57th Grammy® Awards Coverage

Welcome to DigitalHit.com's coverage of the 57th Annual Grammy Awards which were handed out out on Sunday, February 8th, 2015.

8:00 PM

The Grammys open with AC/DC's first ever performance at the ceremony. It's fun to see the Foo Fighters Dave Grohl rocking out in the audience.

8:07 PM

Tonight's host, LL Cool J, strolls out to welcome us to tonight's ceremony.

8:08 PM

Tonight's first award, Best New Artist, is being presented by Taylor Swift. And the Grammy goes to Sam Smith. Is it just me or does he remind you of Boy George?

8:16 PM

Anna Kendrick is here now to introduce a performance by Ariana Grande, which just happens to be my favourite Starbucks size.

8:21 PM

Jessie J and Sir Tom Jones pay tribute to songwriters Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil by performing "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'." The duo then present Best Pop Solo Performance. And the Grammy goes to Pharrell Williams for "Happy."

8:33 PM

Dierks Bentley intros a performance by Miranda Lambert.

8:37 PM

Barry Gibb and Pentatonix are here now to present Best Pop Vocal Album. And the Grammy goes to Sam Smith's In the Lonely Hour.

8:44 PM

LL Cool J tells us that dreams don't have deadlines before introducing Kanye West singing a song he co-wrote with Paul McCartney.

8:48 PM

Miley Cryus and Nicki Minaj intro a performance by Madonna of her new song "Living for Love".

8:54 PM

Josh Duhamel and New England Patriots' Julian Edelman and Malcolm Butler hand out the award for Best Rock Album. And the Grammy goes to Beck for Morning Phase.

9:02 PM

Smokey Robinson and Nile Rodgers pay tribute to the late George Harrison before presenting Best R&B Performance. And the Grammy goes to Beyoncé for "Drunk in Love."

9:05 PM

James Corden introduces a performance by Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, Questlove, Adam Blackstone and Herbie Hancock.

9:11 PM

Sheeran intros a performance by Jeff Lynne and ELO. He then joins them for the next song.

9:15 PM

Ryan Seacrest introduces a song by Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani.

9:25 PM

LL Cool J pays tribute to Martin Bandier before introducing a performance of "Take Me to Church" by Hozier. He's joined by Annie Lennox and they segue into "Put a Spell on You."

9:32 PM

Nick Jonas and Meghan Trainor trade country roots before presenting Best Country Album. And the Grammy goes to Platinum by Miranda Lambert.

9:34 PM

The Weekend (the guy not the days) introduces a performance by Pharrell, Lang Lang and Hans Zimmer.

9:44 PM

In a taped segment, President Obama talks about violence against women and how artists can influence change.

9:46 PM

Brooke Axtell, a victim of domestic violence, speaks about authentic love. She then introduces a performance of "By the Grace of God" by Katy Perry. Speaking of domestic violence, Chris Brown is a multiple nominee tonight.

9:58 PM

Katharine McPhee intros a performance by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga of "Cheek to Cheek".

10:02 PM

LL Cool J pays tribute to music festival legend George Wein before introducing a tribute to Stevie Wonder by Usher.

10:13 PM

Keith Urban introduces a performance of "Give Me Back My Hometown" by Eric Church.

10:18 PM

Brandy Clark and Dwight Yoakam then perform Clark's "Hold My Hand."

10:21 PM

After a little delay, we go into a performance by Rihanna, Paul McCartney and Kanye West. Now there's a mix.

10:31 PM

Mary J. Blige joins Sam Smith on "Stay With Me."

10:35 PM

Gina Rodriguez introduces a performance by Juanes.

10:39 PM

The Legendary Prince takes to the stage, getting a standing ovation just for walking out. He's presenting Album of the Year. He says "Albums still matter. Like books and black lives." And the Grammy goes to Beck for Morning Phase. Kanye leaps to the stage apparently to try attempt his Taylor Swift interruption again. I guess some people are scratching their heads, but the Grammys are known for stunning choices at times.

10:49 PM

Shia LaBeouf reads a poem before introducing a performance by Sia.

10:53 PM

Enrique Iglesias mentions Max Martin's earlier winner for Producer of the Year before presenting Song of the Year. And the Grammy goes to "Stay With Me" and writers James Napier, William Phillips and Sam Smith.

11:01 PM

Dave Grohl pays tribute to David Letterman's support of musical acts before he introduces a performance by Beck and Chris Martin.

11:07 PM

Jamie Foxx and the wonderful Stevie Wonder are presenting Record of the Year. And the Grammy goes to Sam Smith for "Stay With Me."

11:16 PM

Neil Portnow, Ryan Tedder and Jennifer Hudson take to the stage. Portnow says that new technologies should still fairly pay artists. They then talk about the Creative Alliance that will ask Congress to make sure artists are paid fairly by new developments in distribution.

11:20 PM

It's time for the In Memoriam segement.

11:27 PM

LL Cool J and Gwyneth Paltrow introduce a performance of the gospel song "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" by Beyoncé.

11:32 PM

Beyoncé then introduces a performance by John Legend and Common of "Glory" from the movie Selma.

11:38 PM

That's it folks!

Here is the complete list of winners:

Record Of The Year

  • Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)
    Sam Smith
    Steve Fitzmaurice, Rodney Jerkins & Jimmy Napes, producers; Steve Fitzmaurice, Jimmy Napes & Steve Price, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
    Label: Capitol Records

Album Of The Year

  • Morning Phase
    Beck Hansen, producer; Tom Elmhirst, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden, Greif Neill, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin & Joe Visciano, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
    Label:Capitol Records

Song Of The Year

  • Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)
    James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith, songwriters (Sam Smith)
    Label: Capitol Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Songs LLC obo Naughty Words Ltd./Universal-Polygram Int. Tunes, Inc. obo Method Paperwork

Best New Artist

  • Sam Smith
    Label: Capitol Records

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • Happy (Live)
    Pharrell Williams
    Label: Columbia Records

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • Say Something
    A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera
    Track from: Is There Anybody Out There?
    Label: Epic Records

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

  • Cheek To Cheek
    Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
    Label: Streamline/Columbia/RPM/Interscope

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • In The Lonely Hour
    Sam Smith
    Label: Capitol Records

Best Dance Recording

  • Rather Be
    Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne
    Grace Chatto & Jack Patterson, producers; Wez Clarke & Jack Patterson, mixers
    Track from: New Eyes
    Label: Big Beat/Atlantic

Best Dance/Electronic Album

  • Syro
    Aphex Twin
    Label: Warp Records

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

  • Bass & Mandolin
    Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer
    Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer
    Label: Nonesuch

Best Rock Performance

  • Lazaretto
    Jack White
    Track from: Lazaretto
    Label: Third Man Records/Columbia Records

Best Metal Performance

  • The Last In Line
    Tenacious D
    Track from: Ronnie James Dio - This Is Your Life
    Label: Rhino

Best Rock Song

  • Ain't It Fun
    Hayley Williams & Taylor York, songwriters (Paramore)
    Track from: Paramore
    Label: Fueled By Ramen; Publishers: WB Music Corp./But Father, I Just Want To Sing/FBR Music And Hunterboro Music/WB Music Corp/Justin's Polite Music

Best Rock Album

  • Morning Phase
    Label: Capitol Records

Best Alternative Music Album

  • St. Vincent
    St. Vincent
    Label: Loma Vista Recordings / Republic

Best R&B Performance

  • Drunk In Love
    Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z
    Track from: Beyoncé
    Label: Columbia Records

Best Traditional R&B Performance

  • Jesus Children
    Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm Jamal Warner
    Track from: Black Radio 2
    Label: Blue Note Records

Best R&B Song

  • Drunk In Love
    Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyoncé Knowles, Timothy Mosely, Andre Eric Proctor & Brian Soko, songwriters (Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z)
    Track from: Beyoncé
    Label: Columbia Records

Best Urban Contemporary Album

  • Girl
    Pharrell Williams
    Label: Columbia Records

Best R&B Album

  • Love, Marriage & Divorce
    Toni Braxton & Babyface
    Label: Def Jam Recordings

Best Rap Performance

  • I
    Kendrick Lamar
    Label: Top Dawg Entertainment/Interscope Records

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

  • The Monster
    Eminem Featuring Rihanna
    Track from: The Marshall Mathers LP2
    Label: Aftermath

Best Rap Song

  • I
    K. Duckworth & C. Smith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
    Label: Top Dawg Entertainment/Interscope Records

Best Rap Album

  • The Marshall Mathers LP2
    Label: Aftermath

Best Country Solo Performance

  • Something In The Water
    Carrie Underwood
    Label: Sony Nashville

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • Gentle On My Mind
    The Band Perry
    Track from: Glen Campbell, I’ll Be Me Soundtrack EP
    Label: Big Machine Records

Best Country Song

  • I'm Not Gonna Miss You
    Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell)
    Track from: Glen Campbell, I’ll Be Me Soundtrack
    Label: Big Machine Records

Best Country Album

  • Platinum
    Miranda Lambert
    Label: RCA Nashville

Best New Age Album

  • Winds Of Samsara
    Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman
    Label: Listen 2 Africa

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

  • Fingerprints
    Chick Corea, soloist
    Track from: Trilogy (Chick Corea Trio)
    Label: Concord Jazz

Best Jazz Vocal Album

  • Beautiful Life
    Dianne Reeves
    Label: Concord Records

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

  • Trilogy
    Chick Corea Trio
    Label: Concord Jazz

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

  • Life In The Bubble
    Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
    Label: Telarc International

Best Latin Jazz Album

  • The Offense Of The Drum
    Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
    Label: Motema

Best Gospel Performance/Song

  • No Greater Love
    Smokie Norful
    Smokie Norful; Aaron W. Lindsey & Smokie Norful, songwriters
    Label: Tre'Myles/Motown Gospel; Publishers: Capitol CMG Paragon, Aaron Lindsey Pub. admin. by CapitolCMGPublishing.com/Meadowgreen Music Company, Norful Music Publishing

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

  • Messengers
    Lecrae Featuring For King & Country
    Lecrae Featuring For King & Country; Torrance Esmond, Ran Jackson, Ricky Jackson, Kenneth Chris Mackey, Lecrae Moore, Joseph Prielozny, Joel Smallbone & Luke Smallbone, songwriters
    Label: Reach Records; Publishers: Fellowship Of The Unashamed Music, WB Music Corp./Method To The Madness/Shankel Songs/Warner Tamerlane/Kilns Music/Aly Plane Music/Evident Music/Before I Die Publishing/Joseph Prielozny Music/Track Or Die Music LLC

Best Gospel Album

  • Help
    Erica Campbell
    Label: EOne/My Block

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

  • Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.
    For King & Country
    Label: Fervent/Word/Curb

Best Roots Gospel Album

  • Shine For All The People
    Mike Farris
    Mike Farris
    Label: Compass Records

Best Latin Pop Album

  • Tangos
    Rubén Blades
    Label: Sunnyside Records

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

  • Multiviral
    Calle 13
    Label: Sony Music Latin

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

  • Mano A Mano - Tangos A La Manera De Vicente Fernández
    Vicente Fernández
    Label: Sony Music Latin

Best Tropical Latin Album

  • Más + Corazón Profundo
    Carlos Vives
    Label: Sony Music Latin

Best American Roots Performance

  • A Feather's Not A Bird
    Rosanne Cash
    Rosanne Cash
    Track from: The River & The Thread
    Label: Blue Note Records

Best American Roots Song

  • A Feather's Not A Bird
    Rosanne Cash
    Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal, songwriters (Rosanne Cash)
    Track from: The River & The Thread
    Label: Blue Note Records; Publishers: Chelcait Music admin. by Measurable Music LLC, a Notable Music Co./Lev-A-Tunes

Best Americana Album

  • The River & The Thread
    Rosanne Cash
    Label: Blue Note Records

Best Bluegrass Album

  • The Earls Of Leicester
    The Earls Of Leicester
    Label: Rounder

Best Blues Album

  • Step Back
    Johnny Winter
    Label: Megaforce Records

Best Folk Album

  • Remedy
    Old Crow Medicine Show
    Label: ATO Records

Best Regional Roots Music Album

  • The Legacy
    Jo-El Sonnier
    Label: Takau Records

Best Reggae Album

  • Fly Rasta
    Ziggy Marley
    Label: Tuff Gong Worldwide

Best World Music Album

  • Eve
    Angelique Kidjo
    Label: 429 Records

Best Children's Album

  • I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World (Malala Yousafzai)
    Neela Vaswani
    Label: Hachette Audio

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

  • Diary Of A Mad Diva
    Joan Rivers
    Label: Penguin Audio

Best Comedy Album

  • Mandatory Fun
    "Weird Al" Yankovic
    Label: RCA Records

Best Musical Theater Album

  • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
    Jessie Mueller, principal soloist; Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell & Billy Jay Stein, producers (Carole King, composer & lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast)
    Label: Ghostlight/Razor & Tie

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

  • Frozen
    (Various Artists)
    Label: Walt Disney Records

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Alexandre Desplat, composer
    Label: Abkco Music & Records

Best Song Written For Visual Media

  • Let It Go
    Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters (Idina Menzel)
    Track from: Frozen
    Label: Walt Disney Records; Publisher: Wonderland Music Company, Inc.

Best Instrumental Composition

  • The Book Thief
    John Williams, composer (John Williams)
    Track from: The Book Thief Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    Label: Sony Classical, Fox Music; Publisher: Fox Film Music Corp.

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

  • Daft Punk
    Ben Bram, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstie Maldonado & Kevin Olusola, arrangers (Pentatonix)
    Track from: PTX, Vol. 2
    Label: RCA Records

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

  • New York Tendaberry
    Billy Childs, arranger (Billy Childs Featuring Renée Fleming & Yo-Yo Ma)
    Track from: Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro
    Label: Masterworks

Best Recording Package

  • Lightning Bolt
    Jeff Ament, Don Pendleton, Joe Spix & Jerome Turner, art directors (Pearl Jam)
    Label: Republic Records

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

  • The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27)
    Susan Archie, Dean Blackwood & Jack White, art directors (Various Artists)
    Label: Third Man Records/ Revenant Records

Best Album Notes

  • Offering: Live At Temple University
    Ashley Kahn, album notes writer (John Coltrane)
    Label: Resonance/Impulse

Best Historical Album

  • The Garden Spot Programs, 1950
    Colin Escott & Cheryl Pawelski, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Hank Williams)
    Label: Omnivore Recordings

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

  • Morning Phase
    Tom Elmhirst, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden, Greif Neill, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin & Joe Visciano, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Beck)
    Label: Capitol Records

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

  • Max Martin
    • Bang Bang (Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj) (S)
    • Break Free (Ariana Grande Featuring Zedd) (S)
    • Dark Horse (Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J) (S)
    • Problem (Ariana Grande Featuring Iggy Azalea) (S)
    • Shake It Off (Taylor Swift) (S)
    • Unconditionally (Katy Perry) (S)

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

  • All Of Me (Tiesto's Birthday Treatment Remix)
    Tijs Michiel Verwest, remixer (John Legend)
    Label: Columbia Records

Best Surround Sound Album

  • Beyoncé
    Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Tom Coyne, surround mastering engineer; Beyoncé Knowles, surround producer (Beyoncé)
    Label: Columbia Records

Best Engineered Album, Classical

  • Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem; Symphony No. 4; The Lark Ascending
    Michael Bishop, engineer; Michael Bishop, mastering engineer (Robert Spano, Norman Mackenzie, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus)
    Label: ASO Media

Producer Of The Year, Classical

  • Judith Sherman
    • Beethoven: Cello & Piano Complete (Fischer Duo)
    • Brahms By Heart (Chiara String Quartet)
    • Composing America (Lark Quartet)
    • Divergence (Plattform K + K Vienna)
    • The Good Song (Thomas Meglioranza)
    • Mozart & Brahms: Clarinet Quintets (Anthony McGill & Pacifica Quartet)
    • Snapshot (American Brass Quintet)
    • Two X Four (Jaime Laredo, Jennifer Koh, Vinay Parameswaran & Curtis 20/21 Ensemble)
    • Wagner Without Words (Ll_r Williams)

Best Orchestral Performance

  • Adams, John: City Noir
    David Robertson, conductor (St. Louis Symphony)
    Label: Nonesuch

Best Opera Recording

  • Charpentier: La Descente D'Orphée Aux Enfers
    Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Aaron Sheehan; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble)
    Label: CPO

Best Choral Performance

  • The Sacred Spirit Of Russia
    Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (Conspirare)
    Label: Harmonia Mundi

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

  • In 27 Pieces - The Hilary Hahn Encores
    Hilary Hahn & Cory Smythe
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

  • Play
    Jason Vieaux
    Label: Azica Records

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

  • Douce France
    Anne Sofie Von Otter; Bengt Forsberg, accompanist (Carl Bagge, Margareta Bengston, Mats Bergström, Per Ekdahl, Bengan Janson, Olle Linder & Antoine Tamestit)
    Label: Naïve

Best Classical Compendium

  • Partch: Plectra & Percussion Dances
    Partch; John Schneider, producer
    Label: Bridge Records, Inc.

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

  • Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean
    John Luther Adams, composer (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)
    Label: Cantaloupe Music

Best Music Video

  • Happy
    Pharrell Williams
    We Are From LA, video director; Kathleen Heffernan, Roman Pichon Herrera, Jett Steiger & Cedric Troadec, video producers
    Label: Columbia Records

Best Music Film

  • 20 Feet From Stardom
    Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill
    Morgan Neville, video director; Gil Friesen & Caitrin Rogers, video producers
    Label: Anchor Bay