Mark your calendar for another vibrant celebration of music in the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Big names in the music industry will gather on Feb. 8, 2015 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. Watch the kaleidoscope of live performances on the same date, at 8:00 p.m., on CBS Television Network. Read on for highlights on the official nominees of the GRAMMY Awards.
For Record of the Year, the nominees are “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX, “Chandelier” by Sia, “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)” by Sam Smith, “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift and “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor.
For Album of the Year, the nominees are “Morning Phase” by Beck, “Beyoncé” by Beyoncé, “X” by Ed Sheeran, “In the Lonely Hour” by Sam Smith and “Girl” by Pharrell Williams.
For Song of the Year, the nominees are “All About That Bass” by songwriters Kevin Kadish and Meghan Trainor; “Chandelier” by Sia Furler and Jesse Shatkin; “Shake It Off” by Max Martin, Shellback and Taylor Swift; “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)” by James Napier, William Phillips and Sam Smith; and “Take Me to Church” by Andrew Hozier-Byrne.
For Best New Artist, nominees are Iggy Azalea, Bastille, Brandy Clark, Haim and Sam Smith.
For Best Pop Solo Performance, nominees are “All of Me (Live)” by John Legend, “Chandelier” by Sia, “Stay With Me” (Darkchild Version) by Sam Smith, “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift, and “Happy (Live)” by Pharrell Williams.
For Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, nominees are “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX; “A Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay; “Say Something” by A Great Big World with Christina Aguilera; “Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj; and “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry featuring Juicy J.
For Best Pop Vocal Album, nominees are “Ghost Stories” by Coldplay, “Bangerz” by Miley Cyrus, “My Everything” by Ariana Grande, “Prism” by Katy Perry, “X” by Ed Sheeran and “In the Lonely Hour” by Sam Smith.
For Best Rock Performance, nominees are “Gimme Something Good” by Ryan Adams, “Do I Wanna Know” by Arctic Monkeys, “Blue Moon” by Beck, “Fever” by The Black Keys, and “Lazaretto” by Jack White.
For Best Metal Performance, nominees are “Neon Knights” by Anthrax, “High Road” by Mastodon, “Heartbreaker” by Motörhead, “The Negative One” by Slipknot and “The Last In Line” by Tenacious D.
For Best Rock Song, nominees are “Ain’t It Fun” by songwriters Hayley Williams and Taylor York; “Blue Moon” by Beck Hansen; “Fever” by D. Auerbach, B. Burton and P. Carney; “Gimme Something Good” by Ryan Adams; and “Lazaretto” by Jack White III.
For Best Rock Album, nominees are “Ryan Adams” by Ryan Adams, “Morning Phase” by Beck, “Turn Blue” by The Black Keys, “Hypnotic Eye” by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and “Song of Innocence” by U2.
For Best R&B Performance, nominees are “Drunk In Love” by Beyoncé featuring Jay Z, “New Flame” by Chris Brown featuring Usher and Rick Ross, “It’s Your World” by Jennifer Hudson featuring R. Kelly, “Like This” by Ledisi and “Good Kisser” by Usher.
For Best Urban Contemporary Album, nominees are “Sail Out” by Jhené Aiko, “Beyoncé” by Beyonce, “X” by Chris Brown, “Mali Is…” by Mali Music and “Girl” by Pharrell Williams.
For Best R&B Album, nominees are “Islander” by Bernhoft, “Lift Your Spirit” by Aloe Blacc, “Love, Marriage & Divorce” by Toni Braxton and Babyface, “Black Radio 2” by Robert Glasper Experiment, and “Give the People What They Want” by Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings.
For Best Rap Performance, nominees are “3005” by Childish Gambino, “0 to 100/The Catch Up” by Drake, “Rap God” by Eminem, “I” by Kendrick Lamar and “All I Need Is You” by Lecrae.
For Best Rap/Song Collaboration, nominees are “Blak Majik” by Common featuring Jhené Aiko, “The Monster” by Eminem featuring Rihanna, “Tuesday” by I Love Makonnen featuring Drake, “Studio” by Schoolboy Q featuring BJ the Chicago Kid, and “Bound 2” by Kanye West and Charlie Wilson.
For Best Rap Song, nominees are “Anaconda” by songwriters Ernest Clark, Jamal Jones, Onika Maraj, Marcos Palacios and J. Solone Myvett; “Bound 2” by Mike Dean, Malik Jones, Che Pope, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, John Stephens, Kanye West, Charlie Wilson, and Cydel Young; “I” by K. Duckworth and C. Smith; “We Dem Boyz” by N. Fisher and C. Thomaz; and “0 to 100/The Catch Up” by A. Feeney, Aubrey Graham, A. Hernandez, P. Jefferies, M. Samuels and Noah Shebib.
For Best Rap Album, nominees are “The New Classic” by Iggy Azalea, “Because the Internet” by Childish Gambino, “Nobody’s Smiling” by Common, “The Marshall Mathers LP2” by Eminem, “Oxymoron” by Schoolboy Q, and “Blacc Hollywood” by Wiz Khalifa.
For Best Country Solo Performance, nominees are “Give Me Back My Hometown” by Eric Church, “Invisible” by Hunter Hayes, “Automatic” by Miranda Lambert, “Something in the Water” by Carrie Underwood, and “Cop Car” by Keith Urban.
For Best Country Duo/Group Performance, nominees are “Gentle On My Mind” by The Band Perry, “Somethin’ Bad” by Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood, “Day Drinking” by Little Big Town, “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s” by Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill and “Raise ‘Em Up” by Keith Urban featuring Eric Church.
For Best Country Album, nominees are “Riser” by Dierks Bentley, “The Outsiders” by Eric Church, “12 Stories” by Brandy Clark, “Platinum” by Miranda Lambert and “The Way I’m Livin’” by Lee Ann Womack.
For Best Music Video, nominees are “We Exist” by Arcade Fire, “Turn Down for What” by DJ Snake and Lil Jon, “Chandelier” by Sia, “Happy” by Pharrell Williams and “The Golden Age” by Woodkid featuring Max Richter.
For Best Music Film, nominees are “Beyoncé & Jay Z: On the Run Tour” by Beyoncé and Jay Z; “Ghost Stories” by Coldplay; “20 Feet From Stardom” by Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer and Judith Hill; “Metallica Through The Never” by Metallica; and “The Truth About Love Tour: Live From Melbourne” by Pink.
There you have it for the official nominees of the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 8, 2015 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. Catch the excitement on the same date, at 8:00 p.m., on CBS Television Network. For more updates, follow Movie News Guide (MNG).
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