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[PREDICTIONS] The 2015 57th Grammy Awards Nominations Announced, Full List Here

Nominations for the The 57th Grammy Awards have been announced throughout the day Friday, Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams were on hand on CBS This Morning to start off the day at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, CA ending with the ‘Album of the Year’ nomination announcement at night on ‘A Very Grammy Christmas’.

Check out the full list of nominations with predictions of select categories.

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

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 featuring Charli XCX “Fancy”
Sia “Chandelier”
Sam Smith “Stay With Me”
Taylor Swift “Shake It Off”
Meghan Trainor “All About That Bass”

I love this category’s nominee’s because Sia gave us a musical masterpiece with Chandelier and the video that went with it is even more powerful than the powerhouse vocals Sia presented. Taylor Swift transformed her career more into a pop stance with Shake It Off and hey, it does not sound bad at all, in fact, I do not see how anyone can listen to it without dancing a bit. However, the pure emotion that you sense when listening to Stay With Me by Sam Smith is an experience to your ears. Congrats on the Grammy nomination Iggy but this category is going to be really tough, I’d had to go against what Sia gave us, but Sam Smith, I’d have to go with you.

Best New Artist

Iggy Azalea
Bastille
Brandy Clark
Haim
Sam Smith

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”

The way Sia slayed directing her music video to Chandelier capturing so much power and reaching over 363,000,000 on YouTube is such an unforgettable moment in the history of music.

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

What an amazing category, this one is going to be a tough one. Katy Perry’s Prism was a nice album, but compared to her competition on this one, Katy, I know this is one of your first chances to get a Grammy, but have a seat. Miley is just Miley, and I doubt the Grammy committee will be liking songs like  ‘Do My Thang’ as much as they would appreciate ‘Adore You’ or ‘Wrecking Ball’ However, on one side, you have america’s hottest growing sensation Ariana Grande who gave us a musical experience with ‘My Everything’, however Sam Smith will not be leaving the Grammy’s empty handed. ‘In the Lonely Hour’ gave us an album by a male artist that was absolutely everything that we haven’t heard from a male artist in a long time, he brought back soul and lyrics that make you feel some type of way. For that reason, I’m going to go with Sam Smith – ‘In The Lonely Hour’.

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”

I won’t reexplain the whole Sia and Sam Smith debate, but the Grammy committee is going to spend a lot of time when adding John Legend’s All of Me and Pharrell’s Happy. However, with how the nation responded to Happy, Pharrell sent a ‘Happy’ wave over the world with his song, and I believe that is what makes it stand out from the rest. Pharrell, you deserve this.

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”

BANG BANG! Without a doubt, I can confidently say that Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj will surely be taking home a Grammy. The song screams Pop/Group Performance Perfection!

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’

PREDICTION: MIRANDA LAMBERT: With the way Miranda Lambert slayed the CMA’s setting the record for the most nominations ever for the CMA’s and winning four, I see her success transferring right over to the Grammy’s!

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

Beyoncé’s album was one of the best albums that shocked us all on December 13, 2013 and ever since then music just has not been the same. The perfection that Beyoncé just recently rereleased surpasses each of these albums and the fact that they nominated. Who else can you go with when Beyoncé’s work is nominated?

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

Ain’t It Fun by Paramore essentially brought back rock music for many. Paramore has drawn in a more diverse crowd into the rock music genre, so I give it to Paramore.

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 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

Wouldn’t it be such a slap in the face if Iggy won this over Eminem?!

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”

Why isn’t Drunk in Love listed? Oh well, I guess I would settle for “The Monster” as much as I do not want to.

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”

Kendrick just has the natural flow and talent of rapping, It would be nice to see him leave with a Grammy for “i”, however the competition is extremely tough in this category. However, Kanye & Charlie Wilson might have a slight edge against the rest of the nominee’s in the biggest night of music.

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

Best Americana Album
Roseanne Cash, The River & The Thread
John Hiatt, Terms of My Surrender
Keb’ Mo’, Bluesamerica
Nickel Creek, A Dotted Line
Sturgill Simpson, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

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 Spoken Word Album
James Franco, Actors Anonymous
Jimmy Carter, A Call to Action
John Waters, Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America
Elizabeth Warren, A Fighting Chance
Joan Rivers, Diary of a Mad Diva
Gloria Gaynor, We Will Survive: True Stories of Encouragement, Inspiration and the Power of Song

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
American Hustle
Frozen
Get On Up
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Frozen
Gone Girl
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gravity
Saving Mr. Banks

After Frozen wins the award, can this be the last we ever hear about Frozen!?

Best Song Written for Visual Media
The Lego Movie, “Everything Is Awesome!!!”
Frozen, “Let It Go”
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, “I See Fire”
Her, “The Moon Song”
Glen Campbell, I’ll Be Me, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”

….. Frozen. That didn’t last very long, did it.

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 Musical Theater Album
Aladdin
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
West Side Story

Best rock albums:

Ryan Adams Ryan Adams
Morning Faze – Beck
Turn Blue – The Black Keys
Hypnotic EyeTom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Songs of Innocence U2

Ryan Adams has been charming fans all around, and U2 forcing their album on everyone won’t transform it into a Grammy winning album! Ryan Adams

The 2014 57th Grammy Awards are set to air on Feb. 8, 2014.

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