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Sam Smith And Beyonce To FACE OFF For Album Of The Year At The Grammy Awards

Grammy Nominations for 2015 Revealed in All-Day Marathon

SAM SMITH, BEYONCE and ED SHEERAN will go head-to-head for the coveted Album of the Year honour at the 2015 Grammy Awards.

Sam Smith

British soul sensation Smith racked up his sixth nomination on Friday night (05Dec14), when the contenders for the final category for music’s big night was announced live at the end of U.S. TV special A Very GRAMMY Christmas.

He will face stiff competition from Beyonce’s self-titled release, Ed Sheeran’s X, Beck’s Morning Phase and GIRL by Pharrell Williams.

Ed Sheeran

Upon learning of the news, a stunned Smith exclaimed, “Oh my gosh, dream come true! Oh my God.”

The Album of the Year nod capped a triumphant day for Smith – the British soul sensation emerged as the artist to beat earlier on Friday (05Dec14), when the rest of the nominations were announced.

He earned recognition for Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for his hit track Stay With Me, and Best Pop Vocal Album for his debut, In The Lonely Hour.

Beyonce

Beyonce also earned five other nods, but her main credits came in the R&B genre for Drunk in Love. She also notched up another in the Best Urban Contemporary Album shortlist for her self-titled 2013 release – making her the most-nominated female artist in Grammy Awards history with 52 to date.

Pharrell Williams was another six-time nominee, while Iggy Azalea, Sia, Usher, Jack White, Miranda Lambert and Eric Church each picked up four nods.

Pharrell Williams

The winners of the 57th annual Grammy Awards will be unveiled at a ceremony in Los Angeles on 8 February (15).

The main list of nominees is as follows:

Album of the Year:
Beck – Morning Phase
Beyonce – Beyonce
Ed Sheeran – X
Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
Pharrell Williams – GIRL

Record of the Year:
Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX – Fancy
Sia – Chandelier
Sam Smith – Stay With Me (Darkchild Remix)
Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass

Song of the Year:
Sia – Chandelier
Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
Sam Smith – Stay With Me
Hozier – Take Me to Church

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

Best Pop Solo Performance:
John Legend – All of Me
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 Sheeran – x
Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour

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

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

Best Rock Album:
Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams
Beck – Morning Phase
The Black Keys – Turn Blue
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Magnetic Eye
U2 – Songs of Innocence

Best Country Song:
Kenny Chesney – American Kids
Miranda Lambert – Automatic
Eric Church – Give Me Back My Hometown
Glen Campbell – I’m Not Gonna Miss You
Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill – Meanwhile Back at Mama’s

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 R&B Song:
Beyonce featuring Jay Z – Drunk In Love
Chris Brown featuring Usher and Rick Ross – New Flame
Usher – Good Kisser
Jhene Aiko – The Worst
Luke James featuring Rick Ross – Options (Wolfjames Version)

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Jhene Aiko – Sail Out
Beyonce – Beyonce
Chris Brown – X
Mali Music – Mali Is…
Pharrell Williams – GIRL

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

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

Best Dance/Electronic Album:
Aphex Twin – Syro
Deadmaus – While (1<2)
Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband
Royksopp & Robyn – Do It Again
Matt Zo – Damage Control

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

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

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