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Sam Smith Wins Record of the Year at Grammys

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Beck takes home the Album of the Year trophy.

Sam Smith on Sunday won the Grammy for Record of the Year for “Stay With Me,” completing an impressive haul of four Grammys, including three major awards.

The 22-year-old British soul singer thanked the unnamed lover who inspired the ballad about a one-night stand, saying: “Thank you so much for breaking my heart because you got me four Grammys.”

“This is the best night of my life,” Smith told the audience at the Staples Center, as the music industry’s biggest night drew to a close. Smith took home Grammys for Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best New Artist—three of the most prestigious awards—as well as the prize for Best Pop Vocal Album for In the Lonely Hour, his debut effort.

Smith, who just a few years ago was a bartender in London, has enjoyed a meteoric rise thanks to “Stay With Me”—which he performed on Sunday with Mary J. Blige.

Below are all the winners in key Grammy categories:

Album of the Year: Beck, Morning Phase

Record of the Year (for singles): Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”

Song of the Year (for songwriters): Jimmy Napier, William Phillips and Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”

Best New Artist: Sam Smith

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: A Great Big World w/ Christina Aguilera, “Say Something”

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, Cheek to Cheek

Best Rock Performance: Jack White, “Lazaretto”

Best Rock Song: Paramore, “Ain’t it Fun”

Best Metal Performance: Tenacious D, “The Last in Line”

Best Rap Performance: Kendrick Lamar, “I”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Eminem ft. Rihanna, “The Monster”

Best Rap Song: Kendrick Lamar, “I”

Best Traditional R&B Performance: Robert Glasper Experiment, “Jesus Children”

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer, Bass & Mandolin

Best Dance Recording: Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne, “Rather Be”

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Frozen

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Song Written for Visual Media: “Let it Go,” Frozen

Best Country Solo Performance: Carrie Underwood, “Something in the Water”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance: The Band Perry, “Gentle on my Mind”

Best Country Song: Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”

Best Bluegrass Album: The Earls of Leicester, The Earls of Leicester

Best American Roots Performance: Rosanne Cash, “A Feather’s Not a Bird”

Best Americana Album: Rosanne Cash, The River & The Thread

Best Folk Album: Old Crow Medicine Show, Remedy

Best Music Film: 20 Feet From Stardom

Producer of the Year (non-classical): Max Martin

Best Instrumental Composition: John Williams, The Book Thief

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Capella: Pentatonix, “Daft Punk”

Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals: Billy Childs, “New York Tendaberry”

Best Recording Package: Pearl Jam, Lightning Bolt

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27)

Best Album Notes: Ashley Kahn, John Coltrane, Offering: Live at Temple University

Best Historical Album: Hank Williams, The Garden Spot Programs, 1950

Best Engineered Album (non-classical): Beck, Morning Phase

Best Remixed Recording (non-classical): Tijs Michiel Verwest for “All of Me (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix)”

Best Surround Sound Album: Beyonce, Beyonce

Best Regional Roots Music Album: Jo-El, The Legacy

Best Reggae Album: Ziggy Marley, Fly Rasta

Best World Music Album: Angelique Kidjo, Eve

Best Children’s Album: Neela Vaswani, I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Malala Yousafzai)

Best Musical Theatre Album: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Best Blues Album: Johnny Winter, Step Back

Best Spoken Word Album: Joan Rivers, Diary of a Mad Diva

Best Comedy Album: “Weird Al” Yankovic, Mandatory Fan

Best New Age Album: Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman, Winds of Samsara

Best Improved Jazz Solo: Chick Corea, “Fingerprints”

Best Jazz Vocal Album: Dianne Reeves, Beautiful Life

Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Chick Corea Trio, Trilogy

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, Life In The Bubble

Best Latin Jazz Album: Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, The Offense Of The Drum

Best Pop Vocal Album: Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour

Best Pop Solo Performance: Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

Best R&B Performance: Beyonce, “Drunk in Love”

Best R&B Song: Beyonce, “Drunk in Love”

Best R&B Album: Toni Braxton and Babyface, Love, Marriage & Divorce

Best Rock Album: Beck, Morning Phase

Best Rap Album: Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP 2

Best Urban Contemporary Album: Pharrell Williams, Girl

Best Music Video: Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

Best Dance/Electronic Album: Aphex Twin, Syro

Best Alternative Music Album: St. Vincent, St. Vincent

Best Country Album: Miranda Lambert, Platinum

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