57th Grammys — what you missed
Whether you watched the Grammys, which aired its 57th screening on CBS Sunday night, or not, it was quite an interesting show — as award shows always are. From Rihanna’s hot pink loofah of a dress and Kim Kardashian’s royal bathrobe, to the trivial question spreading throughout Twitter and beyond as to why Madonna still is not acting her age, big A-list names were robbed of their fourth, fifth (or, in Beyonce’s case, thousandth) Grammy by newcomers on the music and entertainment scene. Sam Smith, with six nominations and four awards from the lot for his song “Stay With Me” as well as the Record of The Year award, surpassed seven-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift.
Performances included Katy Perry with a heart-wrenching “By the Grace of God,” Smith and Mary J. Blige singing a duet version of Smith’s “Stay With Me,” Kristen Wiig and Maddie Ziegler staring in a live performance of Sia’s “Chandelier,” Pharrell’s very interesting production of his hit song “Happy,” Ariana Grande singing “Just A Little Bit Of Your Heart,” and a whole lot more.
Included in the evening were celebrity interviews with Ryan Secrest and Giuliana Rancic from E! News’ “E! Live from the Red Carpet.” Stars such as nominee for “Song of The Year” Meghan Trainor (who brought her adorable father as her guest), the members of the English band Bastille, Nicki Minaj and Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters kept the spark alive during the pre-show with their wit and commentary. Melissa Rivers and her 14-year-old son, Cooper, accepted an award on behalf of the late Joan Rivers for “Best Spoken Word Album” on her fourth and final memoir, “Diary of a Mad Diva.”
Album of the Year, “Morning Phase,” Beck
Record of the Year, “Stay With Me (Darkchild version),” Sam Smith
Song of the Year, “Stay With Me (Darkchild version),” James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith (Sam Smith)
New Artist, Sam Smith
Pop Vocal Album, “In the Lonely Hour,” Sam Smith
Dance/Electronic Album, “Syro,” Aphex Twin
Rock Album, “Morning Phase,” Beck
Alternative Music Album,”St. Vincent,” St. Vincent
Urban Contemporary Album, “Girl,” Pharrell Williams
R&B Album, “Love, Marriage & Divorce,” Toni Braxton & Babyface
Rap Album, “The Marshall Mathers LP2,” Eminem
Country Song, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond (Glen Campbell)
“Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,” Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston and Jeffrey Steele (Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill)
Country Album, “Platinum,” Miranda Lambert
To view the full list of awards, visit grammy.com/nominees.