The Recording Academy has announced the nominations for the 57th Grammy Awards and we bring you a lowdown of all the headlines – the most talked about nominations, the reactions and more!
First, the most important news of them all – The nominations for the 57th Grammy have one record-breaking name in store, Beyoncé Knowles. The pretty lady who’s name first featured in the Grammy nominations list in 2000, with Destiny’s Child for their song Bills, Bills, Bills has found six new nominations this time around, taking her total to a whopping 52! This makes her the single most nominated woman in Grammy Awards history! She had drawn par with Dolly Parton last year, and the new list of nominations take her beyond any other female artist.
Now for the other mortals who are on their way to tread the path this diva has shown! Beyoncé of course leads the way with six nominations as do Pharrell Williams and Sam Smith who have managed to bag the same magical number of nominations. A strong number of artists come close with four nominations each though, including Iggy Azalea, Usher, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Jack White, Drake, Jay Z, Beck, Sia, Gordon Goodwin and recording engineer Tom Coyne. The number of nominations is of course no indication of how artists have actually scored on the popularly front. Here is a lowdown on all the major categories to tell you more.
The Best New Artist category announces the next big name to look out for in the music industry and this category has Sam Smith, Brandy Clark, Bastille, Haim and Iggy Azalea fighting it out.
The Record of the Year nominations feature Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass, Sam Smith’s Stay With Me (Darkchild Version), Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off, Sia’s Chandelier and Fancy from Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX.
The Album of the Year category includes Morning Phase by Beck, In the Lonely Hour by Sam Smith, x by Ed Sheeran, Girl by Pharrell Williams and Beyoncé by Beyoncé.
Several stars took to Twitter to share the good news and Ariana Grande, with two nominations, was among them. “at a loss for words. 2 Grammy noms. thankful to even be considered. my heart is exploding, can’t process it. this means the most. so honored” she tweeted while Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX mentioned each other’s names in their tweets with Azalea tweeting “congrats @charli_xcx its been amazing doing this song with you … now nominations at the @TheGRAMMYs !!!” and Charli reciprocating with “honored to be nominated for record of the year at @TheGRAMMYs with iggy. so so so exciting!”.
Ryan Adams sent in a funny tweet saying “Seriously though, honored to rep for all the songwriters, freaks and stoners at this years @TheGRAMMYs : )” while Ed Sheeran decided to share numbers in his tweet that went “Grammy nom and my album multiply has sold 3 million worldwide as of this morning. Good start to the day, thanks for all the support and love”.
Congratulations to all these as well as other 57th Grammy nominees! As always, may the best musical talents win!