GET READY FOR THE GRAMMYS 2015

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The Grammy Awards will be airing live on Sunday, February 8 at 8pm ET, but before we know for certain who will take home the golden gramophone for “Album of the Year,” or “Best New Artist,” we can still speculate. Of course Beyoncé will be there, as will Taylor Swift. It’s hard to think of having a Grammy Awards at all without them. But there are some surprises and newcomers as well, including a first-ever Grammy nomination for Miley Cyrus. The difference between “Record of the Year” and “Song of the Year” is that one award is given for the best recording of a track, and one is given for the best songwriting. The only difference in the nominations of the two categories, however, is that “Fancy,” by Iggy Azalea, is swapped out for Hozier‘s “Take Me to Church;” giving the other four, “Chandelier,” by Sia, “Stay With Me,” by Sam Smith, “Shake It Off,” by Taylor Swift, and “All About That Bass,” by Meghan Trainor a pretty good chance of taking an award in one or another category, not to mention Swift, Smith, and Sia’s nominations in the Pop category. See more of the nominees below and the full list of nominations here.

Album of the Year

Morning Phase, Beck
Beyoncé, Beyoncé
X, Ed Sheeran
In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith
Girl, Pharrell Williams

Record Of The Year

“Fancy,” Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX
“Chandelier,” Sia
“Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith
“Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift
“All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor

Song Of The Year

“All About That Bass,” Kevin Kadish & Meghan Trainor (Meghan Trainor)
“Chandelier,” Sia Furler & Jesse Shatkin (Sia)
“Shake It Off,” Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift (Taylor Swift)
“Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith (Sam Smith)
“Take Me To Church,” Andrew Hozier-Byrne (Hozier)

New Artist

Iggy Azalea
Bastille
Brandy Clark
Haim
Sam Smith

POP

Pop Solo Performance

“All Of Me (Live),” John Legend
“Chandelier,” Sia
“Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith
“Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift
“Happy (Live),” Pharrell Williams

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 Featuring Juicy J

Traditional Pop Vocal Album

“Cheek To Cheek,” Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
“Nostalgia,” Annie Lennox
“Night Songs,” Barry Manilow
“Sending You A Little Christmas,” Johnny Mathis
“Partners,” Barbra Streisand With Various Artists

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

DANCE/ELECTRONIC MUSIC

Dance Recording

“Never Say Never,” Basement Jaxx
“Rather Be,” Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne
“F For You,” Disclosure Featuring Mary J. Blige
“I Got U,” Duke Dumont Featuring Jax Jones
“Faded,” Zhu

Dance/Electronic Album

“Syro,” Aphex Twin
“While (1 < 2),” Deadmau5
“Nabuma Rubberband,” Little Dragon
“Do It Again,” Röyksopp & Robyn
“Damage Control,” Mat Zo

CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

Contemporary Instrumental Album

“Wild Heart,” Mindi Abair
“Slam Dunk,” Gerald Albright
“Nathan East,” Nathan East
“Jazz Funk Soul,” Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb, Everette Harp
“Bass & Mandolin,” Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer

ROCK

Rock Performance

“Gimme Something Good,” Ryan Adams
“Do I Wanna Know?” Arctic Monkeys
“Blue Moon,” Beck
“Fever,” The Black Keys
“Lazaretto,” Jack White

Metal Performance

“Neon Knights,” Anthrax
“High Road,” Mastodon
“Heartbreaker,” Motörhead
“The Negative One,” Slipknot
“The Last In Line,” Tenacious D

Rock Song

“Ain’t It Fun,” Hayley Williams & Taylor York (Paramore)
“Blue Moon,” Beck Hansen (Beck)
“Fever,” Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton & Patrick Carney (The Black Keys)
“Gimme Something Good,” Ryan Adams (Ryan Adams)
“Lazaretto,” Jack White III (Jack White)

Rock Album

“Ryan Adams,” Ryan Adams
“Morning Phase,” Beck
“Turn Blue,” The Black Keys
“Hypnotic Eye,” Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
“Songs of Innocence,” U2

ALTERNATIVE

Alternative Music Album

“This Is All Yours,” Alt-J
“Reflektor,” Arcade Fire
“Melophobia,” Cage The Elephant
“St. Vincent,” St. Vincent
“Lazaretto,” Jack White

R&B

R&B Performance

“Drunk In Love,” Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z
“New Flame,” Chris Brown Featuring Usher & Rick Ross
“It’s Your World,” Jennifer Hudson Featuring R. Kelly
“Like This,” Ledisi
“Good Kisser,” Usher

Traditional R&B Performance

“As,” Marsha Ambrosius & Anthony Hamilton
“I.R.S.,” Angie Fisher
“Jesus Children,” Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm Jamal Warner
“Nobody,” Kem
“Hold Up Wait A Minute (Woo Woo),” Antonique Smith

R&B Song

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

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

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

“Options (Wolfjames Version),” Dominic Gordon, Brandon Hesson, William Roberts & Jamaica “Kahn-Cept” Smith (Luke James)

“The Worst,” Jhené Aiko Chilombo, songwriter (Jhené Aiko)

Urban Contemporary Album

“Sail Out,” Jhene Aiko
“Beyonce,” Beyonce
“X,” Chris Brown
“Mali Is …,” Mali Music
“Girl,” Pharrell Williams

R&B Album

“Islander,” Bernhoft

“Lift Your Spirit,” Aloe Blacc

“Love, Marriage & Divorce,” Toni Braxton & Babyface

“Black Radio 2,” Robert Glasper Experiment

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

RAP

Rap Performance

“3005,” Childish Gambino
“0 to 100/The Catch Up,” Drake
“Rap God,” Eminem
“I,” Kendrick Lamar
“All I Need Is You,” Lacrae

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

Rap Song

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

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

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

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

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

Rap Album

“The New Classic,” Iggy Azalea
“Because The Internet,” Childish Gambino
“Nobody’s Smiling,” Common
“The Marshall Mathers LP2,” Eminem
“Oxymoron,” Schoolboy Q
“Blacc Hollywood,” Wiz Khalifa

COUNTRY

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

Country Duo/Group Performance

“Gentle On My Mind,” The Band Perry
“Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert With Carrie Underwood
“Day Drinking,” Little Big Town
“Meanwhile Back At Mama’s,” Tim McGraw Featuring Faith Hill
“Raise ‘Em Up,” Keith Urban Featuring Eric Church

Country Song

“American Kids,” Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally (performed by Kenny Chesney)
“Automatic,” Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby and Miranda Lambert (Miranda Lambert)
“Give Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church and Luke Laird (Eric Church)
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond (Glen Campbell)
“Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,” Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston and Jeffrey Steele (Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill)

Country Album

“Riser,” Dierks Bentley
“The Outsiders,” Eric Church
“12 Stories,” Brandy Clark
“Platinum,” Miranda Lambert
“The Way I’m Livin’,” Lee Ann Womack

NEW AGE

New Age Album

“Bhakti,” Paul Avgerinos
“Ritual,” Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai
“Winds Of Samsara,” Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman
“Symphony Live In Istanbul,” Kitaro
“In Love And Longing,” Silvia Nakkach & David Darling

JAZZ

Improvised Jazz Solo

“The Eye Of The Hurricane,” Kenny Barron
“Fingerprints,” Chick Corea
“You & The Night & The Music,” Fred Hersch
“Recorda Me,” Joe Lovano
“Sleeping Giant,” Brad Mehldau

Jazz Vocal Album

“Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro,” (Billy Childs &) Various Artists
“I Wanna Be Evil,” René Marie
“Live In NYC,” Gretchen Parlato
“Beautiful Life,” Dianne Reeves
“Paris Sessions,” Tierney Sutton

Jazz Instrumental Album

“Landmarks,” Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band
“Trilogy,” Chick Corea Trio
“Floating,” Fred Hersch Trio
“Enjoy The View,” Bobby Hutcherson, David Sanborn, Joey DeFrancesco Featuring Billy Hart
“All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller,” Jason Moran

Large Jazz Ensemble Album

“The L.A. Treasures Project,” The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
“Life In The Bubble,” Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
“Quiet Pride: The Elizabeth Catlett Project,” Rufus Reid
“Live: I Hear The Sound,” Archie Shepp Attica Blues Orchestra
“OverTime: Music Of Bob Brookmeyer,” The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

Latin Jazz Album

“The Latin Side Of Joe Henderson,” Conrad Herwig Featuring Joe Lovano
“The Pedrito Martinez Group,” The Pedrito Martinez Group
“The Offense Of The Drum,” Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
“Second Half,” Emilio Solla Y La Inestable De Brooklyn
“New Throned King,” Yosvany Terry

GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC

Gospel Performance/Song

“Help,” Erica Campbell Featuring Lecrae; Erica Campbell, Warryn Campbell, Hasben Jones, Harold Lilly, Lecrae Moore & Aaron Sledge
“Sunday A.M. [Live],” Karen Clark Sheard; Rudy Currence & Donald Lawrence
“I Believe,” Mali Music; Kortney J. Pollard
“No Greater Love,” Smokie Norful; Aaron W. Lindsey & Smokie Norful
“Love On The Radio,” The Walls Group; Kirk Franklin

Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

“Write Your Story,” Francesca Battistelli; Francesca Battistelli, David Arthur Garcia & Ben Glover
“Come As You Are,” Crowder

“Messengers,” Lecrae Featuring For King & Country; Torrance Esmond, Ran Jackson, Ricky Jackson, Kenneth Chris Mackey, Lecrae Moore, Joseph Prielozny, Joel Smallbone & Luke Smallbone

“Shake,” MercyMe; Nathan Cochran, David Arthur Garcia, Ben Glover, Barry Graul, Bart Millard, Soli Olds, Mike Scheuchzer & Robby Shaffer

“Multiplied,” Needtobreathe; Bear Rinehart & Bo Rinehart

Gospel Album

“Help,” Erica Campbell
“Amazing [Live],” Ricky Dillard & New G
“Withholding Nothing [Live],” William McDowell
“Forever Yours,” Smokie Norful
“Vintage Worship,” Anita Wilson

Contemporary Christian Music Album

“If We’re Honest,” Francesca Battistelli
“Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.” For King & Country
“Hurricane,” Natalie Grant
“Welcome To The New,” MercyMe
“Royal Tailor,” Royal Tailor

Roots Gospel Album

“Forever Changed,” T. Graham Brown
“Shine For All The People,” Mike Farris
“Hymns,” Gaither Vocal Band
“A Cappella,” The Martins
“His Way Of Loving Me,” Tim Menzies

LATIN

Latin Pop Album

“Tangos,” Rubén Blades
“Elypse,” Camila
“Raíz,” Lila Downs, Niña Pastori And Soledad
“Loco De Amor,” Juanes
“Gracias Por Estar Aquí,” Marco Antonio Solís

Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

“Multiviral,” Calle 13
“Behind The Machine (Detrás De La Máquina),” Chocquibtown
“Bailar En La Cueva,” Jorge Drexler
“Agua Maldita,” Molotov
“Vengo,” Ana Tijoux

Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

“Lastima Que Sean Ajenas,” Pepe Aguilar
“Mano A Mano – Tangos A La Manera De Vicente Fernández,” Vicente Fernández
“Voz Y Guitarra,” Ixya Herrera
“15 Aniversario,” Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
“Alegría Del Mariachi,” Mariachi Los Arrieros Del Valle

Tropical Latin Album

“50 Aniversario,” El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico
“First Class To Havana,” Aymee Nuviola
“Live,” Palo!
“El Asunto,” Totó La Momposina
“Más + Corazón Profundo,” Carlos Vives

AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC

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

American Roots Song

“A Feather’s Not A Bird,” Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal (Rosanne Cash)
“Just So Much,” Jesse Winchester (Jesse Winchester)
“The New York Trains,” Woody Guthrie & Del McCoury (The Del McCoury Band)
“Pretty Little One,” Edie Brickell & Steve Martin, songwriters (Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell)
“Terms Of My Surrender,” John Hiatt (John Hiatt)

Americana Album

“The River & 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

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

Blues Album

“Common Ground – Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play And Sing The Songs Of Big Bill Broonzy,” Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin
“Promise Of A Brand New Day,” Ruthie Foster
“Juke Joint Chapel,” Charlie Musselwhite
“Decisions,” Bobby Rush With Blinddog Smokin’
“Step Back,” Johnny Winter

Folk Album

“Three Bells,” Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas & Rob Ickes
“Follow The Music,” Alice Gerrard
“The Nocturne Diaries,” Eliza Gilkyson
“Remedy,” Old Crow Medicine Show
“A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble,” Jesse Winchester

Regional Roots Music Album

“Light The Stars,” Bonsoir, Catin
“Hanu ‘A’ala,” Kamaka Kukona
“Love’s Lies,” Magnolia Sisters
“The Legacy,” Jo-El Sonnier
“Ceremony,” Joe Tohonnie Jr.

REGGAE

Reggae Album

“Fly Rasta,” Ziggy Marley
“Full Frequency,” Sean Paul
“Back On The Controls,” Lee “Scratch” Perry
“Out Of Many, One Music,” Shaggy
“The Reggae Power,” Sly & Robbie & Spicy Chocolate
“Amid The Noise And Haste,” Soja

WORLD MUSIC

World Music Album

“Toumani & Sidiki,” Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté
“Eve,” Angelique Kidjo
“Our World In Song,” Wu Man, Luis Conte & Daniel Ho
“Magic,” Sérgio Mendes
“Traces Of You,” Anoushka Shankar

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