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57th Annual Grammy Awards

Feb 9, 2015 18:31 IST

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards were held on 8 February 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. In all, 83 Grammy Awards were presented at the function.

The nominations of the award were announced on 5 December 2014.

List of Top Grammy Awards

Category

Album

Artist

Best album of the year

Morning Phase

Beck Hansen

Best record of the year

Stay With Me

Sam Smith

Best song of the year

Stay With Me

James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith

Best new artist

-

Sam Smith

Children’s Album

I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World (Malala Yousafzai)

Neela Vaswani

Best Pop solo performance

Happy (Live)

Pharrell Williams

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Say Something

A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Cheek to Cheek

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Syro

Aphex Twin

Best Rock Performance

Lazaretto

Jack White

Best Metal Performance

The Last In Line

Tenacious D

Best Rock Album

Morning Phase

Beck

Best R&B Performance

Drunk in Love

Beyonce featuring Jay Z

Best Rap Performance

I

Kendrick Lamar

Best Country Solo Performance

Something in the Water

Carrie Underwood

Best New Age Album

Winds of Samsara

Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Fingerprints

Chick Corea, soloist

Best Gospel Performance

No Greater Love

Smokie Norful, Aaron W. Lindsey, songwriters

Best Latin Pop Album

Tangos

Ruben Blades

Best World Music Album

Eve

Angelique Kidjo

 

Indians in 57th Annual Grammy Awards
This year two Indians have won Grammy Awards. They are:
•    Ricky Kej: His collaborated album Winds of Samsara won the Best New Age Album Trophy.
•    Neela Vaswani: She won award in Children’s Album category for her album I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World (Malala Yousafzai).

About Grammy Awards
•    Grammy Awards are the recording industry’s most prestigious award presented annually by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) of the United States.
•    The awards are awarded to artists and technical professionals for their outstanding achievements in the music industry.
•    The awards are presented to recipients at the annual presentation ceremony which features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest.
•    The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on 4 May 1959.

 

Quick Digest

Who: 57th Annual Grammy Awards

Where: Los Angeles , US

What: Conferred

When: 8 February 2015

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