Live Blogging The 2015 Grammy Awards!

11:12pm – Sam Smith wins Record of the Year. “Thank you to the man who broke my heart…who the record was about…because you won me 4 Grammys!”

11:05pm – Yes, that was Kristen Wiig dancing with Maddie Ziegler during the Sia performance of Chandelier.

10:59pm – Since he lost Album of the Year, Sam Smith won’t be winning all 4 big awards. Christopher Cross’ sweep is safe for another year.

10:57pm – Sam Smith’s Darkchild version of Stay With Me wins Song of the Year.

10:53pm – I dig Sia. Even if she doesn’t mant to show her face or sing to the public.

10:42pm – The Grammy Album of the Year goes to Beck – Morning Phase! Congrats, sir. You’re not a loser anymore!

10:42pm – “Like books and black lives, albums still matter.” – Prince

10:41pm – How beloved is Prince? He gets a standing ovation for literally walking onto the stage.

10:31pm – Ok, shhh. Sam Smith is performing with Mary J. Blige. See you in 5 minutes.

10:25pm – Hey! It’s the guy from Wings!


10:20pm – Eric Church started in bars playing Jimmy Buffett cover songs and got in a lot of fights – from the stage.

10:02pm – I’m in heaven hearing Tony Bennett sing and have him on this planet. His first album was in 1955!


9:58pm – Katy Perry is cool, but I wouldn’t mind if they brought back Annie Lennox for the final 6 performances.

9:38pm – Miranda Lambert wins Best Country Album. She was a finalist on the 2003 season of Nashville Star, where she finished in third place.

9:31pm – Oh. My. God. I know Annie put out her Nostalgia album last year, but come back to music full-time, Annie. We deeply, greatly miss you.

9:28 – I’. almost in tears knowing Annie Lennon and Hozier are going to do Take Me To Church.

9:16pm – I love ELO. Fun Fact – as big as they were, and they were, they have the most Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 hits, 20, of any group in chart history without having a #1 single.

9:11pm – Ed Sheeran gets a symbolic tattoo from every new country he tours in. Here’s Canada!


9:05pm – I’ve seen this Hyundai ad featuring “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons, 12 times already. I’ll be REALLY interested in THAT sales bump next week.

8:59pm – The Best Rock Album Grammy goes to … Beck’s Morning Phase. He started this album back in 2005. It was not until 2012 that he returned to continue the project, this time recording at Third Man Records (which, incidentally had not existed at the time of his previous sessions).

8:58pm – Note to people reading this that are also posting on social media. Before you write that snarky tweet about Madonna, just remember – she’s 56. Let’s see you move like that when you’re 56.

8:46pm – Trivia! Beck’s Album of the Year Grammy nomination for Morning Phase makes him 1st artist to be nominated in this category in each decade from 1990s-2010s.

8:41pm – Sam Smith wins Best Pop Vocal Album. “”It was when I started to be myself, is when the music started to flow.”


8:30pm – Tom Jones is amazing, I don’t care what you say.


8:20pm – This is already my favorite line of the night.


8:11pm – The Grammys for Best New Artist goes to Sam Smith, the first of a possible handful of awards tonight!

8:06pm – So far, two puns based on “Shake It Off.”

8:03pm – Performing on the Grammys for the first-time ever, AC/DC! \m/ \m/

7:47pm – Trivia! Sia’s “Chandelier” is the year’s only work to be Grammy nominated for both Record of the Year and Best Music Video.

7:42pm – “Not smiling makes me smile.” -Kayne West

7:37pm – In 2011, Meghan Trainor released two acoustic albums, I’ll Sing with You and Only 17.



7:33pm – Katy Perry will bring a more intimate tone to the Grammy stage through her performance of “By The Grace Of God.”

7:32pm – There will be 35 performers tonight. GRAMMY nominee Katy Perry, GRAMMY-winning band AC/DC; GRAMMYwinner and current nominee Beck; GRAMMY winner and current nominee Tony Bennett; GRAMMY winner and current nominee Mary J. Blige; nominee Eric Church; nominee Brandy Clark; GRAMMY winner and current nominee Common; nominee Ariana Grande; GRAMMY winner Herbie Hancock; nominee Hozier; nominee Jessie J; GRAMMY winner Tom Jones; 20-time Latin GRAMMY winner and current nominee Juanes; GRAMMY winner and current nominee Lady Gaga; GRAMMY winner and current nominee Miranda Lambert; internationally acclaimed pianist and GRAMMY Cultural Ambassador To China Lang Lang; GRAMMY winner and current nominee John Legend; GRAMMY winner and current nominee Annie Lennox; GRAMMY winner Adam Levine; the legendary Jeff Lynne’s ELO; GRAMMY winner Madonna; GRAMMY winner Paul McCartney; GRAMMY winner and current nominee Chris Martin; GRAMMY winner John Mayer; GRAMMY winner Questlove; GRAMMY winner and current nominee Rihanna; nominee Ed Sheeran; nominee Sia; nominee Sam Smith; GRAMMY winner Gwen Stefani; GRAMMY winner and current nominee Usher; GRAMMY winner and current nominee Kanye West; GRAMMY winner and current nominee Pharrell Williams; and GRAMMY winner Dwight Yoakam.

7:23pm – It’s over. Mastodon win the Grammys already with the most interesting attire.


7:22pm – The youngest person ever to be nominated for a Grammy is Billy Gilman. He was exactly 12 years, 273 days old when he earned the nomination.

7:19pm – Dave Grohl looking bad-ass as always at the Grammys. There goes my hero.


7:17pm – More trivia! Elvis Presley never achieved a Grammy in top category. He was honored with 3 Grammys for his gospel music, though.

7:15pm – Trivia! Every year approximately 7,000 academy members cast their vote. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu tabulates them all.

7:12pm – The Best Folk Album at Grammys – ‘Remedy’ by Old Crow Medicine Show. They were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2013. They’re also pretty great in the documentary Big Easy Express, which won a Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video in 2013.

7:11pm – This is the same time as my favorite store.

7:09pm – I just wanna say…I tweeted this was going to win the first day this album came out. Best American Roots Performance “A Feather’s Not A Bird” and Best Americana Album ‘The River & The Thread’ – Roseanne Cash! ‪#‎GRAMMYs‬ – Roseanne Cash! The whole album is a stunner.

7:08pm – Pharrell Williams’ ‘Girl’ wins for Best Urban Contemporary Album at #Grammys. I still love that hat.


7:05pm: Best R&B Song ‘Drunk In Love’ – Beyoncé & JAY Z. It her 34,846th Grammy, and his 43,743rd.


7:03pm – Max Martin wins Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical. Since 1999, Martin has written and co-written 19 Billboard Hot 100 number-one hits (most of which he has also produced or co-produced) in the United States, including “So What” by Pink, “I Kissed a Girl” by Katy Perry, “Hold It Against Me” by Britney Spears, “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift, and “One More Night” by Maroon 5. He is the songwriter with third most number one singles on the chart, behind only Paul McCartney (32) and John Lennon (26). Martin has written 58 top ten hits in the United Kingdom and 51 in the United States.

6:45pm – Eminem’s ‘The Marshall Mathers LP2’ wins Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. 6 of his 8 studio albums have won this.

6:30pm – ‘The Monster’ – Eminem featuring Rihanna wins Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. Eminem now has 15 Grammy Awards; Rihanna has 8.

6:28pm – Why Beyonce only in Grammy R&B categories: Screening Committees from both Pop & R&B genres agreed where her music should be submitted.

6:26pm – Kendrick Lamar’s ‘i’ wins the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance. He debuted it live at WeDay in Toronto.

6:23pm – “Weird Al” Yankovic has won his 4th Grammy Award! This time for Best Comedy Album ‘Mandatory Fun.’

6:21pm – 2 deceased people have just won Grammys: Best Blues Album: Johnny Winter’s Step Back; Best Spoken Word: Joan Rivers’ ‘Diary Of A Mad Diva’

6:19pm – Sam Smith: “I actually didn’t listen to male vocalists until about 2 years ago. I just listened to Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan.”

6:18pm – Disclosure and Sam Smith thought that “Latch” was too weird for the radio and not clubby enough for the clubs because it’s in 6/8 time, not the normal 4/4 time for deep house music.

6:15pm – Paramore picks up the Best Rock Song Grammy for “Ain’t It Fun.” They lost Best New Artist to Amy Winehouse in 2008.

6:14pm – The Grammys Award for Best Alternative Music Album goes to… St. Vincent. She began her music career as a member of The Polyphonic Spree and was also part of Sufjan Stevens’s touring band.

6:13pm – Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – ‘Say Something’ – A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera, first heard on SYTYCD, without Christina’s vocals. She contacted them afterward for the duet.

6:12pm – The Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album of the Year goes to ‘Cheek To Cheek’ – Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett!


6:10pm – Carrie Underwood wins Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance with “Something In The Water.” She’s sold 64 million records so far, making her by far the biggest American Idol winner in history.

6:07pm – Trivia! Sam Smith winning Grammy for Best New Artist would make him 1st male British solo artist to win the award since Tom Jones in 1966.

6:06pm – “Frozen” wins the Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media. “Frozen” soundtrack hit #1 on Billboard Album Chart, becoming the 4th soundtrack album from an animated film to reach that peak. It also wins for Best Song Written For Visual Media with “Let It Go.”

6:04pm – Trivia! Why Taylor Swift’s 1989 nominated for Grammys: It was released October 27, 2014, making it and its subsequent singles ineligible. Watch for the sweep in nominations in 2016.

6:02pm – Congrats to Pharrell Williams for the Grammy Award for Best Music Video – “Happy”!


6:01pm – Best Music Film: 20 Feet From Stardom – Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill. Love this movie. If you haven’t seen it, go. Now.

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5:57pm – Trivia! Lifetime Grammy wins: Sir Georg Solti 31; Quincy Jones + Alison Krauss 27; Pierre Boulez 26; Vladimir Horowitz 25; U2 + Stevie Wonder 22.

5:50pm – Aphex Twin’s most recent LP, Syro, has won the Grammy for Best Electronic/Dance Album. Aphex Twin’s Syro is a neologism that was coined by Richard D James’ children + shortened version of “Syrobonkus”, a made-up word.

5:48pm – Beyonce has just won her 17th Grammys Award, out of 53 nominations. This time for Best Surround Sound Album. Blue Ivy won’t receive Grammy should “Beyonce” win Album Of The Year. She’s credited as ‘additional vocals’ & not enough credit for nomination.


5:45pm – The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27) wins the Best Box Set at Grammys. An excellent choice!


5:43pm – Winner of the Best Children’s Album Grammys: I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World (Malala Yousafzai).

5:41pm – Yay! Ziggy Marley won the Grammy for Best Reggae Album! Congrats to the entire TuffGong team!


5:37pm – Sam Smith nomination Grammys in the “Big Four” – Album, Record, and Song of the Year, Best New Artist makes him 2nd youngest ever for this sweep. If either Sam Smith and Brandy Clark win Best New Artist at the Grammys, they’d become the first openly gay artist to win in that category.

5:34pm – Trivia! 64 Artists Who Have Never Won A Grammy:

5:31pm – Trivia! Pharrell Williams is competing with himself for Grammy Album OT Year for 2nd year in a row. ‘GIRL,’ and as co-producer of ‘x’ and ‘Beyoncé.’

OK, let’s go! Music’s biggest night. I’ve stocked the freezer with cans of Coke, so I’m ready!