The 57th Annual Grammy Awards nominations are finally out.
Most of the nominees were announced on Friday December 5th, during the “CBS This Morning” news telecast. Ed Sheeran, who scored three nods (Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, & Best Song Written for Visual Media) and Pharrell Williams, who managed to recruit six nods (Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Music Video, Best Urban Contemporary Album, and three for Album of the Year as producer for “Girl” “Beyonce” & “X”) were at hands from the West Coast announcing the nominations.
Throughout the day between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. est the Recording Academy, announced more categories through social media site Twitter.
Sam Smith, and Williams leads with the most nominations each receiving six in total. Also included Beyonce, who received six, and made history becoming the most nominated artist with 52 in total beating Dolly Parton, who pulled 46 nods throughout her career.
Other artists nominated include Iggy Azalea, Drake, Jay Z, Sia, Usher, and Eric Church who each received four nominations. Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus, received her first nomination of the year (Best Pop Vocal Album) for “Bangerz.”
The late Joan Rivers, pulled a posthumously nomination (Best Spoken Word Album) for her audio book “Diary of a Mad Diva.”
Later during the day, CBS Network aired “A Very Grammy Christmas” a one hour special. Featuring performances by Ariana Grande, Big Sean, Mary J. Blige, Sam Smith, Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, and Tim McGraw. The special was hosted by LL Cool J. During the telecast the nomination for the biggest award of the night “Album of The Year” was announced.
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards, would be televise live on February 8, 2015, from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, at 8/7c on CBS.
To view the entire list of nominations click here