Friday, December 5, 2014

BEYONCE, SAM SMITH LEAD GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

By: Connor Glowacki

Beyonce leads all female artists
with 47 career Grammy nominations.
Photo Courtesy of Rolling Stone
     The nominations for the 2015 Grammys were unveiled on December 5th and R&B superstar Beyonce and British pop crooner Sam Smith lead the rest of the field with five nominations each. Smith, in particular, is nominated for both song and record of the year with his hit song, 'Stay With Me', as well as a nomination for best new artist. Meanwhile, Beyonce officially became the most nominated female artist ever with 47 career nominations
     Other winners in terms of nominations, include pop singers Taylor Swift, Sia, and Megan Trainor.

Check out the following list below of some of the key nominations:



SONG OF THE YEAR

Sam Smith had three top 10 songs in 2014.
'I'm Not The Only One', his collab with EDM act Disclosure
'Latch' and the Grammy nominated, 'Stay With Me'.
Photo Courtesy of Slate.com.
"All About That Bass" Megan Trainor
"Chandelier" Sia
"Shake It Off" Taylor Swift
"Stay With Me" Sam Smith
"Take Me To Church" Hozier

RECORD OF THE YEAR

"All About That Bass" Megan Trainor
"Chandelier" Sia
"Fancy" Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX

"Shake It Off" Taylor Swift
"Stay With Me" Sam Smith

BEST NEW ARTIST

Alternative pop-rock band 'Bastille'.
Country Singer 'Brandy Clark'
Hip Hop Artist 'Iggy Azalea'
Indie Pop Band 'HAIM'
Pop Singer 'Sam Smith'

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
With four Top 10 hits in 2014,
including 'Problem', 'Break Free',
'Bang Bang' and 'Love Me Harder',
Grande's album 'My Everything' is nominated
for best pop vocal album.
Photo Courtesy of People Magazine.

"Bangerz" Miley Cytus
"Ghost Stories" Coldplay
"In The Lonely Hour" Sam Smith
"My Everything" Ariana Grande
"Prism" Katy Perry
"x" Ed Sheeran

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM

"Beyonce" Beyonce
"GIRL" Pharrell Williams
"Mali Is" Mali Music
"Sail Out" Jhene Aiko
"X" Chris Brown

BEST RAP ALBUM

Kendrick Lamar's new single "i", rumored
for his next album, is nominated
for best rap song.
Photo Courtesy of radiofacts.com.
"Because The Internet" Childish Gambino
"Blacc Hollywood" Wiz Khalifa
"Oxymoron" Schoolboy Q
"Nobody's Smiling" Common
"The Marshall Mathers LP 2' Eminem
"The New Classic" Iggy Azalea

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 ROCK ALBUM

"Hypnotic Eye" Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
"Morning Phase" Beck
The Black Keys previously won Grammys for
their 2011 album 'El Camino'
and their hit single 'Lonely Boy'.
Photo Courtesy of NPR.
"Ryan Adams" Ryan Adams
"Songs Of Innocence" U2
"Turn Blue" The Black Keys

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 ALBUM

Country singer Brandy Clark's critically
acclaimed album, '12 Stories'
is nominated for Best Country Album.
Photo Courtesy of Twitter.
"Platinum" Miranda Lambert
"Riser" Dierks Bentley
"The Outsiders" Eric Church
"The Way I'm Living" Lee Ann Womack
"12 Stories" Brandy Clark

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 Mama's" Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill




*Note: At the time of writing this post, the nominations for album of the year had NOT yet been announced.

What do you think of the nominations? Are there notable snubs of artists that should have been nominated? Leave a comment below of tweet me your comment on Twitter @ConnorGlowacki.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a good list of nominations to me!!

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