Grammys 2015: the winners


2015’s Grammys proved a spectacular night, particularly for British talent, where last year’s winner of the Brit Critics’ Choice Award, Sam Smith, picked up an astonishing four Grammy Awards in the first ceremony that he had ever been up for nomination. Elsewhere, Beck won Album Of The Year with Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s collborative effort, ‘Drunk in Love’, winning both Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance. Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett also won for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, with their jazz LP Cheek to Cheek, which hit number one in the US upon its release, making it the sixth Grammy won by Gaga.

Performances on the night included Sam Smith and Mary J. Blige, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, Madonna and Katy Perry.

Below are the results of some of the main awards.

Album Of The Year

Morning Phase, Beck (winner)

Beyonce, Beyonce

x, Ed Sheeran

In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith

GirlPharrell Williams


Best New Artist

Sam Smith (winner) 


Iggy Azalea

Brandy Clark



Record Of The Year

‘Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)’, Sam Smith (winner) 

‘Fancy’, Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX

‘Chandelier’, Sia

‘Shake It Off’, Taylor Swift

‘All About That Bass’, Meghan Trainor


Song Of The Year

‘Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)’, Sam Smith (winner)  

‘Chandelier’, Sia

‘All About That Bass’, Meghan Trainor

‘Shake It Off’, Taylor Swift

‘Take Me to Church’, Hozier


Best Pop Vocal Album

In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith (winner) 

Ghost Stories, Coldplay

Bangerz, Miley Cyrus

My Everything, Ariana Grande

Prism, Katy Perry

x, Ed Sheeran


Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Cheek to Cheek, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett (winner)  

Sending You a Little Christmas, Johnny Mathis

Nostalgia, Annie Lennox

Partners, Barbra Streisand

Night Songs, Barry Manilow


Best Rap Album

The Marshall Mathers LP2, Eminem (winner) 

The New Classic, Iggy Azalea

Because the Internet, Childish Gambino

Nobody’s Smiling, Common

Oxymoron, ScHoolboy Q

Blacc Hollywood, Wiz Khalifa


Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

‘Say Something’, A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera (winner) 

‘Fancy’, Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX

‘A Sky Full of Stars’, Coldplay

‘Bang Bang’, Ariana Grande, Jessie J & Nicki Minaj

‘Dark Horse’, Katy Perry ft. Juicy J


Best Alternative Music Album

St. Vincent, St. Vincent (winner)  

This Is All Yours, alt-J

Reflektor, Arcade Fire

Melophobia, Cage the Elephant

Lazaretto, Jack White


Best Rock Album

Morning Phase, Beck (winner) 

Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams

Turn Blue, The Black Keys

Hypnotic Eye, Tom Petty & 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

Platinum, Miranda Lambert (winner)  

Riser, Dierks Bentley

The Outsiders, Eric Church

The Way I’m Livin’, Lee Ann Womack

12 Stories, Brandy Clark


Best Rap Song

‘i’, Kendrick Lamar (winner)  

‘Anaconda’, Nicki Minaj

‘Bound 2’, Kanye West & Charlie Wilson

‘We Dem Boyz’, Wiz Khalifa

‘0 to 100/The Catch Up’, Drake


Best Country Song

‘I’m Not Gonna Miss You’, Glen Campbell (winner)  

‘American Kids’, Kenny Chesney

‘Automatic’, Miranda Lambert

‘Give Me Back My Hometown’, Eric Church

‘Meanwhile Back at Mama’s’, Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill


Best Urban Contemporary Album

G I R L, Pharrell Williams (winner) 

Sail Out, Jhene Aiko

Beyonce, Beyonce

X, Chris Brown

Mali Is, Mali Music


Best Dance/Electronic Album

Syro, Aphex Twin  (winner) 

While (1, Deadmaus

Nabuma Rubberband, Little Dragon

Do It Again, Röyksopp & Robyn

Damage Control, Mat Zo


Best Pop Solo Performance

‘Happy’, Pharrell Williams (winner) 

‘All of Me’, John Legend

‘Chandelier’, Sia

‘Stay With Me’, Sam Smith

‘Shake It Off’, Taylor Swift


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