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Sam Smith leads the way with five nominations for 2015 Grammy Awards

British soul sensation Sam Smith looks set to dominate the 2015 Grammy Awards after scoring five nods in the main list of nominations ahead of the Album of the Year shortlist unveiling on Friday night (05Dec14).

The singer's hit track Stay With Me will do battle for Record of the Year, going up against Sia for Chandelier, Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX with Fancy, Taylor Swift for Shake It Off and newcomer Meghan Trainor, who lands a mention for her debut single All About That Bass.


The same contenders, with the exception of Azalea, will also face off for Song of the Year, with Hozier's Take Me to Church replacing Fancy.


Stay With Me is also up for Best Pop Solo Performance, while Smith's In The Lonely Hour will go head-to-head with Coldplay (Ghost Stories), Miley Cyrus (Bangerz), Ariana Grande (My Everything), Katy Perry (Prism) and Ed Sheeran (X) for Best Pop Vocal Album.


His fifth nod comes in the Best New Artist category, where he faces stiff competition from Azalea, Bastille, Brandy Clark and Haim.


Meanwhile, Azalea picks up her third nomination for Best Rap Album for The New Classic.


The first wave of nominations was unveiled early on Friday, with the main list announced via Twitter.com throughout the day.


Smith is a hot favorite to land another mention as a contender for Album of the Year on Friday night, when the entrants for the final category are named at the end of the TV concert special, A Very GRAMMY Christmas.


The winners of the 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be unveiled in Los Angeles on 8 February (15).


The main list of nominees, excluding Album of the Year, is 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

Song of the Year:


Sia - Chandelier


Taylor Swift - Shake It Off


Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass


Sam Smith - Stay With Me


Hozier - Take Me to Church

Best New Artist:


Iggy Azalea


Bastille


Brandy Clark


Haim


Sam Smith

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 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 Pop Duo/Group Performance:


Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX - Fancy


Coldplay - A Sky Full of Stars


A Great Big World featuring Christina Aguilera - Say Something


Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj - Bang Bang


Katy Perry featuring Juicy J - Dark Horse

Best Rock Song:


Jack White - Lazaretto


The Black Keys - Fever


Paramore - Ain't It Fun


Beck - Blue Moon


Ryan Adams - Gimme Something Good

Best Rock Album:


Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams


Beck - Morning Phase


The Black Keys - Turn Blue


Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Magnetic Eye


U2 - Songs of Innocence

Best Country Song:


Kenny Chesney - American Kids


Miranda Lambert - Automatic


Eric Church - Give Me Back My Hometown


Glen Campbell - I'm Not Gonna Miss You


Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill - Meanwhile Back at Mama's

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 R&B Song:


Beyonce featuring Jay Z - Drunk In Love


Chris Brown featuring Usher and Rick Ross - New Flame


Usher - Good Kisser


Jhene Aiko - The Worst


Luke James featuring Rick Ross - Options (Wolfjames Version)

Best Urban Contemporary Album:


Jhene Aiko - Sail Out


Beyonce - Beyonce


Chris Brown - X


Mali Music - Mali Is...


Pharrell Williams - GIRL

Best Rap Song:


Nicki Minaj - Anaconda


Kanye West featuring Charlie Wilson - Bound 2


Kendrick Lamar - i


Wiz Khalifa - We Dem Boyz


Drake - 0 to 100/The Catch Up

Best Rap Album:


Iggy Azalea - The New Classic


Childish Gambino - Because the Internet


Common - Nobody's Smiling


Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2


Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood


Schoolboy Q - Oxymoron

Best Dance/Electronic Album:


Aphex Twin - Syro


Deadmaus - While (1<2)


Little Dragon - Nabuma Rubberband


Royksopp & Robyn - Do It Again


Matt Zo - Damage Control

Best Reggae Album:


Ziggy Marley - Fly Rasta


Lee 'Scratch' Perry - Back on the Controls


Sean Paul - Full Frequency


Shaggy - Out of Many, One Music


Sly & Robbie & Spicy Chocolate - The Reggae Power


Soja - Amid the Noise and the Haste

Best Alternative Music Album:


Alt-J - This Is All Yours


Arcade Fire - Reflektor


Cage the Elephant - Melophobia


St. Vincent - St. Vincent


Jack White - Lazaretto

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:


Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga - Cheek to Cheek


Annie Lennox - Nostalgia


Barry Manilow - Night Songs


Johnny Mathis - Sending You a Little Christmas


Barbra Streisand - Partners

Best Music Video:


Arcade Fire - We Exist


DJ Snake and Lil Jon - Turn Down for What


Sia - Chandelier


Pharrell Williams - Happy


Woodkid featuring Max Richter - The Golden Age.