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Covering the winners/events that occurred at the 57th annual Grammy Awards.

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The 57th annual Grammy Awards occurred on Sunday, February 8th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The show is meant to recognize the best artists involving music performance and production. There were a total of 40 categories, and many artists won numerous of the shiny awards.

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Grammy Award, named after the gramophone.

The first Grammy Awards was held on May 4, 1959. The award itself is named after Emile Berliner’s invention of the gramophone, which is also known as a phonograph. This was made in 1877 for the use of recording and producing sound. Of all the awards, there are the “General Field”, or the “Big Four”, which do not limit nominees by any criteria. These include Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best New Artist.

The winners of the General Field awards this year included many surprises. Three of the four (Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist) were all awarded to Sam Smith or his hit song, Stay With Me. The Album of the Year was a shock to many Grammy viewers, while the nominees had been Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, Ed Sheeran, and Sam Smith. Instead, a less-known artist, Beck, won with his album, Morning Phase. West Bloomfield High School’s Nicole Epshteyn (freshman) was one of the many people rooting for “Queen B” herself, Beyonce. Epshteyn states, “Who is Beck anyway… [Beyonce] is gorgeous. She is flawless.”

Album of the Year Winner, Beck!

Album of the Year Winner, Beck!

The Grammy Awards are not just about the music, the outfits also play an important role for commentary and discussion. Men and women alike were presenting themselves in the top brands, including Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Giambattista Valli, Calvin Klein, Jean Paul Gaultier, and more. The red carpet had many outrageous ensembles, and there were many crazy outfits to label as the strangest. Yet for Blake Rubenstein (freshman), there was no hesitation for his answer when asked who looked the worst. He says, “Iggy Azalea did because her hair looked like a rag on her head… and it looked kind of crazy.”

Iggy Azalea at the 2015 Grammy Awards

Iggy Azalea at the 2015 Grammy Awards

Here is the full list of all the winners at this year’s Grammy Awards!

 

Album of the year- Morning Phase: Beck

Record of the Year- Stay With Me: Sam Smith

Song of the Year- Stay with Me: Sam Smith

Best New Artist- Sam Smith

Best Rap Album- The Marshall Mathers LP 2: Eminem

Non- Classical Producer of the Year- Max Martin

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award- Wayne Shorter

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award- Bee Gees

Best Rap Performance- i :Kendrick Lamar

Best Rock Album- Morning Phase: Beck

Best pop vocal album- In the Lonely Hour: Sam Smith

Best music video- Happy: Pharrell Williams

Best dance recording- Rather Be: Clean Bandit

Best pop solo performance – happy (live):  Pharrell Williams

Best song written for a motion picture, television- Let It Go

Best Pop Due/ Group Performance- Say Something: Cristina Aguilera, A Great Big World

Best Rock Song- Ain’t it fun: Paramore

Best Alternative music Album- St. Vincent: St. Vincent

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Rihanna and Eminem: The Monster

Best Metal Performance- The Last in Line: Tenacious D

Best Rock Performance- Lazaretto: Jack White

Best Urban Contemporary Album- G I R L: Pharrell Williams

Best Reggae Album- Fly Rasta: Ziggy Marley

Best Spoken Word Album- Diary Of A Mad Diva: Joan Rivers

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album- Cheek to Cheek: Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett

Best New Age Album- Winds of Samsara: Ricky Kej

Best R&B Album- Love, Marriage, and Divorce: Toni Braxton, Babyface

Best Non- Classical Remixed Recording- All Of Me: Tiesto

Best Instrumental Arrangement- Daft Punk: Pentatonix

Best Surround Sound Album- Beyoncé: Beyoncé

Best Recording Package- Lightning Bolt: Eddie Vedder

Best Comedy Album- Mandatory Fun: “Weird Al” Yankovic

Best Children’s Album- I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education and Changed the World

Best Folk Album- Remedy: Old Crow Medicine Show

Best Jazz Instrumental Album- Chick Corea: Trilogy

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media- Frozen

Best Music Film- Twenty Feet from Stardom: Lisa Fischer

Best Bluegrass Album- The Earls Of Leicester- The Earls of Leicester

Best Gospel Album- Help: Erica Campbell

Best Instrumental Arrangement- New York Tendaberry

 

 

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