57th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees Revealed

With the 57th Annual Grammy Awards set to air on February 8, 2015, the committee has finally began releasing the first batch of nominees.

This year, instead of releasing all the nominees at one time, Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran announced the first few categories on CBS Friday Dec. 5.

The Grammy’s will continue tweeting the nominees during the day until the biggest catergory, Album of the Year at 9 p.m. on CBS’s Grammy Christmas Special.

This Grammy’s will be filled with craziness after looking at the nominations thus far.

Really, Iggy Azalea is nominated for Record of the Year and Best New Artist??? That is wild.

Beyonce posses for a GQ spread.

Beyonce posses for a GQ spread.

Chris Brown shows off his tatts in this issues of XXL.

Chris Brown shows off his tatts in this issues of XXL.

The REAL story of the nominations though is the “Best Urban Contemporary Album”.

Chris Brown, Beyonce, Pharrell, and Jhene Aiko in ONE category, good grief could this get any more complicated!

Personally, I believe this category is a toss up with anyone being able to win. All of their albums were amazing and with the Grammy’s, just because your name is “Beyonce” doesn’t mean you automatically get to win!

Iggy Azelea

Iggy Azelea

Jhene Aiko shows her stuff in this issue of Complex Mag.

Jhene Aiko shows her stuff in this issue of Complex Mag.

I won’t even touch the fact that Iggy Azalea got nominated for Rap Album of the year. Not to mention Wiz got nominated for “Blacc Hollywood”, an album that definitely was not better than last years “O.N.I.F.C” album, which didn’t even get nominated.

Shout out to Schoolboy Q however for getting the nomination for his album “Oxymoron” and Atlanta born rapper Childish Gambino for getting nominated for his album.

The categories released thus far are:

Best New Artist

Bastille
Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
Haim
Sam Smith

Record of the Year

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

Best Rock Album

Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams
Morning Phase, Beck
Turn Blue, The Black Keys
Hypnotic Eye, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Songs of Innocence, U2

Best Rock Song

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

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 Urban Contemporary Album

Sail Out, Jhene Aiko
Beyonce, Beyonce
X, Chris Brown
Mali Is, Mali Music
G I R L, Pharrell Williams

Best Pop Solo Performance

“All of Me,” John Legend
“Chandelier,” Sia
“Stay With Me,” Sam Smith
“Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift
“Happy,” Pharrell Williams

Best Rap Performance

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

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 Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Fancy,” Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
“A Sky Full of Stars,” Coldplay
“Say Something,” A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera
“Bang Bang,” Ariana Grande, Jessie J & Nicki Minaj
“Dark Horse,” Katy Perry ft. Juicy J

Best Gospel Album

Help, Erica Campbell
Amazing, Ricky Dillard & New G
Withholding Nothing: Live, William McDowell
Forever Yours, Smokie Norful
Vintage Worship, Anita Wilson

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

“Blak Majik,” Common ft. Jhené Aiko
“The Monster,” Eminem ft. Rihanna
“Tuesday,” I Love Makonnen ft. Drake
“Studio,” ScHoolboy Q ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
“Bound 2,” Kanye West & Charlie Wilson

Best Rap Song

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

Check out the updated list as the day goes by here: http://www.billboard.com/articles/6363565/grammys-2015-nominations-57th-annual