Sam Smith triumphs at Grammys

Sam Smith was the big winner at last night's (08.02.15) Grammy Awards, picking up four prizes, while Pharrell Williams scooped three, and Beck, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar and Eminem all bagged two awards

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Sam Smith at the Grammy Awards

Sam Smith was the big winner at last night's (08.02.15) Grammy Awards, taking home four trophies.

The British singer appeared emotional as he picked up the evening's first prize, Best New Artist but the win was swiftly followed by gongs for Record of the Year and Song of the Year for his hit 'Stay with Me' and Best Pop Vocal Album for 'In the Lonely Hour'.

Picking up Best Pop Vocal Album, Sam - who also teamed up with Mary J. Blige for an orchestral version of 'Stay with Me' - told the audience at Los Angeles' Staples Centre: "I just wanna say that before I made this record I was doing everything to try and get my music out. I was trying to lose weight and I was making awful music. It was only until I started to be myself that the music started to flow and people started to listen."

One of the biggest shocks of the night came when Beck scooped Album of the Year for his LP 'Morning Phase' - which had already won Best Rock Album - beating the likes of Sam, Pharrell Williams, Ed Sheeran and Beyonce.

And Beyonce's friend Kanye West - who infamously crashed the stage when Taylor Swift beat the 'Drunk in Love' hitmaker to the Best Female Video prize at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards - couldn't resist poking fun at the moment as he made his way onto the stage as Beck accepted the prize and seemed about to interrupt his speech before thinking better of it and turning away.

Cameras then cut to Beyonce who appeared to mouth: "Not again".

Beck didn't seem too upset by the interruption, telling the 'Bound 2' star: "Come back, come back. I need some help."

And Beyonce was unlikely to be too upset as she took home two other awards, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance for 'Drunk in Love', her collaboration with husband Jay Z.

Taking to the stage to collect Best R&B Performance, she said: "Wow, thank you guys so much. This is such an honour. I'd like to thank God...This has been such an incredible year. I love y'all.

"I'd like to thank my beloved husband. I love you deep My daughter who's watching, Blue, I love you.

"I'd like to say thank you to my Beyhive. Thank you guys for riding so hard."

Pharrell Williams was the night's other big winner, taking home three awards.

He scooped the prizes for Best Music Video and Best Pop Solo Performance for 'Happy' and Best Urban Contemporary Album for 'G I R L'.

Other winners at the prestigious annual ceremony, which was hosted by LL Cool J, included Kendrick Lamar - whose track 'i' won both Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance - Eminem, Carrie Underwood and Jack White.

57th Annual Grammy Awards selected winners list:

Album of the year:

'Morning Phase', Beck

Song of the year:

'Stay With Me', Sam Smith

Record of the year:

'Stay With Me', Sam Smith

New artist:

Sam Smith

Pop vocal album:

'In the Lonely Hour', Sam Smith

Pop solo performance:

'Happy (Live)', Pharrell Williams

Pop duo/group performance:

'Say Something', A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera

Traditional pop vocal album:

'Cheek to Cheek', Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett

Rock album:

'Morning Phase', Beck

Rock performance:

'Lazaretto', Jack White

Rock song:

'Ain't It Fun', Hayley Williams and Taylor York

Country album:

'Platinum', Miranda Lambert

Country solo performance:

'Something in the Water', Carrie Underwood

Country duo/group performance:

'Gentle on My Mind', The Band Perry

Country song:

'I'm Not Gonna Miss You', Glen Campbell

Rap album: 'The Marshall Mathers LP2', Eminem

Rap performance:

'i', Kendrick Lamar

Rap/sung collaboration:

'The Monster', Eminem and Rihanna

Rap song: 'i' Kendrick Lamar

R&B song:

'Drunk in Love', Beyonce and Jay Z

R&B performance:

'Drunk in Love', Beyonce and Jay Z

Urban contemporary album:

'G I R L', Pharrell Williams

Best Music Video:

'Happy', Pharrell Williams

R&B album:

'Love, Marriage & Divorce', Toni Braxton and Babyface

Sam Smith

Tipped young soul pop singer making a name for himself as a guest vocalist on tracks by Disclosure and Naughty Boy.

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