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Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Joan Rivers and more nab Grammy nods

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Beyoncé, Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift, and more have been nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award. Smith leads the pack with five nods, including one for Record Of The Year for “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version).” Azalea follows with four nominations, including two for “Fancy” and one for Best New Artist, where she’ll go up against Smith, Haim, Bastille, and Brandy Clark. Beyoncé’s four nominations make her the most Grammy-nominated woman of all time, besting Dolly Parton.


Other notable categories include Best Rock Album, where The Black Keys will take on Ryan Adams, Beck, U2, and Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, and Best Alternative Music Album, where Arcade Fire will try to best Alt-J, Cage The Elephant, St. Vincent, and the aforementioned White. Joan Rivers was also posthumously nominated for her spoken word performance of her audiobook, Diary Of A Mad Diva.

A partial list of who’s up for what is below, with the full thing living over on the Grammys’ website. Album Of The Year nods won’t come until 9 p.m. ET tonight, when CBS will once again air the noms as part of a primetime special.

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
“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
Brandy Clark
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 Williams

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Fancy,” Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX
“A Sky Full Of Stars,” Coldplay
“Say Something,” A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera
“Bang Bang,” Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
“Dark Horse,” Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J

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 Dance/Electronic Album
Syro, Aphex Twin
While (1<2), Deadmaus
Nabuma Rubberband, Little Dragon
Do It Again, Röyksopp & Robyn
Damage Control, Mat Zo

Best Rock Performance
“Gimme Something Good,” Ryan Adams
“Do I Wanna Know?,” Arctic Monkeys
“Blue Moon,” Beck
“Fever,” The Black Keys
“Lazaretto,” Jack White

Best Metal Performance
“Neon Knights,” Anthrax
“High Road,” Mastodon
“Heartbreaker,” Motörhead
“The Negative One,” Slipknot
“The Last In Line,” Tenacious D

Best Rock Song
“Ain’t It Fun,” Hayley Williams & Taylor York, songwriters (Paramore)
“Blue Moon,” Beck Hansen, songwriter (Beck)
“Fever,” D. Auerbach, B. Burton & P. Carney, songwriters (The Black Keys)
“Gimme Something Good,” Ryan Adams, songwriter (Ryan Adams)
“Lazaretto,” Jack White III, songwriter (Jack White)

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 Alternative Music Album
This Is All Yours, Alt-J
Reflektor, Arcade Fire
Melophobia, Cage The Elephant
St. Vincent, St. Vincent
Lazaretto, Jack White

Best R&B Performance
“Drunk In Love,” Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z
“New Flame,” Chris Brown Featuring Usher & Rick Ross
“It’s Your World,” Jennifer Hudson Featuring R. Kelly
“Like This,” Ledisi
“Good Kisser,” Usher

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Sail Out, Jhené Aiko
Beyoncé, Beyoncé
X, Chris Brown
Mali Is…, Mali Music
Girl, Pharrell Williams

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

Best Rap Performance
“3005,” Childish Gambino
“0 To 100 / The Catch Up,” Drake
“Rap God,” Eminem
“I,” Kendrick Lamar
“All I Need Is You,” Lecrae

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“Blak Majik,” Common Featuring Jhené Aiko
“The Monster,” Eminem Featuring Rihanna
“Tuesday,” I Love Makonnen Featuring Drake
“Studio,” Schoolboy Q Featuring BJ The Chicago Kid
“Bound 2,” Kanye West & Charlie Wilson

Best Rap Song
“Anaconda,” Ernest Clark, Jamal Jones, Onika Maraj, Marcos Palacios & J. Solone-Myvett, songwriters (Nicki Minaj)
“Bound 2,” Mike Dean, Malik Jones, Che Pope, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, John Stephens, Kanye West, Charlie Wilson & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West & Charlie Wilson)
“I,” K. Duckworth & C. Smith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
“We Dem Boyz,” N. Fisher & C. Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa)
“0 To 100 / The Catch Up,” A. Feeney, Aubrey Graham, A. Hernandez, P. Jefferies, M. Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)

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 Country Solo Performance
“Give Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church
“Invisible,” Hunter Hayes
“Automatic,” Miranda Lambert
“Something In The Water,” Carrie Underwood
“Cop Car,” Keith Urban

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Gentle On My Mind,” The Band Perry
“Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert With Carrie Underwood
“Day Drinking,” Little Big Town
“Meanwhile Back At Mama’s,” Tim McGraw Featuring Faith Hill
“Raise ‘Em Up,” Keith Urban Featuring Eric Church

Best Country Song
“American Kids,” Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird & Shane McAnally, songwriters (Kenny Chesney)
“Automatic,” Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby & Miranda Lambert, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
“Give Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church & Luke Laird, songwriters (Eric Church)
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell)
“Meanwhile Back At Mama’s,” Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston & Jeffrey Steele, songwriters (Tim McGraw Featuring Faith Hill)

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 Americana Album
The River & The Thread, Rosanne Cash
Terms Of My Surrender, John Hiatt
Bluesamericana, Keb’ Mo’
A Dotted Line, Nickel Creek
Metamodern Sounds In Country Music, Sturgill Simpson

Best Spoken Word Album (includes poetry, audio books, and storytelling)
Actors Anonymous, James Franco
A Call To Action, Jimmy Carter
Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, John Waters
Diary Of A Mad Diva, Joan Rivers
A Fighting Chance, Elizabeth Warren
We Will Survive: True Stories Of Encouragement, Inspiration, And The Power Of Song, Gloria Gaynor

Best Comedy Album
Mandatory Fun, “Weird Al” Yankovic
Obsessed, Jim Gaffigan
Oh My God, Louis C.K.
Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time, Patton Oswalt
We Are Miracles, Sarah Silverman

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
American Hustle
Get On Up: The James Brown Story
Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1
The Wolf Of Wall Street

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Frozen, Christophe Beck, composer
Gone Girl, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, composers
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Alexandre Desplat, composer
Gravity, Steven Price, composer
Saving Mr. Banks, Thomas Newman, composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media
“Everything Is Awesome!!!,” Joshua Bartholomew, Lisa Harriton, Shawn Patterson, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer & Jorma Taccone, songwriters (Tegan And Sara Featuring The Lonely Island), Track from: The Lego Movie
“I See Fire,” Ed Sheeran, songwriter (Ed Sheeran), Track from: The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell), Track from: Glen Campbell, I’ll Be Me
“Let It Go,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters (Idina Menzel), Track from: Frozen
“The Moon Song,” Spike Jonze & Karen O, songwriters (Scarlett Johansson & Joaquin Phoenix) Track from: Her

Best Recording Package
Formosa Medicine Show, David Chen & Andrew Wong, art directors (The Muddy Basin Ramblers)
Indie Cindy, Vaughan Oliver, art director (Pixies)
Lightning Bolt, Jeff Ament, Don Pendleton, Joe Spix & Jerome Turner, art directors (Pearl Jam)
LP1, FKA Twigs & Phil Lee, art directors (FKA Twigs)
Whispers, Sarah Larnach, art director (Passenger)

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
Cities Of Darkscorch, Leland Meiners & Ken Shipley, art directors (Various Artists)
A Letter Home (Vinyl Box Set), Gary Burden & Jenice Heo, art directors (Neil Young)
The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27), Susan Archie, Dean Blackwood & Jack White, art directors (Various Artists)
Sparks (Deluxe Album Box Set), Andy Carne, art director (Imogen Heap)
Spring 1990 (The Other One), Jessica Dessner, Lisa Glines, Doran Tyson & Steve Vance, art directors (Grateful Dead)

Best Music Video
“We Exist,” Arcade Fire
“Turn Down For What,” DJ Snake & Lil Jon
“Chandelier,” Sia
“Happy,” Pharrell Williams
“The Golden Age,” Woodkid Featuring Max Richter

Best Music Film
Beyoncé & Jay Z: On The Run Tour, Jonas Åkerlund, video director; Svana Gisla, video producer
Ghost Stories, Coldplay, Paul Dugdale, video director; Jim Parsons, video producer
20 Feet From Stardom, Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill, Morgan Neville, video director; Gil Friesen & Caitrin Rogers, video producers
Metallica Through The Never, Metallica, Nimród Antal, video director; Adam Ellison & Charlotte Huggins, video producers
The Truth About Love Tour: Live From Melbourne, Pink, Larn Poland, video director; Roger Davies, video producer