Text by – SARA ALPINI
Translation by – FLAVIA OCCHINI
Last Sunday, 8th February, the Staples Center in Los Angeles hosted the well-known show that rewards artists for their extraordinary achievements in music. The 2015 Grammys could be summarized in one single name: Sam Smith. The 22 years old Londoner’s songs have attained radio stations all over the world during 2014 and he won all the following awards: Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album, Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
It is the Californian artist Beck who, with Morning Phase, gains the award Album of the Year, beating the queen Beyoncé (the rapper Kanye West went on stage pretending to be about to say his opinion, doing a remake of his famous interruption to Taylor Swift’s speech some years ago). And Pharell Wiliams could not go home empty-handed due to his timeless hit of 2014, of course.
At the top step of the podium stands Eminem once again, four years after his victory thanks to his album Recovery. This time, it is The Marshall Mathers LP 2 to gain the winner’s spot in the Best Rap Album category.
Countless exhibitions made the night sparkling: the stage was full of unforgettable names who made the history of music, from AC/DC with their evergreen Highway to Hell that fired the stage up, to Lady Gaga and her faithful travel companion Tony Bennett. Moreover, the Grammys hosted artists from Ed Sheeran, who was capable of overwhelming the audience only by the use of his guitar, to Madonna, that never betrays you.
The complete list of awards is as following:
Best New Artist: Sam Smith
Record of the Year: Stay With Me (Darkchild Version), Sam Smith
Album of the Year: Morning Phase, Beck
Song of the Year: Stay With Me (Darkchild Version), Sam Smith
Best Rap Album: The Marshall Mathers LP2, Eminem
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Say Something, A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera
Best Rap Performance: i, Kendrick Lamar
Best Rock Album: Morning Phase, Beck
Best Rock Song: Ain’t It Fun, Paramore
Best Country Album: Platinum, Miranda Lambert
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: The Monster, Eminem ft. Rihanna
Best Rap Song: i, Kendrick Lamar
Best Country Song: I’m Not Gonna Miss You, Glen Campbell
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Gentle On My Mind, The Band Perry
Best Country Solo Performance: Something In the Water, Carrie Underwood
Best Pop Vocal Album: In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith
Best Urban Contemporary Album: G I R L, Pharrell Williams
Best Dance Recording: Rather Be, Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne
Best Pop Solo Performance: Happy, Pharrell Williams
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Cheek to Cheek, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett
Best Rock Performance: Lazaretto, Jack White
Best Metal Performance: The Last In Line, Tenacious D
Best R&B Performance: Drunk In Love, Beyoncé ft. Jay Z
Best R&B Song: Drunk In Love, Beyonce ft. Jay Z
Best R&B Album: Love, Marriage & Divorce,Toni Braxton & Babyface