And he’s also apparently a great guy. He established the Mi Sangre Foundation to help victims of anti-personnel mines, and in 2005, he was named one of the world's 100 most influential people by TIME Magazine.
I feel like the theme for tonight is "church" because everyone is taking us there with these performances.
He’s also been a Goodwill Ambassador for United for Colombia, a non-profit that raises awareness about the impact of land mines within Colombia.
So: If you didn't know enough about him to be a fan before, chances are you are now.
Full name: Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez. Five times fast, anybody?
Only Prince could garner this much GRAMMY applause by just walking onstage
Heartfelt congratulations from all of us to Beck, right? Are you clapping your hands there on your couch?
Beck has won the Grammy for Album Of The Year and Kanye West jumped out of his seat and faked like he was going to rush the stage. Now that was funny.
Prince: a pumpkin-hued feast for the eyes. All he has to do is be present and we're captivated.
“Heart is a Drum” is off of Beck’s album “Morning Phase,” a big winner tonight. It’s energetic and kind of upbeat, which is in contrast to much of the rest of the album. “Morning Phase” is a mellow affair.
And there’s something Chris Martin and Beck have in common. Both of them cut a wide swath, musical mood-wise. They’ve both got great emotional range. Remember Beck’s rhinestone slacker phase, circa “Loser”?
And as we’re seeing right now, they’re both incredible musicians, really gifted.
“Heart is a Drum” is about a doomed love affair. Or is it about death? What would you say if you had to break down the meaning of this song?
The drumming of the heart is beating him down. Let’s not accuse Beck of having an under-developed literary side. Impressive songwriting.
Chris Martin, for his part, seems to be owning this song as much as his stage partner. He gets it, he feels it. Do you?
Record of the Year belongs to Sam Smith. There's that great checked suit again!
I love that it's the best night of his life. He's grateful he got his heart broken!
It’s better to burn out than to fade away, as Neil Young once said. And why do I bring that up? I’ll tell you why: we still have an amazing performance or two and one award announcement to go, even though we’ve only got a few minutes of show time left. Stay with us.
Since our last burst of commercial-time togetherness we found out Record of the Year results and heard from Beck and Chris Martin. Let’s focus our attentions there. Are you altogether thrilled for Sam Smith, or are you feeling disappointed for Meaghan Trainor? Let us know.