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Madonna, Beyoncé, Paul McCartney and More Hamptonites Shine at Grammys

Hamptons residents and frequent visitors made a big showing at the Grammy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles, both as performers and as nominees.

Amagansett’s Sir Paul McCartney performed the new song “FourFiveSeconds” with Kanye West and Rihanna. Bridgehampton’s Madonna, backed up by a choir and dancers dresses as bulls, performanced her new track “Living for Love.”

Hamptons fan and recent Keds Montauk commercial star Taylor Swift received a Record of the Year nomination for “Shake It Off” but was bested by Sam Smith‘s “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version).” The same scenario played out in the Song of the Year category.

For best Pop Solo Performance, “Shake It Off” was nominated again, but this time Pharell took the prize for “Happy.”

Another Hamptons visitor, Beyoncé, got a nod for her self-titled album in the Album of the Year category, but Beck took home that award for his Morning Phase. Beyoncé and Jay-Z‘s “Drunk in Love” won Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song.

Beyoncé also performed, introduced by Amagansett’s Gwyneth Paltrow. The song was “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” a gospel song chosen because it was a favorite of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr..

Paltrow’s conciously uncoupled husband Chris Martin and Coldplay were nominated for “A Sky Full Of Stars” in the Best Pop/Duo Group Performance. A Great Big World with Christina Aguilera won for “Say Something.” Coldplay’s Ghost Stories for nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album, but the honor went to Smith’s In The Lonely Hour.

Martin joined Beck to perform the latter’s song “Heart Is a Drum.”

Hamptons fan Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett won in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category for Cheek to Cheek.

Just Say Hi! from Southold’s Brady Rymer was nominated for Best Children’s Album, however the winner was ultimately I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World, an audiobook from Malala Yousafzai and Neela Vaswani.

Shelter Island homeowner Louis C.K. was nominated for Oh My God in the Best Comedy Album category. The winner was Weird Al‘s Mandatory Fun.

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