The 2015 Grammy Awards will air on February 8, 2015 and the Academy unveiled the nominations list on Friday using several media including “CBS This Morning” where Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams announced the nominees for four major categories” while the rest were announced throughout the day via Twitter.
Beyoncé, Sam Smith And Pharrell took the lead with six nominations each, with all three of them nominated for the Album of the Year while Newcomer, Smith was also nominated in the Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist categories.
“This year’s nominees are a reflection of the music community’s diversity and range of talent, and a testament to The Academy’s voting process,” Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy, said in a statement. “The Recording Academy is pleased to celebrate this talented crop of artists, nominated to receive music’s greatest honor for their contributions to their respective genres. The tone for Music’s Biggest Night has undoubtedly been set, and we look forward to producing one of the most exciting telecasts in Grammy history.”
The full nomination list can be viewed at the Grammy’s website.
Smith was so honored with the nominations that he took to his Instagram page to express his feelings. Check it out below:
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