The GRAMMYs Summary & Round Up

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Last night was of course the always controversial GRAMMY award ceremony, and with nominations like Iggy Azalea always worming their way into proceedings, there’s nearly always an air of disappointment that goes with arguably the world’s biggest award ceremony. Last night was no exception and while there were a few upsets with particular awards, it was once again the king of controversy- Kanye West who remained the focal point. Peep below for the a list of the most popular and well-known winners.

Album of the Year
Winner: Morning Phase, Beck
Beyoncé, Beyoncé
x, Ed Sheeran
G I R L, Pharrell
In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith

Record of the Year
Winner: “Stay With Me,” Sam Smith
“Fancy,” Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX
“Chandelier,” Sia
“Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift
“All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor

Song of the Year
Winner: “Stay With Me,” Sam Smith
“All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor
“Chandelier,” Sia
“Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift
“Take Me to Church,” Hozier

Best New Artist
Winner: Sam Smith
Bastille
Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
Haim

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

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

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Winner: G I R L, Pharrell Williams
Beyoncé, Beyoncé
X, Chris Brown
Mali Is, Mali Music
Sail Out, Jhene Aiko

Best Rap Song
Winner: “i,” Kendrick Lamar
“Anaconda,” Nicki Minaj
“We Dem Boyz,” Wiz Khalifa
“0 to 100/The Catch Up,” Drake
“Bound 2,” Kanye West

Best Rap Performance
Winner: “i,” Kendrick Lamar
“0 To 100/The Catch Up,” Drake
“Rap God,” Eminem
“All I Need Is You,” Lecrae
“3005,” Childish Gambino

Rap/Sung Collaboration
Winner: “The Monster,” Eminem feat. Rihanna
“Blak Majik,” Common feat. Jhene Aiko
“Tuesday,” ILoveMakonnen feat. Drake
“Studio,” Schoolboy Q feat. BJ The Chicago Kid
“Bound 2,” Kanye West feat. Charlie Wilson

Best Rap Album
Winner: The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Eminem
The New Classic, Iggy Azalea
Because the Internet, Childish Gambino
Oxymoron, Schoolboy Q
Blacc Hollywood, Wiz Khalifa
Nobody’s Smiling, Common

Best Music Video
Winner:“Happy,” Pharrell
“We Exist,” Arcade Fire
“Chandelier,” Sia
“Turn Down for What,” DJ Snake and Lil Jon
“The Golden Age,” Woodkid feat. Max Richter

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Winner: Syro, Aphex Twin
While (1 & 2), Deadmau5
Nabuma Rubberband, Little Dragon
Do It Again, Röyksopp and Robyn
Damage Control, Mat Zo

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

Best Alternative Album
Winner: St. Vincent, St. Vincent
Reflektor, Arcade Fire
Lazaretto, Jack White
This Is All Yours, Alt-J
Melophobia, Cage the Elephant

So as you can see there are couple of surprise winners- Beck’s Morning Phase of course winning the Album of The Year, beating the likes of Beyonce and Sam Smith, who himself picked up a plethora of GRAMMYs- four to be exact. Iggy Azalea walked home with zero awards despite four nominations, and Beyonce of course picked up another item of recognition for Drunk In Love.

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