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LL Cool J announced 2015 Grammy Awards host


LL Cool J announced 2015 Grammy Awards host


Are you ready for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards? With such an exciting list of nominees, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be! Especially since LL Cool J has been announced as the host of this year’s ceremony – this will be his fourth time hosting the awards show.

From the king of everything, Beyonce, to newcomer Iggy Azalea, the Grammys are expected to offer us quite a show – watch the live broadcast on Monday 9 February at 2am WAT on Channel O.

Leading the nominations are King Bey, Sam Smith and Pharrell Williams with six nominations each, followed by Sia, Usher and Iggy Azalea with four nominations each. Jhené Aiko, Eminem, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay have three nominations each.

Make certain you know which artist is nominated by checking out the full nominees list below and don’t forget to mark your calendars to catch the broadcast live on Channel O!

Album of the Year

Beck, Morning Phase

Beyonce, Beyonce

Ed Sheeran, x

Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour

Pharrell Williams, Girl

Best New Artist


Iggy Azalea

Brandy Clark


Sam Smith

Record of the Year

Fancy,” Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX

Chandelier,” Sia

Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith

Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift

All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor

Song of the Year

Chandelier,” Sia

All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor

Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift

Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith

Take Me to Church,” Hozier

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 Pop Duo/Group Performance

Fancy,” Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX

A Sky Full of Stars,” Coldplay

Say Something,” A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera

Bang Bang,” Ariana Grande, Jessie J & Nicki Minaj

Dark Horse,” Katy Perry ft. Juicy J

Best Rap Performance

3005,” Childish Gambino

0 to 100/The Catch Up,” Drake

Rap God,” Eminem

i,” Kendrick Lamar

All I Need Is You,” Lecrae

Best Alternative Music Album

This Is All Yours, alt-J

Reflektor, Arcade Fire

Melophobia, Cage the Elephant

St. Vincent, St. Vincent

Lazaretto, Jack White

Best Rock Album

Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams

Morning Phase, Beck

Turn Blue, The Black Keys

Hypnotic Eye, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Songs of Innocence, U2

Best Rock Song

“Ain’t It Fun,” Paramore

“Blue Moon,” Beck

“Fever,” The Black Keys

“Gimme Something Good,” Ryan Adams

“Lazaretto,” Jack White

Best Country Album

Riser, Dierks Bentley

The Outsiders, Eric Church

The Way I’m Livin‘, Lee Ann Womack

12 Stories, Brandy Clark

Platinum, Miranda Lambert

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Blak Majik,” Common ft. Jhené Aiko

The Monster,” Eminem ft. Rihanna

Tuesday,” I Love Makonnen ft. Drake

Studio,” Schoolboy Q ft. BJ The Chicago Kid

Bound 2,” Kanye West & Charlie Wilson

Best Rap Song

Anaconda,” Nicki Minaj

Bound 2,” Kanye West & Charlie Wilson

i,” Kendrick Lamar

We Dem Boyz,” Wiz Khalifa

0 to 100/The Catch Up,” Drake

Best Country Song

American Kids,” Kenny Chesney

Automatic,” Miranda Lambert

Give Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church

I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell

Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,” Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

Gentle On My Mind,” The Band Perry

Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood

Day Drinking,” Little Big Town

Meanwhile Back At Mama’s,” Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill

Raise ‘Em Up,” Keith Urban ft. Eric Church

Best Country Solo Performance

Give Me Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church

Invisible,” Hunter Hayes

Automatic,” Miranda Lambert

Something In the Water,” Carrie Underwood

Cop Car,” Keith Urban

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 Urban Contemporary Album

Sail Out, Jhene Aiko

Beyonce, Beyonce

X, Chris Brown

Mali Is, Mali Music

G I R L, Pharrell Williams

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Syro, Aphex Twin

While (1, Deadmaus

Nabuma Rubberband, Little Dragon

Do It Again, Röyksopp & Robyn

Damage Control, Mat Zo

Best Dance Recording

Never Say Never,” Basement Jaxx

Rather Be,” Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne

F for You,” Disclosure ft. Mary J. Blige

“I Got U,” Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones

“Faded,” Zhu

Best Latin Pop Album

Tangos, Ruben Blades

Elypse, Camila

Raiz, Lila Downs, Niña Pastori & Soledad Pastorutti

Loco de Amor, Juanes

Gracias Por Estar Aqui, Marco Antonio Solis

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

American Hustle

Guardians of the Galaxy


Get On Up: The James Brown Story

The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Music Video

We Exist,” Arcade Fire

Turn Down for What,” DJ Snake & Lil Jon

Chandelier,” Sia

Happy,” Pharrell Williams

The Golden Age,” Woodkid ft. Max Richter

Best Music Film

Beyoncé & Jay Z: On The Run Tour, Beyoncé & Jay Z

Ghost Stories, Coldplay

20 Feet From Stardom, Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill

Metallica: Through The Never, Metallica

The Truth About Love Tour: Live From Melbourne, Pink

Best Pop Solo Performance

All of Me,” John Legend

Chandelier,” Sia

Stay With Me,” Sam Smith

Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift

Happy,” Pharrell Williams

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Cheek to Cheek, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett

Sending You a Little Christmas, Johnny Mathis

Nostalgia, Annie Lennox

Partners, Barbra Streisand

Night Songs, Barry Manilow

Best Americana Album

The River & The Thread, Rosanne Cash

Terms of My Surrener, John Hiatt

Bluesamericana, Keb’ Mo’

A Dotted Line, Nickel Creek

Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, Sturgill Simpson

Best Spoken Word Album

Actors Anonymous, James Franco

A Call to Action, Jimmy Carter

Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, John Waters

A Fighting Chance, Elizabeth Warren

Diary of a Mad Diva, Joan Rivers

We Will Survive: True Stories of Encouragement, Inspiration and the Power of Song, Gloria Gaynor

Best Gospel Album

Help, Erica Campbell

Amazing, Ricky Dillard & New G

Withholding Nothing: Live, William McDowell

Forever Yours, Smokie Norful

Vintage Worship, Anita Wilson

Best Rock Performance

Gimme Something Good,” Ryan Adams

Do I Wanna Know?”, Arctic Monkeys

Blue Moon,” Beck

Fever,” The Black Keys

Lazaretto,” Jack White

Best Metal Performance

Neon Knights,” Anthrax

High Road,” Mastodon

Heartbreaker,” Motörhead

The Negative One,” Slipknot

The Last In Line,” Tenacious D

Best R&B Performance

Drunk In Love,” Beyoncé ft. Jay Z

New Flame,” Chris Brown ft. Usher & Rick Ross

It’s Your World,” Jennifer Hudson ft. R. Kelly

Like This,” Ledisi

Good Kisser,” Usher

Best R&B Song

Drunk In Love,” Beyonce ft. Jay Z

Good Kisser,” Usher

New Flame,” Chris Brown ft. Usher & Rick Ross

Options (Wolfjames Version),” Luke James ft. Rick Ross

The Worst,” Jhené Aiko

Best R&B Album

Islander, Bernhoft

Lift Your Spirit, Aloe Blacc

Love, Marriage & Divorce, Toni Braxton & Babyface

Black Radio 2, Robert Glasper Experiment

Give The People What They Want, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Don’t forget to watch the live broadcast of the 57th Annual Grammy Awards on Monday 9 February at 2am WAT on Channel O.

Asuquo Eton founded, now one of the most visited TV, music, tech and features website, in 2011. He is also a social media analyst, media and entertainment consultant.

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