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2015 Grammy Nominations Include Beyonce, Sam Smith, Pharrell and More

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It’s that time of year. A partial list of nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards were announced on Friday morning (Dec. 5), and right from the jump, it looks like Beyonce, Sam Smith and Pharrell Williams are in the running for the coveted trophy.

Sam Smith, who had a phenomenal year with his tender ballad ‘Stay With Me,’ grabbed nods in music categories for Best Solo Pop Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album (for ‘In the Lonely Hour’) and Record of the Year for the Darkchild (Rodney Jerkins)-produced version of ‘Stay With Me.’

Beyonce’s self-titled album garnered a mention in the Best Urban Contemporary Album field along with Jhene Aiko’s ‘Sail Out,’ Chris Brown’s ‘X,’ Pharrell’s ‘G I R L’ and Mali Music’s ‘Mali Is.’ The latter took to Twitter to share his excitement for the nomination. “Blown Away. #ItsOnlyTheBeginning #Grammys2015 #malimusic #MaliIs #GreatCompany #Honored,” he tweeted.

Speaking of Pharrell, who was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday, the producer also nabbed a nomination for Best Solo Pop Performance for ‘Happy.’

“Grammys. What an honor this morning! [Thank you] for the Best Urban Contemporary album nod, along [with] Best Pop Solo Performance nom. Humbled…Thank you,” he said on Twitter.

Elsewhere, Iggy Azalea received a Record of the Year nomination for ‘Fancy’ with Charli XCX. The Aussie rapper also grabbed a nod in the Best Rap Album category for her debut effort, ‘The New Classic,’ and Best New Artist.

“Amazing thank you Grammys,” she tweeted to her followers.

Nominations will be doled out throughout the day so stay locked to the Boombox for more info.

The 2015 Grammy Awards will air live from Los Angeles on CBS at 9PM ET on Feb. 8, 2015.

Album of the Year

Beyonce — ‘Beyonce’
Pharrell Williams — ‘G I R L’
Ed Sheeran — ‘x’
Sam Smith — ‘In the Lonely Hour’
Beck — ‘Morning Phase’

Record of the Year

Iggy Azalea — ‘Fancy’ featuring Charli XCX
Sia — ‘Chandelier’
Sam Smith — ‘Stay With Me’ (Darkchild Version)
Taylor Swift — ‘Shake It Off’
Meghan Trainor — ‘All About That Bass’

Song of the Year

Meghan Trainor — ‘All About That Bass’
Sia — ‘Chandelier’
Taylor Swift — ‘Shake It Off’
Sam Smith — ‘Stay With Me’ (Darkchild Version)
Hoosier — ‘Take Me To Church’

Best Pop Vocal Album

Coldplay — ‘Ghost Stories’
Miley Cyrus — ‘Bangerz’
Ariana Grande — ‘My Everything’
Katy Perry — ‘Prism’
Ed Sheehan — ‘X’
Sam Smith — ‘In the Lonely Hour’

Best Solo Pop Performance

John Legend — ‘All of Me’ (Live)
Sia — ‘Chandelier’
Sam Smith — ‘Stay With Me’
Taylor Swift — ‘Shake It Off
Pharrell Williams — ‘Happy’

Best Pop Vocal Album

Coldplay — ‘Ghost Stories’
Miley Cyrus — ‘Bangerz’
Ariana Grande — ‘My Everything’
Katy Perry — ‘Prism’
Ed Sheehan — ‘X’
Sam Smith — ‘In the Lonely Hour’

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Iggy Azalea — ‘Fancy’ featuring Charli XCX
Coldplay — ‘A Sky Full of Stars’
A Great Big World — ‘Say Something’ with Christina Aguilera
Jessie J — ‘Bang Bang’ featuring Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
Katy Perry — ‘Dark Horse’ featuring Juicy J

Best New Artist

Bastille
Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
HAIM
Sam Smith

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Jhene Aiko — ‘Sail Out’
Beyonce — ‘Beyonce’
Chris Brown — ‘X’
Mali Music — ‘Mali Is’
Pharrell Williams — ‘G I R L’

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 R&B Performance

Beyonce — ‘Drunk In Love’ featuring Jay Z
Chris Brown — ‘New Flame’ featuring Usher & Rick Ross
Jennifer Hudson — ‘It’s Your World’ featuring R. Kelly
Ledisi — ‘Like This’
Usher — ‘Good Kisser’

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Marsha Ambrosius & Anthony Hamilton — ‘As’
Angie Fisher — ‘I.R.S.’
Robert Glasper Experiment — ‘Jesus Children’ featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm Jamal Warner
Kem — ‘Nobody’
Anionique Smith — ‘Hold Up Wait A Minute (Woo Woo)’

Best R&B Song

Beyonce — ‘Drunk in Love’
Usher — ‘Good Kisser’
Chris Brown — ‘New Flame’ featuring Usher and Rick Ross
Luke James — ‘Options’ (Wolfjames Version)
Jhene Aiko — ‘The Worst’

Best Rap Performance

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

Best Rap Album

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

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Common — ‘Blak Majik’ featuring Jhene Aiko
Eminem — ‘The Monster’ featuring Rihanna
ILOVEMAKONNEN — ‘Tuesday’ featuring Drake
ScHoolboy Q — ‘Studio’ featuring BJ the Chicago Kid
Kanye West — ‘Bound 2′ featuring Charlie Wilson

Best Rap Song

Nicki Minaj — ‘Anaconda’
Kanye West — ‘Bound 2′
Kendrick Lamar — ‘i’
Wiz Khalifa — ‘We Dem Boyz’
Drake — ‘0 to 100 / The Catch Up’

Best Reggae Album

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

Best Gospel Performance / Song

Erica Campbell — ‘Help’ featuring Lecrae
Karen Clark Sheard — ‘Sunday A.M. [Live]’
Mali Music — ‘I Believe’
Smokie Norful — ‘No Greater Love’
The Walls Group — ‘Love On the Radio’

Best Music Video

Arcade Fire — ‘We Exist’
DJ Snake & Lil Jon — ‘Turn Down For What’
Sia — ‘Chandeliers’
Pharrell Williams — ‘Happy’
Wood Kid — ‘The Golden Age’ featuring Max Richter

Best Music Film

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

Best Traditional Pop Album

Tony Bennet & Lady Gaga — ‘Cheek to Cheek’
Annie Lennox — ‘Nostalgia’
Barry Manilow — ‘Night Songs’
Johnny Mathis — ‘Sending You a Little Christmas’
Barbara Streisand — ‘Partners’

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Aphex Twin — ‘Syro’
Deadmaus — ‘While (1′
Little Dragon — ‘Nabuma Rubberband’
Royksopp & Robyn — ‘Do It Again’
Mat Zo — ‘Damage Control’

Best Dance Song

Basement Jaxx — ‘Never Say Never’
Clean Bandit — ‘Rather Be’ featuring Jess Glynne
Disclosure — ‘F For You’ featuring Mary J. Blige
Duke Dumont — ‘I Got You’ featuring Jax Jones
Zhu — ‘Faded’

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 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 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 Adam – ‘Ryan Adams’
Beck — ‘Morning Phase’
The Black Keys — ‘Turn Blue’
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers — ‘Hypnotic Eye’
U2 — ‘Songs of Innocence’

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 World Album

Toumani & Sidiki — ‘Toumani Diabate & Sidiki Diabate’
Angelique Kidjo — ‘Eve’
Wu Man, Luis Conte & Daniel Ho — ‘Our World In Song’
Sergio Mendes — ‘Magic’
Anoushka Shankar — ‘Traces of You’

Best Soundtrack for Visual Media

‘American Hustle’ — Various Artists
‘Frozen’ — Various Artists
‘Get On Up: The James Brown Story’ — James Brown
‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1′ — Various Artists
‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ — Various Artists

Producer of the Year
Paul Epworth
John Hill
Jay Joyce
Greg Kurstin
Max Martin

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