British soul singer Sam Smith has won four Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, including the prestigious prizes for record and song of the year and best new artist.
Smith, who was the only solo artist to sell more than a million albums in both the UK and US in 2014, dedicated his wins to an ex-lover for making it all possible. “Thank you so much for breaking my heart,” Smith told the pop royalty in the audience, “because you got me four Grammys.”
Winning best newcomer, best song and best record for Stay With Me, and best pop vocal album for his debut In the Lonely Hour, Smith was the biggest winner of the night.
Pharrell’s Girl won best urban contemporary album, while Happy won best music video and best pop solo performance. He performed that hit on the night with pianist Lang Lang and composer Hans Zimmer.
Drunk In Love, Beyonce‘s collaboration with her husband Jay-Z, was named best R&B performance and best R&B song, and Beyonce also won best surround sound album.
Madonna, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney were among those performing at the Los Angeles ceremony.
Here’s a list of the main winners of last night’s Grammy awards…
- Album of the year: Morning Phase – Beck (above)
- Record of the year: Stay With Me – Sam Smith
- Song of the year: Stay With Me – Sam Smith
- Best new artist: Sam Smith
- Best pop vocal album: In the Lonely Hour – Sam Smith
- Best pop solo performance: Happy (live) – Pharrell Williams