The Grammys is one of the biggest nights in the music world. There were many wins, losses, and snubs. Here I’ll highlight the best and the worst of Grammys 2015.
Sam Smith dominated the night with a total of four golden statues. He won for Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Album. He beat music big leagues like Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift for a majority of them.
Beck who? This somewhat nobody snubbed Beyonce and Sam Smith for a fifth Grammy win that night to take home the award for Album of the Year. Also, Kanye almost pulled a Kanye and jumped on the stage during Beck’s acceptance speech, but decided not to say anything and just get off. Something tells me it was just a joke and he was just going to let the guy get the award.
Also, in addition, there was a newcoming group that made a splash. The a cappella group, Pentatonix, won their nomination in Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella for their arrangement of Daft Punk hits. They were the first ever A Cappella group to win the catagory. In fact, 2015 was the first year A Cappella was added to the category.
The performances were also praised for being deeper and more thoughtful this year. Beyonce performed a beautiful and powerful rendition of Take My Hand Precious Lord that closed out the show. Katy Perry also performed after a tear-jerking speech about domestic abuse. Sia once again performed alongside Maddie Ziegler, the 12-year-old dancing prodigy, singing Chandelier.
Overall, the night was chock-full of excitement from every attendee. Sure, not everyone agrees with every winner, but then it wouldn’t be an awards show, right?