Amiciness is going to be live-blogging the 57th Grammy Awards here starting at 9:00 A.M. Philippine time. Tune in to this post for live blog updates on the winners and the performances.
Check out the full list of performers.
Ahead of the main show, these Grammy Award winners were announced:
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Say Something” — A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
Best Dance Recording: “Rather Be” — Clean Bandit (Grace Chatto & Jack Patterson, producers; Wez Clarke & Jack Patterson, mixers) Yey Fandits!
Best R&B Song: “Drunk In Love” — Beyoncé ft Jay Z (Carter, Diaz, Fisher, Harmon, Knowles, Mosely, Proctor & Soko, songwriters)
Best Song Written for Visual Media: “Let It Go” — Idina Menzel (Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters)
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella: “Daft Punk” — Pentatonix (Ben Bram, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado & Kevin Olusola, arrangers)
AC/DC opens the show with a medley of their classic rock hits, including Highway To Hell.
We go straight ahead to the very first award of the night, Best New Artist, with Taylor Swift presenting. Taylor says that some of the nominees are her BFFs LOL. The nominees are Iggy Azalea, Bastille, Brandy Clark, Haim, and Sam Smith. And the Grammy goes to… Sam Smith. “Mum and dad, I won a Grammy!”
Best New Artist: Sam Smith
Star of the movie musical Into the Woods and the upcoming Pitch Perfect sequel Anna Kendrick introduces the next performance: Ariana Grande with “Just a Little Bit of your Heart.”
Jessie J and Sir Tom Jones present the next award, but not before singing a bit of “You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin'” in honor of the Grammy Trustees. The nominees for Best Pop Solo Performance are “All of Me (Live)” – John Legend, “Chandelier” – Sia, “Stay with Me (Darkchild version)” – Sam Smith, “Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift, “Happy (Live)” – Pharrell Williams. And the Grammy goes to: “Happy (Live)” – Pharrell Williams. Pharrell looks shocked, and, in his own words, “super awkward.”
Best Pop Solo Performance: “Happy (Live)” – Pharrell Williams
Country superstar Miranda Lambert performs “Little Red Wagon.” Country means it’s time for a break.
Barry Gibb from the Bee Gees, who received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award, and Grammy award winner Pentatonix present the nominees for Best Pop Vocal Album: Ghost Stories (Coldplay), Bangerz (Miley Cyrus), My Everything (Ariana Grande), Prism (Katy Perry), × (Ed Sheeran), In the Lonely Hour (Sam Smith). And the Grammy goes to… In the Lonely Hour (Sam Smith). This is Sam Smith’s second win tonight. Awww bb Ed.
Best Pop Vocal Album: In the Lonely Hour (Sam Smith)
Performance by Kanye West, his auto-tune mic, and a bright floor light.
Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj introduce “woman on top… living for love” Madonna. Hello obligatory Illuminati performance! Maleficent-horned semi-shirtless dancers. Oh now, there’s a gospel choir on stage. Oh, she’s lifted up at the end of her performance.
Josh Duhamel and two Patriots (not really familiar with American football! #sorrynotsorry) present the nominees for Best Rock Album: Ryan Adams (Ryan Adams), Morning Phase (Beck), Turn Blue (The Black Keys), Hypnotic Eye (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Songs of Innocence [a.k.a. the album that got automatically added to your Apple devices but didn’t want] (U2)
Best Rock Album: Morning Phase (Beck)
George Harrison gets a Grammys Lifetime Achievement award.
Best R&B Performance: “Drunk In Love” — Beyoncé ft Jay Z
Into the Woods‘ James Corden introduces his dear friend, Ed Sheeran with John Mayer, Questlove, and Herbie Hancock, for “Thinking Out Loud.” Pink electric guitar!
Jeff Lynne’s ELO performs. Sir Paul McCartney was singing along! Cute! Oh okay, Taylor Swift “dancing” along? Not so cute anymore after the thousandth time. Ed Sheeran joins him.
American Idol host Ryan Seacrest introduces The Voice coaches Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yes, yes, yes. Toilet break.
Hozier performs “Take Me To Church” with Annie Lennox.
Meghan Trainor and Nick Jonas present Best Country Album: Riser (Dierks Bentley), The Outsiders (Eric Church), 12 Stories (Brandy Clark), Platinum (Miranda Lambert), The Way I’m Livin’ (Lee Ann Womack). And the Grammy goes to… Platinum (Miranda Lambert)
Best Country Album: Platinum (Miranda Lambert)
The Weeknd and his bird-nest hair introduce Pharrell with a new, creepier, multilingual version of “Happy.”
Obama with a message on domestic violence against women: the It’s On Us campaign. Katy Perry performs. TIL Katy Perry still has Christian music in her discography.
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga perform.
Usher performs a tribute to Stevie Wonder, who joins on-stage playing the harmonica.
Keith Urban introduces Eric Church. Time for another country break!
More country! Brandy Clark performs. Country break continues!
Bad gal Riri is back! Rihanna performs “FourFiveSeconds” with Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney.
Taylor Swift introduces BFF Sam Smith with Mary J. Blige singing “Stay With Me.” Ms. Blige continues to slay! Best performance so far.
Jane the Virgin Gina Rodriguez introduces Juanes performing “Juntos.”
OMG It’s Prince! The nominees for Album of the Year. Morning Phase (Beck), Beyonce (Beyonce), × (Ed Sheeran), In the Lonely Hour (Sam Smith), GIRL (Pharrell Williams). And the Grammy goes to… Morning Phase (Beck). Now the young’uns are going: Who the hell is Beck? LOL Kanye “Imma-let-you-finish” West went on stage.
Album of the Year: Morning Phase (Beck)
Oh, so NCIS goth girl is backstage. And I didn’t know there are Grammys for music educators!
It’s actual cannibal Shia Labeouf, reading stuff, then introduces Sia with Kristen Wiig and Maddie Ziegler.
Enrique Iglesias presents the Song of the Year award. And the Grammy goes to… “Stay With Me (Darkchild version)” — James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith, songwriters (Sam Smith). This is Sam Smith’s 3rd win tonight, besting other nominees “All About that Bass,” “Chandelier,” “Shake It Off,” and “Take Me to Church.”
Song of the Year: “Stay With Me (Darkchild version)” – James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith, songwriters (Sam Smith)
Short Late Show with David Letterman tribute presented by Dave Grohl. Beck performs with Chris Martin.
Stevie Wonder and Jamie Foxx. Stevie sings a bit of “Superstition.” Legend! They present the award for Record of the Year. “Fancy,” “Chandelier,” “Stay With Me (Darkchild version,” “Shake It Off,” “All About that Bass.” And the Grammy goes to… “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”. This is Sam Smith’s 4th win tonight, and he thanks his ex for breaking his heart and giving him 4 Grammy wins. Stay classy!
Record of the Year: “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)” — Steve Fitzmaurice, Rodney Jerkins & Jimmy Napes, producers; Steve Fitzmaurice, Jimmy Napes & Steve Price, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer (Sam Smith)
Now that all the awards have been given, we’re only waiting for Queen Bey’s performance! 😀
Grammy Creators Alliance #GRAMMYAlliance
I believe the Grammys is going overtime.
An In Memoriam montage paying tribute to the musicians who died the past year, including Joe Cocker, Bobby Womack, and Robin Williams. And Maya Angelou. Joan Rivers is not in this montage, even though she won an award for spoken album.
Beyonce performs. Queen Bey is bringing gospel. John Legend and Common perform “Glory.”
And weirdly, we get a recap of the “Stay With Me” performance earlier. Aaaaand that closes the show!
Here is the summary of the awards presented tonight:
- Best New Artist: Sam Smith
- Best Pop Solo Performance: “Happy (Live)” — Pharrell Williams
- Best Pop Vocal Album: In the Lonely Hour (Sam Smith)
- Best Rock Album: Morning Phase (Beck)
- Best R&B Performance: “Drunk In Love” — Beyoncé ft Jay Z
- Best Country Album: Platinum (Miranda Lambert)
- Album of the Year: Morning Phase (Beck)
- Song of the Year: “Stay With Me (Darkchild version)” — James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith, songwriters (Sam Smith)
- Record of the Year: “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)” — Steve Fitzmaurice, Rodney Jerkins & Jimmy Napes, producers; Steve Fitzmaurice, Jimmy Napes & Steve Price, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer (Sam Smith)
The full list of nominees and winners for the other categories at the Grammy website.