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THE HISTORY OF SPLIT DECISIONS AT THE GRAMMYS

It looks like Grammy voters will divide up their top prizes this year, giving Adele the awards for Record and Song of the Year for "Hello," but giving Album of the Year to Beyoncé for Lemonade. This would be the 13th time there has been a split decision like this at the Grammys, with one artist winning Record (and the song also taking Song), but losing Album. Here are the previous cases where it played out just this way, in reverse chronological order.

2014: Sam Smith's "Stay with Me" won Record and Song. The Englishman's debut album, In the Lonely Hour, was nominated for Album, but lost to Beck's Morning Phase.

2010: Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" won Record and Song. The country trio's sophomore album of the same name was nominated for Album, but lost to Arcade Fire's The Suburbs.

2007: Amy Winehouse's "Rehab" won Record and Song. Her sophomore album, Back to Black, was nominated for Album but lost to Herbie Hancock's River: The Joni Letters.

2000: U2's "Beautiful Day" won Record and Song. All That You Can't Leave Behind, released in the following eligibility year, was nominated for Album, but lost to the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack.

1995: Seal's "Kiss from a Rose" won Record and Song. His sophomore album, Seal, released in the previous eligibility year, was nominated for Album, but lost to Tony Bennett's MTV Unplugged.

1988: Bobby McFerrin's "Don't Worry Be Happy" won Record and Song. His fifth album, Simple Pleasures, was nominated for Album, but lost to George Michael's Faith.

1985: USA for Africa's "We Are the World" won Record and Song. A Various Artists album of the same name was nominated for Album, but lost to Phil Collins' No Jacket Required.

1984: Tina Turner's "What's Love Got to Do with It" won Record and Song. Her comeback album, Private Dancer, was nominated for Album, but lost to Lionel Richie's Can't Slow Down.

1981: Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes" won Record and Song. Mistaken Identity was nominated for Album, but lost to John Lennon/Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy.

1979: The Doobie Brothers' "What a Fool Believes" won Record and Song. Minute by Minute was nominated for Album, but lost to Billy Joel's 52nd Street.

1973: Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly with His Song" won Record and Song. Her Killing Me Softly album was nominated for Album, but lost to Stevie Wonder's Innervisions.

1961: Henry Mancini's "Moon River" won Record and Song. His soundtrack for Breakfast at Tiffany's was nominated for Album, but lost to Judy Garland's Judy at Carnegie Hall.

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