2015 Grammy Winners

By Louie Wieseman

The Grammys wrapped up another exciting year of music. Here are the winners from the main ceremony held in the Staples Center in Los Angeles:

Record of the Year – “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith
Album of the Year – Morning Phase by Beck
Song of the Year – “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith
Best New Artist – Sam Smith
Best Pop Solo Performance – “Happy” by Pharrell Williams
Best Pop Vocal Album – In The Lonely Hour by Sam Smith
Best Rock Album – Morning Phase by Beck
Best R&B Performance – “Drunk In Love” by Beyonce and Jay Z
Best Country Album – Platinum by Miranda Lambert

        Earlier Sunday, the Grammy Premiere ceremony was held and hosted by Hunter Hayes. Here are the winners in reverse order as presented:

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical – Max Martin
Best Folk Album – Remedy by Old Crow Medicine Show
Best Americana Album – The River & The Thread by Rosanne Cash
Best American Roots Song – “A Feather’s Not A Bird” by Rosanne Cash
Best American Roots Performance – “A Feather’s Not A Bird” by Rosanne Cash
Best R&B Album – Love, Marriage & Divorce by Toni Braxton & Babyface
Best Urban Contemporary Album – Girl by Pharrell WilliamsBest R&B Song – “Drunk In Love” by Beyonce ft. Jay Z
Best Traditional R&B Performance – “Jesus Children” by Robert Glasper Experiment ft. Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Best Rap Album – Marshall Mathers LP2
Best Rap Song – “i” by Kendrick Lamar
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – “The Monster” by Eminem
Best Rap Performance – “i” by Kendrick Lamar
Best Comedy Album – Mandatory Fun by Weird Al
Best Spoken Word Album – Diary of a Mad Diva by Joan Rivers
Best Blues Album – The Earls of Leicester by The Earls of Leicester
Best Alternative Music Album – St. Vincent by St. Vincent
Best Rock Song – “Ain’t It Fun” by Paramore
Best Metal Performance – “The Last In Line” by Tenacious D
Best Rock Performance – “Lazaretto” by Jack White
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album – Bass & Mandolin by Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album – “Cheek to Cheek” by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – “Say Something” by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera
Best Bluegrass Album – The Earls Of Leicester by Earls of Leicester
Best Country Song – “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” by Glen Campbell
Best Country Duo/Group Performance – “Gentle On My Mind” by The Band Perry
Best Country Solo Performance – “Something in the Water” by Carrie Underwood
Best Music Film – 20 Feet From Stardom by Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill
Best Music Video – “Happy” by Pharrell Williams
Best Song Written For Visual Media – “Let It Go” by Idina Menziel from the movie
Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media – The Grand Budapest Hotel composed by Alexandre Desplat
Best Comp. Soundtrack For Visual Media – The Frozen Soundtrack
Best Musical Theater Album – Beautiful: The Carole King Musical­ by Carole King and the respective Broadway Cast)
Best Latin Jazz Album – The Offense of the Drum by Arutro O’Farrill & The Afro
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album – Life In The Bubble by Gordon’s Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
Best Jazz Instrumental Album – Trilogy by Chick Corea Trio
Best Jazz Vocal Album – Beautiful Life by Dianne Reeves
Best Improvised Jazz Solo – “Fingerprints” by Trilogy (Chick Corea Trio), soloist: Chick Corea
Best Dance/Electronic Album – Syro by Aphex Twin
Best Dance Recording – “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne
Best Tropical Latin Album – Mas + Corazon Profundo by Carlos Vives
Best Regional Mexican Music Album – Mano A Mano – Tangos A La Manera De Vicente Fernández by Vicente Fernandez
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album – Multiviral by Calle 13
Best Latin Pop Album – Tangos by Ruben Blades
Best Roots Gospel Album – Shine For All The People by Mike Farris
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album – Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong. by For King & Country
Best Gospel Album – Help by Erica Campbell
Best Contemporary Christian Music Perf./Song – “Messengers” by Lecrae ft. For King & Country
Best Gospel Performance/Song – “No Greater Love” by Smokie Norful
Best Contemporary Classical Composition – “Become Ocean” by John Luther Adams
Best Classical Compendium – Partch: Plectra & Percussion Dances produced by John Schneider
Classical Solo Vocal Album – Douce France by Anne Sofie Von Otter and Bengt Forsberg
Best Classical Instrumental Solo – “Play” by Jazon Vieaux
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance – In 27 Pieces – The Hilary Hahn Encores by Hilary Hahn and Cory Smythe
Best Choral Performance – The Sacred Spirit Of Russia conducted by Craig Hella Johnson
Best Opera Recording – Charpentier: La Descente D’Orphée Aux Enfers by the Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble and the Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble
Best Orchestral Performance – John Adams conducting the St. Louis Symphony in City Noir
Producer of the Year, Classical – Judith Sherman
Best Engineered Album, Classical – Michael Bishop for Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem; Symphony No. 4; The Lark Ascending
Best Surround Sound Album – Beyonce by Beyonce (Elliot Scheiner, Bob Ludwig, and Beyonce Knowles)
Best Remixed Recording – “All of Me (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix) by Tijs Michiel Verwest and John Legend
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical – Morning Phase by Beck
Best Historical Album – The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 by Colin Escott, Cheryl Pawelski, and Hank WIlliams
Best Album Notes – Offering: Live At Temple University by Ashley Kahn and writer John Coltrane
Best Boxed or Limited Edition Package – The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Vol. One (1917-27) by Susan Archie, Dean Blackwood, and Jack White
Best Recording Package – Lighting Bolt by Pearl Jam
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals – Billy Childs for “New York Tendaberry”
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella – Pentatonix for “Daft Punk”
Best Instrumental Composition – John Williams for The Book Thief
Best Childrens Album – I Am Malala by Neela Vaswani
Best World Music Album – Eve by Angelique Kidjo
Best Reggae Album – Fly Rasta by Ziggy Marley
Best Regional Roots Music Album – The Legacy by Jo El Sonnier
New Best Age Album – Winds of Samsara by Rick Kej and Wouter Kellerman