2015 Grammy Nominees Announced

The 2015 Grammy Nominees have been announced. This year, instead of announcing them all at once, Recording Academy decided to release them slowly throughout the day, category by category, via the official Twitter accounts of several musicians. The only category that was not announced by a celebrity was The Album Of The Year, which was made during ‘A Very Grammy Christmas’ special on CBS. The holiday special was hosted by L.L. Cool J and aired on Friday night (12/5) featuring performances by Maroon 5, Tim McGraw, Mary J. Blige, Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams and Sam Smith. Check out the full list of 2015 Grammy Nominees below!

Album Of The Year
Morning Phase – Beck
X – Ed Sheeran
Beyonce – Beyonce
In The Lonely Hour – Sam Smith
Girl – Pharrell Williams

Record of the Year

“Fancy” – Iggy Azalea feat. 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’ – Meghan Trainor, Kevin Kadish
“Chandelier’– Sia Furler, Jesse Shatkin
“Shake It Off’ – Taylor Swift, Max Martin, Shellback
“Stay With Me” (Darkchild Version) – Sam Smith, James Napier, William Phillips
“Take Me to Church” – Andrew Hozier Byrne

Best Country Album

Dierks Bentley – “Riser”
Erich Church – “The Outsiders”
Brandy Clark – “12 Stories”
Miranda Lambert – “Platinum”
LeeAnn 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

Jhene Aiko – “Sail Out”
Beyonce – “Beyonce”
Chris Brown – “X”
Mali Music – “Mali Is”
Pharrell Williams – “Girl”

Best Pop Solo Performance

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

Best Rock Song

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

Best Rock Album

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

Best New Artist

Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
Sam Smith

Best Country Song

“American Kids” – Kenny Chesney, Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally
“Automatic” – Miranda Lambert, Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby
“Give Me Back My Hometown” – Eric Church, Luke Laird
“I’m Not Going to Miss You” – Glen Campbell, Julian Raymond
“Meanwhile Back At Mama’s” Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill – Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston, Jeffrey Steele

Best Reggae Album

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

Best Rap Performance

“3005” -Childish Gambino
“0 to 100″ – Drake
“Rap God” – Eminem
“i” – Kendrick Lamar
“All I Need is You” – Lacrae

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

“Cheek to Cheek” – Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga
“Nostalgia” – Annie Lennox
“Night Songs” – Barry Manilow
“Sending You A Little Christmas” – Johnny Mathis
“Partners” – Barbra Streisand & Various Artists

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 Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

American Hustle – Various Artists
Frozen – Various Artists
Get On Up: The James Brown Story – James Brown
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 – Various Artists
The Wolf of Wall Street – Various Artists

Best Americana Album

“The River & The Thread” – Roseanne Cash
“Terms of My Surrender” – John Hiatt
“Bluesamericana” – Keb’ Mo’
“A Dotted Line” – Nickel Creek
“Metamodern Sounds in Country Music” – Sturgill Simpson

Best Rap Album

“The New Classic” – Iggy Azalea
“Because the Internet” – Childish Gambino
“Nobody’s Smiling” – Common
“The Marshall Mathers LP 2″ -Eminem
“Oxymoron” – Schoolboy Q
“Blacc Hollywood” – Wiz Khalifa

Best Country Solo Performance

“Give Me Back My Hometown” – Eric Church
“Invisible” – Hunter Hayes
“Automatic” – Miranda Lambert
“Something in the Water” – Carrie Underwood
“Cop Car” – Keith Urban

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Fancy” – Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
“A Sky Full of Stars” – Coldplay
“Say Something” – A Great Big World, Christina Aguilera
“Bang Bang” – Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj
“Dark Horse” – Katy Perry ft. Juicy J

Best Music Video

“We Exist” – Arcade Fire
“Turn Down for What” – DJ Snake, Lil Jon
“Chandelier” – Sia
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams
“The Golden Age” – Woodkid ft. Max Richter

Best Latin Pop Album

“Tangos” -Rubén Blades
“Elypse” – Camila
“Raíz” – Lila Downs, Niña Pastori, Soledad
“Loco de Amor” – Juanes
“Gracias Por Estar Aqui” – Marco Antonio Solis

Best Spoken Word Album

“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, Inspiration and the Power of Song” – Gloria Gaynor

Best Dance Recording

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

Best Gospel Album

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

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 ft. Faith Hill
“Raise ‘Em Up” – Keith Urban ft. Eric Church

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

“Blak Majik” – Common ft. Jhené Aiko
“The Monster” – Eminem ft. Rihanna
“Tuesday” – I Love Makonnen ft. Drake
“Studio” – Schoolboy Q ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
“Bound 2″ – Kanye West & Charlie Wilson

Best Dance/Electronic Album

“Syro” – Aphex Twin
“While (1>2) – Deadmaus
“Nabuma Rubberband” – Little Dragon
“Do It Again” – Röyksopp & Robyn
“Damage Control” – Mat Zo

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

“Wild Heart” – Mindi Abair
“Slam Dunk” – Gerald Albright
“Nathan East” – Nathan East
“Jazz Funk Soul” – Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb, Everette Harp
“Bass & Mandolin” – Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer

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 Metal Performance

“Neon Knights” – Anthrax
“High Road” – Mastodon
“Heartbreaker” – Motörhead
“The Negative One” – Slipknot
“The Last In Line” – Tenacious D

Best R&B Performance

“Drunk in Love” – Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z
“New Flame” – Chris Brown Featuring Usher & Rick Ross
“It’s Your World” – Jennifer Hudson Featuring R. Kelly
“Like This” – Ledisi
“Good Kisser” – Usher

Best Traditional R&B Performance

“As” – Marsha Ambrosius & Anthony Hamilton
“I.R.S.” – Angie Fisher
“Jesus Children” – Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm Jamal Warner
“Nobody” – Kem
“Hold Up Wait A Minute (Woo Woo)” – Antonique Smith

Best R&B Song

“Drunk In Love” – Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyoncé Knowles, Timothy Mosely, Andre Eric Proctor & Brian Soko
“Good Kisser” – Ronald “Flip” Colson, Warren “Oak” Felder, Usher Raymond IV, Jameel Roberts, Terry “Tru” Sneed & Andrew “Pop” Wansel
“New Flame” – Eric Bellinger, Chris Brown, James Chambers, Malissa Hunter, Justin Booth Johnson, Mark Pitts, Usher Raymond IV, William Roberts, Maurice “Verse” Simmonds & Keith Thomas
“Options (Wolfjames Version) by Luke James ft. Rick Ross – Dominic Gordon, Brandon Hesson, William Roberts & Jamaica “Kahn-Cept” Smith
“The Worst” – Jhené Aiko Chilombo

Best R&B Album

“Islander” – Bernhoft
“Lift Your Spirit” – Aloe Blacc
“Love, Marriage & Divorce” – Toni Braxton & Babyface
“Black Radio 2″ – Robert Glasper Experiment
“Give The People What They Want” – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Best Rap Song

“Anaconda” – Nicki Minaj Ernest Clark, Jamal Jones, Marcos Palacios & J. Solone-Myvett,
“Bound 2″ – Mike Dean, Malik Jones, Che Pope, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, John Stephens, Kanye West, Charlie Wilson & Cydel Young
“I” – Kendrick Lamar & C. Smith
“We Dem Boyz” – Wiz Khalifa, Noel Fisher
“0 to 100/The Catch Up” – Drake, A. Feeney, A. Hernandez, P. Jefferies, M. Samuels & Noah Shebib

Best New Age Album

“Bhakti” – Paul Avgerinos
“Ritual” – Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai
“Winds of Samsara” – Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman
“Symphony Live In Istanbul” – Kitaro
“In Love And Longing” – Silvia Nakkach & David Darling

Best Music Film

Beyoncé & Jay Z: On The Run Tour Beyonce & Jay-Z – Jonas Åkerlund, video director; Svana Gisla, video producer
Ghost Stories, Coldplay – Paul Dugdale, video director; Jim Parsons, video producer
20 Feet From Stardom, Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill – Morgan Neville, video director; Gil Friesen & Caitrin Rogers, video producers
Metallica Through The Never, Metallica; Nimród Antal, video director; Adam Ellison & Charlotte Huggins, video producers
The Truth About Love Tour: Live From Melbourne, Pink – Larn Poland, video director; Roger Davies


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