In Case You Missed It: Here Are The Big Winners From the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards were last night and, unlike previous years, many fans and viewers watched the credits roll with a feeling of satisfaction. There were many great performances: Kanye performing "Only One," Katy Perry performing "By The Grace Of God," Kanye, Rihanna, and Paul McCartney performing "FourFiveSeconds," and many more. Also, many of the GRAMMY-winning artists from the night actually deserved to win. Go figure. Sam Smith walked away with 4 GRAMMYs! However, the night was not without..."controversy." Beyoncé was chosen to perform her rendition of Mahalia Jackson's "Take My Hand, Precious Lord," a song Ledisi sang as Mahalia Jackson in the movie Selma. Many people believed Ledisi deserved to perform the song at the GRAMMYs and that she would have done a much better job. It's definitely hard to argue with that. In other news, Beyoncé was nominated for Album Of The Year and lost to Beck. As Beck accepted his award, Kanye jokingly got on stage as if he was going to interrupt Beck's speech, similar to how he interrupted Taylor Swift years ago, but then sat back down with a huge smile on his face while the crowd erupted in laughter. Even though Kanye did not interrupt Beck, the sentiment behind the gesture was pretty clear as echoed by his statements afterwards:

"If they want real artists to keep coming back, they need to stop playing with us. Flawless Beyoncé video, and Beck needs to respect artistry and he should have given his award to Beyoncé. And at this point, we tired of it! Because what happens is, when you keep on diminishing art and not respecting the craft and smacking people in the face after they deliver monumental feats of music. It's disrespectful to inspiration. And we as musicians have to inspire people who go to work everyday, and listen to Beyoncé and they feel like it takes them to another place. Then they do this whole promotional event, and they'll run the music over somebody's speech, an artist, because they want a commercial advertising. No, we not playing with them no more. And by the way, I got my wife, I got my daughter, and my clothing line, so I'm not gonna do nothing to put my daughter at risk. But I am here to fight for creativity, that's the reason I didn't say anything tonight."

It wouldn't be the GRAMMYs if SOMETHING didn't go down. Check out the winners below. Enjoy.

Album of the Year

Morning Phase- Beck

Record of the Year

"Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)"- Sam Smith

Song of the Year

"Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)"- Sam Smith

Best New Artist

Sam Smith

Best Pop Solo Performance

"Happy (Live)"- Pharrell Williams

Best Pop Vocal Album

In The Lonely Hour- Sam Smith

Best Rock Performance

"Lazaretto"- Jack White

Best Rock Album

Morning Phase- Beck

Best R&B Performance

"Drunk In Love (feat. Jay Z)"- Beyoncé

Best Traditional R&B Performance

"Jesus Children (feat. Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm-Jamal Warner)"- Robert Glasper Experiment

Best R&B Song

"Drunk In Love (feat. Jay Z)"- Beyoncé

Best Urban Contemporary Album

G  I  R  L  - Pharrell Williams

Best R&B Album

Love, Marriage & Divorce- Toni Braxton & Babyface

Best Rap Performance

"i"- Kendrick Lamar

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

"Monster (feat. Rihanna)"- Eminem

Best Rap Song

"i"- Kendrick Lamar

Best Rap Album

The Marshall Mathers LP 2- Eminem

For a full list of nominees and winners of awards I did not list, go here.

-AO