February 9, 2015

Top News Stories –

Sam Smith grabs a Grammy (or four) –
Hours after the BAFTAs in London saw favourite Eddie Redmayne pick up the top actor award, Grammy’s favourite Sam Smith wins four trophies at the Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Smith won record of the year and song of the year for “Stay with Me”, artist of year and best new artist. Beck won album if the year for “Morning Phase”. Sam Smith posted this photo in Instagram with the words “The best night of my entire life”. List of awards below
He later tweeted:
Sam Smith grammy tweet

Dr Who is expert on exiting when being chased by a bear –
British actor David Tennant makes a successful debut as a contestant on BBC Radio 4’s Just a Minute making it through a full 60 seconds without repetition, hesitation or deviation. The former Doctor Who and Broadchurch star talked for one minute on the subject of “Exit, Pursued by a Bear” without once being interrupted on his very first appearance on the show and it is thought to be the first time in nearly 50 years of the show that a debutant has made it through the 60 second challenge.
David-Tennant-2009David Tennant
DIY store prepares for Fifty Shades of Grey specialist advice –
With the film version of Fifty Shades of Grey about to open, Britain’s biggest DIY store B&Q have told their staff to prepare for a big rise in demand for rope, cable ties and tape. It is also providing copies of the book to all 359 stores which can be lent out to staff so they can be ready for “sensitive” questions about the products.

Samsung TVs are listening in –
Samsung warns that it’s smart TV voice activation feature could be recorded by Samsung or the developers of the software. Because the TV is always “listening” for instructions in voice mode and is likely to be connected to the internet any conversations could in theory be recorded.

Video of the Day –

Sam Smith – Stay With me

List of the day –

Grammy 2015 award winners

Album of the year
Winner: Morning Phase – Beck

Best new artist
Winner: Sam Smith

Best rock album
Winner: Morning Phase – Beck

Record of the year
Winner: Stay With Me – Sam Smith

Song of the year
Winner: Stay With Me – Jimmy Napes, William Phillips and Sam Smith

Best pop vocal album
Winner: In the Lonely Hour – Sam Smith

Best pop solo performance
Winner: Happy (live) – Pharrell Williams

Best traditional pop vocal album
Winner: Cheek To Cheek – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Best music video
Winner: Happy – Pharrell Williams

Best dance recording
Winner: Rather Be – Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne

Best R&B performance
Winner: Drunk in Love – Beyonce feat Jay-Z

Best R&B album
Winner: Love, Marriage & Divorce – Toni Braxton & Babyface

Best urban contemporary album
Winner: Girl – Pharrell Williams

Best country album
Winner: Platinum – Miranda Lambert

Best country song
Winner: I’m Not Gonna Miss You – Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell)

Best metal performance
Winner: The Last In Line – Tenacious D

Best rap album
Winner: The Marshall Mathers LP2 – Eminem

Best spoken word album
Winner: Diary Of A Mad Diva – Joan Rivers

Top Twitter Trends –

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