Grammy Nominees: The Complete List

It took a full day, but all categories are officially accounted for

Last Updated: December 5, 2014 @ 7:18 PM

The nominations for the 57th annual Grammy Awards began their day-long rollout when Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran read names populating four categories on “CBS This Morning” on Friday. They ended in the evening when the Album of the Year nominees were announced by LL Cool J to close CBS’s “A Very Grammy Christmas” special.

In between the two CBS broadcasts, artists and music industry personalities tweeted out nominees for the other categories, providing a slow — yet social — rollout.

For Record of the Year, those names included Iggy Azalea, Sia, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, and Meghan Trainor. Song of the Year had four of the five same artists, but with Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” replacing Azalea’s “Fancy.”

Album of the Year nods went to Beck, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, and Pharrell Williams. In the end, Williams, Smith, and Beyonce led the pack with six nominations apiece.

Here is the list of nominees:

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

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

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

Best Pop Solo Performance
All of Me – John Legend
Chandelier – Sia
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Happy – Pharrell Williams

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

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

Best New Artist
Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clarke
Sam Smith

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 Alternative Music Album
This Is All Yours – Alt J
Reflector – Arcade Fire
Melophobia – Cage the Elephant
St. Vincent – St. Vincent
Lazaretto – Jack White

Best Rap Performance
3005 – Childish Gambino
0 to 100 – Drake
Rap God – Eminem
i -Kendrick Lamar
All I Need Is You – LeCrae

Best Compilation 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 Volume 1 – Various Artists
The Wolf of Wall Street – Various Artists

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

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

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

Best Latin Pop Album
Tangos – Ruben Blades
Elypse – Camila
Raiz – Lila Downs, Niña Pastori Soledad
Loco de Amor – Juanes
Marco Antonio Solis – Gracias por Estar Aqui

Best Spoken Word Album
Actors Anonymous – James Franco
A Call to Action – Jimmy Carter
Car Sick: 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 Dance Recording
Never Say Never – Basement Jaxx
Rather Be – Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne
F for You – Disclosure ft. Mary J. Blige
I Got U – Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones
Faded – Zhu

Best Gospel Album
Help – Erica Campbell
Amazing – Ricky Dillard & New G
Withholding Nothing (Live) – William McDowell
Forever Yours – Smokie Norfolk
Vintage Worship – Anita Wilson

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

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Blak Majik – Common ft. Jhene Aiko
The Monster – Eminem ft. Rihanna
Tuesday – I Love Makonnen ft. Drake
Studio – ScHoolboy Q ft. BJ the Chicago Kid
Bound 2 – Kanye West & Charlie Wilson

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

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The “57th Annual Grammy Awards” air Sunday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. on CBS.


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