Big night, big wins


At the Grammys on Feb. 8, Sam Smith wins four top awards. He won Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album.

Lauren Davidson, Author

On Feb. 8, the Grammy Awards took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. The host was Rapper LL Cool J for the fourth consecutive time.  The Grammys is an award show for recognizing outstanding members in the music industry.

Eric Church, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Madonna and AC/DC performed at the award show.

The winners of the 57th Grammy Awards include:

Album of the Year:  Beck, “Morning Phase”

Song of the Year:  Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”

Record of the Year:  Sam Smith, “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”

Best New Artist:  Sam Smith

Best Rock Album:  Beck, “Morning Phase”

Best R&B Performance:  Beyonce featuring Jay Z, “Drunk In Love”

Best Music Video:  Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

Best Pop Solo Performance:  Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

Best Pop Vocal Album:  Sam Smith, “In the Lonely Hour”

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

Best Country Album:  Miranda Lambert, “Platinum”

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

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

Best Urban Contemporary Album:  Pharrell Williams, “G I R L”

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

Best Reggae Album:  Ziggy Marley, “Fly Rasta”

Best Rap Performance:  Kendrick Lamar, “i”

Best Rap Album:  Eminem, “The Marshall Mathers LP 2”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:  Eminem feat. Rihanna, “The Monster”

Best Rap Song:  Kendrick Lamar, “i”

Best Traditional Pop Album:  Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, “Cheek to Cheek”

Best Alternative Music Album:  St. Vincent, “St. Vincent”

Best Americana Album:  Roseanne Cash, “The River & The Thread”

Best Dance Recording:  Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne, “Rather Be”

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

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media:  “Frozen”

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media:  “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

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

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

Best Musical Theater Album:  “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”