Iggy Azalea is in with a chance of winning a Grammy this year.
The awards might not be taking place until February 8 2015, but it’s already generating buzz by releasing a partial list of nominees.
Among them is Australian rapper Iggy, who is in with a chance of bagging the award for Record of the Year with her hit Fancy, featuring Charli XCX. It’s been an eventful 2014 for the 24-year-old, who has collaborated with the likes of Ariana Grande and Jennifer Lopez and endured celebrity spats with musicians including Nicki Minaj and Snoop Dogg.
But it’s not a dead cert for the star – she faces competition from Sia with Chandelier, a Darkchild Remix of Sam Smith’s Stay With Me, Taylor Swift with Shake It Off and Meghan Trainor with All About That Bass.
Miley Cyrus has had tongues wagging all year with her antics, so it’s no surprise her LP Bangerz is nominated in the Best Pop Vocal Album category.
Also in with a chance are Ed Sheeran with x, Katy Perry with Prism, Ariana Grande with My Everything, Coldplay with Ghost Stories and Sam Smith with In the Lonely Hour.
The Best Country Album could go to Miranda Lambert with Platinum, Brandy Clark with 12 Stories, Dierks Bentley with Riser, Eric Church with The Outsiders or Lee Ann Womack with The Way I’m Livin’.
It’s no wonder that queen Beyoncé Knowles appears in the Best Urban Contemporary Album category with her self-titled record. Also up for the honour are Chris Brown with X, Pharrell Williams with G I R L, Mali Music with Mali Is… and Jhené Aiko with Sail Out.
Best Pop Solo Performance was announced by Ryan Seacrest and could go to John Legend, Sia, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift or Pharrell Williams.
Further categories will slowly be announced throughout the day via Twitter. Following this 82 of the 83 categories will be available on the official Grammy website.
Saving the best for last, the artists nominated for Album of the Year will be announced on A Very Grammy Christmas, a holiday special which airs in the US tonight.
The nominations for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards so far are as follows:
Record of the Year:
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”
Best New Artist
Song of the Year
Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass”
Sia – “Chandelier”
Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”
Hozier – “Take Me to Church”
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 Solo Performance
John Legend, “All of Me (Live Version)”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy”
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
Coldplay, “A Sky Full of Stars”
A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera, “Say Something”
Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj, “Bang Bang”
Katy Perry feat. Juicy J, “Dark Horse”
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 Country Album:
Dierks Bentley, Riser
Eric Church, The Outsiders
Lee Ann Womack, The Way I’m Living
Brandy Clark, 12 Stories
Miranda Lambert, Platinum
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 feat. Faith Hill, “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s”
Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Jhene Aiko, Sail Out
Chris Brown, X
Mali Music, Mail Is
Pharrell Williams, G I R L
Best Rock Song
Paramore, “Ain’t It Fun”
Beck, “Blue Moon”
The Black Keys, “Fever”
Ryan Adams, “Gimme Something Good”
Jack White, “Lazaretto”
Best Rock Album
Ryan Adams, Ryan Adam
Beck, Morning Phase
The Black Keys, Turn Blue
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Hypnotic Eye
U2, Songs of Innocence
Best Rap Solo Performance
Childish Gambino – “3005″
Drake – “0 to 100/The Catch Up”
Eminem – “Rap God”
Kendrick Lamar “i”
Lecrae – “All I Need Is You”
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