Beck wins rock album of the year at Grammys 2015

Beck bagged the best rock album of the year honour for 'Morning Phase'

Los Angeles: Singer Beck bagged the best rock album of the year honour for 'Morning Phase' at the 57th Grammy Awards after edging out Beyonce, Sam Smith, Pharrell and Ed Sheeran for the top prize.

Rapper Kanye West, who famously interrupted Taylor Swift when she beat Beyonce at the MTV Video Music Awards, almost walked onstage when Prince announced Beck's name.

Though Beck, 44, won album of the year, Beyonce, Pharrell and Rosanne Cash were the top winners with three Grammys each. Prince, who earned a standing ovation when he walked on stage, made a statement before he introduced the award.

"Albums ? you remember those? They still matter. Like books and black lives, they still matter," he said. Earlier, Pharrell won best pop solo performance for a live version of ‘Happy,’ released in 2013. He also won best music video for the song as well as best urban contemporary album for "G I R L," beating Beyonce.

"I am going to moonwalk my way off the stage right now," said Pharrell, wearing a 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' type hat, blazer and shorts. Pharrell's performance of 'Happy' was dramatic with background dancers in black, musicians in yellow and a choir in whit.

When the chorus was supposed to come in, Lang Lang played the piano skillfully. Hans Zimmer also played the guitar.

"Thank you, God," Pharrell, in a bellboy hat, said at the end of the performance, adding, "I am at your service lord." Rihanna gave an impressive vocal performance of 'FourFiveSeconds' with Paul McCartney to her right and Kanye West to her left. Her hair was slicked back and she rocked a black suit like her co-stars Katy Perry, in all white, sang the ballad 'By the Grace of God' after a woman who had been abused talked about getting help and moving on with her life.

A video of President Barack Obama appeared before she spoke, and he encouraged artists to help out. "It's on us, all of us, to create a culture where violence isn't tolerated," he said.

( Source : PTI )
Next Story