57th Annual Grammy Nominees [WATCH VIDEO]

By Ambika Thakur | 2 years ago
57th Annual Grammy Nominees [WATCH VIDEO]

Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran announced the first set of Grammy nominations on “This Morning” on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. Williams and Sheeran are also both nominated. Read on for further details.

The first four categories announced were Best Country Album, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Urban Contemporary Album and Record of the Year.


Sam Smith got off to a implausible start with six nominations in the four major categories, for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Stay With Me,” Best Pop Vocal Album for “In the Lonely Hour”   Best New Artist and Album of the Year.

Below is the list of the top categories. You can also click here for the complete list.

Album of the Year
“X” – Ed Sheeran
“In the Lonely Hour” – Sam Smith
“Beyoncé” – Beyoncé
“Morning Phase” – Beck
“GIRL” – Pharrell Williams

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

Best New Artist
Sam Smith
Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark

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

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

Best Traditional Pop Album
“Cheek to Cheek” – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
“Nostalgia” – Annie Lennox
“Night Songs” – Barry Manilow
“Partners” – Barbra Streisand
“Sending You a Little Christmas” – Johnny Mathis


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

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

Best Rap Performance
“Rap God” – Eminem
“3005” – Childish Gambino
“I” – Kendrick Lamar
“0 to 100 / The Catchup” – Drake
“All I Need is You” – Lecrae

Best Urban Contemporary Album
“Sail Out” – Jhene Aiko
“Beyoncé” – Beyoncé
“X” – Chris Brown
“Mali Is …” – Mali Music
“GIRL” – Pharrell Williams

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

Best Alternative Album
“This Is All Yours” – Alt-J
“Lazaretto” – Jack White
“St. Vincent” –  St. Vincent
“Reflektor” – Arcade Fire
“Melophobia” – Cage the Elephant

For the full list of nominees, go to Grammy.com. The 2015 Grammy Awards airs live on Feb. 8, 2015 on CBS.

And that’s it for the 57th Annual Grammy Nominees update. For more details coming up about the event, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).

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