The 2015 Grammy Awards Discussion Post

Live Blog

8.31 PST - Common and John Legend just closed the show with one dramatic performance of "Glory."

8.28 PST - Beyonce just turned the Grammys into a church with a rendition of "Take My Hand, Precious Lord." Sang, gurl, saaang!

8.09 PST - Sam Smith just cemented his status as the "male Adele" by winning Record of the Year. He absolutely owned ish this year.

8.04 PST - Beck and Chris Martin are performing together. Oh, in other news, #WhoIsBeck is also trending on Twitter right now.

7.54 PST - Sam Smith just won Song of the Year for "Stay With Me." Well deserved, bud.

7.49 PST - Sia is performing "Chandelier" with Kristen Wiig and Maddie Ziegler. Yes, you read that correctly. This shit is amazing.

7.39 PST - Prince just presented Beck with Album of the Year. Yonce, whew?

7.38 PST - Juanes is performing right now. #dad

7.33 PST - Mary J Blige and Sam Smith are performing "Stay With Me." Can you even think of a better pairing?

7.21 PST - Rihanna, Kanye and Paul McCartney just woke me up from the daze I fell into mid-broadcast. There's some good energy happening between the trio right now.

7.04 PST - Here comes Ursh with a "If It's Magic" tribute performance to Stevie Wonder. Love me some Stevie.

7.02 PST - What is Jane Fonda doing at the Grammys? lulz

6.59 PST - Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga are performing "Cheek to Cheek" on the center stage. This is good.

6.54 PST - Imagine Dragons has taken over commercial break with a #MoreMusic Target commercial from Vegas. Get that integrated promo!

6.49 PST - Katy Perry is performing "Grace of God" with an introduction by a domestic violence survivor, and she sounds pretty damn great doing so.

6.44pm PST - Barack Obama is introducing Katy Perry's performance, which is pretty awesome.

6.38pm PST - The guy who called Britney's Grammy performance a disappointment is on screen. I wonder if he can feel the fury?

6.37pm PST - Pharrell is performing "Happy" (The Fever Dream Remix)

6.34pm PST - The Weeknd has announced a spoken word recital of Pharrell's "Happy." It's all a bit too much really.

6.33pm PST - Miranda Lambert has taken home Best Country Album.

6.32pm PST - Nick Jonas and Meghan Trainor have got together to announce the winner of Best Country Album and to make awkward puns.

6.28pm PST - Annie Lennox has joined Hozier.

6.26pm PST - Hozier has taken to the stage for his uplifting and not at all depressing anthem "Take Me To Church."

6.16pm PST - Gwen Stefani continues to defy the ageing process and Adam Levine continues to emancipate himself from Maroon 5.

6.15pm PST - Ryan Seacrest just introduced Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani.

6.13pm PST - Ed Sheeran has joined ELO and they're singing "Mr Blue Sky."

6.11pm PST - ELO have taken the stage. I'm struggling to stay awake. These two things aren't unrelated.

6.06pm PST - Ed Sheeran is performing with John Mayer. (Sorry I refuse to acknowledge James Cordon's existence.

6.04pm PST - Beyoncé and Jay Z have just won Best R&B Performance for "Drunk In Love." Beyoncé thanked God and the Bey Hive. Because of course.

6.02pm PST - Nile Rodgers and Smokey Robinson are awarding George Harrison with a lifetime achievement award and Best R&B performance.

5.58pm PST - Check out Madonna's performance here:

5.56pm PST - Beck pick up Best Rock Album. I don't care either, it's okay.

5.54pm PST - I wasn't paying attention to who these people are because Madonna slayed me, but this is Best Rock Album, so I'm not sure how interested I am anyway.

5.51pm PST - Madonna is absolutely killing "Living For Love" right now.

5.48pm PST - Miley Cyrus and Madonna are introducing Madonna! It's here, people!

5.44pm PST - LL Cool J is introducing Kanye West's performance of "Only One."

5.38pm PST - Sam Smith takes home his second award for 'In The Lonely Hour.' Which is great, but Miley though.

5.37pm PST - The BeeJees have just won a lifetime achievement award and are introducing Best Pop Vocal Album.

5.36pm PST - Miranda Lambert is treating us to some of the most cringe-worthy choreography ever seen on television.

5.31pm PST - Miranda Lambert is up next with "Little Red Wagon."

5.26pm PST - Pharrell has won Best Pop Vocal Performance for "Happy" and delivered the single most awkward acceptance speech in Grammy history.

5.25pm PST - Jessie and Tom's performance has inexplicably transitioned into the award for Best Pop Vocal Performance.

5.22pm PST - Tom Jones and Jessie J have taken the stage for their tribute performance of "You've Lost That Loving Feeling."

5.19pm PST - Ariana is performing "Just a Little Bit of Your Heart" with her signature flawless vocals and a full orchestra.

5.17pm PST - Anna Kendrick arrives in a plunging blazer to introduce Ariana Grande.

5.11pm PST - Sam Smith is this year's first winner for Best New Artist!

5.07pm PST - Taylor Swift is here looking incredible to present Best New Artist.

5.02pm PST - AC/DC are opening, which as you can imagine is extraordinarily uninteresting. They're performing a mashup of some Very Important Rock Songs.

5.00pm PST - It's almost kick off people, you ready for this?

3.47pm PST - Max Martin won Best Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. If you didn't know, Max has produced a bunch of Britney's best work, also get off this site. You should know that.

3.32pm PST - Beyoncé just picked up her second award of the evening with "Drunk In Love" for Best R&B Song. It's shaping up to be a good night for Bey.

3.27pm PST - With Eminem also taking home best rap album! Probably not a bad thing that Iggy lost out on this one, the shit storm tomorrow would have been intense.

3.26pm PST - It's better news for Eminem and Rihanna though, who've just scooped best rap collab' for "Monster."

3.24pm PST - Nicki Minaj just lost out on her final nomination for "Anaconda."

3.07pm PST - And Lady Gaga's taking home Best Traditional Pop Vocal. Great, let's encourage her not to make more pop music.

3.04pm PST - Christina Aguilera just won Best Pop Duo with A Great Big World. Get that relevancy, Xtina.

2.55pm PST - The seemingly never-ending "Happy" and Frozen's "Let It Go" have just picked up two awards for Best Music Video and Best Song Written For Visual Media, respectively. Which might signify the end of their almost terrifying reign, if we're lucky.

2.49pm PST - Rejoice Bey Hive, your Queen has scooped her first award. For, um, Best Surround Sound Album. Which is, y'know, cool? Still this brings Beyoncé up to 18 Grammys in total which is nothing to be sneezed at.




Expect solo performances from Queen M, AC/DC, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Usher, Pharrell Williams and Sia.

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett are set to perform together, as is Rihanna, Paul McCartney & Kanye West; John Legend, Common and, reportedly, Beyonce; Sam Smith and Mary J. Blige; Coldplay's Chris Martin and alt-rocker Beck; legendary crooner Tom Jones and Jessie J; Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani; Hozier and Annie Lennox; and Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, The Roots' Questlove, jazz icon Herbie Hancock and legendary British rock band ELO, led by Jeff Lynne.

The nominations...

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX, “Fancy”
Sia, “Chandelier”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

SONG OF THE YEAR
Hozier, “Take Me To Church”
Sia, “Chandelier”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

BEST NEW ARTIST
Bastille
Iggy Azalea
Sam Smith
Haim
Brandy Clark

POP VOCAL ALBUM
Coldplay, Ghost Stories
Miley Cyrus, Bangerz
Ariana Grande, My Everything
Katy Perry, Prism
Ed Sheeran, x
Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
John Legend, “All Of Me”
Sia, “Chandelier”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX, “Fancy”
A Great Big World featuring Christina Aguilera, “Say Something”
Coldplay, “A Sky Full Of Stars”
Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj, “Bang Bang”
Katy Perry featuring Juicy J, “Dark Horse”

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, Cheek To Cheek
Barbra Streisand, Partners
Annie Lennox, Nostalgia
Barry Manilow, Night Songs
Johnny Mathis, Sending You A Little Christmas

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE
Childish Gambino, “3005″
Drake, “0 To 100 / The Catchup”
Eminem, “Rap God”
Kendrick Lamar, “i”
Lecrae, “All I Need Is You”

POP RAP ALBUM
Iggy Azalea, The New Classic
Childish Gambino, Because The Internet
Common, Nobody’s Smiling
Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP II
Schoolboy Q, Oxymoron
Wiz Khalifa, Black Hollywood

BEST REGGAE ALBUM
Ziggy Marley, Fly Rasta
Lee “Scratch” Perry, Back On The Controls
Sean Paul, Full Frequency
Shaggy, Out Of Many, One Music
Sly & Robbie & Spicy Chocolate, The Reggae Power
SOJA, Amid The Noise And The Haste

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
Alt-J, This Is All Yours
Arcade Fire, Reflector
Cage The Elephant, Melophobia
St. Vincent, St. Vincent
Jack White, Lazaretto

BEST ROCK SONG
Paramore, “Ain’t It Fun”
Beck, “Blue Moon”
The Black Keys, “Fever”
Ryan Adams, “Gimme Something Good”
Jack White, “Lazaretto”

BEST ROCK ALBUM
Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams
Beck, Morning Phase
The Black Keys, Turn Blue
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Hypnotic Eye
U2, Songs Of Innocence

URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
Jhene Aiko, Sail Out
Beyonce, Beyonce
Chris Brown. X
Mali Music, Mali Is…
Pharrell Williams, G I R L

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
Dierks Bentley, Riser
Eric Church, The Outsiders
Brandy Clark, 12 Stories
Miranda Lambert, Platinum
Lee Ann Womack, The Way I’m Livin’

BEST COUNTRY SONG
Kenny Chesney, “American Kids”
Miranda Lambert, “Automatic”
Eric Church, “Give Me Back My Hometown”
Glen Campbell, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”
Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill, “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s”

BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE
Hunter Hayes, “Invisible”
Miranda Lambert, “Automatic”
Eric Church, “Give Me Back My Hometown”
Carrie Underwood, “Something In The Water”
Keith Urban, “Cop Car”

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Arcade Fire, “We Exist”
DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down For What”
Sia, “Chandelier”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy”
Woodkid featuring Max Richter, “The Golden Age”

BEST AMERICANA ALBUM
Roseanne Cash, The River & The Thread
John Hiatt, Terms Of My Surrender
Keb’ Mo’, Bluesamericana
Nickel Creek, A Dotted Line
Sturgill Simpson, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
American Hustle
Frozen
Get On Up: The James Brown Story
Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1
The Wolf Of Wall Street

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