Grammy Awards 2015 WINNERS [WATCH VIDEO]

By Ambika Thakur | 3 years ago
Grammy Awards 2015 WINNERS [WATCH VIDEO]
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LA’s Staples Center drew a huge, star-studded crowd on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, for the 57th Grammy Awards. The Grammys is an accolade of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) of the United States. The show honored the best music of the past year, from pop to rock to hip-hop to country. Let us find out who took home golden gramophones. Read on for further details.

Sam Smith and Beck dominated the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night. Other notable winners were Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament and Eddie Vedder, using his pseudonym “Jerome Turner,” scoring Best Recording Package. Meanwhile, Beyoncé took home the Best Surround Sound Album.

LL Cool J hosted the event for the fourth time. Beyonce, Madonna, Kanye West, Rihanna and more A-list performers turned out for the 2015 Grammy Awards.

Check out the list of winners below.

Record of the Year
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”
Steve Fitzmaurice, Rodney Jerkins and Jimmy Napes, producers; Steve Fitzmaurice, Jimmy Napes and Steve Price, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer Label: Capitol Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Songs LLC obo Naughty Worlds Ltd./Universal-Polygram Int. Tunes, Inc. obo Salli Isaak Songs, Ltd./Universal Polygram Int. Tunes, Inc. obo Method Paperwork

Song of the Year
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”
James Napier, William Phillips and 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 and 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 and Lady Gaga – “Cheek to Cheek”

Best Pop Solo Performance
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”

Best Pop Vocal Album
Sam Smith – “In the Lonely Hour”

Best Rock Performance
Jack White – “Lazaretto”

Best Rock Album
Beck – “Morning Phase”

Best Rock Song
Paramore – “Ain’t It Fun”
Hayley Williams and Taylor York, songwriters

Best Alternative Rock Album
St. Vincent – “St. Vincent”

Best Metal Performance
Tenacious D – “The Last in Line”

Best Rap Performance
Kendrick Lamar – “I”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Eminem Featuring Rihanna – “The Monster”

Best Rap Song
Kendrick Lamar – “I”
K. Duckworth and C. Smith, songwriters

Best Rap Album
Eminem – “The Marshall Mathers LP2”

Best R&B Performance 
Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z – “Drunk In Love”

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Jesus Children”
Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Lalah Hathaway and Malcolm-Jamal Warner

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 and Babyface – “Love, Marriage & Divorce”

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer – “Bass & Mandolin”

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Aphex Twin – “Syro”

Best Dance Recording
Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne – “Rather Be”

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media 
Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Tom MacDougall and Chris Montan, compilation producers

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media 
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” –
Alexandre Desplat, composer

Best Song Written for Visual Media
“Let It Go” from “Frozen”
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, songwriters (Idina Menzel)

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 Country Song
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You”
Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell)

Best Bluegrass Album
The Earls of Leicester – “The Earls of Leicester”

Best American Roots Performance
Rosanne Cash – “A Feather’s Not a Bird”

Best American Roots Song 
Rosanne Cash – “A Feather’s Not a Bird”

Best Americana Album 
Rosanne Cash – “The River & The Thread”

Best Folk Album
Old Crow Medicine Show – “Remedy”

Best Music Video
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”

Best Music Film
“20 Feet” from “Stardom”
Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer and Judith Hill
Morgan Neville, video director; Gil Friesen and Caitrin Rogers, video producers
We Are From LA, video director; Kathleen Heffernan, Solal Micenmacher, Jett Steiger, video producers

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical 
Max Martin
“Bang Bang” (Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj)
“Break Free” (Ariana Grande Featuring Zedd)
“Dark Horse” (Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J)
“Problem” (Ariana Grande Featuring Iggy Azalea)
“Shake It Off” (Taylor Swift)
“Unconditionally” (Katy Perry)

Best Instrumental Composition 
John Williams – “The Book Thief”

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella 
Pentatonix – “Daft Punk”

Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals 
Billy Childs – “New York Tendaberry”

Best Recording Package 
Jeff Ament, Don Pendleton, Joe Spix and Jerome Turner, art directors
Pearl Jam – “Lightning Bolt”

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package 
Susan Archie, Dean Blackwood and Jack White, art directors
“The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One” (1917–27)

Best Album Notes
Ashley Kahn
John Coltrane – “Offering: Live at Temple University”

Best Historical Album
Colin Escott & Cheryl Pawelski, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer
Hank Williams – “The Garden Spot Programs,” 1950

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical 
Beck – “Morning Phase”
Tom Elmhirst, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden Greif-Neill, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin and Joe Visciano, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Tijs Michiel Verwest, remixer
John Legend – “All of Me (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix)”

Best Surround Sound Album
Beyoncé – “Beyoncé”
Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Beyoncé Knowles, surround producer

Best Regional Roots Music Album
Jo-El Sonnier – “The Legacy”

Best Reggae Album
Ziggy Marley – “Fly Rasta”

Best World Music Album
Angelique Kidjo – “Eve”

Best Children’s Album
Neela Vaswani – “I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World” (Malala Yousafzai)

Best Musical Theatre Album
“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”
Jessie Mueller, principal soloist; Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell and Billy Jay Stein, producers (Carole King, composer and lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast)

Best Blues Album
Johnny Winter – “Step Back”

Best Spoken Word Album
Joan Rivers – “Diary of a Mad Diva”

Best Comedy Album
“Weird Al” Yankovic – Mandatory Fun

Best New Age Album
Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman – “Winds of Samsara”

Best Improved Jazz Solo
Chick Corea – “Fingerprints”

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Dianne Reeves – “Beautiful Life”

Best Jazz Instrumental Album 
Chick Corea Trio – “Trilogy”

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album 
Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band – “Life in the Bubble”

Best Latin Jazz Album
Arturo O’Farrill and The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra – “The Offense Of The Drum”

And that’s it for the 57th Grammy Awards winners update. For more updates on upcoming events, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).

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