Sia, Iggy Azalea Amongst Top 2015 Grammy Nominees

Nominations for the 2015 Grammy Awards were announced overnight with Australian born artists tuned international stars Sia and Iggy Azalea amongst the most recognised artitst, scoring four nominations each, behind UK soul crooner Sam Smith and Queen Bey, Beyoncé, who are each up for six awards.

Sia’s 2014 hit Chandelier, Azalea feat. Charli XCX’s Fancy and Smith’s Stay With Me are all up for Record Of The Year, alongside Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off and Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass.

Chandelier is also nominated for Song of the Year and Best Music Video while the reclusive songstress herself is up for Best Pop Vocal Performance. Azalea’s Fancy has also landed in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category, her 2014 release The New Classic is up for Best Rap Album and the Mullumbimby-born rapper will also go up against Bastille, Brandy Clark, HAIM and Sam Smith for the title of Best New Artist.

The nominees for Album Of The Year were announced at the televised “A Very Grammy Christmas” special in the US. Albums up for the prestigious award include Beyoncé’s self-titled release, Pharrell Williams’s GIRL, Ed Sheeran’s X, Beck’s Morning Phase and Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour.

In other notable news, thanks to her surprise 2014 self-titled visual album, Beyoncé became the most nominated female and the seventh most nominated artist in Grammy history after picking up six nods, also including Best R&B Song for Drunk in Love (featuring Jay Z) and Best Urban Contemporary Album for her self-titled record.

Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which featured contributions from Australia’s M-Phazes, will battle it out against Azalea as well as ScHoolboy Q’s Oxymoron, Childish Gambino’s Because the Internet and Common’s Nobody’s Smiling for Rap Album Of The Year.

The category for Best Electronic Album features acclaimed 2014 releases such as Aphex Twin’s Syro, Röyksopp & Robyn’s Do It Again, and Little Dragon’s Nabuma Rubberband, while the Best Alternative Album category features Arcade Fire’s Reflektor, St. Vincent’s self-titled third album, Jack White’s Lazaretto, Alt J’s This is All Yours, and Cage the Elephant’s Melophobia.

The 2015 Grammy Awards take place on Sunday, February 8th, 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. See the current list of nominations below.

2015 Grammy Nominations

Album of the Year

Beyoncé – Beyoncé
Pharrell Williams – GIRL
Ed Sheeran – X
Beck – Morning Phases
Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour

Record of the Year
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Sia – “Chandelier”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass”

Song of the Year
Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass”
Sia – “Chandelier”
Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
Hozier – “Take Me to Church”

Best New Artist
Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
Sam Smith

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

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

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

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

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

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”

Best Rap Performance
Donald Glover – “3005”
Drake – “0 to 100 / The Catch Up”
Eminem – “Rap God”
Kendrick Lamar -“i”
Lecrae – “All I Need Is You”

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

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli – “Fancy”
Coldplay – “A Sky Full of Stars”
A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera – “Say Something”
Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj – “Bang Bang”
Katy Perry feat. Juicy J – “Darkhorse”

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 Pop Vocal Performance
John Legend
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift
Pharrell Williams

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Aphex Twin – Syro
deadmau5 – While (1
Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband
Röyksopp & Robyn – Do It Again
Mat Zo – Damage Control

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

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

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 Comedy Album
“Weird Al” Yankovic – Mandatory Fun
Jim Gaffigan – Obsessed
Louis C.K. – Oh My God
Patton Oswalt – Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time
Sarah Silverman – We Are Miracles

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
American Hustle
Get On Up: The James Brown Story
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Christophe Beck – Frozen
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – Gone Girl
Alexandre Desplat – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Steven Price – Gravity
Thomas Newman – Saving Mr. Banks

Best Song Written For Visual Media
Tegan and Sara feat. The Lonely Island – “Everything Is Awesome!!!”
Ed Sheeran – “I See Fire”
Glen Campbell – “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”
Idina Menzel – “Let It Go”
Karen O – “The Moon Song”

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

Best Music Film
Beyoncé and Jay Z – On the Run Tour
Coldplay – Ghost Stories
Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill – 20 Feet From Stardom
Metallica – Through the Never
Pink – The Truth About Love Tour: Live From Melbourne

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