And the nominees for the 57th annual Grammy Awards are…

By: | Published: December 7, 2014 12:05 AM

Nominees announced in the top categories for the 57th annual Grammy Awards...

Nominees announced in the top categories for the 57th annual Grammy Awards:

Album of the year: Morning Phase,Beck; Beyonce, Beyonce; X, Ed Sheeran; In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith; G I R L, Pharrell.

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 (songwriter’s award): All About That Bass, Meghan Trainor and Kevin Kadish; Chandelier, Sia and Jesse Shatkin; Shake It Off, Taylor Swift, Max Martin and Shellback; Stay With Me (Darkchild Version), Sam Smith, James Napier and William Phillips; Take Me to Church, Hozier.

Best new artiste: Iggy Azalea; Bastille; Brandy Clark; HAIM; Sam Smith.

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 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.

Best country album: Riser, Dierks Bentley; The Outsiders, Eric Church; 12 Stories, Brandy Clark; Platinum, Miranda Lambert; The Way I am Working, Lee Ann Womack.

Best urban contemporary album: Sail Out, Jhene Aiko; Beyonce, Beyonce; X, Chris Brown; Mali Is, Mali Music; G I R L, Pharrell.

Best R&B album: Islander, Bernhoft; Lift Your Spirit, Aloe Blacc; Love, Marriage & Divorce, Toni Braxton and Babyface; Black Radio 2, Robert Glasper Experiment; Give the People What They Want, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings.

Best 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.

Best rock album: Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams; Morning Phase, Beck; Turn Blue, the Black Keys; Magnetic Eye, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers; Songs of Innocence, U2.

Best alternative music album: This Is All Yours, Alt-J; Reflektor, Arcade Fire; Melophobia, Cage the Elephant; St. Vincent, St. Vincent; Lazaretto, Jack White.

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