And shifting to the music industry.
The British singer Sam Smith has won big at the Grammy Awards in California,… as he
joins a host of other breakout artists this year.
Paul, how well did he do at the coveted awards ceremony?
Well, he able to take away two of the top Grammy Awards for his heartbreak single “Stay
With Me”… which won both record and song of the year.
The 22-year-old was also named best new artist… and his debut album won the best pop vocal
prize. Later backstage, Smith said he was overwhelmed
by the honors. “Thank you so much, I feel like Kate Winslet
at the Oscars right now, I′ve never done one of these, it′s amazing. I don′t know
how to react right now, this is absolutely incredible, it′s a dream come true, I′m
the happiest I′ve ever been in my life.” Other notable winners of the night were Pharrell
Williams and Beyonce, who won three Grammys each.
Williams collected best pop solo… and best music video for his hit song “Happy,”… which
he performed at the ceremony on Sunday.