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Beyoncé, Sam Smith and Pharrell Williams lead Grammy nominations

CBS has announced the nominations for THE 57TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS. The network, alongside the Recording Academy, offered a mix of the best and brightest in music over the past year as determined by The Academy’s voting members. THE 57TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS will be held on “GRAMMY Sunday,” Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on the CBS Television Network.

This year, Beyoncé, Sam Smith and Pharrell Williams lead the nominations with six each, while recording engineer Tom Coyne received five nods for his work with Beyoncé, Sam Smith and Taylor Swift. Iggy Azalea, Beck, Eric Church, Drake, Gordon Goodwin, Jay Z, Miranda Lambert, Sia, Usher and Jack White earned four nominations each. Additionally, Azalea, Bastille, Brandy Clark, Haim and Sam Smith vie for the Best New Artist award.

“This year’s nominees are a reflection of the music community’s diversity and range of talent and a testament to The Academy’s voting process,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “The Recording Academy is pleased to celebrate this talented crop of artists, nominated to receive music’s greatest honor for their contributions to their respective genres. The tone for Music’s Biggest Night® has undoubtedly been set and we look forward to producing one of the most exciting broadcasts in GRAMMY® history.”

Nominations were revealed on a rolling basis throughout the day, starting with four categories on “CBS This Morning,” followed by a series of video announcements posted by a variety of artists and celebrities on Twitter. The day culminated with the unveiling of Album Of The Year nominations on the one-hour entertainment special, A VERY GRAMMY CHRISTMAS, which featured performances of holiday classics and current pop songs.

 

Album Of The Year:

  • Morning Phase — Beck
  • Beyoncé — Beyoncé
  • X — Ed Sheeran
  • In The Lonely Hour — Sam Smith
  • Girl — Pharrell Williams

Record Of The Year:

  • “Fancy” — Iggy Azalea Featuring 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:

  • “All About That Bass” — Kevin Kadish & Meghan Trainor, songwriters (Meghan Trainor)
  • “Chandelier” — Sia Furler & Jesse Shatkin, songwriters (Sia)
  • “Shake It Off” — Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
  • “Stay With Me” (Darkchild Version) — James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith, songwriters (Sam Smith)
  • “Take Me To Church” — Andrew Hozier-Byrne, songwriter (Hozier)

Best New Artist:

  • Iggy Azalea
  • Bastille
  • Brandy Clark
  • Haim
  • Sam Smith

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • “Fancy” — Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX
  • “A Sky Full Of Stars” — Coldplay
  • “Say Something” — A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera
  • “Bang Bang” — Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
  • “Dark Horse” — Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J

Best Dance Recording

  • “Never Say Never” — Basement Jaxx
  • “Rather Be” — Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne
  • “F For You” — Disclosure Featuring Mary J. Blige
  • “I Got U” — Duke Dumont Featuring Jax Jones
  • “Faded” — Zhu

Best Rock Performance

  • “Gimme Something Good” — Ryan Adams
  • “Do I Wanna Know?” — Arctic Monkeys
  • “Blue Moon” — Beck
  • “Fever”— The Black Keys
  • “Lazaretto”— Jack White

Best Alternative Music Album

  • This Is All Yours — Alt-J
  • Reflektor — Arcade Fire
  • Melophobia — Cage The Elephant
  • St. Vincent — St. Vincent
  • Lazaretto — Jack White

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

  • Sail Out — Jhené Aiko
  • Beyoncé — Beyoncé
  • X  — Chris Brown
  • Mali Is… — Mali Music
  • Girl — Pharrell Williams

Best Rap Performance:

  • “3005” — Childish Gambino
  • “0 To 100/The Catch Up” — Drake
  • “Rap God” —  Eminem
  • “I” — Kendrick Lamar
  • “All I Need Is You” — Lecrae

Best Rap Album

  • The New Classic — Iggy Azalea
  • Because The Internet — Childish Gambino
  • Nobody’s Smiling — Common
  • The Marshall Mathers LP2 — Eminem
  • Oxymoron — Schoolboy Q
  • Blacc Hollywood — Wiz Khalifa

Best Country Duo/Group Performance:

  • “Gentle On My Mind” — The Band Perry
  • “Somethin’ Bad” — Miranda Lambert With Carrie Underwood
  • “Day Drinking” —  Little Big Town
  • “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s” — Tim McGraw Featuring Faith Hill
  • “Raise ‘Em Up” — Keith Urban Featuring Eric Church

Best Improvised Jazz Solo:

  • “The Eye Of The Hurricane” — Kenny Barron, soloist
  • “Fingerprints” — Chick Corea, soloist
  • “You & The Night & The Music” — Fred Hersch, soloist
  • “Recorda Me” — Joe Lovano, soloist
  • “Sleeping Giant” — Brad Mehldau, soloist

Best Gospel Album:

  • Help — Erica Campbell
  • Amazing (Live) — Ricky Dillard & New G
  • Withholding Nothing (Live) — William McDowell
  • Forever Yours — Smokie Norful
  • Vintage Worship — Anita Wilson

Best Latin Pop Album:

  • Tangos — Rubén Blades
  • Elypse — Camila
  • Raíz — Lila Downs, Niña Pastori And Soledad
  • Loco De Amor — Juanes
  • Gracias Por Estar Aquí — Marco Antonio Solís

Best American Roots Performance:

  • “Statesboro Blues” — Gregg Allman & Taj Mahal
  • “A Feather’s Not A Bird” — Rosanne Cash
  • “And When I Die” — Billy Childs Featuring Alison Krauss & Jerry Douglas
  • “The Old Me Better” — Keb’ Mo’ Featuring The California Feet Warmers
  • “Destination” — Nickel Creek

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling):

  • Actors Anonymous — James Franco
  • A Call To Action — Jimmy Carter
  • Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America — John Waters
  • Diary Of A Mad Diva — Joan Rivers
  • A Fighting Chance — Elizabeth Warren
  • We Will Survive: True Stories Of Encouragement, Ins1piration And The Power Of Song — Gloria Gaynor

Best Comedy Album

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