Sam Smith steals the Grammys

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The 57th Annual Grammy Awards took an interesting turn this year. Even though many predicted this to be “Sam Smith’s Year,” most did not believe that Sam Smith would win nearly every award for which he was nominated, from Record of the Year to Best New Artist, and so on.

But let’s start with the beginning. First we had the red carpet. Beyoncé’s floor-length, black dress was absolutely stunning and definitely a crowd pleaser, as was Miley Cyrus’ floor-length, classy, black dress.

If black dresses were the theme of the night, neither Taylor Swift nor Rihanna got the memo. Swift’s high-low, turquoise dress, paired with purple heels, was gorgeous and very put together.

But, not all dresses were as gorgeous as these. Rihanna’s dress was the talk of the red carpet. She wore a pink ball gown with one, giant, unflattering ruffle on it.

Then there were the performances. The performers included Stevie Wonder, Sam Smith, Beyoncé and many more.

The most impressive was Beyoncé’s gospel classic “Take My Hand, Precious Lord.” It was absolutely stunning. Not only was her voice excellent; she did not show off too much, as many other performers did.

The other crowd-pleaser was Mary J. Blige and Sam Smith’s duet of “Stay with Me.” It gave the audience chills, and Blige’s voice was a perfect match for Smith’s soothing one.

Moving on to the most important portion of the Grammys: the awards. Pharrell Williams, Beyoncé and Sam Smith were all nominated for six awards.

As usual, most of the people who were nominated were nominated for multiple categories, such as Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. Taylor Swift and Sam Smith were both nominated for all of the three of these categories.

Smith won two out of the three categories over Swift, and Pharrell Williams took the Best Pop Solo Performance Award for his hit song “Happy.”

In total, Smith took home four awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album. Although he is very talented, many felt that other artists deserved some of these awards; still, it was predicted that Smith would go home with multiple awards.

Another predicable winner was “Frozen.” “Let It Go” was awarded Best Song Written for Visual Media, and the “Frozen” soundtrack won Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.

Other notable winners were Paramore (Best Rock Song), Jack White (Best Rock Performance), Beyoncé (Best R&B Performance), Miranda Lambert (Best Country Album) and Pentatonix (Best Arrangement).

The biggest shocker of the night was Beck. Beck was awarded multiple awards for his album “Morning Phase,” beating Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran. This came as a shock to many, including Beck himself. Although considered a worthwhile nominee, he was never predicted to win Album of the Year; Ed Sheeran’s album “Multiply” was.

As usual, although critics try to predict who will win the various awards, they are never 100 percent correct. Yes, Sam Smith took home multiple awards as predicted, but no one guessed that Beck would win Album of the Year. The Grammys will never be as predictable as people would like them to be. As for Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran not winning anything: There’s always next year.