Sam Smith tops at the 57th Grammys, Beyonce also shines

Sam Smith tops at the 57th Grammys, Beyonce also shines

Monday, February 9, 2015 8:12 am


Sam Smith: wins  record of the year and two other awards

Sam Smith: wins record of the year and two other awards

Here are the winners in key categories at the Grammys, which were handed out on Sunday in Los Angeles.

Album of the Year: Beck, “Morning Phase”

Record of the Year (for singles): Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”

Song of the Year (for songwriters): Jimmy Napier, William Phillips and Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”

Best New Artist: Sam Smith

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

Beyonce, second right, also wins two awards

Beyonce, second right, also wins two awards

Best Pop Solo Performance: Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

Best R&B Performance: Beyonce, “Drunk in Love”

Best R&B Song: Beyonce, “Drunk in Love”

Best R&B Album: Toni Braxton and Babyface, “Love, Marriage & Divorce”

Best Rock Album: Beck, “Morning Phase”

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

Best Urban Contemporary Album: Pharrell Williams, “Girl”

Best Music Video: Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

Best Dance/Electronic Album: Aphex Twin, “Syro”

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

Best Country Album: Miranda Lambert, “Platinum”

And The following are key quotes from the 57th Grammys, held Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles:

Stay with me — or not

“I want to thank the man who this record is about, who I fell in love with last year. Thank you so much for breaking my heart because you got me four Grammys.”

— Sam Smith, on accepting the award for Record of the Year for his mega-hit “Stay With Me”

King of understatement

“I’m having a really, really, really good night.”

— Smith, accepting Song of the Year honors

Prince of activism

“Like books and black lives, albums still matter.”

— Prince, presenting the Album of the Year award

Daddy Beck

“We made this record at my house for the most part. So I’d like to thank my kids for letting me keep them awake a little bit extra longer.”

— Beck, the surprise winner in the Album of the Year category


Obama takes on rape, abuse

“Nearly one in five women in America has been a victim of rape or attempted rape. And more than one in four women has experienced some form of domestic violence. It’s not okay. And it has to stop.”

— President Barack Obama, in an unexpected video appearance to promote the “It’s on Us” campaign against sexual assault on college campuses and urge musicians to support his effort

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