardom

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical : Max Martin

Best Instrumental Composition  : John Williams – “The Book Thief”

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella : Pentatonix – “Daft Punk”

Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals : Billy Childs – “New York Tendaberry”

Best Recording Package : Jeff Ament, Don Pendleton, Joe Spix & Jerome Turner, art directors
Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package : Susan Archie, Dean Blackwood & Jack White, art directors .The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27)

Best Album Notes: Ashley Kahn
John Coltrane – Offering: Live At Temple University

Best Historical Album: Colin Escott & Cheryl Pawelski, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer
Hank Williams – The Garden Spot Programs, 1950

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical : Beck – Morning Phase

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical : Tijs Michiel Verwest, remixer

John Legend – “All Of Me (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix)”

Best Surround Sound Album : Beyoncé – Beyoncé

Best Regional Roots Music Album : Jo-El Sonnier – The Legacy

Best Reggae Album : Ziggy Marley – Fly Rasta

Best World Music Album : Angelique Kidjo – Eve

Best Children’s Album : Neela Vaswani – I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World (Malala Yousafzai)

Best Musical Theatre Album : Beautiful: The Carole King Musical 

Best Blues Album : Johnny Winter – Step Back

Best Spoken Word Album : Joan Rivers – Diary Of A Mad Diva

Best Comedy Album : “Weird Al” Yankovic – Mandatory Fun

Best New Age Album : Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman – Winds Of Samsara

Best Improved Jazz Solo : Chick Corea – “Fingerprints”

Best Jazz Vocal Album : Dianne Reeves – Beautiful Life

Best Jazz Instrumental Album  : Chick Corea Trio – Trilogy

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album : Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band – Life In The Bubble

Best Latin Jazz Album : Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra – The Offense Of The Drum


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