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Sam Smith's broken heart wins him four awards at the 2015 Grammy's

Sam Smith had a huge night at the Grammy Awards, picking up four awards, three of them in major categories: Best New Artist, Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year for his hit Stay With Me.

Collecting his award for Record Of The Year, the British singer thanked the man who broke his heart for the four-award haul. 

But it wasn’t quite a clean sweep. Beck surprised everyone with an Album Of The Year win for Morning Phase. 

Beck won over Beyoncé which led to a further surprise as Kanye West - in an uncharacteristicly jovial mood - tried to repeat his infamous award show moment as he jokingly hopped on stage to complain.

West was in fine form during the evening. Earlier on the red carpet, he was discussing with Ryan Seacrest the vast range of projects he is working on.

Seacrest tried to sound incisive with: "So that attention-deficit disorder is a good thing.”

West's sharp and soon-to-go-viral reply? "It's also just called thinking."

But while West was having a blast, the a number of moments during the show proved rather serious, such as Katy Perry’s song dedicated to a survivor of domestic violence.

Pharrel William's reworking of Happy started with an ominous orchestral movement before launching into what many consider one of the best performances in the show.

Dressed as a bellhop and leading a huge cast, Williams was joined by composer Hans Zimmer who was rocking a mariachi-style outfit

Here are some of the other big moments of the night and the list of winners for the main awards

  1. Kanye West jokingly 'interrupting' Beck at the beginning of his speech for winning Album of The Year. 


     

  2. Sam Smith's speech after winning Record of The Year for Stay With Me, his fourth award of the night 

     

  3. Beyonce's incredible performance of Take My Hand Precious Lord


     

  4. Kristen Wiig dancing in Sia's Chandelier performance with Maddie Ziegler

     

  5. President Obama video broadcast on ending sexual assault

     
     

  6. Pharrell giving Taylor Swift 'the look' while she dances

Big winners of the night:

SONG OF THE YEAR
Sam Smith - "Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)"
James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith, songwriters

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Beck - Morning Phase 
Beck Hansen, producer; Tom Elmhirst, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden Greif-Neill, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin & Joe Visciano, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer

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 SOLO PERFORMANCE
Pharrell Williams - "Happy"

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour

BEST ROCK ALBUM
Beck - Morning Phase

BEST ROCK SONG
Paramore - "Ain't It Fun" 
Hayley Williams & Taylor York, songwriters

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE
Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z – "Drunk In Love"

BEST R&B SONG
Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z - "Drunk In Love" 
Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyoncé Knowles, Timothy Mosely, Andre Eric Proctor & Brian Soko, songwriters

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
Pharrell Williams - Girl

BEST R&B ALBUM
Toni Braxton & Babyface - Love, Marriage & Divorce

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 MUSIC VIDEO
Pharrell Williams - "Happy"

 

Sources: Grammy's, Washington Post, Rolling Stones

 

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