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Here Are the Nominees for the 2015 Grammys

Beyoncé, Sia, Sam Smith, and Iggy Azalea.
Beyoncé, Sia, Sam Smith, and Iggy Azalea.

Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photos by Getty Images.

Update, Dec. 5, 2014: This post has been updated with the nominees for Album of the Year.

On Friday, the Grammy committee announced the nominees for its 57th annual award show, which will air Feb. 8, 2015. We won’t know until tonight’s A Very Grammy Christmas special who will be nominated for Album of the Year, but the contenders in the major categories are below. (You can find the full list here.)

There aren’t many surprises: Sam Smith and Beyoncé—who is now the most nominated woman in Grammy history—lead the pack with five nominations each; Iggy Azalea and Sia both received four nominations.

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We’ll update this post tonight when the Album of the Year nominations are revealed.

Album of the Year
Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour
Beyoncé, BEYONCÉ
Beck, Morning Phase
Ed Sheeran, X
Pharrell Williams, G I R L

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

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

Best New Artist
Iggy Azalea
Bastille
Brandy Clark
Haim
Sam Smith

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

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

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

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

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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 Country Group/Duo Performance
The Band Perry, “Gentle On My Mind”
Miranda Lambert With 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 Rock Album
Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams
Beck, Morning Phase
The Black Keys, Turn Blue
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Hypnotic Eye
U2, Songs of Innocence

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

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

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

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

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Common feat. Jhené Aiko, “Blak Majik”
Eminem feat. Rihanna, “The Monster”
I Love Makonnen feat. Drake, “Tuesday”
Schoolboy Q feat. BJ The Chicago Kid, “Studio”
Kanye West & Charlie Wilson, “Bound 2”

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Best Rap Song
Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda”
Kanye West & Charlie Wilson, “Bound 2”
Kendrick Lamar, “i”
Wiz Khalifa, “We Dem Boyz”
Drake, “0 To 100 / The Catch Up”

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

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

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

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Aphex Twin, Syro
Deadmaus, While (1<2)
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 Music Video
Pharrell Williams, “Happy”
Arcade Fire, “We Exist”
DJ Snake and Lil Jon, “Turn Down for What
Sia, “Chandelier”
Woodkid feat. Max Richter, “The Golden Age”

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