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12.5.2014

Beyoncé, Sam Smith Lead Grammy Nominations

It’s Grammy time. The nominees for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Friday morning.

Beyoncé and Sam Smith lead the pack with six nods apiece, while Iggy Azalea, Usher, Sia, Eric Church, Gordon Goodwin, Miranda Lambert, and Jack White all scored four nominations each.

Beyoncé earned nominations in categories including Album of the Year, Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song, Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best Surround Sound Album, and Best Music Film. She also becomes the most nominated woman in the history of the Grammys.

In the coveted Record of the Year category, Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” featuring Charli XCX will vie against Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me,” Sia’s “Chandelier,” Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off,” and Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass.”

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

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 8, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

See a partial list below and click here for the full list.

Album of the Year

Beyoncé – Beyoncé
G I R L – Pharrell Williams
x – Ed Sheeran
In the Lonely Hour – Sam Smith
Morning Phase – Beck

Record of the Year

“Fancy” – Iggy Azalea feat. 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 (Darkchild Version)” – Sam Smith
“Take Me to Church” – Hozier

Best New Artist

Bastille
Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
HAIM
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 (Live)” – Pharrell Williams

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Fancy” – Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX
“A Sky Full of Stars” – Coldplay
“Say Something” – A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera
“Bang Bang” – Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj
“Dark Horse” – Katy Perry feat. Juicy J

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Cheek to Cheek – Tony Bennet and Lady Gaga
Nostalgia – Annie Lennox
Night Songs – Barry Manilow
Sending You a Little Christmas – Johnny Mathis
Partners – Barbra Streisand with Various Artists

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 Dance Recording

“Never Say Never” – Basement Jaxx
“Rather Be” – Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne
“F For You” – Disclosure feat. Mary J. Blige
“I Got U” – Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones
“Faded” – Zhu

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Syro – Aphex Twin
While (1<2) – Deadmaus
Nabuma Rubberband – Little Dragon
Do It Again – Röyksopp & Robyn
Damage Control – Mat Zo

Best R&B Performance

“Drunk In Love” – Beyoncé feat. Jay Z
“New Flame” – Chris Brown feat. Usher & Rick Ross
“It’s Your World” – Jennifer Hudson feat. 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 feat. Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm Jamal Warner
“Nobody” – Kem
“Hold Up Wait a Minute (Woo Woo)” – Antonique Smith

Best R&B Song

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

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Sail Out – Jhené Aiko
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
X – Chris Brown
Mali Is… – Mali Music
G I R L – Pharrell Williams

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 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/Sung Collaboration

“Blak Majik” – Common feat. Jhené Aiko
“The Monster” – Eminem feat. Rihanna
“Tuesday” – ILoveMakonnen feat. Drake
“Studio” – ScHoolboy Q feat. BJ the Chicago Kid
“Bound 2” – Kanye West feat. Charlie Wilson

Best Rap Song

“Anaconda” – Nicki Minaj
“Bound 2” – Kanye West feat. Charlie Wilson
“i” – Kendrick Lamar
“We Dem Boyz” – Wiz Khalifa
“0 to 100 / The Catch Up” – Drake

Best Rap Album

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

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Paul Epworth
John Hill
Jay Joyce
Greg Kurstin
Max Martin

Best Music Video

“We Exist” – Arcade Fire
“Turn Down For What” – DJ Snake & Lil Jon
“Chandelier” – Sia
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams
“The Golden Age” – Woodkid feat. Max Richter

Best Music Film

Beyoncé & Jay Z: On The Run Tour – Beyoncé & Jay Z
Ghost Stories – Coldplay
20 Feet From Stardom – Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill
Metallica Through The Never – Metallica
The Truth About Love Tour: Live From Melbourne – Pink

Best Surround Sound Album
Beppe: Remote Galaxy – Vladimir Ashkenazy & Philharmonia Orchestra
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
Chamberland: The Berlin Remixes – David Miles Huber
The Division Bell (20th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set – Pink Floyd
Epics Of Love – Song Zuying, Yu Long & China Philharmonic Orchestra
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’ – Benjamin Zander & Philharmonia Orchestra