Sam Smith, Beyonce and More Land 2015 Grammy Award Nominations

Sam Smith and Beyonce have both landed nods in the first wave of Grammy Award nominations released on Friday.

The pop newcomer is up for Record of the Year for his hit “Stay With Me” and will compete against Sia for her single “Chandelier,” Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX with “Fancy,” Taylor Swift for “Shake It Off,” and newcomer Meghan Trainor, who lands a nomination for her debut single “All About That Bass.”

Smith’s album In The Lonely Hour will go head-to-head with Coldplay’s disc Ghost Stories, Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz, Ariana Grande’s My Everything, Katy Perry’s Prism, and Ed Sheeran’s X for Best Pop Vocal Album.

Dierks Bentley, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert landed nominations for Best Country Album, while Beyonce, Pharrell Williams and Chris Brown were recognized in the Best Urban Contemporary Album category.

The nominations will be released on social media throughout Friday, with the coveted Album of the Year nominees being named at A Very GRAMMY Christmas concert on Friday night.

We’ll be updating you on the nominations throughout the day:

Record of the Year:
Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX – Fancy
Sia – Chandelier
Sam Smith – Stay With Me
Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass

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 Country Album:
Dierks Bentley – Riser
Eric Church – The Outsiders
Brandy Clark – 12 Stories
Miranda Lambert – Platinum
Lee Ann Womack – The Way I’m Livin’

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Jhene Aiko – Sail Out
Beyonce – Beyonce
Chris Brown – X
Mali Music – Mali Is…
Pharrell Williams – GIRL

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