Get ready for a lot of Sam Smith at the 57th Grammy Awards on Sunday night.
All six of the categories in which the British soul singer is nominated will be awarded on the CBS broadcast, including the top four awards of the night – album, song and record of the year, as well as best new artist.
Beyonce, who also had six nominations for the year, has already won two Grammys for best surround sound album and best R&B song for “Drunk in Love.” However, she has also lost two awards, thanks to a surprise win by Pharrell for best urban contemporary album and a not-so-surprising win by “20 Feet from Stardom” for best music film.
Pharrell also had six nominations for the year, but three of those nominations are in the album of the year category. In addition to winning best urban contemporary album for “Girl,” he won best music video for “Happy.”
Rosanne Cash is the current Grammy leader after the pre-telecast awards, with three wins in the American roots category. She won best American roots performance and best American roots song for “A Feather’s Not a Bird,” while her album “The River & The Thread” won best American album.
Cash was thrilled by the wins. “The last time I won a Grammy, Reagan was president!” she said in her acceptance speech.
Kendrick Lamar picked up two rap awards for his song “I,” while Eminem picked up best rap/sung collaboration for “Monster,” his duet with Rihanna, and best rap album for “The Marshall Mathers LP 2.” Chick Corea picked up two jazz awards, while Jack White picked up an award for best rock performance for “Lazaretto” and for art direction on “The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records” box set.
“Frozen” picked up two awards – one for best compilation soundtrack and one for best song written for visual media for “Let It Go,” featuring Syosset native Idina Menzel.
Brady Rymer and The Little Band That Could won’t be bringing the best children’s album Grammy back to Southold. He was bested by Neela Vaswani for the audiobook “I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World,” the story of Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head after she challenged the Taliban for the right for girls to go to school. But the result was fine by him.
“It's an important project and so deserving,” Rymer said in an email from The Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony in Los Angeles. “I'm looking forward to spending the Grammy day here celebrating with my band and family!”