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The great thing about the Grammys is that they can have whatever number of nominees they want in each category. So there are six nominees for the Pop album but just five for R&B. No one knows why! Anyway, the Grammy nominees are being announced all day at different times in different ways so that potential nominees will have to spend the entire day on Xanax. It’s a not a game that’s much fun because it entails looking around on Twitter to figure out what’s going on.
Best Album will be announced live tonight at 10pmon CBS during the Grammy Christmas special, on which there will be an explanation for snubbing several deserving recordings.
Album of the Year

Beck – Morning Phase

Beyoncé – Beyoncé

Ed Sheeran – X

Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour

Pharrell Williams – GIRL
Record of the Year

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”

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”

Hozier – “Take Me To Church”

Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”

Sia – “Chandelier”

Sam Smith – “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”
Best New Artist

Bastille

Iggy Azalea

Brandy Clark

HAIM

Sam Smith
Best Pop Solo Performance

John Legend – “All of Me” (Live Version)

Sia – “Chandelier”

Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”

Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”

Pharrell – “Happy”
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX – “Fancy”

Coldplay – “A Sky Full of Stars”

A Great Big World feat. Christina Aguilera – “Say Something”

Jessie J feat. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj – “Bang Bang”

Katy Perry feat. Juicy J – “Dark Horse”
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett – Cheek to Cheek

Annie Lennox – Nostalgia

Barry Manilow – Night Songs

Johnny Mathis – Sending You A Little Christmas

Barbra Streisand – Partners
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 Dance Recording

Basement Jaxx – “Never Say Never”

Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne – “Rather Be”

Disclosure feat. Mary J. Blige “F For You”

Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones – “I Got U”

Zhu – “Faded”
Best Dance/Electronic Album

Aphex Twin – Syro

Deadmau5 – While (1 < 2)

Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband

Röyksopp & Robyn – Do It Again

Mat Zo – Damage Control
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Mindi Abair – Wild Heart

Gerald Albright – Slam Dunk

Nathan East – Nathan East

Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb & Everette Harp – Jazz Funk Soul

Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer – Bass & Mandolin
Best Rock Performance

Ryan Adams – “Gimme Something Good”

Arctic Monkeys – “Do I Wanna Know?”

Beck – “Blue Moon”

The Black Keys – “Fever”

Jack White – “Lazaretto”
Best Metal Performance

Anthrax – “Neon Nights”

Mastodon – “High Road”

Mötorhead – “Heartbreaker”

Slipknot – “The Negative One”

Tenacious D – “The Last In Line”
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

The Black Keys – Turn Blue

U2 – Songs of Innocence

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye

Beck – Morning Phase
Best Alternative Music Album

Arcade Fire – Reflektor

Alt J – This is All Yours

Cage the Elephant – Melophobia

St. Vincent – St. Vincent

Jack White – Lazaretto
Best R&B Performance

Beyoncé feat. Jay Z – “Drunk In Love”

Chris Brown feat. Usher, Rick Ross – “New Flame”

Jennifer Hudson feat. R. Kelly – “It’s Your World”

Ledisi – “Like This”

Usher – “Good Kisser”
Best Traditional R&B Performance

Marsha Ambrosius & Anthony Hamilton – “As”

Kem – “Nobody”

Angie Fisher – “I.R.S.”

Robert Glasper Experiment – “Jesus Children”

Antonique Smith – “Hold Up Wait a Minute (Woo Woo)”
Best R&B Song

Beyoncé feat. Jay Z – “Drunk In Love”

Usher – “Good Kisser”

Chris Brown feat. Usher, Rick Ross – “New Flame”

Luke James feat. Rick Ross – “Options (The Wolfjames Version)”

Jhene Aiko – “The Worst”
Best Urban Contemporary Album

Jhene Aiko – Sail Out

Beyoncé – Beyoncé

Chris Brown – X

Mali Music – Mali Is

Pharrell Williams – G.I.R.L.
Best R&B Album

Bernhoft – Islander

Aloe Blacc – Lift Your Spirits

Toni Braxton & Babyface – Love, Marriage, and Divorce

Robert Glasper Experiment – Black Radio 2

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Give The People What They Want
Best Rap Performance

Childish Gambino – “3005”

Drake – “0-100/ The Catchup

Eminem – “Rap God”

Kendrick Lamar – “i”

Lecrae – “All I Need Is You”
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Common feat. Jhene Aiko – “Blak Majik”

Eminem feat. Rihanna – “The Monster”

ILoveMakonnen feat. Drake – “Tuesday”

Schoolboy Q feat. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Studio”

Kanye West feat. Charlie Wilson – “Bound 2″
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 Rap Album

Iggy Azalea – The New Classic

Childish Gambino – Because the Internet

Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2

Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron

Wiz Khalifa – Blacc Hollywood

Common – Nobody’s Smiling
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 Country Duo/Group Performance

The Band Perry – “Gentle On My Mind”

Miranda Lambert feat. Carrie Underwood – “Somethin’ Bad”

Little Big Town – “Day Drinking”

Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill – “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s”

Keith Urban feat. Eric Church – “Raise ‘Em Up”
Best Country Song

Miranda Lambert – “Automatic”

Kenny Chesney – “American Kids”

Eric Church – “Give Me Back My Hometown”

Glen Campbell – “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”

Tim McGraw feat. 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 American Roots Performance

Gregg Allman & Taj Mahal – “Statesboro Blues”

Rosanne Cash – “A Feather’s Not a Bird”

Billy Childs feat. Alison Krauss & Jerry Douglas – “And When I Die”

Keb Mo feat. the California Feet Warmers – “The Old Me Better”

Nickel Creek – “Destination”
Best American Roots Song

Rosanne Cash – “A Feather’s Not a Bird”

Jesse Winchester – “Just So Much”

The Del McCoury Band – “The New York Trains”

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers feat. Edie Brickell – “Pretty Little One”

John Hiatt – “Terms of My Surrender”
Best Americana Album

Rosanne Cash – The River & The Thread

John Hiatt – Terms Of My Surrender

Keb’ Mo’ – Bluesamericana

Nickel Creek – A Dotted Line

Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
Best Folk Album

Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas & Rob Ickes – Three Bells

Alice Gerrard – Follow the Music

Eliza Gilkyson – The Nocturne Diaries

Old Crow Medicine Show – Remedy

Jesse Winchester – A Reasonable Amount of Trouble
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 Spoken Word

James Franco – Actor’s Anonymous

Jimmy Carter – A Call To Action

John Waters – John Waters Hitchhikes Across America

Joan Rivers – Diary of a Mad Diva

Elizabeth Warren – A Fighting Chance

Gloria Gaynor – We Will Survive: True Stories of Encouragement, Inspiration, and the Power of Song
Best Comedy Album

“Weird Al” Yankovic – Mandatory Fun

Jim Gaffigan – Obsessed

Louis C.K. – Oh My God

Patton Oswalt – Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time

Sarah Silverman – We Are Miracles
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

American Hustle

Frozen

Get On Up: The James Brown Story

Guardians of the Galaxy

The Wolf of Wall Street
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Frozen

Gone Girl

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Gravity

Saving Mr. Banks
Best Song Written for Visual Media

Tegan and Sara feat. the Lonely Island – “Everything is Awesome!!!”

Ed Sheeran – “I See Fire”

Glen Campbell – “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”

Idina Menzel – “Let It Go”

Scarlett Johansson & Joaquin Phoenix – “The Moon Song”
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Paul Epworth

John Hill

Jay Joyce

Greg Kurstin

Max Martin
Best Music Video

Arcade Fire – “We Exist”

DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”

Sia – “Chandelier”

Pharrell Williams – “Happy”

Woodkid feat. Max Richter – “The Golden Age”
Best Music Film

Beyonce & Jay Z: On the Run Tour

Ghost Stories

20 Feet from Stardom

Metallica Through the Never

The Truth About Love Tour: Live from Melbourne

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