Fri 5 Dec 2014
The lead up to music’s biggest night began on Friday, as nominations for the 57th annual GRAMMY Awards were announced. Leading this year’s nominees are Sam Smith and Beyoncé, both earning six nominations each. Iggy Azalea, Usher, Sia, Jack White, and Miranda Lambert follow right behind with four nods each, while Pharrell, Eminem and Drake each earned three nods.
In the category for “Record of the Year,” Azalea will face-off against Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor, and Sia. Beyoncé’s self-titled LP faces a tough battle against Jhené Aiko, Pharrell Williams, and Chris Brown for “Best Urban Contemporary Album,” while Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 will matchup against Iggy Azalea’s The New Classic, Common’s Nobody’s Smiling, and Wiz Khalifa’s Blacc Hollywood for “Best Rap Album.”
ILOVEMAKONNEN, ScHoolboy Q, Luke James, and Lecrae join Jhené Aiko and first-time nominees, while Kendrick Lamar’s inspirational single “i” is nominated twice for “Best Rap Song” and “Best Rap Performance.” It all leads up to the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards, airing live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 on CBS at 8 p.m. EST.
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