Sam Smith picks up four gongs at the Grammys

Sam Smith
Sam Smith

Sam Smith was this year’s big winner at the Grammys

UK singer-songwriter Sam Smith cleans up the Grammys, winning four awards including Song of the Year and Record of the Year

am Smith claimed four top prizes at last night’s Grammy Awards in LA. Smith won Best Song for Stay With Me, Best Record for Stay With Me [Shadow Child Mix], Best Pop Vocal Album for his debut long-player In The Lonely Hour and Best New Artist. Winning four awards means that the 22 year old won more awards than Beyoncé and Pharrell, who both walked away with three awards.

After winning the Best Pop Vocal Album category, Smith said: “I just wanna say that before I made this record, I was doing everything to try to get my music heard…I tried to lose weight and I was making awful music. It was when I started to be myself that the music flowed.”

Elsewhere, Beck got the Album of the Year and Best Rock Album gongs for Morning Phase, while St Vincent won Best Alternative Rock album with St Vincent. The Best Pop Song award went to Pharrell for Happy. Clean Bandit won Best Dance Recording with Rather Be. The prize for Best Rap Album was awarded to Eminem for The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Best Country Album went to Miranda Lambert for Platinum, Fly Rasta by Ziggy Marley won Best Reggae Album, and Angelique Kidjo received the Best World Music Album award for Eve.

The full list of winners can be found here.

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