The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards :: Winners
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The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards :: Winners

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards :: Winners09  February 2015 :: A Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. It shares recognition of the music industry as that of the other performance arts: Emmy Awards (television), the Tony Awards (stage performance), and the Academy Awards (motion pictures).

 The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959, to honor the musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958. Following the 2011 ceremony, NARAS overhauled many Grammy Award categories for 2012. The 57th Grammy Awards was held on February 8, 2015, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners

* Best New Artist :: Sam Smith

 * Album Of The Year :: Beck, Morning Phase

* Record Of The Year :: Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”

* Best Pop Vocal Album :: Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour

* Best R&B Performance :: Beyonce & Jay Z, “Drunk In Love”

* Best Country Album :: Miranda Lambert, Platinum

* Best Pop Duo/Group Performance :: A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera, “Say Something”

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album :: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, Cheek To Cheek

* Song Of The Year :: Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”

* Best Pop Solo Performance :: Pharrell

* Best Rock Album :: Beck, Morning Phase

* Best Rock Performance :: Jack White, “Lazaretto”

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

* Best Alternative Rock Album :: St. Vincent, St. Vincent

* Best Metal Performance :: Tenacious D, “The Last In Line”

* Best Metal Performance :: Tenacious D, “The Last In Line”

* Best Rap Performance :: Kendrick Lamar, “I”

* Best Rap/Sung Collaboration :: Eminem Featuring Rihanna, “The Monster”

* Best Rap Song :: Kendrick Lamar, “I”

* Best Rap Album :: Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP2

* Best Traditional R&B Performance :: Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm-Jamal Warner, “Jesus Children”

* Best R&B Song :: Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z, “Drunk In Love”

* Best Urban Contemporary Album :: Pharrell Williams, Girl

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

* Best Contemporary Instrumental Album :: Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer, Bass & Mandolin

* Best Dance/Electronic Album :: Aphex Twin, Syro

* Best Dance Recording :: Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne, “Rather Be”

* 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”, Frozen

* Best Country Solo Performance :: Carrie Underwood, “Something In The Water”

* Best Country Duo/Group Performance :: The Band Perry, “Gentle On My Mind”

* Best Country Song :: Glen Campbell, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”

* Best Bluegrass Album :: The Earls Of Leicester, The Earls Of Leicester

* Best American Roots Performance :: Rosanne Cash, “A Feather’s Not A Bird”

* Best American Roots Song :: Rosanne Cash, “A Feather’s Not A Bird”

* Best Americana Album :: Rosanne Cash, The River & The Thread

* Best Folk Album :: Old Crow Medicine Show, Remedy

* Best Music Video :: Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

* Best Music Film :: 20 Feet From Stardom

* Producer of the Year, Non-Classical :: Max Martin

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

* Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella :: Pentatonix, “Daft Punk”

* Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals :: Billy Childs, “New York Tendaberry”

* Best Historical Album :: Hank Williams, The Garden Spot Programs, 1950

* Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical :: Beck, Morning Phase

* Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical :: John Legend, “All Of Me (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix)”

* Best Surround Sound Album :: Beyoncé, Beyoncé

* Best Regional Roots Music Album :: Jo-El Sonnier, The Legacy

* Best World Music Album :: Angelique Kidjo, Eve

* Best Improved Jazz Solo :: Chick Corea, “Fingerprints”

* Best Jazz Vocal Album :: Dianne Reeves, Beautiful Life

* Best Jazz Instrumental Album :: Chick Corea Trio, Trilogy

* Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album :: Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, Life In The Bubble

* Best Latin Jazz Album :: Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, The Offense Of The Drum

* Best Children’s Album :: Neela Vaswani, I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World (Malala Yousafzai)

* Best Reggae Album :: Ziggy Marley, Fly Rasta

* Best Musical Theatre Album :: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

* Best Blues Album :: Johnny Winter, Step Back

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

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

* Best New Age Album :: Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman, Winds Of Samsara

* Best Recording Package :: Pearl Jam, Lightning Bolt

* Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package :: The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27)

* Best Album Notes :: Ashley Kahn, John Coltrane – Offering: Live At Temple University

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