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57th Grammy Awards nominees in top categories

Producer, singer, and songwriter Pharrell Williams has been nominated for Grammys for best pop solo performance and best urban contemporary album. Pictured: Pharrell on his Hollywood Walk of Fame Star in Hollywood on Dec. 4. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

The nominations for the 57th annual Grammy Awards were announced on Twitter until 2 p.m. on Dec. 5, with the exception of the nominees for Album of the Year. That top category was revealed during a new TV special, “A Very Grammy Christmas,” featuring performances by Tim McGraw, Maroon 5, Pharrell, and Ariana Grande. The show aired at 9 p.m. on CBS.

Here’s a look at the nominees.

Album of the Year

“Morning Phase,” Beck; “Beyoncé,” Beyoncé; “X,” Ed Sheeran; “In the Lonely Hour,” Sam Smith; “GIRL,” Pharrell Williams.

Record of the year

‘‘Fancy,’’ Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX; ‘‘Chandelier,’’ Sia; ‘‘Stay With Me,’’ Sam Smith; ‘‘Shake It Off,’’ Taylor Swift; ‘‘All About That Bass,’’ Meghan Trainor.


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.

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.

Best pop solo performance

John Legend; Sia; Sam Smith; Taylor Swift; Pharrell

Best rock song

“Ain’t it Fun,” Paramore; “Blue Moon,” Beck; “Fever,” (The Black Keys); “Gimme something Good,” Ryan Adams; “Lazaretto,” Jack White.

Best reggae album

“Fly Rasta,” Ziggy Marley; “Back on the Controls,” Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry; “Full Frequency,” Sean Paul; “Out of Many, One Music,” Shaggy; “The Reggae Power,” Sly & Robbie & Spicy Chocolate; “Amid the Noise and the Haste,” SOJA

Best Americana album

“The River & The Thread,” Rosanne Cash; “Terms of My Surrender,” John Hiatt; “BluesAmericana,” Keb’ Mo’; “A Dotted Line,” Nickel Creek; “Metamodern Sounds In Country Music,” Sturgill Simpson