2015 Album of the Year Nominees

Finally, all the 2015 Grammy nominations have been released.  For all eighty-three categories.  And what a long day…they certainly dragged that out!

The nominees for Album of the Year:

Morning Phase – Beck

Beyoncé – Beyoncé

X – Ed Sheeran

In the Lonely Hour – Sam Smith

G I R L – Pharrell Williams

You can read the full list on the Grammy website here.

2015 Song of the Year Nominees!

  • Kevin Kadish and Meghan Trainor for “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor

  • Taylor Swift, Max Martin, Shellback for “Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift

  • Sia Furler and Jesse Shatkin for “Chandelier” by Sia

  • Sam Smith, James Napier, William Phillips for “Stay with Me” by Sam Smith

  • Andrew Hozier-Byrne for “Take Me to Church” by Hozier

Best New Artist 2015 Nominees!

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

I was right about Iggy and Sam Smith….I actually had considered Bastille…I don’t know why I didn’t put them down.

I’m going to say it again, this “let’s tweet out the nominees” is really stressful because you have to keep refreshing…

The Grammy Nominations Are In (Sort Of)

The Grammys usually just have a little concert/ceremony-thing some night in December where they present the major nominees, and then the full list is available online the next morning.  It’s like the Super Bowl for me.  But this year they’re making it more interactive.  Or should I say complicated.  So far they’ve announced the following:

Record of the Year:

Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX for “Fancy”

Sia for “Chandelier”

Sam Smith for “Stay with Me (Darkchild Remix)”

Taylor Swift for “Shake it Off”

Meghan Trainor for “All About That Bass”

Best Pop Solo Performance:

John Legend for “All of Me (Live Version)”

Sia for “Chandelier”

Sam Smith for “Stay with Me”

Taylor Swift for “Shake it Off”

Pharrell Williams for “Happy”

Best Country Album:

Riser by Dierks Bentley

The Outsiders by Eric Church

12 Stories by Brandy Clark

Platinum by Miranda Lambert

The Way I’m Livin’ by Lee Ann Womack

Best Pop Vocal Album

Ghost Stories by Coldplay

Bangerz by Miley Cyrus

My Everything by Ariana Grande

Prism by Katy Perry

X by Ed Sheeran

In the Lonely Hour by Sam

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Sail Out by Jhené Aiko

Beyoncé by Beyoncé

X by Chris Brown

Mali Is by Mali Music

G I R L by Pharrell Williams

Best Rock Song

Hayley Williams & Taylor York for “Ain’t it Fun” by Paramore

Beck Hansen for “Blue Moon” by Beck

Dan Auerback, Brian Burton, & Patrick Carney for “Fever” by The Black Keys

Rayan Adams for “Gimme Something Good”

Jack White for “Lazaretto”

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Apparently they’ll be tweeting out random nominees through the day, and post a full list (with the exception of Album of the Year) at 2 pm.  They are holding the nominations for Album of the Year until tonight after some Christmas special they’re doing on CBS.

I shouldn’t really be surprised they’re dragging this out, but for a college kid/music lover who has a  final today and massive amounts of homework/studying to do, this isn’t really fun.  It’s stressful.

I am kind of surprised/excited/happy that Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande got some Grammy love;  they aren’t really the kind of artists you see get nominated.  As for Meghan Trainor, I was one of the few music blogs who said she’d get nominated for “All About That Bass,” so, you know…just saying…  I mean, she wasn’t even on Billboard‘s prediction list….

Anyway, I’ll try to post the other major categories as I see them, but I’m a bit behind the eight ball because of this little thing college students call “finals.”