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News |  06 Dec 2014 17:29 |  By RnMTeam

Grammy Awards 2015 nominations announced

MUMBAI: The nominations for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on 5 December by The Recording Academy and featured an eclectic mix some of the best in music over the past year, as determined by The Academy's voting members.

This year, Beyonce, Sam Smith, and Pharrell Williams topped the nominations, garnering six each including Album of the Year and Record of the Year. Iggy Azalea, Beck, Drake, Jay Z, Miranda Lambert, Sia, Usher, and Jack White earn four nominations each. Additionally, Azalea, Bastille, Brandy Clark, Haim, and Sam Smith are competing for the Best New Artist award.

"This year’s nominees are a reflection of the music community's diversity and range of talent, and a testament to The Academy's voting process," said The Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. "The Recording Academy is pleased to celebrate this talented crop of artists, nominated to receive music's greatest honour for their contributions to their respective genres. The tone for Music's Biggest Night has undoubtedly been set, and we look forward to producing one of the most exciting telecasts in Grammy history," he further added.

Nominations were revealed on a rolling basis throughout the day, starting with four categories on 'CBS This Morning,’ followed by a series of video announcements posted by a variety of artists and celebrities on Twitter. The day culminated with the unveiling of Album of the Year nominations on the one-hour entertainment special, 'A Very Grammy Christmas,’ which featured performances of holiday classics and current pop songs.

'A Very Grammy Christmas,’ hosted by two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J featured the announcement of Album Of The Year nominees as well as performances by Ariana Grande with Big Sean, Maroon 5, Tim McGraw, Smith, and Williams.

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on 8 February 2015, at Staples Centre in Los Angeles.