2015 Grammy Nominations Revealed: Lana Del Rey Snubbed, Childish Gambino Grabs First Nominations

BY TER STAFF

Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Throughout the day, nominations for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards are rolling through (with more categories yet to be announced), and so far among the big winners for nominations are Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift.

The first great surprise comes with the Best Rap Performance category, as rapper Childish Gambino received his first ever Grammy nominations, for his Because the Internet album and its track ‘3005’. Gambino will be competing against Drake’s ‘0 to 100’, Eminem’s ‘Rap God’, Kendrick Lamar’s ‘i’ and a surprise to many, Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae’s ‘All I Need Is You’ in the performance category and against Eminem, Schoolboy Q, Iggy Azalea, Wiz Khalifa, and Common in the album category.

One noticeable snub however, comes with the exclusion of Lana Del Rey’s critically acclaimed album Ultraviolence, which did not receive a nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album. Coming in at 7th on Rolling Stones “50 Best Albums of 2014” list and 2nd on Complex‘s “Best Albums of 2014 (So Far) list in June, Ultraviolence received great acclaimed from critics and seemed as a shoe-in for a nomination over some other albums included in the category. Let’s just hope that Ultraviolence finds a way to get a nomination for some of its eligible singles that have yet to be announced.

Best New Artist

Bastille
Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
Haim
Sam Smith

Record of the Year

“Fancy,” Iggy Azalea ft. 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

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

Best Rap Album

Because the Internet, Childish Gambino
Oxymoron, Schoolboy Q
The New Classic, Iggy Azalea
Blacc Hollywood, Wiz Khalifa
Nobody’s Smiling, Common
The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Eminem

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 ft. Jhene Aiko
“The Monster,” Eminem ft. Rihanna
“Tuesday,” iLoveMakkonen ft. Drake
“Studio,” Schoolboy Q ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
“Bound 2,” Kanye West ft. Charlie Wilson

Best Rap Song

“Anaconda,” Nicki Minaj
“Bound 2,” Kanye West ft. Charlie Wilson
“We Dem Boyz,” Wiz Khalifa
“i,” Kendrick Lamar
“0 to 100/The Catch Up,” Drake

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 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 Rock Song

“Ain’t It Fun,” Paramore
“Blue Moon,” Beck
“Fever,” The Black Keys
“Gimme Something Good,” Ryan Adams
“Lazaretto,” Jack White

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 Urban Contemporary Album

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

Best Pop Solo Performance

“All of Me,” John Legend
“Chandelier,” Sia
“Stay With Me,” Sam Smith
“Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift
“Happy,” Pharrell Williams

[Update: Check out the full list (excluding Album of the Year) here.]

2 responses to “2015 Grammy Nominations Revealed: Lana Del Rey Snubbed, Childish Gambino Grabs First Nominations

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