Top 2015 Grammy winners

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Sam Smith holds his four awards in the press room at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California on February 8, 2015. (AFP Photo/ Frederic J. Brown)

British soul singer, Sam Smith took the spotlight on Sunday night after winning four awards during the 27th annual Grammy Awards. The 22-year-old took both record and song of the year for his heartbreak single “Stay With Me.” And also landed best new artist while his debut album “In the Lonely Hour,” won best pop vocal album.

Beck surprised the ceremony after beating Smith, Pharrell Williams, Beyonce, and Ed Sheeran for album of the year.  The record, “Morning Phase” also won for best rock album. John Legend and Common teamed up to perform their Oscar nominated song “Glory” from the Selma soundtrack.

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Key Winners

  1. Record of the Year
    • Stay With Me (Darkchild Version) – Sam Smith 
  2. Album of the Year
    • Morning Phase – Beck
  3. Best New Artist
    • Sam Smith 
  4. Best Pop Solo Performance
    • Happy (Live) – Pharrell Williams
  5. Best Rock Song
    • Ain’t It Fun – Paramore
  6. Best R&B Song 
    • Drunk In Love – Beyonce ft. Jay Z
  7. Best Country Album
    • Platinum – Miranda Lambert
  8. Best Gospel Album
    • Help – Erica Campbell
  9. Best Large Jazz Ensemble
    • Life In the Bubble – Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
  10. Best Rap Song
    • – Kendrick Lamar

Story compiled with information from AP reports.