2015 GRAMMY nominees!

The Recording Academy recently announced the 2015 GRAMMY nominees! It’s interesting to see what music rises to the surface when countless recordings are released every year. You can find the full list of nominees on the GRAMMY website, but here’s an overview of some of the most popular album-related categories.

Have you heard any of these albums? Who do you think will win?! Let us know in the comments.

Album of the Year

Beck – Morning Phase
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
Ed Sheeran – X
Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour
Pharrell Williams – Girl

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – Cheek to Cheek
Annie Lennox – Nostalgia
Barry Manilow – Night Songs
Johnny Mathis – Sending You a Little Christmas
Barbara Streisand & Various Artists – Partners

Best Pop Vocal Album

Coldplay – Ghost Stories
Miley Cyrus – Bangerz
Ariana Grande – My Everything
Katy Perry – Prism
Ed Sheeran – X
Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Aphex Twin – Syro
Deadmau5 – While (1<2)
Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband
Royksopp & Robyn – Do it Again
Mat Zo – Damage Control

Best Rock Album

Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams
Beck – Morning Phase
The Black Keys – Turn Blue
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye
U2 – Songs of Innocence

Best Alternative Music Album

Alt-J – This is All Yours
Arcade Fire – Reflektor
Cage the Elephant – Melophobia
St. Vincent – St. Vincent
Jack White – Lazaretto

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Jhené Aiko – Sail Out
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
Chris Brown – X
Mali Music – Mali is…
Pharrell Williams – Girl

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 Country Album

Dierks Bentley – Riser
Eric Church – The Outsiders
Brandy Clark – 12 Stories
Miranda Lambert – Platinum
Lee Ann Womack – The Way I’m Livin’

Best Americana Album

Roseanne Cash – The River & The Thread
John Hiatt – Terms of My Surrender
Keb’ Mo’ – Bluesamericana
Nickel Creek – A Dotted Line
Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

Best Blues Album

Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin – Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play And Sing The Songs Of Big Bill Broonzy
Ruthie Foster – Promise of a Brand New Day
Charlie Musselwhite – Juke Joint Chapel
Bobby Rush with Blinddog Smokin’ – Decisions
Johnny Winter – Step Back

Best Reggae Album

Ziggy Marley – Fly Rasta
Sean Paul – Full Frequency
Lee “Scratch” Perry – Back on the Controls
Shaggy – Out of Many, One Music
Sly & Robbie & Spicy Chocolate – The Reggae Power
SOJA – Amid the Noise and Haste

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Kayla Liederbach

I host a reggae radio show Wednesday nights at 7pm CT on 91.7fm WSUM-Madison called U DUB.

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