2015 Grammys recap: Winners, losers and more

Anne Lima

Sam Smith thanked the man who broke his heart during his acceptance speech since he was the muse for his album “In the Lonely Hour.” In total, he won four Grammys. Photo from grammy.com

Sam Smith won four major Grammys throughout the evening at the 57th Grammy Awards including Record of the Year for his song “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)” Sunday.

AC/DC opened the show with their classic “Highway to Hell” and  the Electric Light Orchestra reunited singing one of their classics “Mr. Blue Sky,” with seemingly happy Paul McCartney in the audience up on his feet clapping and singing along.

LL Cool J was the host and introduced the first presenter Taylor Swift, who presented the first award of the night for Best New Artist, which went to Sam Smith.

Smith, who was one of the top nominees going into the night, also won for Song of the Year and Pop Vocal Album. He was nominated for six Grammy Awards along with Pharrell and Beyoncé.

Beck won the Grammy for Album of the Year for “Morning Phase,” beating out Beyonce, Sam Smith, Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran, who also won for rock album. The category was introduced by Prince.

One of the other big awards of the night, Record of the Year, was presented by actor/singer Jamie Foxx and legendary musician/singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder. Once again, Smith was the big winner, as he took home this award.

Paul McCartney, Kanye West and Rihanna perform. Photo from grammy.com
Paul McCartney, Kanye West and Rihanna perform. They fused different genres of music like rock, rap and pop. Photo from grammy.com

Kanye West, Rihanna and legendary performer Paul McCartney performed their new song “FourFiveSeconds” together, which brought out a standing ovation from the audience.

Pharrell Williams won for Best Pop Solo performance for “Happy” presented by legendary singer Tom Jones and singer Jessie J.

Latin pop album nominee Juanes, who performed the Spanish-language song “Juntos” from Disney’s upcoming film “McFarland, USA,” said backstage that he was “very happy” to have sung in his native language.

The telecast ended with Beyoncé as she sang Thomas A. Dorsey’s “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” which led into John Legend and Common singing “Glory,” the Oscar-nominated song from “Selma,” as the finale for an exciting night for the industry’s biggest names.