The 57th Annual Grammy Awards that will take place in 2015, airing February 8th on CBS, have already had their list of nominees announced. While the whole list is currently available from various sources on the internet, the most expected category has probably been the Album of the Year.
It is currently being led by Beyonce, the most nominated female in Grammy history, alongside Pharrell and the rising star Sam Smith with six nominations each. They will be joined in the competition for the Album of the Year Award by Beck and Ed Sheeran that have been reported of some of the most streamed albums of year 2014.
Sam Smith, one of the newcomers, is receiving grand amounts of attention, also being nominated for key honors such as the Best New Artist, while his “Stay With Me” hit is making its way up and being nominated for Record of the Year, about to face off against popular records from Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor, Sia, and Iggy Azalea.
There are several names that unfortunately did not make it into the nominations list of the 2015 Grammy Awards, despite being considered absolute hits in numbers and audience. A few examples would be Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett’s collection of duets, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Ariana Grande, Eric Church or tracks from the “Frozen” animation movie.
Sam Smith is probably the one singer that is attracting the most attention this year. He performed at KIIS FM’s annual Jingle Ball on Friday night, and he stated in an interview at the Staples Center in Los Angeles that he is feeling amazing and cannot believe the staggering amount of appreciation he is being shown from fans and listeners worldwide. He also expressed his disbelief at seeing his own name next to major symbols of the music world and is humbled by the nomination.
The 22-year old Smith is a relatively new face in comparison to the veterans that tied with him in nominations, having risen to fame in October 2012 and composing his first number one single in early 2013. He has, however, already won several awards such as the 2014 BRIT Critics’ Choice Award and BBC’s Sound of 2014, without having recorded a full-fledged album. His debut studio album “In the Lonely Hour” only made its way into the spotlight this year in May and quickly became an international success, reaching the top of the charts in the United Kingdom in no time.