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GRAMMY 2015 RECAP: EMINEM, BEYONCE, KENDRICK & PHARRELL DOMINATE WINS

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So the 57th Grammys happened earlier this morning and if you were fast asleep like most of the Southern hemisphere, don’t worry, ‘cos as always, we’ve got you (with the awards that matter).

First thing’s first: despite the enormous commercial success Iggy Azelea enjoyed in the past year, she did not win any awards (much to Azalea Bank’s delight), being beaten out by Sam Smith for ‘Best New Artist’ and again by Eminem for ‘Best Rap Album.’ ‘Em also took the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for The Monster which features Rihanna.
Kendrick Lamar stamped in name is history once again, winning 2 Grammys, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song, both for his late 2014 single ‘I’.

But the big winners of the night were Pharrell Williams, who won Best Pop Solo (Girl), Best Urban contemporary album (Girl) and Best Music Video for ‘Happy’; Beyonce who won Best R&B Performance and Best R&B song both for ‘Drunk In Love’; and the man of the moment Sam Smith who won, well everything in between. Check out the winners list below and let us know who you think should’ve won in each category.
 

Record of the year

Stay With Me (Darkchild version) – Sam Smith – WINNER
Fancy – Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX
Chandelier – Sia
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor

Song of the year

Stay With Me (Darkchild version) – Sam Smith – WINNER
Take Me to Church – Hozier
Chandelier – Sia
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor

Album of the year

Beck – Morning Phase – WINNER
Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour
Pharrell – Girl
Ed Sheeran – X
Beyoncé – Beyoncé

Best R&B performance

Drunk in Love – Beyoncé feat. Jay Z – WINNER
New Flame – Chris Brown feat. Usher and Rick Ross
It’s Your World – Jennifer Hudson feat. R Kelly
Like This – Ledisi
Good Kisser – Usher

Best pop solo performance

Happy (Live) – Pharrell Williams – WINNER
Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)– Sam Smith
All Of Me (Live) – John Legend
Chandelier – Sia
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

Best new artist

Sam Smith – WINNER
Iggy Azalea
Bastille
Brandy Clark
Haim

– Ryan Adams
Lazaretto – Jack White

Best R&B song

Drunk in Love – Beyoncé feat. Jay Z – WINNER
New Flame – Chris Brown feat. Usher and Rick Ross
Options (Wolfjames Version) – Luke James feat. Rick Ross
Good Kisser – Usher
The Worst – Jhené Aiko

Best rap performance

i – Kendrick Lamar – WINNER
3005 – Childish Gambino
0 To 100 / The Catch Up – Drake
Rap God – Eminem
All I Need Is You – Lecrae

Best rap/sung collaboration

The Monster – Eminem feat. Rihanna – WINNER
Blak Majik – Common ft Jhené Aiko
Tuesday – I Love Makonnen ft Drake
Studio – Schoolboy Q feat. BJ the Chicago Kid
Bound 2 – Kanye West and Charlie Wilson

Best rap song

i – Kendrick Lamar – WINNER
Anaconda – Nicki Minaj
Bound 2 – Kanye West
We Dem Boyz – Wiz Khalifa
0 To 100 / The Catch Up – Drake

Best urban contemporary album

Girl – Pharrell Williams – WINNER
Sail Out – Jhené Aiko
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
X – Chris Brown
Mali Is … – Mali Music

Best rap album

The Marshall Mathers LP2 – Eminem – WINNER
The New Classic – Iggy Azalea
Because the Internet – Childish Gambino
Nobody’s Smiling – Common
Oxymoron – Schoolboy Q
Blacc Hollywood – Wiz Khalifa

Best spoken word album

Diary of a Mad Diva – Joan Rivers – WINNER
Actors Anonymous – James Franco
A Call to Action – Jimmy Carter
Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America – John Waters
A Fighting Chance – Elizabeth Warren
We Will Survive: True Stories of Encouragement, Inspiration, and the Power of Song – Gloria Gaynor

Best compilation soundtrack for visual media

Frozen – WINNER
American Hustle
Get On Up: The James Brown Story
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best remixed recording, non-classical

All Of Me (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix) – John Legend – WINNER
Falling Out (Ming Remix – Crossfingers feat. Danny Losito
Pompeii (Audien Remix) – Bastille
The Rising (Eddie Amador Remix – Five Knives
Smile (Kaskade Edit) – Galantis
Waves (Robin Schulz Remix) – Mr Probz

Best music video

Happy – Pharrell Williams – WINNER
We Exist – Arcade Fire
Turn Down For What – DJ Snake and Lil Jon
Chandelier – Sia
The Golden Age – Woodkid feat. Max Richter

Best pop duo/group performance

Say Something – A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera – WINNER
Fancy – Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX
A Sky Full Of Stars – Coldplay
Bang Bang – Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj
Dark Horse – Katy Perry feat. Juicy J