2015 Grammy Award Nominees

Award Season is officially underway! I just returned from Los Angeles where I was at the Access Hollywood studios for the Golden Globes and I am getting ready to return to LA to be there for the Grammys. I will also be there for the Oscars where I will be live tweeting from the festivities while watching the show with the greatest group of social influencers around! Since I'm getting ready to participate in the Grammys, I thought I should share the nominees with you and get the conversation started! The show will be broadcast from LA on CBS at 8pm, Sunday February 8th. 

The performers include: Eric Church, MADONNA, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, and AC/DC. 

Here are the nominees: 


Album of the Year

Beck, Morning Phase

Beyonce, Beyonce

Ed Sheeran, x

Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour

Pharrell Williams, Girl


Best New Artist


Iggy Azalea

Brandy Clark


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


 Song of the Year

"Chandelier," Sia

"All About That Bass," Meghan Trainor

"Shake It Off," Taylor Swift

"Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)," Sam Smith

"Take Me to Church," Hozier



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 Rap Performance

"3005," Childish Gambino

"0 to 100/The Catch Up," Drake

"Rap God," Eminem

"i," Kendrick Lamar

"All I Need Is You," Lecrae


Best Alternative Music Album

This Is All Yours, alt-J

Reflektor, Arcade Fire

Melophobia, Cage the Elephant

St. Vincent, St. Vincent

Lazaretto, Jack White


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 Country Album

Riser, Dierks Bentley

The Outsiders, Eric Church

The Way I'm Livin', Lee Ann Womack

12 Stories, Brandy Clark

Platinum, Miranda Lambert


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


Best Country Song

"American Kids," Kenny Chesney

"Automatic," Miranda Lambert

"Give Me Back My Hometown," Eric Church

"I'm Not Gonna Miss You," Glen Campbell

"Meanwhile Back at Mama's," Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill


Best Country Duo/Group Performance

"Gentle On My Mind," The Band Perry

"Somethin' Bad," Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood

"Day Drinking," Little Big Town

"Meanwhile Back At Mama's," Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill

"Raise 'Em Up," Keith Urban ft. Eric Church


Best Country Solo Performance

"Give Me Me Back My Hometown," Eric Church

"Invisible," Hunter Hayes

"Automatic," Miranda Lambert

"Something In the Water," Carrie Underwood

"Cop Car," Keith Urban


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 Dance/Electronic Album

Syro, Aphex Twin

While 1, Deadmaus

Nabuma Rubberband, Little Dragon

Do It Again, Röyksopp & Robyn

Damage Control, Mat Zo


Best Dance Recording

"Never Say Never," Basement Jaxx

"Rather Be," Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne

"F for You," Disclosure ft. Mary J. Blige

"I Got U," Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones

"Faded," Zhu


Best Latin Pop Album

Tangos, Ruben Blades

Elypse, Camila

Raiz, Lila Downs, Niña Pastori & Soledad Pastorutti

Loco de Amor, Juanes

Gracias Por Estar Aqui, Marco Antonio Solis


Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

American Hustle

Guardians of the Galaxy


Get On Up: The James Brown Story

The Wolf of Wall Street


Best Music Video

"We Exist," Arcade Fire

"Turn Down for What," DJ Snake & Lil Jon

"Chandelier," Sia

"Happy," Pharrell Williams

"The Golden Age," Woodkid ft. Max Richter


Best Music Film

Beyoncé & Jay Z: On The Run Tour, Beyoncé & Jay Z

Ghost Stories, Coldplay

20 Feet From Stardom, Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill

Metallica: Through The Never, Metallica

The Truth About Love Tour: Live From Melbourne, Pink


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 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


Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Cheek to Cheek, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett

Sending You a Little Christmas, Johnny Mathis

Nostalgia, Annie Lennox

Partners, Barbra Streisand

Night Songs, Barry Manilow


Best Americana Album

The River & The Thread, Rosanne Cash

Terms of My Surrener, John Hiatt

Bluesamericana, Keb' Mo'

A Dotted Line, Nickel Creek

Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, Sturgill Simpson


Best Spoken Word Album

Actors Anonymous, James Franco

A Call to Action, Jimmy Carter

Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, John Waters

A Fighting Chance, Elizabeth Warren

Diary of a Mad Diva, Joan Rivers

We Will Survive: True Stories of Encouragement, Inspiration and the Power of Song, Gloria Gaynor


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 Rock Performance

"Gimme Something Good," Ryan Adams

"Do I Wanna Know?", Arctic Monkeys

"Blue Moon," Beck

"Fever," The Black Keys

"Lazaretto," Jack White


Best Metal Performance

"Neon Knights," Anthrax

"High Road," Mastodon

"Heartbreaker," Motörhead

"The Negative One," Slipknot

"The Last In Line," Tenacious D


Best R&B Performance

"Drunk In Love," Beyoncé ft. Jay Z

"New Flame," Chris Brown ft. Usher & Rick Ross

"It's Your World," Jennifer Hudson ft. R. Kelly

"Like This," Ledisi

"Good Kisser," Usher


Best R&B Song

"Drunk In Love," Beyonce ft. Jay Z

"Good Kisser," Usher

"New Flame," Chris Brown ft. Usher & Rick Ross

"Options (Wolfjames Version)," Luke James ft. Rick Ross

"The Worst," Jhené Aiko


Best R&B Album

Islander, Bernhoft

Lift Your Spirit, Aloe Blacc

Love, Marriage & Divorce, Toni Braxton & Babyface

Black Radio 2, Robert Glasper Experiment

Give The People What They Want, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings


As Always, I would love for you to share your opinions with me. I indicated my picks in BOLD. Were any of your favorites overlooked? Will you be watching? What performances are you most looking forward to? We can compare notes on Grammy day! 

What I'm looking forward to in Entertainment

CTV Upfronts, Toronto, CA
Summer TV Season
Emmys 2017
San Pedro Film Festival
Fall TV Season