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Newcomer Owns Grammy Night

Feb 9, 2015  •  Post A Comment

A recording artist who was a virtual unknown in the U.S. as recently as a year ago pretty much owned Grammy night, winning three of the night’s four biggest awards and picking up a total of four trophies.

The Los Angeles Times reports that British singer Sam Smith won Song of the Year and Record of the Year for “Stay With Me” and Best Pop Vocal Album for “In the Lonely Hour,” along with Best New Artist.

“Stay With Me” was the subject of a dispute over its similarity to Tom Petty’s 1989 recording “I Won’t Back Down,” resulting in Petty and co-writer Jeff Lynne receiving partial songwriting credits on Smith’s song.

In a return to top form for L.A. singer-songwriter Beck, his “Morning Phase” won Album of the Year — the only one of the top categories in which Smith was nominated but didn’t win.

Click here for a full list of Grammy nominees and winners.

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