Recording Academy Reveal First Couple of Grammy Categories, Nominees


It’s that time once again. The time of year when the Grammys announce the nominees for the 2015 incarnation of the yearly award ceremony. Earlier this morning, the Recording Academy revealed the first set of categories and their nominees during CBS’s This Morning with the help of previous collaborators and nominees each, Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran.

Check out the first four categories below as well as their nominees.

Best Rock Song:

“Ain’t It Fun” – Paramore

“Blue Moon” – Beck

“Fever” – The Black Keys

“Gimme Something Good” – Ryan Adams

“Lazaretto” – Jack White

Best Rock Album:

Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams

Morning Phase – Beck

Turn Blue
– The Black Keys

Hypnotic Eye – 
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Songs of Innocence
– U2

Best Country Album:

Riser – Dierks Bentley

The Outsiders – Eric Church

12 Stories – Brandy Clark

Platinum – Miranda Lambert

The Way I’m Livin – Lee Ann Womack

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 – Jhené Aiko

Beyoncé – Beyoncé

X – Chris Brown

Mali Is – Mali Music

G I R L – Pharrell

Record Of The Year:

“Fancy,” Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX

“Chandelier,” Sia

“Stay With Me,” Sam Smith

“Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift

“All About That Bass,”  Meghan Trainor

As for the rest if the 75 categories that have yet to be announced, the Recording Academy will announce the rest around 11 a.m. PST while the big award of Album of the Year will be announced around 7 p.m. PST as part of CBS’ A Very Grammy Christmas special airing tonight.

Grammy Nominations Concert to be Held in December


The Grammy’s have announced that they will be holding the Grammy’s Nomination Concert Live on December 6, where all the nominees for the yearly award show will be revealed.

Last year, the concert special had been held in Nashville, but this year, the association have chosen to go back home to Los Angeles for the revealing of the nominees. The hour-long CBS concert special will take place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. live on Friday, December 6 at 10 p.m. EST.

Kind of a bad timing for those that like to actually go out Friday nights, but we guess that’s why TiVo and DVR were created.

Not only will the nominees be announced, but like the titled states, there will be some artists hitting the stage during the broadcast. Now, who will actually be gracing the stage to perform and present is still unknown, but that information should be coming our way sometime soon, at least according to the press released issued by the academy earlier today.

Last year, the concert was held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The show was hosted by Taylor Swift and LL Cool J while performers for the evening included Maroon 5, Ne-Yo, fun. and Hunter Hayes.

As for the actual Grammy Awards, it will be broadcast live on CBS on January 26, 2013 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles starting at 8 p.m. EST.

J.Lo Saves Adele from Crazy Fan

JLo and the Crasher

This might be the reason why Adele referred to Jennifer Lopez as her good luck charm. While J.Lo and co-presenter, Pitbull presented Adele with her award for “Best Solo Pop Performance,” a crazy fan by the name of Vitalii Seduik, somehow managed to sneak through all the security to the stage and crash her winning moment. In the video, he can clearly be heard saying, “It’s such an honor to receive this award” and “I love you Adele!”.

You can check out J.Lo giving Seduik the boot with a slight motion of her thumb and then look towards the back of the stage making sure that he made his grand exit out.

For those of you who might not be familiar with Seduki, he was the Ukrainian reporter that tried to make out with Will Smith during his Men in Black III promotions tour. He was also the one who sent Madonna hydrangeas which, by the way the entertainer despises.

Seduki, Sacha Baron Cohen called, he wants his Borat act back.

Grammy Awards: List of Winners


As the “biggest night in music” gets underway, we will be live-updating this page with the winners as they are announced.


Album of the Year: Mumford & Sons- “Babel”

Record of the Year: Gotye (feat. Kimbra)- “Somebody That I Used to Know”

Best New Artist: fun.

Best Country Album: Zac Brown Band- “Uncaged”

Best Rap Song Collaboration: Kanye West, Jay Z and Frank Ocean- “No Church in the Wild”

Best Pop Vocal Album: Kelly Clarkson- “Stronger”

Best Rock Performance: The Black Keys- “Lonely Boy”

Urban Contemporary Album: Frank Ocean- “Channel Orange”

Song of the Year: fun.- “We Are Young”

Best Country Performance Solo: Carrie Underwood- “Blown Away”

Best Pop Solo: Adele- “Set Fire to the Rain”

Best Rock Song: The Black Keys- “Lonely Boy”

Best Rock Album: The Black Keys- “El Camino”

Alternative Album: Gotye- “Moving Mirrors”

Pop Duo/Group Performance: Gotye feat. Kimbra- “Somebody That I Used to Know”

Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Sir Paul McCartney- “Kisses on the Bottom”

 Hard Rock/Metal Performance:  Halestorm- “Love Bites (So Do I)”

Country Duo/Group Performance: Little Big Town- “Pontoon”

Country Song: Carrie Underwood- “Blown Away”

World Music: Ravi Shankar- “Traveller”

Dance Record: Skrillex- “Bangarang”

Dance/Electronica Album: Skrillex- “Bangarang”

R&B Song: Miguel- “Adorn”

R&B Album: the Robert Glasper Experiment- “Black Radio”

Rap Album: Drake- “Take Care”

Rap Performance: Jay-z and Kanye West- “Ni***s in Paris”

Blues Album: Dr. John- “Locked Down”

American Album: Bonnie Raitt- “Slipstream”

Song Written for Visual Media: Taylor Swift (feat. The Civil Wars)- “Safe and Sound”

Score/Soundtrack Album: Trent Reznor and Attitcus Ross- “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

Improvised Jazz Solo: Chick Corea- “Hot House”

Jazz Instrumental Album: Pat Metheny Unity Band- “Unity Band”

Reggae Album: Jimmy Cliff- “Rebirth”

Latin Pop Album: Juanes-  “MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition”

Best Pop Instrumental: Chris Botti- “Impressions”

R&B Performance: Usher- “Climax”

Traditional R&B Performance: Beyonce- “Love on Top”

Rap Song: Jay-Z and Kanye West- “Ni***s in Paris”

New Age Album: Omar Akram- “Echos of Love”

Jazz Vocal Album: Esperanza Spalding- “Radio Music Society”

Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Arturo Sandoval- “Dear Diz (Everyday I Think of You)”

Latin Jazz Album: The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band- “Ritmo!”

Gospel Contemporary Christian Music Performance: Matt Redman- “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”

Gospel Song: Mary Mary- “Go Get It”

Contemporary Christian Music Song: Matt Redman- “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”/ Israe & New Breed- “Your Presence is Heaven”

Gospel Album: Lecrae- “Gravity”

Contemporary Christian Music Album: Toby Mac- “Eye on It”

Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: Quetzal- “Imaginaries”

Best Regional Mexican Music Album: Lila Downs- “Pescados Y Milagros”

Tropical Latin Album: Marlow Rosado Y La Riqueña- “Retro”

Bluegrass Album: Steep Canyon Rangers- “Nobody Knows You”

Folk Album: Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile- “The Goat Rodeo Sessions”

Congrats to all the winners and can’t wait to see what kind of new music will be discovered between now and the 2014 Grammys.

The Grammys Live Link


If you might be having trouble watching the Grammys tonight, you can check out the Red Carpet coverage and the full show right here: GRAMMYS Live

For all those who would rather watch all the performance and award giving, you can watch it on your phones then you can download the Grammys app so you can watch it where ever you go.