Sam Smith appeared to be the main figure at this year’sÂ Grammys, taking home four awards and delivering his best regards to an ex-boyfriend for the heartbreak that inspired such success.
The 22-year-old British singer swept away the two top awards of song and record of the year, eclipsingÂ global superstars Beyonce and Pharrell Williams, who each walked away with three gongs.
Describing the night as the best night of his entire life the performerÂ had one special person to thank – the inspiration behind In The Lonely Hour which featured the massive hit Stay With Me.
He told the celebrity crowd: “Just a quick one – I want to thank the man who this record is about, who I fell in love with last year. Thank you so much for breaking my heart because you got me four Grammys.”
But it wasnât quite a clean sweep. Beck surprised everyone with an album of the year win for âMorning Phase.â
BeyoncĂ© closed out the night performingÂ Take My Hand Precious Lordâ (introducing John Legend and Commonâs âGloryâ) as a group of background performers held up their hands in a âhands up, donât shootâ image.
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And Kanye West tried to upstage hisÂ own infamous award show moment as he âjokinglyâ hopped on stage when Beck won out over BeyoncĂ©.
“We ain’t gonna play with them no more,’ Kanye began. ‘Beck needs to respect artistry and he should have given his award to BeyoncĂ©.”
He continued: “At this point – we’re tired of it because what happens is, you keep on diminishing art and not respecting the craft and smacking people in the face after they deliver monumental music. You are disrespectful to inspiration.”
KANYE THA GOD. https://t.co/8x42pDTmWT
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Back in 2009, WestÂ hit the headlines when he stormed the stage at the VMAs, and told Taylor Swift as she was accepting her award: “Yo, Taylor. Iâm really happy for you; Iâmma let you finish. But Beyonce had one of the best music videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time!”
In an interview last year, Kanye spoke about the incident and said he needed ‘God, sex, and alcohol… a lot of sex’ to get over it.
Meanwhile, Beck told reporters that he agreed with Kanye and also thought Beyonce should win.
“I was so excited he was coming up! He deserves to be on that stage.”
He went on, adding: “Absolutely I thought she was going to win,’ Beck added, about beating Beyonce in the category.Â Asked if there was any hard feelings about Kanye’s stage attack, he said: ‘You can’t please everybody. I still love him and think he’s genius.”
“I aspire to what he does. How many great records has he put out in the last five years right?”.