Sam Smith Tops 57th Annual Grammy Award Nominations

Sam Smith Tops 57th Annual Grammy Award Nominations
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Awards season is kicking off in a big way, and today (December 5th), the 57th annual Grammy Award nominations have been announced, with Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Taylor Swift among those noted for their contributions to music in 2014.

Sam Smith currently stands at 5 nominations, for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Solo Performance, all thoroughly well deserved nominations for this prestigious event and coming on the back of a fantastic year for the singer. The “Stay With Me” singer took to Instagram to express his disbelief at all the nods, posting a picture when it came to 4 nominations with the capiton “4 Grammy Nominations and I haven’t even got out of bed yet- fucking hell.” He then posted again when the 5th nominations was announced, saying “5 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!! What is happening??”


A photo posted by Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) on



A photo posted by Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) on


Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus are among those nominated with Smith for Best Pop Vocal Album, and Taylor Swift sees three nominations for her massive hit single “Shake it Off” in the categories of Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.

The awards will take place on February 8th 2015 at the Los Angeles Staples Center and you can see the list of nominations below:

Album Of The Year
To be announced on A Very Grammy Christmas at 9/8c on CBS [2am UK time on Saturday, December 6]

General field

Record Of The Year
‘Fancy’ – Iggy Azalea featuring 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
‘All About That Bass’ – Meghan Trainor
‘Chandelier’ – Sia
‘Shake It Off’ – Taylor Swift
‘Stay with Me’ – Sam Smith
‘Take Me to Church’ – Hozier

Best New Artist
Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
Sam Smith

Pop Field

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 Pop Solo Performance
‘All of Me’ (Live) – John Legend
‘Chandelier’ – Sia
‘Stay with Me’ – Sam Smith
‘Shake It Off’ – Taylor Swift
‘Happy’ – Pharrell

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
‘Fancy’ – Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
‘A Sky Full of Stars’ – Coldplay
‘Say Something’ – A Great Big World with Christina Aguilera
‘Bang Bang’ – Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj
‘Dark Horse’ – Katy Perry featuring Jessie J

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Cheek to Cheek – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
Nostalgia – Annie Lennox
Night Songs – Barry Manilow
Sending You a Little Christmas – Johnny Mathis
Partners – Barbra Streisand

Dance/Electronica Field

Best Dance Recording
‘Never Say Never’ – Basement Jaxx
‘Rather Be’ – Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne
‘F for You’ – Disclosure featuring Mary J Blige
‘I Got You’ – Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones
‘Faded’ – Zhu

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Syro – Aphex Twin
While (1 – Deadmaus
Nabuma Rubberband – Little Dragon
Do It Again – Röyksopp & Robyn
Damage Control – Mat Zo

Rock Field

Best Metal Performance
‘Neon Knights’ – Anthrax
‘High Road’ – Mastodon
‘Heartbreaker’ – Motörhead
‘The Negative One’ – Slipknot
‘The Last in Line’ – Tenacious D

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

Best Rock Album
Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams
Morning Phase – Beck
Turn Blue – The Black Keys
Hypnotic Eye – Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Songs of Innocence – U2

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

Country Album

Best Country Album
Riser – Dierks Bentley
The Outsiders – Eric Chruch
12 Stories – Brandy Clark
Platinum – Miranda Lambert
The Way I’m Livin’ – Lee Ann Womack

Best Country Song
‘American Kids’ – Kenny Chesney
‘Automatic’ – Miranda Lambert
‘Give Me Back My Hometown’ – Eric Church
‘I’m Not Going to Miss You’ – Glen Campbell
‘Meanwhile Back At Momma’s’ – Tim McGraw

Best Country Solo Performance
‘Give Me Back My Hometown’ – Eric Church
‘Invisible’ – Hunter Hayes
‘Automatic’ – Miranda Lambert
‘Something in The Water’ – Carrie Underwood
‘Cop Car’ – Keith Urban

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
‘Gentle on My Mind’ – The Band Perry
‘Meanwhile Back at Mama’s’ – Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill
‘Raise ‘Em Up’ – Keith Urban ft. Eric Church
‘Day Drinking’ – Little Big Town
‘Something Bad’ – Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood

Rap Field

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

Best Rap Album
Because the Internet – Childish Gambino
The New Classic – Iggy Azalea
Nobody’s Smiling – Common
Marshall Mathers LP 2 – Eminem
Oxymoron – ScHoolboy Q
Blacc Hollywood – Wiz Khalifa

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
‘Blak Majik’ – Common featuring Jhené Aiko
‘The Monster’ – Eminem featuring Rihanna
‘Tuesday’ – I Love Makonnen Featuring Drake
‘Studio’ – Schoolboy Q Featuring BJ The Chicago Kid
‘Bound 2’ – Kanye West & Charlie Wilson

Best Rap Song
‘Anaconda’- Nicki Minaj
‘Bound 2’ – Kanye West & Charlie Wilson
‘i’ – Kendrick Lamar
‘We Dem Boyz’ – Wiz Khalifa
‘0 to 100 / The Catch Up’ – Drake

R&B Field

Best R&B Song
‘Drunk in Love’ – Beyoncé featuring Jay Z
‘Good Kisser’ – Usher
‘New Flame’ – Chris Brown featuring Usher & Rick Ross
‘Options (Wolfjames Version)’ – Luke James featuring Rick Ross
‘The Worst’ – Jhené Aiko

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

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Sail Out – Jhene Aiko
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
X – Chris Brown
Mali Is … – Mali Music
Girl – Pharrell Williams

Best R&B Performance
‘Drunk in Love’ – Beyoncé featuring Jay Z
‘New Flame’ – Chris Brown featuring Usher & Rick Ross
‘It’s Your World’ – Jennifer Hudson featuring R Kelly
‘Like This’ – Ledisi
‘Good Kisser’ – Usher

Best Traditional R&B Performance
‘As’ – Marsha Ambrosius & Anthony Hamilton
‘I.R.S.’ – Angie Fisher
‘Jesus Children’ – Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm Jamal Warner
‘Nobody’ – Kem
‘Hold Up Wait a Minute (Woo Woo)’ – Antonique Smith

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

Other Selected Categories

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

Best Americana Album
The River & The Thread – Roseanne Cash
Terms of My Surrender – John Hiatt
BluesAmericana – Keb’ Mo’
A Dotted Line – Nickel Creek
Metamodern Sounds in Country Music – Sturgill Simpson

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

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

Music For Visual Media Field

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
American Hustle
Get On Up
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Gone Girl
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Saving Mr Banks

Music Video Field

Best Music Video
‘We Exist’ – Arcade Fire
‘Turn Down for What’ – DJ Snake & Lil’ Jon
‘Chandelier’ – Sia
‘Happy’ – Pharrell Williams
‘The Golden Age’ – Woodkid featuring Max Richter