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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.”

The Frozen Album of the Year

We’re so close to the release of the  2015 Grammy Nomination list, and the wait is starting to kill me.  I’ve been cruising other music blogs, including Billboard, seeing who music critics are predicting will get nominated, particularly for the biggest award of the night, Album of the Year.  There seems to be great consent Beyoncé by Beyoncé and X by Ed Sheeran will get nominated.  A couple think Jack White’s Lazaretto will get a nod, as well as Pharrell William’s G I R L.

However, many critics/bloggers/experts think The Frozen Soundtrack will get nominated for Album of the Year and “Let it Go” will see a nod for Record of the Year (which Idina Menzel’s vocal performance alone deserves a Grammy).  I never considered Frozen for the Grammys…I thought it could probably get a nod in the Best Song Written for a Visual Media for “Let it Go,” but I didn’t think we’d see it in the major categories.

I don’t know why it would come as a surprise, considering ten soundtracks for movies have been nominated for the big award, two of them actually winning.  The last soundtrack to be nominated for Album of the Year was the soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou?, which actually won the Grammy back in 2002.  And considering the Frozen soundtrack has been one of the biggest selling albums of this year, it shouldn’t be a surprise to see it nominated.

We’ll just have to wait until December 5th to see who gets the nominated! Fingers crossed for our girl Idina Menzel and the rest of everyone from Frozen.

The soundtracks that have been nominated for Album of the Year were from the following films: Breakfast at Tiffany'sWest Side StoryThe Sound of MusicDr. ZhivagoStar WarsGreaseFlashdanceBeauty and the BeastThe Bodyguard**O Brother, Where Art Thou?**
**indicates the soundtrack won the Grammy for Album of the Year

Read my Grammy nomination predictions here.

2015 Grammy Predictions

It’s that time of year again.  In one month, the Grammys will announce the nominees for the 57th Grammys.  I really get into watching the Grammys and predicting who will get nominated and who will win (and I am actually pretty good at it).  While sometimes it feels like the Grammys are rigged and sometimes I wonder how some songs even get nominated, I think they occasionally do a good job at honoring great music .  For me, the Grammys are a great way to be introduced to new music and/or different genres.  I’m in the process of creating my list of potential nominees, so I will update/edit this as I think of nominees, but look out for the real list December 5th!

I base my nomination predications on looking at past actions of the Academy and looking at past nominees; I’m not predicting nominations because I personally think they’re awesome (some of them I actually don’t), but because they’re just likely to get chosen.

Below are some categories with potential nominees as I think of them (there is no order, and I’m not capping the nominees at 5 like the Grammys will…I’m good, but not that good).  Again, it’s not who I think will or should be nominated, it’s more a list of who could be and has a good shot at being nominated, and it’s not a complete list because I haven’t finished thinking about it, so it will grow/be edited until the actual nominations are released .

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