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

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Do you care?

The 2011 Video Music Awards

So, the MTV VMAs aired last night. Did you watch? (I didn’t. I was too busy watching Jersey Shore beforehand and then thinking about it afterward. Maybe.) Now listen, are the VMAs even relevant, post MTV glory days (when music videos still mattered a lot)? One certain pop singer seems to think they’re past their prime.

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine made headlines when he tweeted this on Saturday:
“the VMA’s. one day a year when MTV pretends to still care about music. I’m drawing a line in the sand. f**k you VMA’s.”

And on that note, here’s who took home a Moonman last night:

Video Of The Year
Katy Perry, Firework

Best Female Video
Lady Gaga, Born This Way

Best New Artist
Tyler, The Creator, Yonkers

Best Male Video
Justin Bieber, U Smile

Best Collaboration
Katy Perry & Kanye West, E.T.

Best Hip-Hop Video
Nicki Minaj, Super Bass

Best Rock Video
Foo Fighters, Walk

Best Pop Video
Britney Spears, Till The World Ends

Best Video With A Message
Lady Gaga, Born This Way