2015 GRAMMY nominations announced

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The 2015 GRAMMY nominations were announced Friday morning with British singer Sam Smith leading the pack with five nominations.

While some of the most anticipated categories have been reported, the GRAMMYs is staggering the announcements via Twitter between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST. A list of all the nominees, except one, will be available on GRAMMY.com later today.

The final category, Album of the Year, will be announced tonight during the holiday special A Very GRAMMY Christmas on CBS (on CityTV in Vancouver).

This year’s nominations mark some historic accomplishments. Beyonce, with only one nomination this year so far, has surpassed Dolly Parton as the most GRAMMY-nominated woman with 47 nods and Taylor Swift has earned her 20th nomination since 2008. This year also marks rock band, U2’s, 47th nomination since 1988.

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards airs on Feb 8 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.

Some of the biggest categories announced this morning include:

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

Record of the Year:

“Fancy”, Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
“Chandelier”, Sia
“Stay With Me”, Sam Smith
“Shake It Off”, Taylor Swift
“All About That Bass”, Meghan Trainor

Best Rock Album:

Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams
Morning Phaze, Beck
Turn Blue, The Black Keys
Hypnotic Eye, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Songs of Innocence, U2

Best New Artist:

Bastille
Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
HAIM
Sam Smith

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

Sail Out, Jhene Aiko
Beyoncé, Beyoncé
X, Chris Brown
Mali Is…, Mali Music
Girl, Pharrell Williams

Best Music Video:

“We Exist”, Arcade Fire
“Turn Down for What”, DJ Snake and Lil’ John
“Chandelier”, Sia
“Happy”, Pharrell Williams
“The Golden Age”, Woodkid feat. Max Richter

Best Rap Album:

The New Classic, Iggy Azalea
Because the Internet, Childish Gambino
The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Eminem
Oxymoron, School Boy Q
Blacc Hollywood, Wiz Khalifa
Nobody’s Smiling, Common

Featured Image: Beyonce via Shutterstock

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