Grammy Awards 2015 | Show highlights
76 Images

Grammys 2015: Show highlights

Click through to see photos of the 57th Grammy Awards. MORE: Show updates | Top nominees | Quotes | Red carpet (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Beyoncé sings “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” for the evening’s second-to-last performance.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Host LL Cool J and actress Gwyneth Paltrow introduce Beyoncé before she takes the stage with a performance of “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.” (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Sia enlists actress Kristen Wiig and dancer Maddie Ziegler to perform to her chart-topper “Chandelier.”  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Dancer Maddie Ziegler is caught mid-performance as she dances to Sia’s chart-topper “Chandelier.”  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Shia LaBeouf introduces a performance by Sia for her hit single “Chandelier.”  (Robyn Beck / AFP/Getty Images)
Sam Smith accepts the record of the year award for “Stay With Me.” He won four major Grammys throughout the evening.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Stevie Wonder, left, and Jamie Foxx present the award for record of the year.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Album-of-the-year winner Beck takes the stage to perform the song “Heart Is a Drum” with Coldplay’s Chris Martin. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Common performs the song “Glory” with John Legend, from the movie “Selma.”  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
John Legend performs the song “Glory” from the movie “Selma” with singer Common. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Beck scores album of the year for “Morning Phase,” beating out Beyonce, Sam Smith, Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
“Albums. Remember those?” said Prince, before revealing Beck’s name as the winner of album of the year. Prince added: “Like books, and black lives, albums still matter.” (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images)
Juanes performs his single “Juntos.” (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Mary J. Blige and Sam Smith perform a version of Smith’s hit single “Stay With Me.”  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Taylor Swift introduces a performance by Sam Smith and Mary J. Blige.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Paul McCartney, left, Rihanna and Kanye West perform their new single “FourFiveSeconds.” (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Singers Dwight Yoakam, left, and Brandy Clark perform a version of the song “Hold My Hand.”  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Eric Church performs his single “Give Me Back My Hometown.”  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga perform a lighthearted version of “Cheek to Cheek.” (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Usher performs a rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “If It’s Magic.”  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
With dancers’ silhouettes behind her, Katy Perry performs “By the Grace of God.”  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Brooke Axtell speaks about ending violence against women.  (John Shearer / Invision / AP)
Pharrell Williams performs a darker rendition of his hit single “Happy” with pianist Lang Lang and composer Hans Zimmer.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Miranda Lambert accepts the award for country album for “Platinum” at the 57th Grammy Awards. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Meghan Trainor and Nick Jonas present the award for country album onstage, referring to their country roots.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Hozier and Annie Lennox perform at the 57th Grammy Awards. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Gwen Stefani and Adam Levine perform a rendition of “My Heart Is Open.”  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Jeff Lynne’s ELO performs a rendition of “Evil Woman” and “Mr. Blue Sky.”  (Robyn Beck / AFP/Getty Images)
Ed Sheeran hits the stage with a performance of “Thinking Out Loud.”  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Beyoncé accepts her R&B performance Grammy for “Drunk in Love.” “Wow, this is such an honor,” Beyoncé said. “This has been such an incredible year.” She thanked her daughter, Blue Ivy, and her husband Jay-Z, saying “I love you deep.” (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Smokey Robinson, left, and Nile Rodgers present the award for R&B performance. (John Shearer / Invision/AP)
Beck accepts the award for rock album for “Morning Phase.” (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Madonna gets acrobatic onstage in a performance of “Living For Love.”  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Madonna hits a high note in a performance of “Living For Love.”  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Kanye West takes the stage in a solo performance of his song “Only One.”  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Sam Smith wins his second Grammy award of the night, for pop vocal album. “I just want to say, that before this album, I tried everything to try to get my music heard. It wasn’t until I started being myself that people started to listen.” (John Shearer / Invision/AP)
Barry Gibb, center, and Pentatonix present the award for pop vocal album.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Miranda Lambert performs her chart-topper “Little Red Wagon.”  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Musician Pharell Williams accepts the pop solo performance Grammy for “Happy (Live)” from singers Tom Jones and Jessie J. “I was so prepared for everyone else who is so talented to walk away with that award,” he said.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Jessie J and Tom Jones deliver a rendition of “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” in a special duet performance.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
LL Cool J hosts. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Amid purple lights, Ariana Grande performs “Just a Little Bit of Your Heart.”  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Sam Smith wins the Grammy for new artist. “Mom and Dad -- I won a Grammy,” he said. “Thank you.”  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Taylor Swift presents the first award for the night, for new artist. “I have a lot of friends in this category ... and as a former loser of this award in 2008, I just want to say that if you don’t win, you’ll be OK,” she said. Swift’s latest album, “1989,” was the top-selling album of 2014. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images)
Actress Anna Kendrick makes her way down a flight of stairs to intorudce Ariana Grande in her performance of “Just a Little Bit Of Your Heart.” (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images)
Brian Johnson of AC/DC rocks out onstage. (For the record: A previous version of this caption misidentified Brian Johnson as Angus Young.) (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Angus Young of AC/DC kicks things off with a fired-up performance. (For the record: A previous version of this caption misidentified Angus Young as Brian Johnson.) (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
AC/DC opened the telecast in the first of 23 performances with a new song that turned into the Australian group’s signature 1979 song “Highway to Hell.”  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
“Weird” Al Yankovic runs for the stage as his name is called for winning the Grammy for comedy album with “Mandatory Fun.” (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Chris Thile, right, and Edgar Meyer, left, accept their award for contemporary instrumental album. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez accept a Grammy for “Let It Go” from “Frozen.” (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Chris Thile, right, heads to the stage to accept the award for contemporary instrumental album. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
The Grammy for large jazz ensemble album was won by “Life in the Bubble” by Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Max Martin accepts his award for producer of the year, non-classical. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Rosanne Cash won American roots performance, American roots song and Americana album. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Winner of the world music album Grammy, Angelique Kidjo, bounds on stage at the pre-telecast show. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Revenant Records founder Dean Blackwood heads to the stage at the pre-telecast show. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Revenant Records founder Dean Blackwood speaks onstage. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Hilary Hahn presents Billy Childs the award for arrangement, instruments and vocals, for “New York Tendaberry.” (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Carlos Vives, who ducks under Claudia Vasquez’s phone camera, won a Grammy at the pre-telecast show. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Filmmaker John Waters speaks onstage at the pre-telecast show. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
The band and Clean Bandit accepts a Grammy at the pre-telecast show. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Singer Dianne Reeves, winner of jazz vocal album for “Beautiful Life,” at the pre-telecast show. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Chick Corea and drummer Brian Blade accept the award for jazz instrumental album. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
A guest takes a photo of arriving musicians at the pre-telecast show for the 57th Grammy Awards at Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Sunday, Feb. 8. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Christine Albert welcomes the musicans at the pre-telecast show for the 57th Grammy Awards at Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Hunter Hayes plays guitar at the pre-telecast show for the 57th Grammy Awards at Nokia Theater L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Hilary Hahn accepts the award for chamber music/small ensemble performance at the pre-telecast show. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Conductor Craig Hella Johnson wins the award for choral performance. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs win for opera recording. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Cheyenne Jackson and Alexandra Silber kiss at the end of their performance. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Sound engineers Bob Ludwig and Elliot Scheiner win for surround-sound album for “Beyoncé.” (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Judith Sherman wins for producer of the year, classical, at the 57th Grammy Awards. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Jo-el Sonnier accepts the regional roots music album award for “The Legacy.”  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman accept an award for “Wind of Samsara,” which was named top New Age album. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
1/76