LOS ANGELES - R&B singer-producer Pharrell Williams took two Grammy awards Sunday along with fellow early winners Rihanna and Eminem and Jay Z and Beyonce, ahead of the televised show that will serve up top winners and high-octane performances.
Pharrell, who went into Sunday with six nominations, beat out Beyonce in the urban contemporary album category with his record "Girl," and his upbeat toe-tapping track "Happy" won best music video. He also has three nods in the album of the year category that includes his own album as well as his production work on Beyonce and Ed Sheeran's records.
R&B singer Rihanna and rapper Eminem won best rap collaboration for "The Monster," while Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP" won best rap album. Husband and wife Beyonce and Jay Z's steamy "Drunk in Love" won best R&B song.