The Nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards Are Out

Marie Skillern| December 6, 2014


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The nominees for the upcoming 57th Grammy Awards have officially been released.

Nominations for the upcoming Grammys have been announced via the award body’s official Twitter account. Other celebrities and the Recording Academy also announced the nominations. The first four categories were announced by Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams on CBS This Morning.


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It is for the first time that two dozen more of the 83 total categories will gradually be revealed from 9AM to 2PM ET on various celebrity Twitter accounts.

Evan Greene, the CMO at the Recording Academy, was quoted in an interview saying:

“We considered announcing everything at once, but that wasn’t conducive to our goal of celebrating each nominee. So, we decided to let each announcement live its own moment.”

The final category, which is the Album of the Year, will be revealed at 9PM ET during A Very Grammy Christmas that will feature performances from Ariana Grande, Maroon 5 and Tim McGraw.

Here is the partial list of nominees in their respective categories:


Best New Artist


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Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
Sam Smith


Record of the Year


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“Fancy” – Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
“Chandelier” – Sia
“Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)” Sam Smith
“Shake It Off” Taylor Swift
“All About That Bass” Meghan Trainor


Song of the Year


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“Chandelier” – Sia
“All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor
“Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift
“Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)” – Sam Smith
“Take Me to Church” – Hozier


Best Rap Performance


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“305” – Childish Gambino
“0 to 100/The Catch Up” – Drake
“Rap God” – Eminem
“i” – Kendrick Lamar
“All I Need Is You” – Lecrae


Best Alternative Music Album


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This Is All Yours, alt-J
Reflektor, Arcade Fire
Melophobia, Cage the Elephant
St. Vincent, St. Vincent
Lazaretto, Jack White


Best Rock Album


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Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams
Morning Phase, Beck
Turn Blue, The Black Keys
Hypnotic Eye, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Songs of Innocence, U2


Best Rock Song



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


Best Country Album


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Riser, Dierks Bentley
The Outsiders, Eric Church
The Way I’m Livin’, Lee Ann Womack
12 Stories, Brandy Clark
Platinum, Miranda Lambert


Best Country Songs


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“American Kids” – Kenny Chesney
“Automatic” – Miranda Lambert
“Give Me Back My Hometown” – Eric Church
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” – Glen Campbell
“Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” – Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill


Best Pop Vocal Album


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Ghost Stories, Coldplay
Bangerz Miley, Cyrus
My Everything, Ariana Grande
Prism, Katy Perry
x, Ed Sheeran
In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith


Best Urban Contemporary Album


Jhene Aiko
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Sail Out, Jhene Aiko
Beyonce, Beyonce
X, Chris Brown
Mali Is, Mali Music
G I R L, Pharrell Williams


Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media


American Hustle
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American Hustle 
Guardians of the Galaxy
Get On Up: The James Brown Story 
The Wolf of Wall Street


Best Pop Solo Performance


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“All of Me” John Legend
“Chandelier” Sia
“Stay With Me” Sam Smith
“Shake It Off” Taylor Swift
“Happy” Pharrell Williams


Best Reggae Album


Ziggy Marley
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Ziggy Marley, Fly Rasta
Lee “Scratch” Perry, Back on the Controls
Sean Paul, Full Frequency
Shaggy, Out of Many, One Music
Sly & Robbie & Spicy Chocolate, The Reggae Power
Soja, Amid the Noise and the Haste


Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album


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Cheek to Cheek, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett
Sending You a Little Christmas, Johnny Mathis
Nostalgia, Annie Lennox
Partners, Barbra Streisand
Night Songs, Barry Manilow


Best Americana Album


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The River & The Thread, Rosanne Cash
Terms of My Surrener, John Hiatt
Bluesamericana, Keb’ Mo’
A Dotted Line, Nickel Creek
Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, Sturgill Simpson

The Grammy Awards or the Grammys is a tribute by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States that recognizes outstanding achievements in the music industry.

It is has been that for one to be eligible for a nomination in next year’s awards, recording must be released between Oct. 1, 2013 and Sept. 30, 2014.

The 57th Grammy Awards will be aired on February 8 next year on CBS.

Check out some of the memorable Grammy performances below.






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