Here are the Grammy nominations (so far)

NEW YORK —The Grammy nominations are in for 2015, and newcomer Sam Smith is swooping in for the kill this year.

Smith will battle four ladies at the Grammys for one of the top four awards, record of the year.

Smith is also nominated for best new artist, competing with Azalea, pop-rock trio HAIM, English band Bastille and country singer Brandy Clark. Smith’s debut album, “In the Lonely Hour,” is one of the year’s top-selling efforts. The album picked up a nomination for best pop vocal album, and he will battle albums from Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry and Coldplay.

Smith, whose hits include “Stay With Me” and “I’m Not the Only One,” said in an interview Thursday night that he was nervous about the nominations. “I’m scared. It’s like Christmas Eve right now for me,” Smith said. “I’d love my album to get that platform so I don’t know. Fingers crossed.”

Here are the nominees announced Friday in the top categories for the 57th annual Grammy Awards:

Record of the year:

“Fancy” — Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX

“Chandelier” — Sia

“Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)” — Sam Smith

“Shake It Off” — Taylor Swift

“All About That Bass” — Meghan Trainor

Best new artist:

Iggy Azalea


Brandy Clark


Sam Smith

Best pop solo performance:

“All of Me (Live)” — John Legend

“Chandelier” — Sia

“Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)” — Sam Smith

“Shake It Off” — Taylor Swift

“Happy (Live)” — Pharrell

“Happy” and “All of Me,” tunes that peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, were released before Grammy eligibility, so the singers submitted live renditions of the songs so they could be considered for awards.

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 country album:

“Riser” — Dierks Bentley

“The Outsiders” — Eric Church

“12 Stories” — Brandy Clark

“Platinum” — Miranda Lambert

“The Way I’m Livin’” — Lee Ann Womack

Song of the year (songwriter’s award):

“All About That Bass” — Meghan Trainor and Kevin Kadish

“Chandelier” — Sia and Jesse Shatkin

“Shake It Off” — Taylor Swift, Max Martin and Shellback

“Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)” — Sam Smith, James Napier and William Phillips

“Take Me to Church” — Hozier

Best urban contemporary album:

“Sail Out” — Jhene Aiko

“Beyonce” — Beyonce

“X” — Chris Brown

“Mali Is” — Mali Music

“G I R L” — Pharrell

Best R&B album:

“Islander” — Bernhoft

“Lift Your Spirit” — Aloe Blacc

“Love, Marriage & Divorce” — Toni Braxton and Babyface

“Black Radio 2” — Robert Glasper Experiment

“Give the People What They Want” — Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

Best rap album:

“The New Classic” — Iggy Azalea

“Because the Internet” — Childish Gambino

“Nobody’s Smiling” — Common

“The Marshall Mathers LP2” — Eminem

“Oxymoron” — Schoolboy Q

“Blacc Hollywood” — Wiz Khalifa

Best rock album:

“Ryan Adams” — Ryan Adams

“Morning Phase” — Beck

“Turn Blue” — the Black Keys

“Magnetic Eye” — Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

“Songs of Innocence” — U2

Best alternative music album:

“This Is All Yours” — Alt-J

“Reflektor” — Arcade Fire

“Melophobia” — Cage the Elephant

“St. Vincent” — St. Vincent

“Lazaretto” — Jack White

The Recording Academy will announce more nominees for its 57th annual awards later Friday on Twitter.

The top award, album of the year, will be announced when the TV special “A Very GRAMMY Christmas” airs at 9 p.m. on CBS. Featured performances include Pharrell, Smith, Grande, Maroon 5 and more.

The other top awards are best new artist and song of the year. The Grammys will air live Feb. 8 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Ashley Casper contributed to this report. Contact her at Find her on Twitter: @TheCasperA

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