Soulful singer Sam Smith was the big winner Sunday night at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California. Smith took home four awards: Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album, Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
The British artist's 2014 album, "In the Lonely Hour," was about the painful break-up he experienced last year with someone he loved. But Smith noted the happy ending. He accepted his final award for Record of the Year by thanking the one who broke his heart, "cause you got me four Grammys," he said.
The big surprise of the night was in the Album of the Year category. Many expected Beyoncé to win for her self-titled album. But musician Beck took home the award for his album "Morning Phase."
The recording was also honored with the Best Rock Album award.
Kanye West played a little trick on Beck and the crowd at the Staples Center. He jumped up on stage as Beck was accepting the award. The move was similar to the bad behavior he displayed at the 2009 Video Music Awards. At that event, West interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech to tell the crowd that Beyoncé deserved the award that Swift had just received.
However, Sunday night, West left the stage immediately, laughing. The audience realized it was just a prank. West even fooled Beyoncé's husband, Jay-Z, who gave a look of horror when West jumped on the stage.
Beyoncé did not go home with empty hands Sunday night. She won three Grammys, including Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance for her song, "Drunk in Love."
Other Grammy winners included country singer Miranda Lambert and rapper-singer Pharell Williams. The show included a video message from President Barack Obama about ending domestic violence.
Critical opinion was mixed about the musical performances at the Grammy Awards. Most critics praised Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett for their delivery of "Cheek to Cheek."
The combination of Paul McCartney, Kanye West and Rihanna performing her new song "FourFiveSeconds" was also well received.
And the crowd roared for the performance of Sia's song, "Chandelier." Actresses Kristen Wiig and Maddie Ziegler danced to the song.
Opinion was not as singular when it came to Beyoncé's performance of the gospel song, "Take My Hand, Precious Lord." Many critics praised it, but social media posts show a mixed reaction.
Many tweets expressed anger that the Grammy Awards changed the plan for the song last week. Reports say Ledisi had been set to perform the song but Beyoncé asked to take her place.
Other posts on social media had some fun with the clothing fashions of the night. Some wrote that Rihanna's large, bright pink dress looked like a "cake topper."
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The soldier deserves the award for his acts of bravery.
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I was struck with the man's singular appearance.
1.The combination of Paul McCartney, Kanye West and Rihanna performing her new song "FourFiveSeconds" was also well received.
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The proposals have been well received by many deputies.
Literary works of this kind are well received by the masses.
肯伊·威斯特在斯台普斯中心向贝克和观众们做了个小恶作剧，当贝克领奖时他跳到台上来。此举和2009年音乐录像奖时他做的不良举动类似 。当时威斯特打断泰勒·斯威夫特的获奖感言，对观众说碧昂斯比斯威夫特更有资格获得该奖 。
碧昂斯周日晚上回家时没有两手空空，她获得了三项格莱美奖，包括以《Drunk in Love》赢得最佳节奏布鲁斯歌曲和最佳节奏蓝调演出奖。
评论家对格莱美颁奖上的音乐表演意见各异，大多数评论家赞扬了Lady Gaga和托尼·班奈特演出的Cheek to Cheek。
人们对碧昂丝演唱的福音歌曲《Take My Hand, Precious Lord》意见不一，很多评论家赞扬这首歌，但社交媒体上意见不一。