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Sam Smith leads this year's Grammy nominations

2014-12-06
Sam SmithSam Smith has secured the most nominations for the 2015 Grammy Awards. The openly gay singer – who released his debut album In The Lonely Hour earlier this year – has achieved a massive six nominations, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for his UK Number One smash Stay With Me. Meanwhile, US comedian Joan Rivers has scored a posthumous nomination for Best Spoken Word Album for her book Diary of a Mad Diva.

Check out the nominations below:

Album of the Year X – Ed Sheeran In the Lonely Hour – Sam Smith Beyoncé – Beyoncé Morning Phase – Beck GIRL – Pharrell Williams

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 Take Me to Church – Hozier Chandelier – Sia Stay With Me (Darkchild Version) – Sam Smith Shake It Off – Taylor Swift All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor

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 Pop Solo Performance Stay With Me – Sam Smith Chandelier – Sia All of Me – John Legend Shake It Off – Taylor Swift Happy – Pharrell Williams

Best Traditional Pop Album Cheek to Cheek – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Nostalgia – Annie Lennox Night Songs – Barry Manilow Partners – Barbra Streisand Sending You a Little Christmas – Johnny Mathis

Best Country Album Riser – Dierks Bentley The Outsiders – Eric Church 12 Stories – Brandy Clark Platinum – Miranda Lambert The Way I’m Livin’ – Lee Ann Womack

Best Urban Contemporary Album Sail Out – Jhene Aiko Beyoncé – Beyoncé X – Chris Brown Mali Is … – Mali Music Girl – Pharrell Williams

Best Rock Album Turn Blue – The Black Keys Morning Phase – Beck Songs of Innocence –  U2 Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams Hypnotic Eye – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Best Alternative Album This is All Yours – Alt-J Lazaretto – Jack White St. Vincent –  St. Vincent Reflektor – Arcade Fire Melophobia – Cage the Elephant

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

Best Reggae Album Fly Rasta – Ziggy Marley Back on the Controls – Lee “Scratch” Perry Full Frequency – Sean Paul Out of Many, One Music – Shaggy The Reggae Power – Sly & Robbie, Spicy Chocolate Amid the Noise and the Haste – SOJA

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media Frozen American Hustle Get on Up: The James Brown Story The Wolf of Wall Street Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol.1

Best Spoken Word Album Actors Anonymous – James Franco A Call To Action – Jimmy Carter Diary of a Mad Diva – Joan Rivers A Fighting Chance – Elizabeth Warren The Reggae Power – Sly & Robbie, Spicy Chocolate We Will Survive: True Stories of Encouragement, Inspiration, and the Power of Song – Gloria Gaynor

Best Dance Recording Never Say Never– Basement Jaxx Rather Be – Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne F For You – Disclosure feat. Mary J. Blige I Got U – Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones Faded – Zhu

Best Gospel Album Help – Erica Campbell Amazing (Live) – Ricky Dillard & New G Withholding Nothing – William McDowell Forever Yours – Smokie Norful Vintage Worship – Sly & Robbie, Spicy Chocolate

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 R&B Song Drunk In Love – Beyoncé feat. Jay Z Good Kisser – Usher New Flame – Chris Brown feat. Usher and Rick Ross Options (Wolfjames Version) – Luke James The Worst – Jhene Aiko

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Fancy - Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX A Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay Say Something - A Great Big World with Christina Aguilera Bang Bang - Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj Dark Horse - Katy Perry feat. Juicy J

Best Dance/Electronica Album Syro - Aphex Twin While (1<2) - Deadmaus Nabuma Rubberband - Little Dragon Do It Again - Röyksopp & Robyn Damage Control - Mat Zo

Best R&B Performance Drunk In Love - Beyoncé feat. Jay Z New Flame - Chris Brown feat. Usher & Rick Ross It’s Your World - Jennifer Hudson feat. R. Kelly Like This - Ledisi Good Kisser - Usher

Best Latin Pop Album Tangos - Rubén Blades Elypse - Camila Raíz - Lila Downs, Niña Pastori and Soledad Loco De Amor - Juanes Gracias Por Estar Aquí - Marco Antonio Solís

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album Multiviral - Calle 13 Behind The Machine (Detrás De La Máquina) - Chocquibtown Bailar En La Cueva - Jorge Drexler Agua Maldita - Molotov Vengo - Ana Tijoux

Best Comedy Album Mandatory Fun - “Weird Al” Yankovic Obsessed - Jim Gaffigan Oh My God - Louis C.K. Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time - Patton Oswalt We Are Miracles - Sarah Silverman

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical Paul Epworth John Hill Jay Joyce Greg Kurstin Max Martin

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 - P!nk

Best New Artist Bastille HAIM Sam Smith Iggy Azalea Brandy Clark  
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