Sam Smith and Beck Are This Year’s Big Grammy Winners

The Grammy Awards remain a show ostensibly about handing out awards, although that continues to be a less and less important night of their broadcast (at one point during Sunday’s night’s telecast, a full hour went by without a single awards presentation.) But when awards were handed out, Sam Smith took home his fair share for Song of the Year (for “Stay With Me”), Artist of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist. Not bad for a guy still reeling from plagiarizing Tom Petty. That was all more or less expected, but in a rare, genuine moment of shock from the stuffy old Grammy Awards, heads practically fell off when Beck’s Morning Phase was named Album of the Year, beating out Smith and Beyoncé herself. Not everyone was happy about Beck’s upset (one person in particular) but never let it be said the Grammys can’t still surprise …

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