In attendance were UMG Grammy Winners: Sam Smith, Beck, Rihanna (collaboration w/Eminem), The Band Perry, Ryan Adams, Rosanne Cash and UMG executives including Chairman & CEO, Lucian Grainge; Michele Anthony, EVP US Recorded Music; Jody Gerson, Chairman & CEO UMPG; Boyd Muir, EVP & CFO UMG; Steve Barnett, Chairman & CEO of the Capitol Music Group; Steve Bartels, CEO, Def Jam Recordings; Monte Lipman, Chairman & CEO of Republic; Avery Lipman, President & COO of Republic Records; David Massey, President Island & Mercury Records; John Janick, President IGA; and Michelle Jubelirer, EVP of Capitol Music Group.
Along with… Katy Perry, Afrojack, Alexander Ludwig, Aloe Blacc, Audien, Austin Mahone, Bastille, Best Coast, BJ The Chicago Kid, Bonnie McKee, Chord Overstreet, Crystal Key, Dierks Bentley, Disclosure, Duke Dumont, Fairground Saints, Jenny Lewis, Jonny Weston, Juliette Lewis, Jussie Smollett, Kat Graham, Lion Babe, Mary Lambert, Mark Salling, Nick Jonas, Olivia Culpo, Phantogram, Robert Tujillo, Russell Simmons, Shawn White, Us the Duo, and Zendaya.
Universal Music Group won 33 Grammy Awards year, including all four major categories:
- Record of the Year—Sam Smith
- Album of the Year—Beck
- Song of the Year—Sam Smith
- Best New Artist—Sam Smith