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Sam Smith lands four Grammy nods in first shortlist

British singer Sam Smith has landed four nods in the first wave of Grammy Award nominations released on Friday (05Dec14).

The pop newcomer is up for Record of the Year for his hit Stay With Me and will compete against Sia for her single Chandelier, Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX with Fancy, Taylor Swift for Shake It Off, and newcomer Meghan Trainor, who lands a nomination for her debut single All About That Bass.


Stay With Me is also up for Best Pop Solo Performance.


Smith's album In The Lonely Hour will go head-to-head with Coldplay's disc Ghost Stories, Miley Cyrus' Bangerz, Ariana Grande's My Everything, Katy Perry's Prism, and Ed Sheeran's X for Best Pop Vocal Album.


The star's fourth nod comes from the Best New Artists category, where he faces competition from Iggy Azalea, Bastille, Brandy Clark and Haim.


Dierks Bentley, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert landed nominations for Best Country Album, while Beyonce, Pharrell Williams and Chris Brown were recognised in the Best Urban Contemporary Album category.


The rest of the nominations will be released on social media throughout Friday, with the coveted Album of the Year nominees being named at A Very GRAMMY Christmas concert on Friday night.

The nominees so far are as follows:

Record of the Year:


Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX - Fancy


Sia - Chandelier


Sam Smith - Stay With Me (Darkchild Remix)


Taylor Swift - Shake It Off


Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass

Best Pop Vocal Album:


Coldplay - Ghost Stories


Miley Cyrus - Bangerz


Ariana Grande - My Everything


Katy Perry - Prism


Ed Sheeran - x


Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour

Best Country Album:


Dierks Bentley - Riser


Eric Church - The Outsiders


Brandy Clark - 12 Stories


Miranda Lambert - Platinum


Lee Ann Womack - The Way I'm Livin'

Best Urban Contemporary Album:


Jhene Aiko - Sail Out


Beyonce - Beyonce


Chris Brown - X


Mali Music - Mali Is...


Pharrell Williams - GIRL

Best Rock Song:


Jack White - Lazaretto


The Black Keys - Fever


Paramore - Ain't It Fun


Beck - Blue Moon


Ryan Adams - Gimme Something Good

Best Pop Solo Performance:


John Legend - All of Me


Sia - Chandelier


Sam Smith - Stay With Me


Taylor Swift - Shake It Off


Pharrell Williams - Happy

Best New Artist


Iggy Azalea


Bastille


Brandy Clark


Haim


Sam Smith