Grammy Awards 2015 Nominees List: Beyonce, Taylor Swift and More

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 12.05.14 in News

The way we listen to music feels more and more scattered, and the Grammy Awards nominee announcements this year are picking up on that pattern.

The Recording Academy is unveiling its nominations throughout the day, rather than all at once. Pharrell and Ed Sheeran delivered the first announcements on CBS This Morning, and more categories will be revealed online into the afternoon except for the Album of the Year nominees, which will be announced tonight on CBS’s A Very Grammy Christmas special. What, you thought you had Friday night plans?

The Grammy Awards will be held February 8 on CBS. Check out the full list of nominees below as they’re announced.

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Aphex Twin – Syro
Deadmau5 – While (1 < 2)
Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband
Röyksopp & Robyn – Do It Again
Mat Zo – Damage Control

Best Rock Performance
Ryan Adams – “Gimme Something Good”
Arctic Monkeys – “Do I Wanna Know”
Beck – “Blue Moon”
Black Keys – “Fear”
Jack White – “Lazaretto”

Best Metal Performance
Anthrax – “Neon Nights”
Mastodon – “High Road”
Mötorhead – “Heartbreaker”
Slipknot – “The Negative One”
Tenacious D – “The Last In Line”

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

Best R&B Album
Bernhoft – Islander
Aloe Blacc – Lift Your Spirits
Toni Braxton & Babyface – Love, Marriage, and Divorce
Robert Glassberg Experiment – Black Radio 2
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Give The People What They Want

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Jhene Aiko – Sail Out
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
Chris Brown – X
Mali Music – Mali Is
Pharrell Williams – G.I.R.L.

Best R&B Song
Beyoncé feat. Jay Z – “Drunk In Love”
Usher – “Good Kisser”
Chris Brown feat. Usher, Rick Ross – “New Flame”
Luke James feat. Rick Ross – “Options (The Wolfjames Version)”
Jhene Aiko – “The Worst”

Best Rap Song
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
Kanye West – “Bound 2″
Kendrick Lamar – “i”
Wiz Khalifa – “We Dem Boyz”
Drake – “0 to 100/The Catch Up”

Rap/Sung Collaboration
Common feat. Jhene Aiko – “Blak Majik”
Eminem feat. Rihanna – “The Monster”
ILoveMakonnen feat. Drake – “Tuesday”
Schoolboy Q feat. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Studio”
Kanye West feat. Charlie Wilson – “Bound 2″

Best Country Duo/Group
The Band Perry – “Gentle On My Mind”
Miranda Lambert feat. Carrie Underwood – “Somethin’ Bad”
Little Big Town – “Day Drinking”
Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill – “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s”
Keith Urban feat. Eric Church – “Raise ‘em Up”

Best Dance Recording
Basement Jaxx – “Never Say Never”
Clean Bandit feat. Jess Lynne – “Rather Be”
Disclosure feat. Mary J. Blige “F For You”
Duke du Mont feat Jax Jones – “I Got U”
Zhu – “Faded”

Best Spoken Word
James Franco – Actor’s Anonymous
Jimmy Carter – A Call To Action
John Waters – John Waters Hitchhikes Across America
Joan Rivers – Diary of a Mad Diva
Elizabeth Warren – A Fighting Chance
Gloria Gaynor – We Will Survive: True Stories of Encouragement, Inspiration, and the Power of Song

Best Music Video
Arcade Fire – “We Exist”
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”
Sia – “Chandelier”
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
Woodkid feat. Max Richter – “The Golden Age”

Best Rap Album
Iggy Azalea – The New Classic
Childish Gambino – Because The Internet
Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron
Wiz Khalifa – Blacc Hollywood
Common – Nobody’s Smiling

Best Country Solo Performance
Eric Church – “Give Me Back My Hometown”
Hunter Hayes – “Invisible”
Miranda Lambert – “Automatic”
Carrie Underwood – “Something in the Water”
Keith Urban – “Cop Car”

Best Latin Pop Album
Rubén Blades – Tangos
Camila – Elypse
Niña Pastori, Lila Downs, and Soledad Pastorutti – Raíz
Juanes – Loco de Amor
Marco Antonio Solís – Antología

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Coldplay – “Sky Full of Stars”
A Great Big World feat. Christina Aguilera – “Say Something”
Jesse J feat. Arianna Grande & Nicki Minaj – “Bang Bang”
Katy Perry feat. Juicy J – “Dark Horse”

Best Soundtrack
American Hustle
Get On Up
Guardians of the Galaxy
Wolf of Wall Street

Best Americana Album
Roseanne Cash, The River & the Thread
John Hiatt, Terms of My Surrender
Keb’ Mo’, Bluesamericana
Nickel Creek, A Dotted Line
Sturgill Simpson, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

Best Alternative Album
Arcade Fire, Reflektor
Alt-J, This is All Yours
Cage the Elephant, Melophobia
St. Vincent, St. Vincent
Jack White, Lazaretto

Best Rap Performance
Childish Gambino, “3005″
Drake, “0-100/ The Catchup”
Eminem, “Rap God”
Kendrick Lamar, “i”
Lecrae, “All I Need Is You”

Song of the Year
Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”
Hozier, “Take Me To Church”
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
Sia, “Chandelier”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me” (Darkchild Remix)

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Cheek to Cheek
Annie Lennox, Nostalgia
Barry Manilow, Night Songs
Johnny Mathis, Sending You a Little Christmas
Barbra Streisand, Partners

Best Reggae Artist
Ziggy Marley, Fly Rasta
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Back on the Controls
Sean Paul, Full Frequency
Shaggy, Out of Many, One Music
Sly & Robbie & Spicy Chocolate, The Reggae Power

Best Country Song
Kenny Chesney, “American Kids”
Miranda Lambert, “Automatic”
Eric Church, “Give Me Back My Hometown”
Glen Campbell, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”
Tim McGraw, “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s”

Best New Artist
Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
Sam Smith

Best Rock Album
Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams
Beck, Morning Phase
The Black Keys, Turn Blue
Tom Petty, Hypnotic Eye
U2, Songs of Innocence

Best Rock Song
Paramore, “Ain’t It Fun”
Beck, “Blue Moon”
The Black Keys, “Fever”
Ryan Adams, “Gimme Something Good”
Jack White, “Lazaretto”

Best Pop Solo Performance
John Legend, “All of Me” (live version)
Sia, “Chandelier”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
Pharrell, “Happy”

Record of the Year
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
Sia, “Chandelier”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me” (Darkchild Remix)
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

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

Best Pop Vocal Album
Coldplay, Ghost Stories
Miley Cyrus, Bangerz
Ariana Grande, My Everything
Katy Perry, Prism
Ed Sheeran, X
Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Jhené Aiko,  Sail Out
Beyoncé, Beyoncé
Chris Brown, X
Mali Music, Mali Is…
Pharrell Williams, G I R L

Best American Roots Performance
Gregg Allman & Taj Mahal – “Statesboro Blues”
Rosanne Cash – “A Feather’s Not a Bird”
Billy Childs feat. Alison Krauss & Jerry Douglas – “And When I Die”
Keb Mo feat. the California Feet Warmers – “The Old Me Better”
Nickel Creek – “Destination”

Best American Roots Song
Rosanne Cash – “A Feather’s Not a Bird”
Jesse Winchester – “Just So Much”
The Del McCoury Band – “The New York Trains”
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers feat. Edie Brickell – “Pretty Little One”
John Hiatt – “Terms of My Surrender”