GRAMMY Nominees 2015: Album of the Year

GRAMMY Nominees 2015: Album of the Year

By Radio.com Staff

After keeping us on the edge of our seat all day wondering just who would be nominated for Album of the Year at the 2015 GRAMMY Awards, airing Feb. 8 on CBS, the Recording Academy finally spilled the beans.

This year’s Album of the Year nominees include Beck for Morning Phase, Beyoncé for Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran for X, Sam Smith for In The Lonely Hour and Pharrell Williams for GIRL.

This is Beyoncé’s second time being nominated for Album of the Year. She was previously nominated for 2008’s Sasha Fierce, but did not win. Bey has the honor of being the most nominated female artist of all time with 52 nominations, narrowly beating out Dolly Parton who has 46 nominations. She has won a total of 17 gramophones.

Related: GRAMMY Nominees 2015: The Full List

Beck was previously nominated for Album of the Year in 1997 for his album Odelay and again in 2001 for Midnight Vulture. Though he did not take home either of those awards, he has won three GRAMMYs in his career including Best Alternative Music Performance for his album Mutations in 2000.

Ed Sheeran received a Best New Artist nomination last year, but lost out to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. This year he picked up three nominations including Best Pop Vocal for X.

Sheeran’s buddy Pharrell has earned seven GRAMMYs including two with his group The Neptunes. He has never won Album of the Year on his own, but did have a part in Daft Punk‘s album, Random Access Memories, which won last year.

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