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Top Performances From 2015 Grammy Awards [PLUS Winners]!

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The award show you once knew as The Grammy’s can know be renamed The Sammy’s. This is because Sam Smith stole the show last night, taking away four Grammy’s for his debut project! He hit the stage with legend Mary J. Blige! There were also other great surprises like ACDC opening the show, Beyonce stealing Ledisi’s shine, Kanye almost giving us a VMA Pt.2 after Beck won Album Of The Year and Prince giving us a one-liner to die for: “Like books and black lives, albums still matter”.

There were so many epic moments from this year’s Grammy’s, but these were MY favorites!
1. Katy Perry- By The Grace Of God
Ending her Prism era, Perry gave fans an emotional performance of my favorite track from the album. Donning all white, she sings By The Grace Of God to provide awareness to domestic violence.

2. Ed Sheeran- Thinking Out Loud
Who can get legendary acts John Mayer and Herbie Hancock to back them up for their Grammy performance? Brit Ed Sheeran that’s who! He provided a beautiful live performance for his track Thinking Out Loud and John Mayer can play one hell of a guitar.

3. Sia- Chandelier
Though the wigs creep me out, how could you not be in love with Sia’s performance! It featured Kirsten Wiig and who would have known she was such a great dancer. Of course we do not see Sia’s face, the performance was interesting, fascinating, and confusing all at once.

4. Rihanna- FourFiveSeconds
Rih x Ye x McCartney. The End.

5. Kanye West- Only One
Kanye West comes through with his unique fashion and dance moves to pay, yet again, a moving tribute to his late mother.

2015 Grammy Award Winners:
Record of the Year: Stay With Me (Darkchild Version) – Sam Smith
Song of the Year: Stay With Me (Darkchild Version) – Sam Smith
Album of the Year: Morning Phase- Beck
Best New Artist: Sam Smith
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Say Something– A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Cheek To Cheek– Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
Best Pop Solo Performance: Happy– Pharrell Williams
Best Pop Vocal Album: In The Lonely Hour– Sam Smith
Best Rock Performance: Lazaretto– Jack White
Best Rock Album: Morning Phase– Beck
Best Rock Song: Ain’t It Fun – Paramore
Best Alternative Rock Album: St. Vincent – St. Vincent
Best Metal Performance: The Last In Line – Tenacious D
Best Rap Performance: I – Kendrick Lamar
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: The Monster-Eminem (Featuring Rihanna)
Best Rap Song: I – Kendrick Lamar
Best Rap Album: The Marshall Mathers LP2– Eminem
Best R&B Performance: Drunk In Love– Beyoncé (featuring Jay Z)
Best Traditional R&B Performance: Jesus Children– Robert Glasper Experiment (featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm-Jamal Warner)
Best R&B Song: Drunk In Love– Beyoncé (featuring Jay Z )
Best Urban Contemporary Album: Girl– Pharrell Williams
Best R&B Album: Love, Marriage & Divorce– Toni Braxton & Babyface
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album:Bass & Mandolin -Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer
Best Dance/Electronic Album: Syro -Aphex Twin
Best Dance Recording: Rather Be– Clean Bandit (featuring Jess Glynne)
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Frozen
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Song Written for Visual Media: Let It Go from Frozen
Best Country Album: Platinum – Miranda Lambert
Best Country Solo Performance: Something In The Water– Carrie Underwood
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Gentle On My Mind– The Band Perry
Best Country Song: I’m Not Gonna Miss You– Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond
Best Bluegrass Album:The Earls Of Leicester – The Earls Of Leicester
Best American Roots Performance: A Feather’s Not A Bird- Rosanne Cash
Best American Roots Song: A Feather’s Not A Bird– Rosanne Cash
Best Americana Album: The River & The Thread– Rosanne Cash
Best Folk Album: Remedy– Old Crow Medicine Show
Best Music Video: Happy– Pharrell Williams
Best Music Film:20 Feet From Stardom
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Max Martin
Best Instrumental Composition: The Book Thief– John Williams
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella: Daft Punk– Pentatonix
Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals: New York Tendaberry– Billy Childs
Best Recording Package:Lightning Bolt– Pearl Jam
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27)
Best Album Notes: Offering: Live At Temple University– John Coltrane
Best Historical Album: The Garden Spot Programs, 1950– Hank Williams
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Morning Phase-Morning Phase
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: All Of Me (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix)- John Legend
Best Surround Sound Album: Beyoncé – Beyoncé
Best Regional Roots Music Album: The Legacy– Jo-El Sonnier
Best Reggae Album: Fly Rasta– Ziggy Marley
Best World Music Album: Eve– Angelique Kidjo
Best Children’s Album: I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World– Neela Vaswani
Best Musical Theatre Album: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Best Blues Album: Step Back– Johnny Winter
Best Spoken Word Album: Diary Of A Mad Diva– Joan Rivers
Best Comedy Album: Mandatory Fun– “Weird Al” Yankovic
Best New Age Album: Winds Of Samsara– Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman
Best Improved Jazz Solo: Fingerprints- Chick Corea
Best Jazz Vocal Album: Beautiful Life– Dianne Reeves
Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Trilogy– Chick Corea Trio
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Life In The Bubble-Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
Best Latin Jazz Album: The Offense Of The Drum– Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

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