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Beck, Sam Smith Win Big At Grammy Awards

Johnny Winter Takes Home Posthumous Trophy For 'Step Back'

The 2015 Grammy Awards aired last night, and this year’s ceremony had its fair share of surprises. Most notable among the upsets was this year’s Album Of The Year category, in which dark horse nominee Beck beat out the heavily favored Beyonce and Sam Smith to grab the trophy for his album Morning Phase. Smith didn’t leave empty-handed, though: the U.K. crooner took home a number of awards, including Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year (for his possibly Tom Petty-influenced “Stay With Me”) and Best New Artist.

Elsewhere, Morning Phase took home the honors in the Best Rock Album while Jack White won the award for Best Rock Song for the title track of his album Lazzaretto. Indie guitar god St. Vincent beat out White, Arcade Fire, Cage The Elephant to win the Best Alternative Music Album award. Miranda Lambert continued her banner year by winning the Best Country Album award for Platinum. Rosanne Cash swept the American roots category for her album The River & The Thread, while Old Crow Medicine Show took home the Best Folk Album award for Remedy.

The Academy also showed some respect to the late Johnny Winter by awarding his final album Step Back the Grammy for Best Blues Album.

A full list of nominees and winners can be found on the Grammys website.

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