Should You Care About the Nominations for the 2015 Grammys…

The Grammys aren’t until February 8, but it’s never too early to get the nominations out to encourage people to go music shopping.

Best Rock Song

  • “Ain’t It Fun,” Paramore
  • “Blue Moon,” Beck
  • “Fever,” The Black Keys
  • “Gimme Something Good,” Ryan Adams
  • “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

Then we have these categories. I’ve highlighted some noteworthy nominees.

Best New Artist

  • Bastille
  • Iggy Azalea
  • Brandy Clark
  • Haim
  • 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 Performance

  • “305,” Childish Gambino
  • “0 to 100/The Catch Up,” Drake
  • “Rap God,” Eminem
  • “i,” Kendrick Lamar
  • “All I Need Is You,” Lecrae

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 Country Songs

  • “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 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 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

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Should You Care About the Nominations for the 2015 Grammys…

  • December 6, 2014 at 12:45 am
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    I would love to see Beck win one of those Grammy’s. Not because I believe he’s best nominee for the category (Jack White for best rock song for sure) but because his music has influenced and entertained me for years. Certainly a favourite artist.

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