Grammys 2015 Nominees: Sam Smith, Beyonce, Iggy Azalea, and More

It’s now, officially, Grammy Season. The 2015 Grammy nominations have been announced, and Album of the Year is a five-way race between Beck (for Morning Phase), Sam Smith (for In the Lonely Hour), Beyoncé (for Beyoncé), Ed Sheeran (for X), and Pharrell Williams (for G I R L).

Smith and Bey are both up for six awards. He’s got a shot at Song of the Year — for “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)” — and Best New Artist, among other trophies. (He’ll have to beat out Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off,” Sia’s “Chandelier,” Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass,” and Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” for Song of the Year, and best Haim, Iggy Azalea, Bastille, and Brandy Clark for Best New Artist). 

Beyoncé, meanwhile, is eligible for Best Urban Contemporary Album (against Pharrell’s G I R L, Chris Brown’s X, Jhené Aiko’s Sail Out, and Mali Music’s Mali Is…) and Best R&B Performance for her Jay Z collaboration, “Drunk in Love.” (Scroll down to see her competition.)

As for other genre-specific categories: Jack White, the Black Keys, and Beck are among the nominees for Best Rock Song (for “Lazaretto,” “Fever,” and “Blue Moon,” respectively). Best Rock Album could go to Beck’s Morning Phase, U2’s Songs of Innocence, Ryan Adam’s self-titled record, the Black Keys’ Turn Blue, or Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Hypnotic EyeKendrick Lamar’s “i” is up for Best Rap Performance, as is Eminem’s “Rap God.” And Miranda Lambert‘s Platinum and Eric Church‘s The Outsiders are two of the candidates for Best Country Album.

Find the list of nominees below. The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 8, 2015. 

2015 Grammy Nominees:

Album of the Year:
Beck, Morning Phase
Beyoncé, Beyoncé
Ed Sheeran, X
Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour
Pharrell Williams, G I R L

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 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 Urban Contemporary Album:
Jhené Aiko, Sail Out
Beyoncé, Beyoncé
Chris Brown, X
Mali Music, Mali Is…
Pharrell Williams, G I R L

Record of the Year:
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
Sia, “Chandelier”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

Best Pop Solo Performance:
John Legend, “All of Me (live)”
Sia, “Chandelier”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy (live)”

Best Rock Song:
Paramore, “Ain’t It Fun”
Beck, “Blue Moon”
The Black Keys, “Fever”
Ryan Adams, “Gimme Something Good”
Jack White, “Lazaretto”

Best Rock Album:
Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams
Beck, Morning Phase 
The Black Keys, Turn Blue
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Hypnotic Eye
U2, Songs of Innoncence

Best New Artist:
Iggy Azalea
Bastille
Brandy Clark
Haim
Sam Smith

Best Country Song:
Kenny Chesney, “American Kids”
Miranda Lamber, “Automatic”
Eric Church, “Give Me Back My Hometown”
Glen Campbell, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”
Tim McGraw, “Meanwhile Back at Mommas”

Best Reggae Album:
Ziggy Marley, Fly Rasta
Lee “Scratch” Perry, Back On The Controls
Sean Peal, Full Frequency
Shaggy, Out Of Many, One Music
Sly & Robbie & Spicy Chocolate, The Reggae Power
Soja, Amid The Noise And The Haste

Song Of The Year:
Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”
Sia, “Chandelier”
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”
Hozier, “Take Me To Church”

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, Cheek To Cheek
Annie Lennoz, Nostalgia
Barry Manilow, Night Songs
Johnny Mathis, Sending You A Little Christmas
Barbra Streisand with Various Artists, Partners

Best Rap Performance:
Childish Gambino, “3005”
Drake, “0 to 100/The Come-up”
Eminem, “Rap God”
Kendrick Lamar, “i”
Lecrae, “All I Need Is You”

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 Americana Album:
Roseanne Cash, The River & The Thread
John Hiatt, Terms Of My Surrender
Keb’ Mo’ , Bluesamericana
Nickel Creek, A Dotted Line
Sturgill Simpson, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media:
Various Artists, American Hustle
Various Artists, Frozen
James Brown, Get On Up: The James Brown Story
Various Artists, Guardians Of The Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1
Various Artists, Wolf of Wall Street

Best Rap Album:
Iggy Azalea, The New Classic
Childish Gambino, Because The Internet
Common, Nobody’s Smiling
Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP 2
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 Pop Duo/Group Performance
Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX, “Fancy”
Coldplay, “A Sky Full of Stars”
A Great Big World with Christina Aguilera, “Say Something”
Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj, “Bang Bang”
Katy Perry featuring Juicy J, “Dark Horse”

Best Music Video
Arcade Fire, “We Exist”
DJ Snake and Lil Jon, “Turn Down For What”
Sia, “Chandelier”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy”
Woodkid feat. Max Richter, “The Golden Age”

Best Latin Pop Album
Rubén Blades, Tangos
Camila, Elypse
Lila Downs, Niña Pastori and Soledad Pastorutti, Raíz
Juanes, Loco De Amor
Marco Antonio Solís, Gracias Por Estar Aquí

Best Spoken Word Album:
James Franco, Actors Anonymous
Jimmy Carter, A Call To Action
John Waters, Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America
Joan Rivers, Diary Of A Mad Diva
Elizabeth Warren, A Fighting Chance
Gloria Gaynor, We Will Survive: True Stories of Encouragement, Inspiration, and the Power of Song

Best Dance Recording:
Basement Jaxx feat. ETML, “Never Say Never”
Clean Bandit feat. Jess Lynne, “Rather Be”
Disclosure feat. Mary J. Blige, “F For You”
Zhu, “Faded”
Duke du Mont feat. Jax Jones, “I Got U”

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album:
Mindi Abair, Wild Heart
Gerald Albright, Slam Dunk 
Nathan East, Nathan East
Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb, Everette Harp, Jazz Funk Soul
Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer, Bass & Mandolin

Best Rock Performance:
Ryan Adams, Gimme Something Good
Arctic Monkeys, Do I Wanna Know? 
Beck, Blue Moon
The Black Keys, Fever
Jack White, Lazaretto

Best Metal Performance:
Anthrax, Neon Knights
Mastodon, High Roads
Motörhead, Heartbreaker
Slipknot, The Negative One 
Tenacious D, The Last In Line

Best R&B Performance:
Beyoncé feat. Jay Z, “Drunk In Love”
Chris Brown feat. Usher & Rick Ross, “New Flame”
Jennifer Hudson feat. R. Kelly, “It’s Your World”
Ledisi, “Like This”
Usher, “Good Kisser”

Best Traditional R&B Performance:
Marsha Ambrosius & Anthony Hamilton, “As”
Angie Fisher, “I.R.S.”
Robert Glasper Experiment feat. Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm Jamal Warner, “Jesus Children”
Kem, “Nobody”
Antonique Smith, “Hold Up Wait A Minute (Woo Woo)”

Best R&B Song:
Beyoncé feat. Jay Z, “Drunk In Love”
Usher, “Good Kisser”
Chris Brown feat. Usher & Rick Ross, “New Flame”
(Luke James feat. Rick Ross, “Options (Wolfjames Version)”
Jhené Aiko, “The Worst”

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

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
Common feat. Jhené Aiko, Blak “Majik”
Eminem feat. Rihanna, “The Monster”
I Love Makonnen feat. Drake, “Tuesday”
Schoolboy Q feat. BJ The Chicago Kid, “Studio”
Kanye West & Charlie Wilson, “Bound 2”

Best Rap Song:
Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda”
Kanye West & Charlie Wilson, “Bound 2”
Kendrick Lamar, “i”
Wiz Khalifa, “We Dem Boyz”
Drake, “0 To 100 / The Catch Up”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance:
The Band Perry,”Gentle On My Mind”
Miranda Lambert With Carrie Underwood, “Somethin’ Bad”
Little Big Town, “Day Drinking”
Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill, “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s” 
Keith Urban Featuring Eric Church, “Raise ‘Em Up”

Best New Age Album:
Paul Avgerinos, Bhakti
Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai, Ritual
Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman, Winds Of Samsara
Kitaro, Symphony Live In Istanbul Kitaro
Silvia Nakkach & David Darling, In Love And Longing

Best Improvised Jazz Solo:
Kenny Barron, “The Eye Of The Hurricane”
Chick Corea, Fingerprints 
Fred Hersch, “You & The Night & The Music”
Joe Lovano, “Recorda Me”
Brad Mehldau, “Sleeping Giant”

Best Jazz Vocal Album:
(Billy Childs &) Various Artists, Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro
René Marie, I Wanna Be Evil
Gretchen Parlato, Live In NYC 
Dianne Reeves, Beautiful Life 
Tierney Sutton, Paris Sessions

Best Jazz Instrumental Album:
Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band, Landmarks
Chick Corea Trio, Trilogy
Fred Hersch Trio, Floating
Bobby Hutcherson, David Sanborn, Joey DeFrancesco Featuring Billy Hart, Enjoy The View
Jason Moran, All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album:
The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, The L.A. Treasures Project
Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, Life In The Bubble
Rufus Reid, Quiet Pride: The Elizabeth Catlett Project
Archie Shepp Attica Blues Orchestra, Live: I Hear The Sound
The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, OverTime: Music Of Bob Brookmeyer

Best Latin Jazz Album:
Conrad Herwig Featuring Joe Lovano, The Latin Side Of Joe Henderson 
The Pedrito Martinez Group, The Pedrito Martinez Group
Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, The Offense Of The Drum 
Emilio Solla Y La Inestable De Brooklyn, Second Half
Yosvany Terry, New Throned King 

Best Gospel Performance/Song:
Erica Campbell feat. Lecrae, “Help”
Karen Clark Shearda, “Sunday A.M. [Live]”
Mali Music, “I Believe”
Smokie Norfula, “No Greater Love”
The Walls Group, “Love On The Radio”

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
Francesca Battistelli, “Write Your Story”
Crowder, “Come As You Are”
Lecrae feat. For King & Country, “Messengers”
Mercy Me, “Shake”
Needtobreathe, “Multiplied”

Best Gospel Album
Erica Campbell, Help
Ricky Dillard & New G, Amazing [Live]
William McDowell, Withholding Nothing [Live]
Smokie Norful, Forever Yours
Anita Wilson, Vintage Worship

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Francesca Battistelli, If We’re Honest
For King & Country, Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.
Natalie Grant, Hurricane
MercyMe, Welcome to the New 
Royal Tailor, Royal Tailor 

Best Roots Gospel Album
T. Graham Brown, Forever Changed
Mike Farris, Shine for All the People
Gaither Vocal Band, Hymns
The Martins, A Capella 
Tim Menzies, His Way of Loving Me

Best Latin Pop Album
Rúben Blades, Tangos
Camila, Elypse
Lila Downs, Niña Pastori And Soleda, Raíz
Juanes, Loco de Amor 
Marco Antonio Solís, Gracias Por Estar Aquí

Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album
Calle 13, Multiviral
Chocquibtown, Behind the Machine (Detrás de la Máquina) 
Jorge Drexler, Bailar en la Cueva 
Molotov, Agua Maldita
Ana Tijoux, Vengo

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano) 
Pepe Aguilar, Lastima Que Sean Ajenas
Vicente Fernández, Mano a Mano – Tangos a la Manera de Vicente Fernánde
Ixya Herrera, Voz y Guitarra 
Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea, 15 Aniversario 
Mariachi Los Arrieros Del Valle, Alegría del Mariachi 

Best Tropical Latin Album
El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico, 50 Aniversario 
Aymee Nuviola, First Class to Havana 
Palo!, Live
Totó La Momposina, El Asunto
Carlos Vives, Más + Corazón Profundo

Best American Roots Performance 
Gregg Allman & Taj Mahal, “Statesboro Blues” 
Rosanne Cash, “A Feather’s Not A Bird” 
Billy Childs Featuring Alison Krauss & Jerry Douglas, “And When I Die” 
Keb’ Mo’ Featuring The California Feet Warmers, “The Old Me Better” 
Nickel Creek, “Destination” 

Best American Roots Song 
Rosanne Cash, “A Feather’s Not A Bird” 
Jesse Winchester, “Just So Much&#