The 57th annual Grammy Awards proves to be a big night for Sam Smith who won four awards – record of the year, song of the year, best pop vocal album and best new artiste – three of which are major awards!
It’s a shocker (no, not really because his album is awesome!) because the 2015 Grammys marks his first time being nominated for the prestigious award ever since his debut in 2013. And he was nominated in six categories, up against heavyweights such as Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Coldplay.
However, he failed to nab the album of the year award. The other big winner is 44-year-old singer-songwriter Beck, who beat Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell and Smith for the coveted title. As for best pop solo performance, Smith lost to Pharrell Williams.
That’s not the only “surprise” that evening because Taylor Swift, who was nominated in three categories for her hit Shake It Off, walked away empty handed! She didn’t win last year either despite being nominated for four categories.
Swift’s fifth studio album, 1989 debuted at number one of the U.S. Billboard 200, sold 1,287,000 copies in its first week and became 2014’s best-selling album!
Plus, she made amends with Kanye West after he crashed her acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, which he almost did. Again. This time, to Beck after he picked up album of the year.
And… Did you see Kristen Wiig dancing to Sia’s Chandelier? Who knew she could dance like THAT!
You can check out the entire performance here.
For the full winners list, click here.