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The 57th annual Grammy Awards was broadcasted on CBS at 8/7c on Feb. 8 2015.

The 57th annual Grammy Awards was broadcasted on CBS at 8/7c on Feb. 8 2015.

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The 57th annual Grammy Awards was broadcasted on CBS at 8/7c on Feb. 8 2015.

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On February 8 of this year, CBS held the 57th annual Grammy awards, hosted by rapper LL Cool J for the fourth time.

The award show kicked off with AC/DC singing “Highway To Hell” and “Rock or Bust.” It was the first out of 23 performances that took place at the show.

One of the highlights of the evening was Rihanna’s performance with Kanye West and Paul McCartney; the trio took the stage and delivered a powerful performance of their single “FourFiveSeconds.” Other amazing performances included Beyoncé singing the gospel hymn “Take Me Home, Precious Lord” and Ariana Grande wowing the crowd with her song “Just a Little Bit of Your Heart” from her latest album, My Everything. Ed Sheeran also rocked the house with John Mayer with the song “Thinking Out Loud.”

New British artist, Sam Smith, cleaned up at the Grammy’s winning Record of the Year, Song of the Year for “Stay With Me”, Best New Artist, and Best Pop Vocal Album for “In the Lonely Hour.”

Not only was Smith a surprising big winner, but Beck shocked the crowd with his major win of Album of the Year for “Morning Phase” beating Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, and Pharrell Williams.

Kanye almost “pulled a Kanye” as he stormed on stage during Beck’s acceptance speech for Album of the Year. Even though Kanye did not interrupt Beck as he did to Taylor Swift back in 2009, he played off his popping up on stage as a joke. It wasn’t until afterwards at the E! News Afterparty when he revealed he wasn’t happy about Beck beating out Beyoncé.

Closing out the show, John Legend and Common sang their Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated song “Glory” from the movie “Selma.”

All though there was a few upsetting wins, the Grammy’s brought spectacular vocal performances and great style and class that was missing in previous years.

Full list of winners (Courtesy of Billboard Music)

Album of the Year

Beck, Morning Phase — WINNER Beyonce, Beyonce Ed Sheeran, x Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour Pharrell Williams, Girl

Best New Artist

Bastille Iggy Azalea Brandy Clark Haim Sam Smith — WINNER

Best R&B Performance

“Drunk In Love,” Beyoncé ft. Jay Z — WINNER “New Flame,” Chris Brown ft. Usher & Rick Ross “It’s Your World,” Jennifer Hudson ft. R. Kelly  “Like This,” Ledisi  “Good Kisser,” Usher

Best Rock Album

Ryan AdamsRyan Adams Morning PhaseBeck — WINNER Turn BlueThe Black Keys Hypnotic EyeTom Petty & the Heartbreakers Songs of InnocenceU2

Best Pop Solo Performance

“All of Me,” John Legend “Chandelier,” Sia “Stay With Me,” Sam Smith “Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift “Happy,” Pharrell Williams — WINNER

Best Country Album

RiserDierks Bentley The Outsiders, Eric Church The Way I’m Livin’Lee Ann Womack 12 Stories, Brandy Clark PlatinumMiranda Lambert — WINNER

Best Pop Vocal Album

Ghost Stories, Coldplay Bangerz, Miley Cyrus My Everything, Ariana Grande Prism, Katy Perry x, Ed Sheeran In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith — WINNER

Record of the Year

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

Song of the Year

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

Best Rap Album

The New Classic, Iggy Azalea  Because the InternetChildish Gambino  Nobody’s SmilingCommon  The Marshall Mathers LP2Eminem — WINNER OxymoronScHoolboy Q  Blacc HollywoodWiz Khalifa

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Fancy,” Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX “A Sky Full of Stars,” Coldplay  “Say Something,” A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera — WINNER “Bang Bang,” Ariana GrandeJessie J & Nicki Minaj  “Dark Horse,” Katy Perry ft. Juicy J

Best Rap Performance

“3005,” Childish Gambino  “0 to 100/The Catch Up,” Drake  “Rap God,” Eminem  “i,” Kendrick Lamar — WINNER “All I Need Is You,” Lecrae

Best Alternative Music Album

This Is All Yours, alt-J ReflektorArcade Fire Melophobia, Cage the Elephant St. Vincent, St. Vincent — WINNER LazarettoJack White

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 Rap/Sung Collaboration

“Blak Majik,” Common ft. Jhené Aiko  “The Monster,” Eminem ft. Rihanna — WINNER “Tuesday,” I Love Makonnen ft. Drake  “Studio,” ScHoolboy Q ft. BJ The Chicago Kid  “Bound 2,” Kanye West & Charlie Wilson

Best Rap Song

“Anaconda,” Nicki Minaj  “Bound 2,” Kanye West & Charlie Wilson “i,” Kendrick Lamar — WINNER “We Dem Boyz,” Wiz Khalifa “0 to 100/The Catch Up,” Drake

Best Country Song

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

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

“Gentle On My Mind,” The Band Perry — WINNER “Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood  “Day Drinking,” Little Big Town  “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s,” Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill  “Raise ‘Em Up,” Keith Urban ft. Eric Church

Best Country Solo Performance

“Give Me Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church  “Invisible,” Hunter Hayes  “Automatic,” Miranda Lambert  “Something In the Water,” Carrie Underwood — WINNER “Cop Car,” Keith Urban

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Sail Out, Jhene Aiko Beyonce, Beyonce X, Chris Brown Mali Is, Mali Music G I R L, Pharrell Williams — WINNER

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 Dance Recording

“Never Say Never,” Basement JaxxRather Be,” Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne — WINNER “F for You,” Disclosure ft. Mary J. Blige  “I Got U,” Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones  “Faded,” Zhu

Best Latin Pop Album

Tangos, Ruben Blades  — WINNER Elypse, Camila  RaizLila DownsNiña Pastori & Soledad Pastorutti  Loco de AmorJuanes  Gracias Por Estar Aqui, Marco Antonio Solis

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

American Hustle  Guardians of the Galaxy Frozen — WINNER Get On Up: The James Brown Story  The Wolf of Wall Street

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 ft. Max Richter

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 MelbournePink

Best Reggae Album

Fly Rasta, Ziggy Marley — WINNER Back on the ControlsLee “Scratch” Perry Full Frequency, Sean Paul Out of Many, One Music, ShaggyThe Reggae Power, Sly & Robbie & Spicy Chocolate,  Amid the Noise and the Haste, Soja

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 Americana Album

The River & The Thread, Rosanne Cash — WINNER Terms of My Surrener, John Hiatt Bluesamericana, Keb’ Mo’ A Dotted Line, Nickel Creek Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, Sturgill Simpson

Best Spoken Word Album

Actors Anonymous, James Franco  A Call to Action, Jimmy Carter  Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, John Waters  A Fighting Chance, Elizabeth Warren  Diary of a Mad Diva, Joan Rivers — WINNER We Will Survive: True Stories of Encouragement, Inspiration and the Power of Song, Gloria Gaynor

Best Gospel Album

Help, Erica Campbell — WINNER Amazing, Ricky Dillard & New G  Withholding Nothing: Live, William McDowell  Forever Yours, Smokie Norful  Vintage Worship, Anita Wilson

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 Metal Performance

“Neon Knights,” Anthrax “High Road,” Mastodon “Heartbreaker,” Motörhead  “The Negative One,” Slipknot “The Last In Line,” Tenacious D — WINNER

Best R&B Song

“Drunk In Love,” Beyonce ft. Jay Z — WINNER “Good Kisser,” Usher “New Flame,” Chris Brown ft. Usher & Rick Ross “Options (Wolfjames Version),” Luke James ft. Rick Ross “The Worst,” Jhené Aiko 

Best R&B Album

Islander, Bernhoft  Lift Your Spirit, Aloe Blacc  Love, Marriage & Divorce, Toni Braxton & Babyface  — WINNER Black Radio 2, Robert Glasper Experiment  Give The People What They Want, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

 

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