India-based Ricky Kej and Neela Vaswani were the two Indians who made it big at the 57th Annual Grammy awards. Ricky who has teamed with South African musician Wouter Kellerman for the album, 'Winds Of Samsara' won the Best New Age Album award while Neela won the Grammy for the Best Children’s Album category for I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World.
It was British singer Sam Smith who walked with four Grammy awards including Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Sam's “Stay With Me” [Darkchild Version] song fetched him two Grammys and the other two awards he won were, for the Best Pop Vocal Album for "In the Lonely Hour" and Best New Artist. “Before I made this record I was doing everything to try and get my music heard," Smith said. "I tried to lose weight and I was making awful music. It was only until I started to be myself that the music started to flow and people started to listen. Thank you all for the best night of my life,” said Smith in his acceptance speech.
Beyonce and Pharrell Williams won three Grammys each. Madonna and Kanye West performed live on the stage. It was a disappointment for Anoushka Shankar who was nominated in the Best World Music Album category for her album 'Trace of You.'