Beck vence dois Grammy, mas há mais


Beck Hanse levou para casa dois dos principais Grammy Awards: Álbum do Ano e Melhor Álbum Rock com o último trabalho Morning Phase. A americano foi um dos grandes vencedores da noite, mas as atenções foram todas para o britânico de 22 anos Sam Smith, que foi aos Estados Unidos buscar quatro Grammys com o disco In The Lonely Hour: Gravação do Ano, Música do Ano (com “Stay With Me”), Melhor Álbum Vocal Pop e Melhor Artista Revelação.

Na indústria da música alternativa foi a cantora St. Vincent quem bateu Alt-J, Arcade Fire ou Jack White: o álbum homónimo da artista foi galardoado como o Melhor Álbum Alternativo. Do alternativo para a música electrónica, Aphex Twin foi um dos vencedores mais surpreendentes da noite ao ganhar o Grammy para Melhor Álbum de Dança/Electrónica com Syro. Por último, os rappers distribuíram os prémios entre si: o lendário Eminem venceu o Grammy de Melhor Álbum Rap com The Marshall Matters LP 2. Kendrick Lamar ficou com os outros dois prémios importantes da categoria: Melhor Canção Rap e Melhor Performance Rap.

Na vertente mais comercial da indústria musical Pharrell Williams destacou-se ao ganhar três Grammys: Melhor Performance Vocal Pop, Melhor Videoclip (com “Happy”) e Melhor Urban Contemporary Álbum com GIRL. Nas categorias de bandas sonoras, Frozen e “Let It Go” levaram quase todos os prémios para casa, à exceção da categoria ‘Best Score Soundtrack Album For Visual Media’ onde o filme The Grand Budapest Hotel, nomeados para os Óscares, levou a melhor.

Os AC/DC deram o pontapé de saída de uma emissão que, como sempre, foi recheada de actuações dos principais artistas no planeta. No entanto, os olhos estavam postos em outras actuações: Beyoncé deu a entrada para John Legend cantar “Glory” do filme “Selma”; Kanye West, Rihanna e Paul McCartney estiveram juntos em palco para “FourFiveSeconds”, um acontecimento inédito; depois de estrear o seu videoclip no Snapchat, Madonna foi aos Grammy Awards apresentar o seu novo single; Chris Martin juntou-se a Beck para “Heart is a Drum”; e, por fim, uma semana depois de ter estado no Super Bowl, Katy Perry volta aos ecrãs americanos com “By The Grace of God” alertando para a violência doméstica.

 

Record of the Year
“Stay With Me” (Darkchild Version), Sam Smith

Album of the Year
“Morning Phase,” Beck

Song of the Year
James Napier, William Phillips and Sam Smith (“Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith)

New Artist
Sam Smith

Pop Solo Performance
“Happy (Live),” Pharrell Williams

Pop Performance, Duo or Group
“Say Something,” A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera

Pop Vocal Album
“In the Lonely Hour,” Sam Smith

Dance Recording
“Rather Be,” Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne

Dance/Electronic Album
“Syro,” Aphex Twin

Traditional Pop Vocal Album
“Cheek to Cheek,” Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

Rock Performance
“Lazaretto,” Jack White

Metal Performance
“The Last in Line,” Tenacious D

Rock Song
Hayley Williams and Taylor York (“Ain’t It Fun,” Paramore)

Rock Album
“Morning Phase,” Beck

Alternative Music Album
“St. Vincent,” St. Vincent

R&B Performance
“Drunk in Love,” Beyoncé and Jay Z

Traditional R&B Performance
“Jesus Children,” Robert Glasper Experiment, Lalah Hathaway and Malcolm-Jamal Warner

R&B Song
Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyoncé Knowles, Timothy Mosely, Andre Eric Proctor and Brian Soko, (“Drunk in Love,” Beyoncé and Jay Z)

R&B Album
“Love, Marriage & Divorce,” Toni Braxton and Babyface

Rap Performance
“I,” Kendrick Lamar

Rap/Sung Collaboration
“The Monster,” Eminem and Rihanna

Rap Song
K. Duckworth and C. Smith (“I,” Kendrick Lamar)

Rap Album
“The Marshall Mathers LP2,” Eminem

Urban Contemporary Album
“G I R L,” Pharrell Williams

Country Solo Performance
“Something in the Water,” Carrie Underwood

Country Duo/Group Performance
“Gentle on My Mind,” the Band Perry

Country Song
Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond (“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell)

Country Album
Platinum,” Miranda Lambert

New Age Album
“Winds of Samsara,” Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman

Improvised Jazz Solo
“Fingerprints,” Chick Corea

Jazz Vocal Album
“Beautiful Life,” Dianne Reeves

Jazz Instrumental Album
“Trilogy,” Chick Corea Trio

Large Jazz Ensemble Album
“Life in the Bubble,” Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band

Latin Jazz Album
“The Offense of the Drum,” Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Gospel Performance/Song
Aaron W. Lindsey and Smokie Norful (“No Greater Love,” Smokie Norful)

Performance/Song
Torrance Esmond, Ran Jackson, Ricky Jackson, Kenneth Chris Mackey, Lecrae Moore, Joseph Prielozny, Joel Smallbone and Luke Smallbone (“Messengers,” Lecrae and For King & Country)

Gospel Album
“Help,” Erica Campbell

Contemporary Christian Music Album
“Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.” For King & Country

Latin Pop Album
“Tangos,” Rubén Blades

Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
“Multiviral,” Calle 13

Regional Mexican or Tejano Album
“Mano a Mano — Tangos a la Manera de Vicente Fernández,” Vicente Fernández

Tropical Latin Album
“Más & Corazón Profundo,” Carlos Vives

American Roots Song
Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal (“A Feather’s Not a Bird,” Rosanne Cash)

American Album
“The River & the Thread,” Rosanne Cash

Bluegrass Album
“The Earls of Leicester,” The Earls of Leicester

Blues Album
“Step Back,” Johnny Winter

Folk Album
“Remedy,” Old Crow Medicine Show

Regional Roots Music Album
“The Legacy,” Jo-El Sonnier

Reggae Album
“Fly Rasta,” Ziggy Marley

World Music Album
“Eve,” Angelique Kidjo

Children’s Album
“I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Malala Yousafzai),” Neela Vaswani

Spoken Word Album
“Diary of a Mad Diva,” Joan Rivers

Comedy Album
“Mandatory Fun,” Weird Al Yankovic

Musical Theater Album
“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” Jessie Mueller, principal soloist; Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell and Billy Jay Stein, producers; Carole King, composer and lyricist

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
“Frozen,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Tom MacDougall and Chris Montan, compilation producers

Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Alexandre Desplat, composer

Song Written for Visual Media
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, “Let It Go,” from “Frozen” (Idina Menzel)

Instrumental Composition
“The Book Thief,” John Williams (John Williams)

Producer of the Year, Nonclassical
Max Martin

Producer of the Year, Classical
Judith Sherman

Remixed Recording, Nonclassical
“All of Me (Tiësto’s Birthday Treatment Remix),” Tijs Michiel Verwest (John Legend)

Orchestral Performance
“Adams, John: City Noir,” David Robertson, conductor (St. Louis Symphony)

Opera Recording
“Charpentier: La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers,” Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Aaron Sheehan; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble)

Music Video
“Happy,” Pharrell Williams

Music Film
“20 Feet From Stardom,” Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer and Judith Hill