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The 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday were a mixture of old songs, new faces and upsets, as British singer Sam Smith, barely known to American audiences a year ago, won three of the top four prizes and Beck became the dark-horse victor of Album of the Year.

Smith, 22, took Best New Artist as well as Record and Song of the Year for his lovelorn ballad Stay With Me.

"I want to thank the man this record is about, who I fell in love with last year," he said, accepting the prize for Record of the Year. "Thank you so much for breaking my heart, 'cause you got me four Grammys."

Accepting another prize, for Best Pop Vocal Album, for his debut album In The Lonely Hour, he said: "Before I made this record, I was doing everything to try and get my music heard.

"I tried to lose weight and I was making awful music and it was only until that I started to be myself that the music started to flow and people started to listen."

Beck's win, for Morning Phase, was a surprise, as the awards' voters chose a modest-selling, but critically admired album in a rock context over bigger pop hits. He beat Smith, Pharrell Williams, Beyonce and Ed Sheeran.

The prize was presented by the often-elusive Prince who spoke out against a recent series of killings of African-Americans by police, a theme that echoed throughout the Grammys.

"Like books and black lives, albums still matter," he said during the show aired live from Staples Center.

Morning Phase also took Best Rock Album, beating releases by U2, Ryan Adams, Tom Petty and the Black Keys.

Williams took home three prizes: His song Happy won Best Music Video and Best Pop Solo Performance, while his Girl won Best Urban Contemporary Album.

Beyonce, who like Smith had been up for a total of six awards, took three - for Best R&B Performance and R&B Song for Drunk In Love and Best Surround Sound Album for Beyonce.

In the country field, music legend Glen Campbell won Best Country Song for I'm Not Gonna Miss You, which is about the decline of his health and which is featured in a documentary about his struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

Another song he won a Grammy for in 1967, Gentle On My Mind, won for Best Country Duo or Group Performance for The Band Perry's cover. Miranda Lambert won for Best Country Album.

Kendrick Lamar and Eminem split the four rap trophies.

Lamar, a 27-year-old rising star who had walked away empty-handed last year, took Best Performance and Song for I. Eminem won Best Rap Album for The Marshall Mathers LP 2 and shared Best Rap/Sung Collaboration with Rihanna for The Monster.

In the rock categories, Jack White took best performance for his album Lazaretto and the comedy-rock duo Tenacious D won for Best Metal Performance. Paramore's Ain't It Fun won Best Rock Song and singer St Vincent's self-titled release took Best Alternative Music Album.

Among those who went home empty-handed were some fresh faces up for their first Grammys. Those included singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor, 21, and Irish singer-songwriter Hozier, 24.

The night kicked off with an energetic performance by veteran rockers AC/DC singing classics Rock Or Bust and Highway To Hell, the first of many throwback tunes.

Known to be a stage where veterans and current music stars come together, British singers Jessie J and Tom Jones delivered the first of many Grammy duets with The Righteous Brothers' classic 1964 song, You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'.

Sheeran, 23, and Electric Light Orchestra performed a medley of the band's songs Evil Woman and Mr Blue Sky, with former Beatle Paul McCartney dancing along in the audience, while Hozier and Annie Lennox brought the crowd to their feet with a medley of Take Me To The Church and I'll Put A Spell On You.

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga sang Cheek To Cheek, an 80-year-old song by Irving Berlin. Their album by that title also won Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Beyonce sang a gospel hymn, dressed in diaphanous white.

Madonna, pop music's 56-year-old grand dame of scandalising spectacle, performed her new song Living For Love in red and black lingerie with 20 dancers wearing bulls' horns.

No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine teamed up for a heartfelt rendition of My Heart Is Open.

As part of a segment where United States President Barack Obama urged artists in a video message to help end domestic violence, Katy Perry performed her inspirational survival anthem By The Grace Of God, which tells of a troubled relationship.

Williams also led an expansively staged version of Happy with classical pianist Lang Lang and film composer Hans Zimmer.

He and Beyonce were among artists who incorporated subtle protests against police brutality in their performances as their back-up dancers raised their arms in the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" poses.

And trust Kanye West again to rush the stage.

In a gag on his infamous outburst on stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, he approached Beck on stage before flashing a quick grin, waving his hand and retreating.

 
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