Thu. Oct 1st, 2020

57th Grammy Awards Winners: Sam Smith’s Big Night and Beck Wins AOTY

Sam Smith, winner of four Grammys
Sam Smith, winner of four Grammys

Beck kept Beyoncé from achieving one of the only Grammys that’s been out of her grasp, Album of the Year, with his win tonight for Morning Phase. Don’t be too sad for Bey though, she still managed Grammy wins for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance (for “Drunk in Love,” with husband Jay-Z), pushing her into 20+ lifetime Grammys. Sam Smith was the night’s big winner though, taking home four trophies; for Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album. Pharrell won two awards, for Best Pop Solo Performance for “Happy” and for Best Music Video, besting favorite Sia.

As usual, the Grammys gave us performances galore with some good, some great and some…not so great. Kanye confused and bemused. Pharrell milked the last bit of relevance of his Grammy-winning “Happy” as a sad bellboy, Katy Perry left us missing Left Shark but Miranda Lambert rocked the house, Annie Lennox reminded us why she’s a female legend in this business and Madonna brought it (if a bit slow on the uptake) with the debut of her new single, “Living for Love.”

Oh, and how awesome was Sia’s performance of “Chandelier” with Maddie Zeigler and KRISTEN WIIG???


Album of the Year
Morning Phase, Beck – WINNER
Beyoncé, Beyoncé
X, Ed Sheeran
In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith
GIRL, Pharrell

Record of the Year
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
Sia, “Chandelier”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me” (Darkchild Version) – WINNER
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

Best New Artist
Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
Sam Smith – WINNER

Song of the Year
Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass”
Sia – “Chandelier”
Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me” (Darkchild Version) – WINNER
Hozier – “Take Me to Church”

Best Pop Vocal Album
Coldplay, Ghost Stories
Miley Cyrus, Bangerz
Ariana Grande, My Everything
Katy Perry, Prism
Ed Sheeran, X
Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour – WINNER

Best Pop Solo Performance
John Legend, “All of Me” (Live Version)
Sia, “Chandelier”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy” – WINNER

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
Coldplay, “A Sky Full of Stars”
A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera, “Say Something” – WINNER
Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj, “Bang Bang”
Katy Perry feat. Juicy J, “Dark Horse”

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Cheek to Cheek – WINNER
Annie Lennox, Nostalgia
Barry Manilow, Night Songs
Johnny Mathis, Sending You a Little Christmas
Barbra Streisand, Partners

Best Country Album
Dierks Bentley, Riser
Eric Church, The Outsiders
Lee Ann Womack, The Way I’m Living
Brandy Clark, 12 Stories
Miranda Lambert, Platinum – WINNER

Best Country Song
Kenny Chesney, “American Kids”
Miranda Lambert, “Automatic”
Eric Church, “Give Me Back My Hometown”
Glen Campbell, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” – WINNER
Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill, “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s”

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Jhené Aiko, Sail Out
Beyoncé, Beyoncé
Chris Brown, X
Mali Music, Mali Is
Pharrell Williams, GIRL – WINNER

Best R&B Album
Bernhoft, Islander
Aloe Blacc, Lift Your Spirit
Toni Braxton & Babyface,  Love, Marriage, and Divorce – WINNER
Robert Glasper Experiment, Black Radio 2
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Give the People What They Want

Best R&B Performance
“Drunk in Love,” Beyonce featuring Jay-Z – WINNER
“New Flame,” Chris Brown
“It’s Your World,” Jennifer Hudson
“Like This,” Ledisi
“Good Kisser,” Usher

Best R&B Song
“Drunk in Love,” Beyonce featuring Jay-Z – WINNER
“Good Kisser,” Usher
“New Flame,” Chris Brown
“Options,” Luke James
“The Worst,” Jhene Aiko

Best Rock Album
Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams
Beck, Morning Phase – WINNER
The Black Keys, Turn Blue
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Hypnotic Eye
U2, Songs of Innocence

Best Rock Song
Paramore, “Ain’t It Fun” – WINNER
Beck, “Blue Moon”
The Black Keys, “Fever”
Ryan Adams, “Gimme Something Good”
Jack White, “Lazaretto”

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 Alternative Music Album
Alt-J, This Is All Yours
Arcade Fire, Reflektor
Cage the Elephant, Melophobia
St. Vincent, St. Vincent – WINNER
Jack White, Lazaretto

Best Rap Album
Iggy Azalea, The New Classic
Childish Gambino, Because the Internet
Common, Nobody’s Smiling
Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP II – WINNER
Schoolboy Q, Oxymoron
Wiz Khalifa, Blacc Hollywood

Best Rap Song
“Anaconda,” Nicki Minaj
“Bound 2,” Kanye West
“I,” Kendrick Lamar – WINNER
“We Dem Boyz,” Wiz Khalifa
“0 to 100,” Drake

Best Rap Sung/Collaboration
Common & Jhene Aiko – Black Majik
Eminem & Rihanna – The Monster – WINNER
I Love Makonnen & Drake – Tuesday
Schoolboy Q & BJ the Chicago Kid – Studio
Kanye West & Charlie Wilson – Bound 2

Best Rap Solo Performance
Childish Gambino – “3005″
Drake – “0 to 100/The Catch Up”
Eminem – “Rap God”
Kendrick Lamar “i” – WINNER
Lecrae – “All I Need Is You”

Best Reggae Album
Ziggy Marley, Fly Rasta – WINNER
Lee ‘Scratch Perry, Back on the Controls
Sean Paul, Full Frequency
Shaggy, Out of Many, One Music
Sly & Robbie & Spicy Chocolate, The Reggae Power
Soja, Amid the Noise and the Haste

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,” The LEGO Movie
“I See Fire,” The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
“Let It Go,” Frozen – WINNER
“The Moon Song,” Her

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

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 U,” Duke Dumont Featuring Jax Jones
“Faded,” Zhu

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Syro, Aphex Twin – WINNER
While (1<2), Deadmaus
Nabuma Rubberband, Little Dragon
Do It Again, Röyksopp & Robyn
Damage Control, Mat Zo

Best Spoken Word Album (includes poetry, audio books & storytelling)
Actors Anonymous, James Franco
A Call To Action, Jimmy Carter
Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, John Waters
Diary Of A Mad Diva, Joan Rivers – WINNER
A Fighting Chance, Elizabeth Warren
We Will Survive: True Stories Of Encouragement, Inspiration, And The Power Of Song, Gloria Gaynor

Best Comedy Album
Mandatory Fun, “Weird Al” Yankovic – WINNER
Obsessed, Jim Gaffigan
Oh My God, Louis C.K.
Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time, Patton Oswalt
We Are Miracles, Sarah Silverman

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
American Hustle (Various Artists)
Frozen (Various Artists) – WINNER
Get On Up: The James Brown Story (James Brown)
Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 (Various Artists)
The Wolf Of Wall Street (Various Artists)

Producer of the Year, Non-Classic
Paul Epworth
“Pendulum” (FKA Twigs) (T)
“Queenie Eye” (Paul McCartney) (T))
“Road” (Paul McCartney) (T)
“Save Us” (Paul McCartney) (T)

John Hill
“All You Never Say” (Birdy) (T)
“Burning Gold” (Christina Perri) (T)
“Can’t Remember To Forget You” (Shakira Featuring Rihanna) (T)
“Goldmine” (Kimbra) (T)
Guts Over Fear (Eminem Featuring Sia) (S)
Strange Desire (Bleachers) (A)
Voices (Phantogram) (A)
“Water Fountain” (Tune-Yards) (T)

Jay Joyce
About Last Night (Sleeper Agent) (A)
It Goes Like This (Thomas Rhett) (A)
Melophobia (Cage The Elephant) (A)
Montibello Memories (Matrimony) (A)
Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song (Amos Lee) (A)
The Outsiders (Eric Church) (A)

Greg Kurstin
“Beating Heart” (Ellie Goulding) (T)
“Chandelier” (Sia) (S)
“Double Rainbow” (Katy Perry) (T)
“Gunshot” (Lykke Li) (T)
“Money Power Glory” (Lana Del Rey) (T)
1000 Forms Of Fear (Sia) (A)
Sheezus (Lily Allen) (A)
Wrapped In Red (Kelly Clarkson) (A)

Max Martin – WINNER
“Bang Bang” (Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj) (S)
“Break Free” (Ariana Grande Featuring Zedd) (S)
“Dark Horse” (Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J) (S)
“Problem” (Ariana Grande Featuring Iggy Azalea) (S)
“Shake It Off” (Taylor Swift) (S)
“Unconditionally” (Katy Perry) (S)

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

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