GRAMMYs 2015: And the nominees are… Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and more!

by Martin
The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards will air LIVE on the 8th of February 2015
The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards will air LIVE on the 8th of February 2015

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards will air LIVE on the 8th of February

We’re fast approaching 2015 and that means one thing, it’s almost time for awards season and the Recording Academy have been revealing their list of nominees for the GRAMMYs all day.

Earlier this morning it was British musician Ed Sheeran and American singer and producer Pharrell Williams who revealed a number of nominations for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

This year, breaking away from tradition, the GRAMMYs 2015 nominations have been revealed as a day-long event as opposed to being revealed during a special show in one go.

So far, it’s British singer-songwriter Sam Smith who is leading the race with a total of five nominations and Sam appears completely overwhelmed by the news judging by his social media updates.

Sam Smith has been nominated for FIVE GRAMMYs

Sam Smith has been nominated for FIVE GRAMMYs

Sam has been nominated in the categories for Record of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Pop Solo Performance, Song of the Year and Best New Artist.

The full list of nominations as confirmed by the Recording Academy (so far) are as follows and we’ll be updating this list as and when more arrive.

Best New Artist

  • Bastille
  • Iggy Azalea
  • Brandy Clark
  • Haim
  • Sam Smith

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

  • ‘Chandelier’ – Sia
  • ‘All About That Bass’ – Meghan Trainor
  • ‘Shake It Off’ – Taylor Swift
  • ‘Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)’ – Sam Smith
  • ‘Take Me to Church’ – Hozier
Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' has been nominated in the Song of the Year category

Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ has been nominated in the Song of the Year category

Best Rock Album

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

Best Country Album

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

Best Rock Song

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

Best Country Songs

  • ‘American Kids’ – Kenny Chesney
  • ‘Automatic’ – Miranda Lambert
  • ‘Give Me Back My Hometown’ – Eric Church
  • ‘I’m Not Gonna Miss You’ – Glen Campbell
  • ‘Meanwhile Back at Mama’s’ – Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill
Could Katy Perry

Could Katy Perry pick up the award for Best Pop Vocal Album?

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 Urban Contemporary Album

  • ‘Sail Out’ – Jhene Aiko
  • ‘Beyonce’ – Beyonce
  • ‘X’ – Chris Brown
  • ‘Mali Is’ – Mali Music
  • ‘G I R L’ – Pharrell Williams

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • ‘All of Me’ – John Legend
  • ‘Chandelier’ – Sia
  • ‘Stay With Me’ – Sam Smith
  • ‘Shake It Off’ – Taylor Swift
  • ‘Happy’ – Pharrell Williams

Best Reggae Album

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

Album of the Year

  • Beyoncé – ‘Beyoncé’
  • Beck – ‘Morning Phase’
  • Ed Sheeran – ‘X’
  • Pharrell – ‘G I R L’
  • Sam Smith – ‘In The Lonely Hour’
  • Nominees for the big one, the Album of the Year award (shown above) were confirmed last night during ‘A Very GRAMMY Christmas‘ – a one-hour special which was hosted by LL Cool J.

    The show, which was prerecorded on the 18th of November in Los Angeles featured performances from Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Sam Smith and Tim McGraw.

    The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards will air live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, the 8th of February and will be broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.