Watch CBS News

GRAMMY Nominees 2015: Album of the Year

By 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.

For Smith's first year of eligibility he made out like a bandit, earning six nominations. That ties him with Bey, making them both the most nominated artists of the year.

Along with Album of the Year, Smith earned a nom for Best New Artist, Best Pop Solo Performance with "Stay With Me," Best Pop Vocal Album for In The Lonely Hour and Record of the Year with "Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)."

Go here to find out the real difference between the album version of Smith's "Stay With Me" and the twice nominated Darkchild version of the track.

Check out a full list of 2015 GRAMMY nominees in all 83 categories.

Watch the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 8 pm EST on CBS.

Read more about the GRAMMYs on


View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.