The 57th Grammy Awards show took place Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The show was broadcast live by CBS with the red carpet beginning at 6 p.m. ET and the main event following at 8 p.m.
Rapper LL Cool J hosted the show for the fourth consecutive year.
Performances included Rihanna, Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney who presented the live debut of their new song, “FourFiveSeconds”, Katy Perry, Madonna, Beyoncé performed the gospel song “Take My Hand Precious Lord” and Common and John Legend took the stage together to perform their Oscar nominated song “Glory.”
The star of the night was definitely new artist Sam Smith. He was nominated for six Grammys, along with Beyoncé and Pharrell.
Smith took home four top awards for his song “Stay with me” – Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal album for “In the Lonely Hour.”
He thanked an ex who inspired the song, saying, “Thank you for breaking my heart, it got me four Grammys.”
The 3½ hour show was full of surprises and “OMG” moments.
Rapper Kanye West seemed to have a problem with Beck winning Album of the Year against Beyoncé. Kanye jumped on stage and pretended to go against his win, as he did with Taylor Swift in 2009.
Although he didn’t say anything during the show, E! caught up with Kanye after the show, where he said, “Beck needs to respect artistry, he should have given his award to Beyoncé.”
President Obama addressed the audience and viewers, via video, to pitch the White House program “It’s on us” to stop domestic violence, rape and sexual assault.
To see celebrities as they arrived on the red carpet, performances and other memorable moments, head over to grammy.com.