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Sam Smith Sings "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" in 2014
In 2014 the CBS special "A Very GRAMMY Christmas" was broadcast on Dec. 5, the day nominations were announced for the 57th GRAMMY Awards. In addition to Sam Smith singing "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," other performers included Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Tim McGraw and Pharrell Williams. The final nominations for Album Of The Year were also revealed on air.
Later that year, on Feb. 8, 2015 at the 57th GRAMMY Awards broadcast, Smith won Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album for In The Lonely Hour, and his "Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)" won Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year. Smith also performed "Stay With Me" during the awards celebration with Mary J. Blige.