Grammy Awards 2015

Held at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, the 57th Annual Grammys’ Awards were, as expected, a glamorous affair.

Hosted by the hip hop maestro LL Cool J, for the fourth consecutive year, the award show recognized 13 major musical legends for their outstanding work in the previous year.

The show included performances by Ariana Grande, Miranda Lambert, Kanye West, Usher and Rihanna.

English singer and songwriter, Sam Smith, stole the biggest music awards show ever, Grammys 2015, last night in LA, bagging 4 awards including Song of the Year and Record for the Year for his hit song “Stay with Me”, Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album. 

Pharrell, on the other hand, marked his name with Best Pop Solo Performance for his song “Happy” and Beyonce won for her performance in Drunken in Love, what became one of the biggest songs last year, featuring Jay Z.

The 57th Grammys event was dotted with somber performances, paying tribute to the tragedies occurring last year, including Pharrell’s “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” performance for Ferguson shooting.

The complete list of Grammys 2015 winners:

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 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”

Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm-Jamal Warner

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”

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

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

And Katy Perry’s dedication to a domestic violence survivor.

While the event was quite solemn with subdued performances, Kim’s very own Kanye West did make sure he made an appearance at the stage for a laugh. 

While Paris Hilton appeared as glamorous as ever

Others simply enjoyed the show…

And, owning it while they did it

Taylor Swift, not winning an award, promoted herself

And danced to others’ performances

Some expressed their affection for their special someone’s

And the music power couple had a moment

Beyonce gave the show its grand finale, with her performance on Take my Hand Precious Lord. , looking ethereal in white