2015 Grammy Nominations Announced (VIDEOS)


Grammy 2015 Best Pop album nominees

The 2015 Grammy nominations are being announced on Friday, with the biggest and brightest in music competing for categories including song of the year, record of the year, and album of the year.

Let’s check out the nominees announced thus far!  Is your favorite music artist nominated this year?

The Recording Academy will start announcing the nominees for the 57th annual Grammy Awards Friday on “CBS This Morning” at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Other categories and nominees will be revealed online and on Twitter.  Finally the nominees for album of the year will be announced on “A Very Grammy Christmas” tonight at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.

The first four categories were announced by Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams live on US TV on Friday morning.

Pharrell had to read out a nomination for himself in the Best Urban Contemporary album for G I R L. His competition includes Beyonce’s self-titled fifth album, Chris Brown and newcomers Mali Music and Jhene Aiko.

Here are the 2015 Grammy nominees:

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

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

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 Urban Contemporary Album
Jhené Aiko, Sail Out
Beyoncé, Beyoncé
Chris Brown, X
Mali Music, Mali Is
Pharrell Williams, G I R L

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

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

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

Best New Artist
Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
Sam Smith

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

Best Reggae Album
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

The Best Country Album nominees include Dierks Bentley, Brandy Clark, Eric Church, Lee Ann Womack and Miranda Lambert.

Miranda Lambert looking gorgeous at Fashion Rocks 2014

Singer Sam Smith, who performed on taped special A Very GRAMMY Christmas, set to air on Friday, admitted he has his fingers crossed that he can add a Grammy to his mantelpiece.

Smith said, “I’m scared. It’s like Christmas Eve right now for me. I’d love my album to get that platform so I don’t know. Fingers crossed.”

Sam Smith AMA 2014

The 57th Grammy Awards will air live Feb. 8 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

More nominees will be announced during the day, with all 83 categories being revealed by 2pm ET.

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