All The Times The Grammys Made You Ask: Who The Hell Is That?

No, Prince is not the Prince of England!

We don't blame you if you were confused by Sunday night's 57th Annual Grammy Awards. No, not in the Kanye West How-Did-Beck-Beat-Beyoncé fashion? (Though that too). But by the parade of artists and performers whose names don't pop up on your Spotify playlist as much as, say, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye and Sam Smith.

It was a lot, we get it. And you weren't shy about sharing your cluelessness with the world.

Tony Bennett



Good point: Luke, who didn't "completely understand" who that guy singing with Lady Gaga was.

Fact: He's legendary crooner and 18-time Grammy winner Tony Bennett, 88, best known for his hit "I Left My Heart In San Francisco."

Tom Jones

Good point: Samuel, who didn't recognize "random" artist and Jessie J duet partner Tom Jones.

Fact: Jones is a 74-year-old Welsh heartthrob whose sold more than 100 million albums on the back of hits like "It's Not Unusual," "What's New Pussycat," "Delilah," and "She's a Lady." Also, women like to throw underwear at him.

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Hans Zimmer

Good point: Cory, as it turns out, we do know who Hans Zimmer is, so prepare to be impressed.

Fact: The 57-year-old German film composer who wailed on guitar with Pharrell at the show is a Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe-winner whose composed music for more than 150 films, including "The Lion King," "Gladiator," "The Dark Knight" trilogy and "Interstellar."

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Annie Lennox



Good point: Loicsus, we get that you don't know who Annie Lennox is and why she sang with Hozier.

Fact: Lennox is the legendary Scottish songbird who scored tons of hits in the 1980s as the front woman of synth duo the Eurythmics and recently released an album of standards showcasing her rich, soulful voice.

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Good point: Meredith, we are happy to tell you who AC/DC are.

Fact: The show openers are a hard-charging Australian rock band that has sold more than 200 million albums thanks to such arena-shaking hits as "Highway To Hell," "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap," "Hells Bells" and "Back In Black." They're mostly in their late 50s and 60s.

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Sam Smith

Good point: C'mon Fly Kid Chris, you really don't know who Sam Smith is?

Fact: Smith, 22, was only one of the most-nominated acts of the night and a 4-time winner for his smash British soul breakthrough In The Lonely Hour.

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Good point: Jules, maybe you and Kanye should talk about who Beck Hansen is.

Fact: The 20-year rock veteran who beat, yes, Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith for Album of the Year was a surprise choice, but this was actually his third shot at the title and he's got a long, distinguished, and diverse catalog of albums to his credit.

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And Dale, we think you were kidding when you asked if Prince is the Prince of England. But to answer your question, no. His name is Prince and he is funky. Forever.

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