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Sam Smith, Beyonce and Pharrell Williams rule the 2015 Grammys
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by Tom hmv London, Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

Sam Smith, Beyonce and Pharrell Williams rule the 2015 Grammys

Sam Smith was the big winner at last night's (February 8th) Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. 

Smith took home four awards at the ceremony, which took place at the Staples Center with LL Cool J acting as host. Smith won for both Best New Artist and Album Of The Year, while his single 'Stay With Me, was also named Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year.

Pharrell Williams also enjoyed an excellent night, taking home the gongs for Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Music Video for his mega-hit 'Happy' and Best Urban Contemporary Album for his album G I R L. 

Beyonce also fared well, winning three awards. She won both Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for her song 'Drunk In Love', which is a duet with husband Jay-Z, and she also scooped Best Surround Sound Album for her self-titled LP.

Beck won Best Album Of The Year for Morning Phase, which also won Best Rock Album. Among the other winners were Kendrick Lamar, Eminem and the soundtrack to hit movie Frozen, all of which received two awards, while the likes of Lady Gaga, A Great Big World and Clean Bandit all walked away with one award each. 


The list of key winners at the 2015 Grammys is as follows:

Album Of The Year

Morning Phase - Beck - Winner
Beyoncé - Beyoncé
x - Ed Sheeran
In the Lonely Hour - Sam Smith
GIRL - Pharrell Williams

Record Of The Year

'Fancy' - Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
'Chandelier' - Sia
'Stay with Me' - Sam Smith - Winner
'Shake It Off' - Taylor Swift
'All About That Bass' - Meghan Trainor

Song Of The Year

'All About That Bass' - Meghan Trainor
'Chandelier' - Sia
'Shake It Off' - Taylor Swift
'Stay with Me' (Darkchild Version) - Sam Smith - Winner
'Take Me to Church' - Hozier

Best New Artist

Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
Sam Smith - Winner

Best Pop Vocal Album

Ghost Stories - Coldplay
Bangerz - Miley Cyrus
My Everything - Ariana Grande
Prism - Katy Perry
x - Ed Sheeran
In the Lonely Hour - Sam Smith - Winner

Best Pop Solo Performance

'All of Me' (Live) - John Legend
'Chandelier' - Sia
'Stay with Me' - Sam Smith
'Shake It Off' - Taylor Swift
'Happy' - Pharrell - Winner

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

'Fancy' - Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
'A Sky Full of Stars' - Coldplay
'Say Something' - A Great Big World with Christina Aguilera - Winner
'Bang Bang' - Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj
'Dark Horse' - Katy Perry featuring Juicy J

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Cheek to Cheek - Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga - Winner
Nostalgia - Annie Lennox
Night Songs - Barry Manilow
Sending You a Little Christmas - Johnny Mathis
Partners - Barbra Streisand

Best Dance Recording

'Never Say Never' - Basement Jaxx
'Rather Be' - Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne - Winner
'F for You' - Disclosure featuring Mary J Blige
'I Got You' - Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones
'Faded' - Zhu

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Syro - Aphex Twin - Winner
While (1 - Deadmau5
Nabuma Rubberband - Little Dragon
Do It Again - Röyksopp & Robyn
Damage Control - Mat Zo

Best Metal Performance

'Neon Knights' - Anthrax
'High Road' - Mastodon
'Heartbreaker' - Motörhead
'The Negative One' - Slipknot
'The Last in Line' - Tenacious D - Winner

Best Rock Performance

'Gimme Something Good' - Ryan Adams
'Do I Wanna Know?' - Arctic Monkeys
'Blue Moon' - Beck
'Fever' - The Black Keys
'Lazaretto' - Jack White - Winner

Best Rock Album

Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams
Morning Phase - Beck - Winner
Turn Blue - The Black Keys
Hypnotic Eye - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Songs of Innocence - U2

Best Rock Song

'Ain't It Fun' - Paramore - Winner
'Blue Moon' - Beck
'Fever' - The Black Keys
'Gimme Something Good' - Ryan Adams
'Lazaretto' - Jack White

Best Country Album

Riser - Dierks Bentley
The Outsiders - Eric Chruch
12 Stories - Brandy Clark
Platinum - Miranda Lambert - Winner
The Way I'm Livin' - Lee Ann Womack

Best Country Song

'American Kids' - Kenny Chesney
'Automatic' - Miranda Lambert
'Give Me Back My Hometown' - Eric Church
'I'm Not Going to Miss You' - Glen Campbell - Winner
'Meanwhile Back At Momma's' - Tim McGraw

Best Country Solo Performance

'Give Me Back My Hometown' - Eric Church
'Invisible' - Hunter Hayes
'Automatic' - Miranda Lambert
'Something in the Water' - Carrie Underwood - Winner
'Cop Car' - Keith Urban

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

'Gentle on My Mind' - The Band Perry - Winner
'Meanwhile Back at Mama's' - Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill
'Raise 'Em Up' - Keith Urban ft. Eric Church
'Day Drinking' - Little Big Town
'Something Bad' - Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood

Best Rap Performance

'3005' - Childish Gambino
'0 to 100 / The Catch Up' - Drake
'Rap God' - Eminem
'i' - Kendrick Lamar - Winner
'All I Need Is You' - Lecrae

Best Rap Album

Because the Internet - Childish Gambino
The New Classic - Iggy Azalea
Nobody's Smiling - Common
Marshall Mathers LP 2 - Eminem - Winner
Oxymoron - ScHoolboy Q
Blacc Hollywood - Wiz Khalifa

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

'Blak Majik' - Common featuring Jhené Aiko
'The Monster' - Eminem featuring Rihanna - Winner
'Tuesday' - I Love Makonnen featuring Drake
'Studio' - Schoolboy Q featuring BJ The Chicago Kid
'Bound 2' - Kanye West & Charlie Wilson

Best Rap Song

'Anaconda'- Nicki Minaj
'Bound 2' - Kanye West & Charlie Wilson
'i' - Kendrick Lamar - Winner
'We Dem Boyz' - Wiz Khalifa
'0 to 100 / The Catch Up' - Drake

Best R&B Song

'Drunk in Love' - Beyoncé featuring Jay Z - Winner
'Good Kisser' - Usher
'New Flame' - Chris Brown featuring Usher & Rick Ross
'Options (Wolfjames Version)' - Luke James featuring Rick Ross
'The Worst' - Jhené Aiko

Best R&B Album

Islander - Bernhoft
Lift Your Spirit - Aloe Blacc
Love, Marriage & Divorce - Toni Braxton & Babyface - Winner
Black Radio 2 - Robert Glasper Experiment
Give the People What They Want - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Sail Out - Jhene Aiko
Beyoncé - Beyoncé
X - Chris Brown
Mali Is … - Mali Music
Girl - Pharrell Williams - Winner

Best R&B Performance

'Drunk in Love' - Beyoncé featuring Jay Z - Winner
'New Flame' - Chris Brown featuring Usher & Rick Ross
'It's Your World' - Jennifer Hudson featuring R Kelly
'Like This' - Ledisi
'Good Kisser' - Usher

Best Traditional R&B Performance

'As' - Marsha Ambrosius & Anthony Hamilton
'I.R.S.' - Angie Fisher
'Jesus Children' - Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm Jamal Warner - Winner
'Nobody' - Kem
'Hold Up Wait a Minute (Woo Woo)' - Antonique Smith

Best Alternative Music Album

This Is All Yours - alt-J
Reflektor - Arcade Fire
Melophobia - Cage The Elephant
St Vincent - St Vincent - Winner
Lazaretto - Jack White

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

American Hustle
Frozen - Winner
Get On Up
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Gone Girl
The Grand Budapest Hotel - Winner
Saving Mr Banks


Best Song Written For Visual Media

'Everything Is Awesome!!!' - Tegan and Sara featuring The Lonely Island (The Lego Movie)
'I See Fire' - Ed Sheeran, (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug)
'I'm Not Gonna Miss You' - Glen Campbell (Glen Campbell, I'll Be Me)
'Let It Go' - Idina Menzel (Frozen) - Winner
'The Moon Song' - Scarlett Johansson & Joaquin Phoenix (Her)

Best Music Video

'We Exist' - Arcade Fire
'Turn Down for What' - DJ Snake & Lil' Jon
'Chandelier' - Sia
'Happy' - Pharrell Williams - Winner
'The Golden Age' - Woodkid featuring Max Richter

Best Music Film

Beyoncé & Jay Z: On The Run Tour - Beyoncé & Jay Z
Ghost Stories - Coldplay
20 Feet from Stardom - Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill - Winner
Metallica Through the Never - Metallica
The Truth About Love Tour: Live from Melbourne - Pink

Producer of the Year (Non Classical)

Paul Epworth
John Hill
Jay Joyce
Greg Kurstin
Max Martin - Winner

In The Lonely Hour
In The Lonely Hour Sam Smith

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