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Kendrick Lamar, Drake & Jhené Aiko Top 2015 Grammy Nominations

December 7, 2014 by
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This week the nominations for the 2015 Grammy Awards were announced. The list for categories like Best Rap performance, Record of the Year, Best R&B Performance, Best New Artist and more were packed with a few surprises, as well as the usual standards.

Kendrick Lamar‘s ‘i’ will face off against Eminem, Childish Gambino and Drake in the Best Rap Performance category and FKA Twigs‘s ‘LP’ has been put in the running for Best Recording Package. Below are a few other categories you may be interested in checking out.

Best New Artist

Bastille
Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
Haim
Sam Smith

Record of the Year

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – ’Fancy’
Sia – ‘Chandelier’
Sam Smith – ‘Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)’
Taylor Swift – ‘Shake It Off’
Meghan Trainor – ‘All About That Bass’

Song of the Year

Sia – ‘Chandelier’
Meghan Trainor – ‘All About That Bass’
Taylor Swift – ‘Shake It Off’
Sam Smith – ‘Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)’
Hozier – ‘Take Me to Church’

Best Rap Album

Iggy Azalea – The New Classic
Childish Gambino  – Because the Internet
Common  – Nobody’s Smiling
Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP2,
Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron,
Wiz Khalifa – Blacc Hollywood,

Best Rap Performance

Childish Gambino  – ‘305’
Drake – ‘0 to 100/The Catch Up’
Eminem – ‘Rap God’
Kendrick Lamar – ’i’
Lecrae – ‘All I Need Is You’

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Common ft. Jhené Aiko – ‘Blak Majik’
Eminem ft. Rihanna – ‘The Monster’
I Love Makonnen ft. Drake  – ‘Tuesday’
ScHoolboy Q ft. BJ The Chicago Kid  – ‘Studio’
Kanye West & Charlie Wilson   – ‘Bound 2″

Best Rap Song

Nicki Minaj – ‘Anaconda’
Kanye West & Charlie Wilson – ‘Bound 2″
Kendrick Lamar – ‘i’
Wiz Khalifa – ‘We Dem Boyz’
Drake – ‘0 to 100/The Catch Up’

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Jhene Aiko – Sail Out
Beyonce – Beyonce
Chris Brown – X
Mali Music  Mali Is
Pharrell Williams – G I R L

Best Pop Solo Performance

John Legend – ‘All of Me’
Sia – ‘Chandelier’
Sam Smith – ‘Stay With Me’
Taylor Swift – ‘Shake It Off’
Pharrell Williams – ‘Happy’

Best R&B Performance

Beyoncé ft. Jay Z  – ‘Drunk In Love’
Chris Brown ft. Usher & Rick Ross – ‘New Flame’
Jennifer Hudson ft. R. Kelly  – ‘It’s Your World’
Ledisi  – ‘Like This’
Usher – ‘Good Kisser’

Best R&B Song

Beyonce ft. Jay Z  – ‘Drunk In Love’
Usher – ‘Good Kisser’
Chris Brown ft. Usher & Rick Ross – ‘New Flame’
Luke James ft. Rick Ross – ‘Options (Wolfjames Version)’
Jhené Aiko  – ‘The Worst’

Best R&B Album

Bernhoft – Islander
Aloe Blacc  – Lift Your Spirit
Toni Braxton & Babyface – Love, Marriage & Divorce
Robert Glasper Experiment  – Black Radio 2
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Give The People What They Want

More:

Album Review: Jhené Aiko – Souled Out
Nicki Minaj X Drake – Truffle Butter (Jester Twerk Remix)
TIME Magazine’s 25 Most Influential Teens Of 2014

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