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Sam Smith Nominated for 6 Grammys, Including Album of the Year

Sam Smith Nominated for 6 Grammys, Including Album of the Year


He’s up against Beyoncé.

The Grammy nominations were a long, extended process that began Friday morning and continued to roll out via Twitter. After it's all been talllied, OUT100 honoree Sam Smith received six nominations, including Album of the Year for In the Lonely Hour. The 22-year-old British singer leads nominations along with Beyonce, whose six nominations also include Album of the Year for her surprise release that rocked the music industry.

4 Grammy Nominations and I haven't even got out of bed yet - fucking hell

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While this comes as no shock to anyone, it's still gratifying to see an openly gay artist up for the biggest award in music. He's also up for Best New Artist, Record, and Song of the Year for "Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)", in addition to Best Best Pop Solo Performance and Pop Vocal Album.

The 2015 Grammy Awards will air Feb. 8 on CBS. For a complete list of Grammy nominations visit

Record of the Year

"Fancy" - Iggy Azalea feat. Charlie XCX

"Chandalier" - Sia

"Stay With Me" (Darkchild version) - Sam Smith

"Shake It Off" - Taylor Swift

"All About That Bass" - Meghan Trainor

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 Urban Contemporary Album

Jhene Aiko - "Sail Out"

Beyonce - "Beyonce"

Chris Brown - "X"

Mali Music - "Mali Is"

Pharrell Williams - "Girl"

Best Country Album

Dierks Bentley - "Riser"

Erich Church - "The Outsiders"

Brandy Clark - "12 Stories"

Miranda Lambert - "Platinum"

LeeAnn Womack - "The Way I'm Livin'"

Best Pop Solo Performance

Sam Smith - "Stay With Me

Sia - "Chandelier"

Taylor Swift - "Shake It Off"

Pharrell Williams -"Happy" (live version)

John Legend - "All of Me" (live version)

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

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