The Winners are In: Grammy Awards 2015

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‘So as I’ve mentioned before, I don’t have a whole lot of time to sit around watching award shows. If you’re like me, here’s a quick guide to the winners of the 2015 Grammy Awards. We’ve marked off the ones people are talking about with “****”

Sam Smith was the big winner tonight. Image Courtesy of his website.

Sam Smith was the big winner tonight. Image Courtesy of his website.

 

****Record of the Year: “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)” – Sam Smith

****Album of the Year: “Morning Phase” – Beck

****Song of the Year: “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)” – Sam Smith

****Best New Artist: Sam Smith

****Best Pop Solo Performance: “Happy (Live)” – Pharrell Williams

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 Vocal Album: “In The Lonely Hour” – Sam Smith

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

Best Dance/Electronic Album: “Syro” – Aphex Twin

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: “Bass & Mandolin” – Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer Jr.

Best Rock Performance: “Lazaretto” – Jack White

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

Best Rock Song: “Ain’t It Fun” – Paramore (Hayley Williams & Taylor York, songwriters)

Best Rock Album: “Morning Phase” – Beck

Best Alternative Music Album: “St. Vincent” – St. Vincent

Best R&B Performance: “Drunk in Love” – Beyonce 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” – Beyonce featuring Jay Z

Best Urban Contemporary Album: “Girl” – Pharrell Williams

Best R&B Album: “Love, Marriage & Divorce” – Toni Braxton & Babyface

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 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 (Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond, songwriters)

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

Best Improvised Jazz Solo: “Fingerprints” – Chick Corea, soloist

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

Best Gospel Performance/Song: “No Greater Love” – Smokie Norful

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: “Messengers” – Lecrae featuring For King & Country

Best Gospel Album: “Help” – Erica Campbell

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: “Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.” – For King & Country

Best Roots Gospel Album: “Shine For All the People” – Mike Farris

Best Latin Pop Album: “Tangos” – Ruben Blades

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: “Multiviral” – Calle 13

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano): “Mano A Mano – Tangos A La Manera De Vicente Fernandez” – Vicente Fernandez

Best Tropical Latin Album: “Mas + Corazon Profundo” – Carlos Vives

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

Best Blues Album: “Step Back” – Johnny Winter

Best Folk Album: “Remedy” – Old Crow Medicine Show

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 (Malala Yousafzai)” – Neela Vaswani

****Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling): “Diary of a Mad Diva” – Joan Rivers

****Best Comedy Album: “Mandatory Fun” – “Weird Al” Yankovic

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

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: “Frozen” – Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Tom MacDougall & 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” – Idina Menzel

Best Instrumental Composition: “The Book Thief” – John Williams, composer

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

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: “New York Tendaberry” Billy Childs featuring Renee Fleming & Yo-Yo Ma

Best Recording Package: “Lightning Bolt” – Pearl Jam

Best Boxed or Special Edition Limited Edition Package: “The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27)” – Various Artists

Best Album Notes: “Offering: Live At Temple University” – John Coltrane (Ashley Kahn, album notes writer)

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

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

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Max Martin

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

Best Surround Sound Album: “Beyonce” – Beyonce (Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Beyonce Knowles, surround producer)

Best Engineered Album, Classical: “Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem; Symphony No. 4; The Lark Ascending” – Robert Spano, Norman Mackenzie, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus (Michael Bishop, engineer; Michael Bishop, mastering engineer)

Producer of the Year, Classical: Judith Sherman

Best Orchestral Performance: “Adams, John: City Noir” – St. Louis Symphony (David Robertson, conductor)

Best Opera Recording: “Charpentier: La Descente D’Orphee Aux Enfers” – Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble (Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Aaron Sheehan; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer)

Best Choral Performance: “The Sacred Spirit of Russia” – Conspirare (Craig Hella Johnson, conductor)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: “In 27 Pieces – The Hilary Hahn Encores” – Hilary Hahn & Cory Smythe

Best Classical Instrumental Solo: “Play” – Jason Vieaux

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album: “Douce France” – Carl Bagge, Margareta Bengston, Mats Bergström, Per Ekdahl, Bengan Janson, Olle Linder & Antoine Tamestit (Anne Sofie Von Otter; Bengt Forsberg, accompanist)

Best Classical Compendium: “Partch: Plectra & Percussion Dances” – Partch (John Schneider, producer)

Best Contemporary Classical Composition: “Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean” – Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony (John Luther Adams, composer)

****Best Music Video: “Happy” – Pharrell Williams (We Are From LA, video director; Kathleen Heffernan, Solal Micenmacher, Jett Steiger, video producers)

Best Music Film: “20 Feet From Stardom” – Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill (Morgan Neville, video director; Gil Friesen & Caitrin Rogers, video producers)

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