2015 Grammy Nominees Announced: Hold The Laughter

The 2015 Grammy nominees have arrived, with a ridiculously polarizing list of artists up for gold.

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On CBS This Morning, Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran announced the first few categories in a daylong rollout of the 2015 Grammy nominations. Let’s just say the list so far leaves quite a bit lacking in the celebration zone.

More specifically: U2 is nominated for Best Rock Album for their failed-surprise album which was force-fed to iTunes users in a move the band called “punk rock”. Meanwhile, the music is terribly unmemorable, and everyone from Iggy Pop to The Black Keys decried the stunt as a devalorization of music itself.

The Album Of The Year nominees will be announced on a televised A Very Grammy Christmas (Friday, Dec. 5, 9/8c, CBS), and the rest of the nominees will be announced throughout the day, officially on Twitter, because everything has to be a goddamn social media parade of false relevancy. This is so freakin’ unnecessary.

The 2015 Grammy Awards air live on February 8, 2015 on CBS. In the meantime, have a stroll through some unflattering Grammy comments made by Jay Z, Eddie Vedder, Trent Reznor and more in our list of The Grammys Top 12 Bashers & Boycotters.

Grammy 2015 Nominations

Song of the Year
Sia – “Chandelier”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”
Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass”
Hozier – “Take Me To Church”

Record of the Year
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Sia – “Chandelier”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me” (Darkchild Remix)
Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass”

Best New Artist
Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
Sam Smith

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

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

Best Rap Performance
Childish Gambino
Kendrick Lamar

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 Ragge Power
Soja – And The Noise And The Haste

Best Rock Song
Paramore – Ain’t It Fun
Beck – Blue Moon
The Black Keys – Fever
Ryan Adams – Gimme Something Good
Jack White – Lazaretto

Best Pop Solo Performance
John Legend – “All of Me” (Live Version)
Sia – “Chandelier”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
Pharrell – “Happy”

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’

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

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Jhené Aiko – Sail Out
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
Chris Brown – X
Mali Music – Mali Is
Pharrell Williams – G I R L

The 57th Grammy Awards will air on February 8, 2015.