Friday, December 5, 2014

Sam Smith, Beyonce, Pharrell Lead Nominations for 57th Annual Grammy Awards
Beyonce, Pharrell Williams and Sam Smith lead the pack with six nominations each for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

English singer-songwriter Smith earned nominations in all four categories in the general field. His freshmen set In The Lonely Hour earned nominations for album of the year and best pop album, with record and song of the year nominations for his breakout song "Stay With Me (Darkchild version)" and a pop solo performance nod as well.

The crooner also earned a best new artist nomination.

When nominations start to be announced in about 20 of the 82 categories from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST,  Beyonce only heard her name announced once, for best urban contemporary album for her self-titled set Beyonce. But when the full list came out at 2 p.m., she earned four more nods: best R&B performance and R&B song for "Drunk In Love", best surround sound album for Beyonce and best music film for "Beyonce & Jay-Z: On The Run Tour".

When album of the year was announced during the Grammy Christmas concert on CBS that night, she earned her sixth nomination of the year in that category. This is her second nomination in the category for her own work after I am... Sasha Fierce in 2010 - she was nominated the year after as a featured artist on Lady Gaga's The Fame Monster.

After this year's slate of nominations, Beyonce is now the most nominated women ever in Grammy history with 52 individual nods. Dolly Parton now has the second most with 46.

Williams, who was nominated for seven Grammys last year, winning four, earned three nominations for album of the year - as a featured artist on Beyonce and Ed Sheeran's X, and for his solo album Girl. He contends for urban contemporary album for his set, and also pop solo performance and music video for "Happy (Live)".

Aside from Smith's In The Lonely Hour, the only other album of the year nominee Williams didn't contribute to is Beck's Morning Phase. Williams won this category last year as a featured artist on Daft Punk's Random Access Memories.

Coming up quick in the nominations tally is another best new artist nominee, Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea. She earned two nominations for her hit song "Fancy": record of the year and best pop duo/group performance. Her album The New Classic earned a nomination for best rap album.

Meghan Trainor and Sia also join the record of the year for their respective songs "All About That Bass" and "Chandelier".  The latter earned a nomination for best music video as well. The songs are also in the running for song of the year and pop solo performance. Joining them in these categories is Taylor Swift for "Shake it Off"

While Azalea missed on a song of the year nod for "Fancy", Hozier filled that final spot for his darkly gothic theme "Take Me To Church".

Notable omissions from the record and song of the year categories were Frozen and Despicable Me 2's unescapable hits "Let it Go" and "Happy", respectively. However, Pharrell scored a pop solo performance nod for the latter.

After Smith and Beyonce, the album of the year category is filled by Ed Sheeran's set X, Beck's Morning Phase and Pharrell Williams' Girl. Williams won this category last year as a featured artist on Daft Punk's Random Access Memories.

Looking to take down to Smith and Azalea in the best new artist lineup are country singer Brandy Clark, rock group Bastille, and the little known pop-rock L.A.-based group HAIM.

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be presented live Feb. 5 starting at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.

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

Record Of The Year
Iggy Azalea f/Charli XCX - "Fancy"
Sia - "Chandelier"
Sam Smith - "Stay With Me"
Taylor Swift - "Shake It Off"
Meghan Trainor - "All About That Bass"

Best New Artist
Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
Sam Smith

Song Of The Year
Meghan Trainor - "All About That Bass"
Sia - "Chandelier"
Sam Smith - "Stay With Me"
Taylor Swift - "Shake It Off"
Hozier - "Take Me To Church"
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 Pop Duo/Group Performance
Iggy Azalea f/ Charli XCX - "Fancy"
Coldplay - "A Sky Full of Stars"
A Great Big World f/ Christina Aguilera - "Say Something"
Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj - "Bang Bang"
Katy Perry f/ Juicy J - "Dark Horse"

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 Dance Recording
Basement Jaxx - "Never Say Never"
Clean Bandit f/ Jesse Glynne - "Rather Be"
Disclosure f/ Mary J.Blige - "F For You"
Duke Dumon f/ Jax Jones - "I Got U"
Zhu - "Faded"

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Aphex Twin - "Syro"
Deadmaus - "While"
Little Dragon - "Nabuma Rubberband"
Royksopp & Robyn - "Do It Again"
Mat Zo - "Damage Control"

Best Rock Album
Ryan Adams - "Ryan Adams"
Beck - "Morning Phase"
Black Keys - "Turn Blue"
Tom Petty - "Hypnotic Eye"
U2 - "Songs of Innocence"

Best Alternative Music Album
Alt-J - "This Is All Yours"
Arcade Fire - "Reflektor"
Cage The Elephant - "Melophobia"
St. Vincent - "St. Vincent"
Jack White - "Lazaretto"

Best R&B Performance
Beyonce f/ Jay Z - "Drunk In Love"
Chris Brown f/ Usher & Rick Ross - "New Flame"
Jennifer Hudson f/ R. Kelly - "It's Your World"
Ledisi - "Like This"
Usher - "Good Kisser"

Best R&B Album
"Bernhoft - "Islander"
Aloe Blacc - "Lift Your Spirit"
Toni Braxton & Babyface - "Love, Marriage & Divorce"
Rober Glasper Experiment - "Black Radio 2"
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - "Give The People What They Want"

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Jhene Aiko - "Souled Out"
Beyonce - "Beyonce"
Chris Brown - "X"
Mali Music - "Mali Is..."
Pharrell Williams - "GIRL"

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Common f/ Jhene Aiko - "Blak Majik"
Eminem f/ Rihanna - "The Monster"
I Love Makonnen f/ Drake - "Tuesday"
Schoolboy Q f/ BJ The Chicago Kid - "Studio"
Kanye West & Charlie Wilson - "Bound 2"

Best Rap Performance
Childish Gambino - "3005"
Drake - "0 to 100/The Catch Up"
Eminem - "Rap God"
Kendrick Lamar - "i"
Lecrae - "All I Need Is You"

Best Rap Song
Nicki Minaj - "Anaconda"
Kanye West - "Bound 2"
Kendrick Lamar - "i"
Wiz Khalifa - "We Dem Boyz"
Drake - "0 to 100/The Catch Up"

Best Rap Album
Iggy Azalea - "The New Classic"
Childish Gambino - "Because of the Internet"
Common - "Nobody's Smiling"
Eminem - "The Marshall Mathers LP2"
Schoolboy Q - "Oxymoron"
Wiz Khalifa - "Blacc Hollywood"

Best Country Solo Performance
Eric Church - "Give Me Back My Hometown"
Hunter Hayes - "Invisible"
Miranda Lambert - "Automatic"
Carrie Underwood - "Something In The Water"
Keith Urban - "Cop Car"

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
The Band Perry - "Gentle On My Mind"
Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood - "Somethin' Bad"
Little Big Town - "Day Drinking"
Tim McGraw f/ Faith Hill - "Meanwhile Back At Mama's"
Keith Urban f/ Eric Church - "Raise 'Em Up"

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 f/ Faith Hill - "Meanwhile Back At Mama's"

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 Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
"American Hustle"
"Get On Up: The James Brown Story"
"Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1"
"The Wolf Of Wall Street"

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
"Frozen," Christophe Beck
"Gone Girl," Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
"The Grand Budapest Hotel," Alexandre Desplat
"Gravity," Steven Price
"Saving Mr. Banks," Thomas Newman

Best Song Written For Visual Media
"Everything Is Awesome!!!" Tegan And Sara Featuring The Lonely Island, "The Lego Movie"
"I See Fire," Ed Sheeran, "The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug"
"I'm Not Gonna Miss You," Glen Campbell, "Glen Campbell, I'll Be Me"
"Let It Go," Idina Menzel, "Frozen"
"The Moon Song," Scarlett Johansson & Joaquin Phoenix, "Her"

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