British soul singer Sam Smith has won four Grammy Awards

British soul singer Sam Smith has won four Grammy Awards in the US, including the prestigious prizes for record and song of the year and best new artist.

Smith was rewarded for being the only solo artist to sell more than a million albums in both the UK and US in 2014.

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

Beck won two, including best album. Other British winners included Clean Bandit with Jess Glynne and Aphex Twin.

Madonna, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney were among those performing at the Los Angeles ceremony.

But the night belonged to Sam Smith, who has cemented his place as one of pop’s biggest stars just nine months after the release of his debut album In the Lonely Hour.

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