Beyonce, Sam Smith, And Pharrell Williams Lead Grammy Nominations With Six Each

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Nominations for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards were announced yesterday by The Recording Academy with Beyonce, Sam Smith, and Pharrell Williams in the lead with six Grammy nominations each. Beck, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, and Pharrell vie for album of the year. Iggy Azalea, Beck, Eric Church, engineer Tom Coyne, 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. The 57th Annual Grammy Awards plans to reflect an eclectic mix of the best and brightest in music over the past year. “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 Grammys will air February 8, 2015 on CBS! Will you be tuning in? Check out a few of the categories below.

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

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 Urban Contemporary Album:

Sail Out — Jhené Aiko

Beyoncé — Beyoncé

X — Chris Brown

Mali Is… — Mali Music

Girl — Pharrell Williams

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