Singer Beyonce scooped three Grammys at music’s biggest night, pushing Aretha Franklin to third place on the list of female artistes with the most Grammys.
Beyonce won Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for Drunk in Love, and Best Surround Sound Album for On The Run Tour: Beyonce & Jay-Z. Her total Grammy haul is now 20, just ahead of Aretha Franklin’s 17 wins and behind Alison Krauss’ 27. (Grammys 2015: List of Winners)
The 33-year-old songstress also scored a win in the fashion stakes, in plunging black Proenza Schouler, and performed a stirring version of the gospel song Take My Hand, Precious Lord.
The night, however, belonged to British singer Sam Smith, who performed his hit song Stay With Me with Mary J Blige. Sam won four of the six awards he was nominated for, including three of the night’s biggest prizes – Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best New Artist, and Best Pop Vocal Album for In the Lonely Hour. “I’m having a really, really, really good night,” he said while collecting his fourth award.(In Pics: Beyonce, Madonna, Taylor on Grammys Red Carpet )
Eminem won the Best Rap Album Grammy for The Marshall Mathers LP 2, his sixth so far which is a record.
Other winners also included Pharrell Williams who won Best Pop Solo Performance for Happy, Beck who won Best Rock Album and Album of the Year for Morning Phase, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett who won Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album and Kendrick Lamar who won Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for I. Pharrell also won Best Music Video for Happy and Best Urban Contemporary Album for Girl. “Life is a carousel,” he told the press while walking the red carpet.
The Grammys were held at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on the night of February 8.