GRAMMY NOMINATIONS are in

By :- Janette Brin

Industry

The 57th annual GRAMMY Awards began announcing nominations for their upcoming award ceremony in 2015. Naturally, the Caribbean community is most excited about who made the list for the Best Reggae Album. Congratulations are in order for Ziggy Marley, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Sean Paul, SHAGGY, Sly & Robbie & Spice Chocolate, and SOJA.

When it comes to the American artists annoucements do come with some surprises. Some might be wondering why "Drunk in Love" isn't up for "Best Pop Solo Performance". Music lovers would still expect the likes of Katy Perry, Sam Smith, Chris Brown, and Beyonce to make the cut. And of course they are. Beyonce making history once again by out numbering Dolly Parton as the most nominated female. 

The big night is scheduled to go down on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 on CBS at 8 p.m. EST. The show will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

57th Annual Grammy Award Nominations 

Best New Artist

Bastille
Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
HAIM
Sam Smith

Record Of The Year

Iggy Azalea – “Fancy” (Feat. Charli XCX)
Sia – “Chandelier”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”
Taylor Swift –  “Shake It Off”
Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass”

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 Music
Pharrell – G I R L

Best Pop Solo Performance

 

“All of Me” (Live Version) – John Legend
“Chandelier” – Sia
“Stay With Me” – Sam Smith
“Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams

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

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

Best Pop/Duo Group Performance

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

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 You” – Duke Dumont (Feat. Jack Jones)
“Faded” – Zhu

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 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
“i” – Kendrick Lamar
“We Dem Boyz – Wiz Khalifa
“0 to 100/The Catch Up” – Drake

 

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