The Recording Academy has revealed the nominees in four leading categories, during a live announcement on CBS This Morning on Fri. (Dec. 5), for the 2015 Grammy Awards. Pop hit-makers Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran were on hand to unveil the prestigious first list, along with Entertainment Tonight host Nancy Dell. Record of the Year, Best Country Album, Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Urban Contemporary Album were announced during the hit morning show. Sam Smith is an early frontrunner, with two nods so far (Pop Vocal Album for In The Lonely Hour and Record of the Year for "Stay With Me"). The latter category is rounded out by "Fancy" (Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX), "Shake It Off" (Taylor Swift), "Chandelier" (Sia) and "All About That Bass" (Meghan Trainor). Check out the building list below.

Many more categories will be unveiled throughout the day on Twitter, from 9am-2pm EST. Keep your eyes peeled to this post for updates. Album of the Year will be saved for tonight's A Very Grammy Christmas event at 9/8c on CBS. Smith, Williams, Ariana Grande (with Big Sean for "Best Mistake"), Maroon 5, Tim McGraw, Mary J. Blige are set to perform, with LL Cool J hosting.

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards are slated for Feb. 8, 2015 and will be broadcast on CBS at 8/7c.


The nominations are as follows:


Album of the Year

Morning Phase, Beck

Beyonce, Beyonce

x, Ed Sheeran

In The Lonely Hour, Sam Smith

GIRL, Pharrell Williams


Song of the Year

"Shake It Off," Taylor Swift (Max Martin, Shellback, Swift)

"All About That Bass," Meghan Trainor (Kevin Kadish, Trainor)

"Chandelier," Sia (Sia Furler, Jesse Shatkin)

"Stay with Me" (Darkchild Version), Sam Smith (James Napier, Smith, William Phillips)

"Take Me To Church," Hozier (Andrew Hozier-Byrne)


Record of the Year

"Fancy," Iggy Azalea (featuring Charli XCX

"Chandelier," Sia

"Stay with Me" (Dark Tower Version), Sam Smith

"Shake It Off," Taylor Swift

"All About That Bass," Meghan Trainor


Best New Artist

Brandy Clark

Iggy Azalea



Sam Smith


Best Music Video

"We Exist," Arcade Fire

"Chandelier," Sia

"Turn Down For What," DJ Snake & Lil Jon

"Happy," Pharrell Williams

"The Golden Age," Woodkid featuring Max Richter


Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

"Beautiful Dreamer," Pete McGuinness, arranger (The Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra)

"Daft Punk," Ben Bram, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstie Maldonado & Kevin Olusola, arrangers (Pentatonix)

"Get Smart," Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band)

"Guantanamera," Alfredo Rodríguez, arranger (Alfredo Rodríguez)

"Moon River," Chris Walden, arranger (Amy Dickson)



Best Pop Solo Performance

"All Of Me," John Legend

"Chandelier," Sia

"Shake It Off," Taylor Swift

"Stay With Me," Sam Smith

"Happy," Pharrell Williams


Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

"Fancy," Iggy Azalea featuring 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 with Juicy J


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 Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Cheek to Cheek, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett

Nostalgia, Annie Lennox

Night Songs, Barry Manilow

Sending You A Little Christmas, Johnny Mathis

Partners, Barbra Streisand



Best Dance Recording

"Rather Be," Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne

"Never Say Never," Basement Jaxx

"F For You," Disclosure featuring Mary J. Blige

"I've Got You," Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones

"Faded," Zhu



Best R&B Performance

"Drunk In Love," Beyonce featuring Jay Z

"New Flame," Chris Brown featuring Usher and Rick Ross

"It's Your World," Jennifer Hudson featuring R. Kelly

"Like This," Ledisi

"Good Kisser," Usher


Best R&B Song

"Drunk In Love," Beyonce featuring Jay Z (Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyoncé Knowles, Timothy Mosely, Andre Eric Proctor & Brian Soko)

"Good Kisser," Usher (Ronald “Flip” Colson, Warren “Oak” Felder, Usher Raymond IV, Jameel Roberts, Terry “Tru” Sneed & Andrew “Pop” Wansel)

"New Flame," Chris Brown featuring Usher and Rick Ross (Eric Bellinger, Chris Brown, James Chambers, Malissa Hunter, Justin Booth Johnson, Mark Pitts, Usher Raymond IV, William Roberts, Maurice ""Verse"" Simmonds & Keith Thomas)

"Options" (Wolfjames Version), Luke James featuring Rick Ross (Dominic Gordon, Brandon Hesson, William Roberts & Jamaica ""Kahn-Cept"" Smith)

"The Worst," Jhene Aiko (Jhené Aiko Chilombo)


Best R&B Album

Islander, Bernhoft

Lift Your Spirit, Aloe Blacc

Love, Marriage & Divorce, Toni Braxton & Babyface

Black Radio 2, Robert Glasper Experiement

Give The People What They Want, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings


Best Urban Contemporary Album

Sail Out, Jhene Aiko

Beyonce, Beyonce

X, Chris Brown

Mali Is..., Mali Music

GIRL, Pharrell Williams



Best Rap Performance

"Rap God," Eminem

"3005," Childish Gambino

"0 to 100" / "The Catch Up," Drake

"i," Kendrick Lamar

"All I Need Is You," Lecrae


Best Rap Song

"Anaconda," Nicki Minaj (Ernest Clark, Jamal Jones, Onika Maraj, Marcos Palacios & J. Solone-Myvett)

"Bound 2," Kanye West and Charlie Wilson (Mike Dean, Malik Jones, Che Pope, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, John Stephens, Kanye West, Charlie Wilson & Cydel Young)

"I," Kendrick Lamar (K. Duckworth & C. Smith)

"We Dem Boyz," Wiz Khalifa (N. Fisher & C. Thomaz)

"0 To 100 / The Catch Up," Drake (A. Feeney, Aubrey Graham, A. Hernandez, P. Jefferies, M. Samuels & Noah Shebib)


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


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 Country Solo Performance

"Give Me Back My Hometown," Eric Chruch

"Invisible," Hunter Hayes

"Automatic," Miranda Lambert

"Something in the Water," Carrie Underwood

"Cop Car," Keith Urban


Best Country Duo/Group Performance

"Gentle on My Mind," The Band Perry

"Meanwhile Back At Mama's," Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill

"Raise 'Em Up," Keith Urban featuring Eric Church

"Day Drinking," Little Big Town

"Somethin' Bad," Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood


Best Country Song

"American Kids," Kenny Chesney (Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally)

"Automatic," Miranda Lambert (Nicole Galyon, Lambert, Natalie Hemby)

"Give Me Back My Hometown," Eric Church (Luke Laird, Church)

"I'm Not Gonna Miss You," Glen Campbell (Campbell, Julian Raymond)

"Meanwhile Back At Mama's," Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill (Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston, Jeffrey Steele)


Best Country Album

Riser, Dierks Bentley

The Outsiders, Eric Church

12 Stories, Brandy Clark

Platinum, Miranda Lambert

The Way I'm Living, Lee Ann Womack


Best American Roots Performance

"Statesboro Blues," Gregg Allman & Taj Mahal

"A Feather's Not A Bird," Rosanne Cash

"And When I Die," Billy Childs Featuring Alison Krauss & Jerry Douglas

"The Old Me Better," Keb' Mo' Featuring The California Feet Warmers

"Destination," Nickel Creek


Best American Roots Song

"A Feather's Not A Bird," Rosanne Cash (Cash & John Leventhal,

"Just So Much," Jesse Winchester (Winchester)

"The New York Trains," The Del McCoury Band (Woody Guthrie & Del McCoury)

"Pretty Little One," Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell (Brickell & Martin)

"Terms Of My Surrender," John Hiatt (Hiatt)


Best Americana Album

The River & The Thread, Roseanne Cash

Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, Sturgill Simpson

A Dotted Line, Nickel Creek

Bluesamericana, Keb' Mo'

Terms of My Surrender, John Hiat


Best Bluegrass Album

The Earls Of Leicester, The Earls Of Leicester

Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe, Noam Pikelny

Cold Spell, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

Into My Own, Bryan Sutton

Only Me, Rhonda Vincent


Best Rock Performance

Best Rock Song

"Ain't It Fun," Paramore (Hayley Williams, Taylor York)

"Blue Moon," Beck (Beck Hansen)

"Fever," The Black Keys (Dan Auerback, Brian Burton, Patrick Carney)

"Gimme Something Good," Ryan Adams (Ryan Adams)

"Lazaretto," Jack White (Jack White III)


Best Rock Album

Turn Blue, The Black Keys

Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams

Hypnotic Eye, Tom Petty

Morning Phase, Beck

Songs of Innocence, U2


Best Alternative Album

Reflektor, Arcade Fire

Melophobia, Cage the Elephant

St Vincent, St Vincent

This Is All Yours, Alt J

Lazaretto, Jack White


Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

American Hustle


Get On Up: The James Brown Story

Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix: Volume I

The Wolf Of Wall Street


[The full list of 83 of all 84 categories can be found here]


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