Nominees in top categories for the Grammy Awards

Nominees in top categories for the Grammy Awards

Nominees announced Friday in the top categories for the 57th annual Grammy Awards:

Album of the year: "Morning Phase," Beck; "Beyonce," Beyonce; "X," Ed Sheeran; "In the Lonely Hour," Sam Smith; "G I R L," Pharrell.

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 (songwriter's award): "All About That Bass," Meghan Trainor and Kevin Kadish; "Chandelier," Sia and Jesse Shatkin; "Shake It Off," Taylor Swift, Max Martin and Shellback; "Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)," Sam Smith, James Napier and William Phillips; "Take Me to Church," Hozier.

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 pop solo performance: "All of Me (Live)," John Legend; "Chandelier," Sia; "Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)," Sam Smith; "Shake It Off," Taylor Swift; "Happy (Live)," Pharrell.

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; "Beyonce," Beyonce; "X," Chris Brown; "Mali Is," Mali Music; "G I R L," Pharrell.

Best R&B album: "Islander," Bernhoft; "Lift Your Spirit," Aloe Blacc; "Love, Marriage & Divorce," Toni Braxton and Babyface; "Black Radio 2," Robert Glasper Experiment; "Give the People What They Want," Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings.

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 rock album: "Ryan Adams," Ryan Adams; "Morning Phase," Beck; "Turn Blue," the Black Keys; "Magnetic Eye," Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers; "Songs of Innocence," U2.

Best alternative music album: "This Is All Yours," Alt-J; "Reflektor," Arcade Fire; "Melophobia," Cage the Elephant; "St. Vincent," St. Vincent; "Lazaretto," Jack White.

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