Grammys 2015 nominees: The full list

The awards will recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry in acts released from Oct. 1, 2013 through Sept. 30, 2014.

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Record of the year nominee Sam Smith. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences will reveal the nominees for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards throughout the day on Friday.

The first batch of nominations was unveiled at 8:30 a.m. on CBS's This Morning and The Grammys' Twitter account will continue to release nominations from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The contenders for the biggest honor of the night, Album of The Year, were revealed Friday night on CBS' A Very Grammy Christmas televised event, where Sam Smith, Ariana Grande, Mary J. Blige, Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams and Tim McGraw performed.


The awards will recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry in acts released from Oct. 1, 2013 through Sept. 30, 2014, thus making Taylor Swift's record-breaking album 1989 ineligible for this year's accolade.

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will air on Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. on CBS.

Album of the Year Beck -- Morning Phase Beyonce -- Beyonce Ed Sheeran - X Sam Smith -- In The Lonely Hour Pharrell Williams -- Girl


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 Pop Solo Performance John Legend -- "All of Me" (Live Version) Sia -- "Chandelier" Sam Smith -- "Stay With Me" Taylor Swift -- "Shake It Off" Pharrell -- "Happy"

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 Rock Song Hayley Williams & Taylor York (writers) Paramore -- "Ain't It Fun" Beck Hansen (writer) Beck -- "Blue Moon" Dan Auerback, Brian Burton & Patrick Carney (writers) The Black Keys -- "Fever" Ryan Adams -- "Gimme Something Good" Jack White -- "Lazaretto"

Best New Artist Iggy Azalea Brandy Clark Haim Sam Smith Bastille

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 ft. Faith Hill -- "Meanwhile Back at Mama's"


Best Reggae Album 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 Soja -- Amid the Noise and the Haste

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

Best Rap Performances Donald Glover -- "3005" Drake -- "O to 100" Eminem -- "Rap God" Kendrick Lamar -- "i" Lecrae -- "All I Need Is You"

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Iggy Azalea ft. 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 ft. Juicy J -- "Dark Horse"

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 with various artists -- Partners

Best Dance Recording Basement Jazz -- "Never Say Never" Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne -- "Rather Be" Disclosure ft. Mary J. Blige -- "F For You" Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones -- "I Got U" Zhu -- "Faded"


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

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album Mindi Abair -- Wild Heart Gerald Albright -- Slam Dunk Nathan East -- Nathan East Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb and Everette Harp -- Jazz Funk Soul Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer -- Bass & Mandolin

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 Metal Performance Anthrax -- "Neon Knights" Mastodon -- "High Road" Motorhead -- "Heartbreaker" Slipknot -- "The Negative One" Tenacious D -- "The Last In Line"

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

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 Traditional R&B Performance Marsha Ambrosius and Anthony Hamilton -- "As" Angie Fisher -- "I.R.S." Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm Jamal Warner - "Jesus Children" Kem -- "Nobody" Antonique Smith -- "Hold Up Wait A Minute (Woo Woo)


Best R&B Song Beyonce ft. Jay Z -- "Drunk in Love" Usher -- "Good Kisser" Chris Brown ft. Usher and Rick Ross -- "New Flame" Luke James ft. Rick Ross -- "Options (Wolfjames Version) Jhene Aiko -- "The Worst"

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

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Common ft. Jhene Aiko -- "Black Majik" Eminem ft. Rihanna -- "The Monster" I Love Makonnen ft. Drake -- "Tuesday" Schoolboy Q ft. BJ the Chicago Kid -- "Studio Kanye West and Charlie Wilson -- "Bound 2"

Best Rap Song Niki Minaj -- "Anaconda" Kanye West and Charlie Wilson -- "Bound 2" Kendrick Lamar -- "I" Wiz Khalifa -- "We Dem Boys" Drake -- "0 to 100/The Catch Up"

Best Rap Album Iggy Azalea -- The New Classic Childish Gambino -- Because the Internet Common -- Nobody's Smiling Eminem -- The Marshall Mathers LP2 Schoolboy Q -- Oxymoron Wiz Khalifa -- Blacc Hollywood

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 Duo/Group Performance The Band Perry -- "Gentle On My Mind" Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood -- "Somethin' Bad" Little Big Town -- "Day Drinking" Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill -- "Meanwhile Back At Mama's" Keith Urban ft. Eric Church -- "Raise 'Em Up"


Best New Age Album Paul Avgerinos -- Bhakti Peter Kater and R. Carlos Nakai -- Ritual Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman -- Winds of Samsara Kitaro -- Symphony Live in Instanbul Silvia Nakkach and David Darling -- In Love and Longing

Best Improvised Jazz Solo Kenny Barron -- "The Eye of the Hurricane" Chick Corea -- "Fingerprints" Fred Hersch -- "You & the Night & the Music" Joe Lovano -- "Recorda Me" Brad Mehldau -- "Sleeping Giant"

Best Jazz Vocal Album Billy Childs and various artists -- Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro Rene Marie -- I Wanna Be Evil Gretchen Parlato -- Live in NYC Dianne Reeves -- Beautiful Life Tierney Sutton -- Paris Sessions

Best Jazz Instrumental Album Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band -- Landmarks Chick Corea Trio -- Trilogy Fred Hersch Trio -- Floating Bobby Hutcherson, David Sanborn, Joey DeFrancesco ft. Billy Hart -- Enjoy the View Jason Moran -- All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller

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