Los Angeles, CA (February 9, 2015)—Sam Smith, at his first Grammys, Beck and Beyoncé were the standout winners at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 8, 2015, grabbing 10 trophies between them.
British soul artist Smith picked up four awards from six nominations, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Stay With Me (Darkchild Remix),” as well as Best Pop Vocal Album and Best New Artist.
Beck’s Morning Phase album garnered three awards, including the prestigious Album of the Year, plus Best Rock Album and Best Engineered Non-Classical Album.
Beyoncé became the second-most honored woman in the history of the Grammy Awards, passing Aretha Franklin, by taking home Best Surround Sound Album and Best R&B Song and Performance for “Drunk in Love.” The awards bring her lifetime total to 20; only Alison Krauss, with 27 wins, has more.
On the other side of the glass, the engineers, mixers, producers, remixers and mastering engineers also picked up awards:
Record of the Year
“Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)” (Sam Smith)—Steve Fitzmaurice, Rodney Jerkins & Jimmy Napes, producers; Steve Fitzmaurice, Jimmy Napes & Steve Price, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
Album of the Year
Morning Phase (Beck)—Beck Hansen, producer; Tom Elmhirst, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden Greif-Neill, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin & Joe Visciano, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
Best Dance Recording
“Rather Be (Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne)”—Grace Chatto & Jack Patterson, producers; Wez Clarke & Jack Patterson, mixers
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Morning Phase (Beck)—Tom Elmhirst, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden Greif-Neill, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin & Joe Visciano, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
“All Of Me (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix)” (John Legend)—Tijs Michiel Verwest, remixer
Best Surround Sound Album
Beyoncé (Beyoncé)—Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Beyoncé Knowles, surround producer
Best Engineered Album, Classical
Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem; Symphony No. 4; The Lark Ascending (Robert Spano, Norman Mackenzie, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus)—Michael Bishop, engineer; Michael Bishop, mastering engineer
Producer of the Year, Classical
Best Historical Album
The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 (Hank Williams)—Colin Escott & Cheryl Pawelski, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer