Nominations for 2015 Grammy Awards have been revealed

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    The full list of nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards has been revealed.

    The big winners include UK crooner Sam Smith and Beyoncé, who both picked up six nominations. With these latest accolades, Beyoncé has become the most nominated female artist in Grammy history.

    Beyoncé and Smith both received Album of the Year nods (for Beyoncé and In the Lonely Hour, respectively). They’re up against Beck’s Morning Phase, Pharrell Williams’ G I R L, and Ed Sheeran’s X.

    Record of the Year, meanwhile, pins Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” against Sia’s “Chandelier”, Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX’s “Fancy”, and Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”. Smith, Sia, and Swift also received nods in the Song of the Year category.


    The category for Best Rock Song includes a few big hitters, specifically Jack White’s “Lazaretto”, Ryan Adams’ “Gimme Something Good”, Beck’s “Blue Moon”, and The Black Keys’ “Fever”. White, Adams, Beck, and The Black Keys are also nominated for Best Rock Performance, as are Arctic Monkeys for “Do I Wanna Know?”.

    As for Best Rock Album, nominees include Ryan Adams’ self-titled fourteenth album, Beck’s Morning Phase, The Black Keys’ Turn Blue, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Hypnotic Eye, and U2’s Songs of Innocence.

    The Best Alternative Album category is equally stacked, featuring Arcade Fire’s Reflektor, St. Vincent’s self-titled third album, Jack White’s Lazaretto, Alt J’s This is All Yours, and Cage the Elephant’s Melophobia. The nominees were announced by Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig.


    The nominees for Best New Artist include HAIM, Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Bastille, and Brandy Clark.

    Up for Best Rap Album are Eminem for The Marshall Mathers LP 2, ScHoolboy Q for Oxymoron, Childish Gambino for Because the Internet, Common for Nobody’s Smiling, and Iggy Azalea for The New Classic.

    Kanye West took home a nod in the Best Rap Song category for “Bound 2”. Other notable nominees in the category include Nicki Minaj for “Anaconda”, Kendrick Lamar for “i”, and Drake for “0 to 100 / The Catch Up”.

    In the Best Rap Performance category, nominees include Drake’s “0 to 100 / The Catch Up”, Kendrick Lamar’s “i”, Eminem’s “Rap God”, and Donald Glover’s “3005”.


    Coldplay’s Ghost Stories is nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album alongside Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz,  Ariana Grande’s My Everything, Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour, and Katy Perry’s Prism.

    Meanwhile, Beyoncé’s self-titled fifth album will battle it out against Pharrell’s G I R L for Best Urban Contemporary Album. Queen Bey is also nominated for Best R&B Performance and R&B Song for “Drunk in Love” featuring Jay Z.

    The category for Best Electronic Album is especially exciting, as it features Aphex Twin’s Syro, Röyksopp & Robyn’s Do It Again, and Little Dragon’s Nabuma Rubberband.


    Rounding out the list of notable nominees are Karen O, whose “The Moon Song” earned a nod for Best Song Written For Visual Media; Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ soundtrack for Gone Girl, which earned a Best Score Soundtrack nod; FKA twigs, who was nominated for Best Recording Package for LP1; and Tegan & Sara and The Lonely Island, whose song “Everything Is Awesome!!!” was nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media.

    See all of the notable nominations below, or head to the Grammys’ website for the full list.

    The 2015 Grammy Awards take place on Sunday, February 8th, 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The ceremony will be broadcast live on CBS.

    Album of the Year:
    Beck – Morning Phase
    Beyoncé – Beyoncé
    Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour
    Pharrell Williams – G I R L
    Ed Sheeran – X


    Record of the Year:
    Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
    Sia – “Chandelier”
    Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
    Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
    Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass”

    Song of the Year:
    Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass”
    Sia – “Chandelier”
    Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
    Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
    Hozier – “Take Me to Church”

    Best New Artist:
    Iggy Azalea
    Brandy Clark
    Sam Smith

    Best Rock Song:
    Paramore – “Ain’t It Fun”
    Beck – “Blue Moon”
    The Black Keys – “Fever”
    Ryan Adams – “Gimme Something Good”
    Jack White – “Lazaretto”


    Best Rock Album:
    Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams
    Beck – Morning Phase
    The Black Keys – Turn Blue
    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye
    U2 – Songs of Innocence

    Best Rock Performance:
    Ryan Adams – “Gimme Something Good”
    Arctic Monkeys – “Do I Wanna Know?”
    Beck – “Blue Moon”
    The Black Keys – “Fever”
    Jack White – “Lazaretto”

    Best Alternative Album:
    Alt J – This is All Yours
    Arcade Fire – Reflektor
    Cage the Elephant – Melophobia
    St. Vincent – St. Vincent
    Jack White – Lazaretto


    Best Rap Album:
    Eminem – Marshall Mathers LP 2
    Iggy Azalea – The New Classic
    Childish Gambino – Because the Internet
    Common – Nobody’s Smiling
    ScHoolboy Q – Oxymoron
    Wiz Khalifa – Blacc Hollywood

    Best Rap Song:
    Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
    Kanye West – “Bound 2”
    Kendrick Lamar – “i”
    Wiz Khalifa – “We Dem Boyz”
    Drake – “0 to 100 / The Catch Up”

    Best Rap Performance:
    Donald Glover – “3005”
    Drake – “0 to 100 / The Catch Up”
    Eminem – “Rap God”
    Kendrick Lamar -“i”
    Lecrae – “All I Need Is You”


    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
    Iggy Azalea feat. Charli – “Fancy”
    Coldplay – “A Sky Full of Stars”
    A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera – “Say Something”
    Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj – “Bang Bang”
    Katy Perry feat. Juicy J – “Darkhorse”

    Best Pop Vocal Album:
    Coldplay – Ghost Stories
    Miley Cyrus – Bangerz
    Ariana Grande – My Everything
    Katy Perry – Prism
    Ed Sheeran – X
    Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour

    Best Pop Vocal Performance:
    John Legend
    Sam Smith
    Taylor Swift
    Pharrell Williams

    Best Dance/Electronica Album:
    Aphex Twin – Syro
    deadmau5 – While (1
    Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband
    Röyksopp & Robyn – Do It Again
    Mat Zo – Damage Control


    Best Dance Recording:
    Basement Jaxx – “Never Say Never”
    Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne – “Rather Be”
    Disclosure feat. Mary J. Blige – “F For You”
    Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones – “I Got You”
    Zhu – “Faded”

    Best Urban Contemporary Album:
    Jhené Aiko – Sail Out
    Beyoncé – Beyoncé
    Chris Brown – X
    Mali Music – Malis Is…
    Pharrell Williams – G I R L

    Best Comedy Album:
    “Weird Al” Yankovic – Mandatory Fun
    Jim Gaffigan – Obsessed
    Louis C.K. – Oh My God
    Patton Oswalt – Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time
    Sarah Silverman – We Are Miracles


    Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media:
    American Hustle
    Get On Up: The James Brown Story
    Guardians of the Galaxy
    The Wolf of Wall Street

    Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media:
    Christophe Beck – Frozen
    Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – Gone Girl
    Alexandre Desplat – The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Steven Price – Gravity
    Thomas Newman – Saving Mr. Banks

    Best Song Written For Visual Media:
    Tegan and Sara feat. The Lonely Island – “Everything Is Awesome!!!”
    Ed Sheeran – “I See Fire”
    Glen Campbell – “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”
    Idina Menzel – “Let It Go”
    Karen O – “The Moon Song”


    Best Music Video:
    Arcade Fire – “We Exist”
    DJ Snake and Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”
    Sia – “Chandelier”
    Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
    Woodkid feat. Max Richter – “The Golden Age”

    Best Music Film:
    Beyoncé and Jay Z – On the Run Tour
    Coldplay – Ghost Stories
    Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill – 20 Feet From Stardom
    Metallica – Through the Never
    Pink – The Truth About Love Tour: Live From Melbourne

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