Monday 25 September 2017

Hozier raises roof at Grammys ceremony

Hozier and Annie Lennox perform on stage at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles
Hozier and Annie Lennox perform on stage at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles
Hozier performs "Take Me To Church" with Annie Lennox at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 8, 2015.
Hozier performs 'Take Me To Church' with Annie Lennox at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California at the weekend. Photo: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

He may have lost out on the Grammy but Irish rock star Hozier's duet with Annie Lennox brought the house down at the star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles, California.

The duo performed Hozier's 2014 hit single 'Take Me To Church' and a rendition of Screamin' Jay Hawkins's 'I Put a Spell On You'.

Eurythmics star Lennox admitted she was initially hesitant to perform the duet but knew the on-stage collaboration would be a success after their first rehearsal.

Hozier was pipped to the post in the Song of the Year category by British artist Sam Smith, who took home a total of four Grammys at the 57th annual awards ceremony.

The 'Stay With Me' singer also received statuettes for Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. Smith thanked his ex-boyfriend for his success.

"I want to thank the man who this record is about," the singer-songwriter said.

"Thank you so much for breaking my heart because you got me four Grammys."

R&B sensation Beyoncé won three awards, including Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song.

Pharrell Williams and Rosanne Cash, daughter of country legend Johnny, also won three awards.

Madonna, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney all performed on the night.

Irish Independent

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