Rihanna, Ziggy Marley grab Grammys


Rihanna, and Ziggy Marley, oldest son of Jamaica’s legendary Bob Marley, each took home an award from the 57th Annual Grammy Awards

CALIFORNIA, USA, Wednesday February 11, 2015 – Barbados’ pop princess Rihanna, and Ziggy Marley, oldest son of Jamaica’s legendary Bob Marley, each took home an award from the 57th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night.


The 26-year-old “We Found Love” singer added another trophy to her collection with best rap/sung collaboration for “The Monster”with Eminem, beating out Kanye West and Charlie Wilson’s “Bound 2,” ScHoolboy Q featuring BJ The Chicago Kid’s “Studio,” I Love Makonnen featuring Drake’s “Tuesday,” and Common featuring Jhene Aiko’s “Black Majik.”


The “Diamonds” girl also sparkled on stage with a live performance of her new collaboration with Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney titled “Four Five Seconds,” a catchy number off her forthcoming eighth studio album.”


ZIGGY Marley bagged his third award as a solo artist with his concept album, “Fly Rasta,” getting the nod for best reggae album over SOJA’s “Amid the Noise,” Sly & Robbie featuring Spicy Chocolate’s “The Reggae Power,” Lee “Scratch” Perry’s “Back on The Controls,” Sean Paul’s “Full Frequency,” and Shaggy’s “Out of Many, One Music.”


The night nevertheless belonged to British singer Sam Smith, who took home four awards for best new artist, best pop vocal album, record of the year and song of the year.


The “In The Lonely Hour” star gave a touching speech about trying to make it in music industry. He tried to lose weight, but the music was still “awful,” he admitted.


“It was only when I started to be myself that the music started to flow and people started to listen,” said Smith, who later took the stage to sing with collaborator Mary J. Blige.


It was also a great night for rocker Beck, who scored best rock album and album of the year for “Morning Phase,” his 12th studio release. The latter award was something of an upset victory, with signs pointing to Beyonce’s “Beyonce” and others in the category, including Smith and Ed Sheeran. Even Beck looked shocked to hear his name called.


The best R&B performance Grammy nevertheless went to Beyonce and her husband Jay Z for “Drunk in Love.”


“This is such an honour,” Queen Bey said before telling Jay Z: “I love you deep.”


No one except Pharrell Williams seemed surprised when he scored for best pop solo performance for his phenomenal hit “Happy,” topping Smith, Taylor Swift, Sia and John Legend.


“I’m not going to make this awkward and long…I was so prepared for everybody who is so talented in that category to walk away with that award,” he said.

Meanwhile, Rosanne Cash scored three Grammys, and Beyonce, Pharrell, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar each walked away with two before the awards show even started.

Beyonce won best R&B song for “Drunk in Love” and surround sound album for her self-titled album.

Pharrell’s “G I R L” nabbed best music video for the irresistible “Happy.”

Eminem won best rap album, topping Iggy Azalea, as well as best rap/sung collaboration with Rihanna.

Star-studded performances kicked off with AC/DC playing a medley of songs, including “Highway to Hell,” that got the audience rocking.

Ariana Grande went on to cool the pace down with “Just a Little Bit of Your Heart,” while Miranda Lambert – the night’s best country album winner – delivered an upbeat performance of “Little Red Wagon.” Country singers Eric Church and Brandy Clark also performed, as did Madonna, showcasing her new single, “Livin’ For Love.”

Musical duets and collaborations featured prominently throughout the three-and-a-half-hour show. Ed Sheeran performed “Thinking Out Loud” with John Mayer, Herbie Hancock and Questlove, while ELO’s Jeff Lynne took the stage to perform “Mr. Blue Sky” and “Evil Woman,” with Sheeran joining him on guitar and vocals.

“The Voice” judges Gwen Stefani and Adam Levine sang “My Heart is Open,” while Jessie J performed with Tom Jones, and Usher took the stage with Stevie Wonder. Irish singer Hozier brought out Annie Lennox for his breakout hit “Take Me to Church.” The pair then teamed up for a sultry rendition of “I Put a Spell On You.”

Grammy winners Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett also brought their classic duets to the stage, while Beck and Chris Martin of Coldplay dueted together as well.

Even President Barack Obama made an appearance in a taped video clip to relay a message about sexual assault as part of “It’s on Us,” an anti-domestic violence campaign the Obama administration launched last year. The president’s speech led into Katy Perry’s performance of “By the Grace of God.”

The curtain came down on the 2015 Grammys with performances by Beyonce singing “Take My Hand Precious Lord” and Common and John Legend linking up for “Glory” from the civil rights movie “Selma.”

Full list of winners from the 57th Annual Grammy Awards

Album of the Year

Beck, Morning Phase — WINNER

Beyonce, Beyonce

Ed Sheeran, x

Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour

Pharrell Williams, Girl

Best New Artist


Iggy Azalea

Brandy Clark


Sam Smith — WINNER

Best R&B Performance

“Drunk In Love,” Beyoncé ft. Jay Z — WINNER

“New Flame,” Chris Brown ft. Usher & Rick Ross

“It’s Your World,” Jennifer Hudson ft. R. Kelly

“Like This,” Ledisi

“Good Kisser,” Usher

Best Rock Album

Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams

Morning Phase, Beck — WINNER

Turn Blue, The Black Keys

Hypnotic Eye, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Songs of Innocence, U2

Best Pop Solo Performance

“All of Me,” John Legend

“Chandelier,” Sia

“Stay With Me,” Sam Smith

“Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift

“Happy,” Pharrell Williams — WINNER

Best Country Album

Riser, Dierks Bentley

The Outsiders, Eric Church

The Way I’m Livin’, Lee Ann Womack

12 Stories, Brandy Clark

Platinum, Miranda Lambert — WINNER

Best Pop Vocal Album

Ghost Stories, Coldplay

Bangerz, Miley Cyrus

My Everything, Ariana Grande

Prism, Katy Perry

x, Ed Sheeran

In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith — WINNER

Record of the Year

“Fancy,” Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX

“Chandelier,” Sia

“Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith — WINNER

“Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift

“All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor

Song of the Year

“Chandelier,” Sia

“All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor

“Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift

“Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith — WINNER

“Take Me to Church,” Hozier

Best Rap Album

The New Classic, Iggy Azalea

Because the Internet, Childish Gambino

Nobody’s Smiling, Common

The Marshall Mathers LP2, Eminem — WINNER

Oxymoron, ScHoolboy Q

Blacc Hollywood, Wiz Khalifa

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Fancy,” Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX

“A Sky Full of Stars,” Coldplay

“Say Something,” A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera — WINNER

“Bang Bang,” Ariana Grande, Jessie J & Nicki Minaj

“Dark Horse,” Katy Perry ft. Juicy J

Best Rap Performance

“3005,” Childish Gambino

“0 to 100/The Catch Up,” Drake

“Rap God,” Eminem

“i,” Kendrick Lamar — WINNER

“All I Need Is You,” Lecrae

Best Alternative Music Album

This Is All Yours, alt-J

Reflektor, Arcade Fire

Melophobia, Cage the Elephant

St. Vincent, St. Vincent — WINNER

Lazaretto, Jack White

Best Rock Song

“Ain’t It Fun,” Paramore — WINNER

“Blue Moon,” Beck

“Fever,” The Black Keys

“Gimme Something Good,” Ryan Adams

“Lazaretto,” Jack White

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

“Blak Majik,” Common ft. Jhené Aiko

“The Monster,” Eminem ft. Rihanna — WINNER

“Tuesday,” I Love Makonnen ft. Drake

“Studio,” ScHoolboy Q ft. BJ The Chicago Kid

“Bound 2,” Kanye West & Charlie Wilson

Best Rap Song

“Anaconda,” Nicki Minaj

“Bound 2,” Kanye West & Charlie Wilson

“i,” Kendrick Lamar — WINNER

“We Dem Boyz,” Wiz Khalifa

“0 to 100/The Catch Up,” Drake

Best Country Song

“American Kids,” Kenny Chesney

“Automatic,” Miranda Lambert

“Give Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church

“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell — WINNER

“Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,” Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

“Gentle On My Mind,” The Band Perry — WINNER

“Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood

“Day Drinking,” Little Big Town

“Meanwhile Back At Mama’s,” Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill

“Raise ‘Em Up,” Keith Urban ft. Eric Church

Best Country Solo Performance

“Give Me Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church

“Invisible,” Hunter Hayes

“Automatic,” Miranda Lambert

“Something In the Water,” Carrie Underwood — WINNER

“Cop Car,” Keith Urban

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Sail Out, Jhene Aiko

Beyonce, Beyonce

X, Chris Brown

Mali Is, Mali Music

G I R L, Pharrell Williams — WINNER

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Syro, Aphex Twin — WINNER

While (1, Deadmaus

Nabuma Rubberband, Little Dragon

Do It Again, Röyksopp & Robyn

Damage Control, Mat Zo

Best Dance Recording

“Never Say Never,” Basement Jaxx

“Rather Be,” Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne — WINNER

“F for You,” Disclosure ft. Mary J. Blige

“I Got U,” Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones

“Faded,” Zhu

Best Latin Pop Album

Tangos, Ruben Blades  — WINNER

Elypse, Camila

Raiz, Lila Downs, Niña Pastori & Soledad Pastorutti

Loco de Amor, Juanes

Gracias Por Estar Aqui, Marco Antonio Solis

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

American Hustle

Guardians of the Galaxy

Frozen — WINNER

Get On Up: The James Brown Story

The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Music Video

“We Exist,” Arcade Fire

“Turn Down for What,” DJ Snake & Lil Jon

“Chandelier,” Sia

“Happy,” Pharrell Williams — WINNER

“The Golden Age,” Woodkid ft. Max Richter

Best Music Film

Beyoncé & Jay Z: On The Run Tour, Beyoncé & Jay Z

Ghost Stories, Coldplay

20 Feet From Stardom, Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill — WINNER

Metallica: Through The Never, Metallica

The Truth About Love Tour: Live From Melbourne, Pink

Best Reggae Album

Fly Rasta, Ziggy Marley — WINNER

Back on the Controls, Lee “Scratch” Perry

Full Frequency, Sean Paul

Out of Many, One Music, Shaggy,

The Reggae Power, Sly & Robbie & Spicy Chocolate,

Amid the Noise and the Haste, Soja

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Cheek to Cheek, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett — WINNER

Sending You a Little Christmas, Johnny Mathis

Nostalgia, Annie Lennox

Partners, Barbra Streisand

Night Songs, Barry Manilow

Best Americana Album

The River & The Thread, Rosanne Cash — WINNER

Terms of My Surrener, John Hiatt

Bluesamericana, Keb’ Mo’

A Dotted Line, Nickel Creek

Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, Sturgill Simpson

Best Spoken Word Album

Actors Anonymous, James Franco

A Call to Action, Jimmy Carter

Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, John Waters

A Fighting Chance, Elizabeth Warren

Diary of a Mad Diva, Joan Rivers — WINNER

We Will Survive: True Stories of Encouragement, Inspiration and the Power of Song, Gloria Gaynor

Best Gospel Album

Help, Erica Campbell — WINNER

Amazing, Ricky Dillard & New G

Withholding Nothing: Live, William McDowell

Forever Yours, Smokie Norful

Vintage Worship, Anita Wilson

Best Rock Performance

“Gimme Something Good,” Ryan Adams

“Do I Wanna Know?” Arctic Monkeys

“Blue Moon,” Beck

“Fever,” The Black Keys

“Lazaretto,” Jack White — WINNER

Best Metal Performance

“Neon Knights,” Anthrax

“High Road,” Mastodon

“Heartbreaker,” Motörhead

“The Negative One,” Slipknot

“The Last In Line,” Tenacious D — WINNER

Best R&B Song

“Drunk In Love,” Beyonce ft. Jay Z — WINNER

“Good Kisser,” Usher

“New Flame,” Chris Brown ft. Usher & Rick Ross

“Options (Wolfjames Version),” Luke James ft. Rick Ross

“The Worst,” Jhené Aiko

Best R&B Album

Islander, Bernhoft

Lift Your Spirit, Aloe Blacc

Love, Marriage & Divorce, Toni Braxton & Babyface  — WINNER

Black Radio 2, Robert Glasper Experiment

Give The People What They Want, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

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