The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 8th 2015 at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California in the United States. The nominees for the awards were announced on December 5th 2014. There was a very Grammy Christmas Special where the album of the year nominees was announced.
There are 83 listed categories. Some of the nominees in these categories are Sia who was nominated for the record of the year award together with Sam Smith, Taylor Swift and Meghan Trainor.
Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Beck, Pharell Williams and Sam Smith were nominated for album of the year award.
Other nominees were Kevin Kadish, James Napier, Meghan Trainor, Sia Furler, Max Martin, Jesse Shatkin, Taylor Swift, Shellback, Sam Smith, Andrew Hozier-Byme and William Phillips who were nominated for the song of the year award.
The best new artist nominations went to Sam Smith, Haim, Bastille, Brandy Clark and Iggy Azalea.
John Legend’s All of Me song got him a nomination in the Best Pop Solo Performance together with Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Sia, and Pharrell Williams. Best Rock Performance nominations went to Jack White, The Black Keys, Ryan Adams, Beck and Arctic Monkeys. Best metal performance nominations were given to Anthrax, Mastodon, Tenacious D, Slipknot and Motorhead.
The other artists who were lucky to be nominated were Iggy Azelea, Juicy J, Katy Perry, Charli XCX, Coldplay, Nicki Minaj, Christina Aguilera, Jessie J and Ariana Grande. Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga got a nomination in the best traditional pop vocal album award for their song Cheek to Cheek, others who were nominated in this category are Barbra Streisand, Jonny Mathis, Annie Lennox and Barry Manilow.
Sam Smith got another nomination in the best pop vocal album together with Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande and Katy Perry. Best dance recording nominees were Basement Jaxx, Disclosure and Mary J Blige were also nominated with their F for you record, others in this category were Clean Bandit featuring Jesse Glynne with rather be record, then there was Zhu with faded and I got you by Duke Durmont together with Jax Jones. Data retrieved from last year statistics have provided a very interesting forecast for the 2015 Grammy event to say the least.
Other lucky nominees were Mat Zo, Alphex Twin, Deadmau5, Royksopp and Robyn and Little Dragon all who were nominated for best dance/ electronic album. Those who were nominated for the best contemporary instrumental album were Mindi Abair with wild at heart, Thile and Edgar Meyer were nominated with their Chuck, Loeb, Everette Harp, Bass and Mandolin performance while Jeff Lorber was nominated with his Jazz funk soul, Gerald Albright also got nominated for slam dunk, and lastly Nathan East was nominated with his Nathan East performance.
Those who got nominations for the best rock song award were Ryan Adams, Jack White III, Hayley Williams together with Taylor York, Beck Hansen and D. Auerbach, B.Burton and P. Camey with their fever song. Best rock album nominations went to The Black Keys, Ryan Adams, Beck, U2 and Tom Petty together with The Heartbreakers.
All these artists got nominated for one or more of their performances. There are more nominees who are in other different categories. The full list of the nominees can be viewed online.