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2015 Grammy nominations announced

Beyoncé, Pharrell Williams and Sam Smith led artists with six Grammy nominations each.

Beyoncé led artists with six Grammy nominations each. Picture: Beyoncé Facebook.

LOS ANGELES - British soul-pop artist Sam Smith, R&B star Beyonce and singer-producer Pharrell Williams led artists with six Grammy nominations each, including nods for the top prize of Album of the Year, the Recording Academy said Friday.

Smith's In the Lonely Hour, Beyonce's self-titled album and Pharrell's Girl joined rocker Beck's _Morning Phase _and British singer Ed Sheeran's _X _in the Album of the Year category, announced during the CBS broadcast of A Very Grammy Christmas concert late Friday.

Most nominations for the 2015 Grammy Awards were announced earlier on by the Recording Academy.

Winners will be announced at the 57th annual Grammy Awards ceremony held in Los Angeles on 8 February 2015.

RECORD OF THE YEAR

Fancy - Iggy Azalea Featuring 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 (Songwriters award)

All About That Bass - Kevin Kadish & Meghan Trainor, songwriters

Chandelier - Sia Furler & Jesse Shatkin, songwriters

Shake It Off - Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters

Stay With Me (Darkchild Version) - James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith, songwriters

Take Me To Church - Andrew Hozier-Byrne, songwriter

BEST NEW ARTIST

Iggy Azalea

Bastille

Brandy Clark

Haim

Sam Smith

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 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 URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM

Sail Out - Jhené Aiko

Beyoncé - Beyoncé

X - Chris Brown

Mali Is... - Mali Music

Girl - Pharrell Williams

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 DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM

Syro - Aphex Twin

While (1- Deadmaus

Nabuma Rubberband - Little Dragon

Do It Again - Röyksopp & Robyn

Damage Control - Mat Zo

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM

This Is All Yours - Alt-J

Reflektor - Arcade Fire

Melophobia - Cage The Elephant

St. Vincent - St. Vincent

Lazaretto - Jack White

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

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL

Paul Epworth

John Hill

Jay Joyce

Greg Kurstin

Max Martin

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