Lecrae & Childish Gambino Join Drake, Eminem & Kendrick Lamar In 2015 Grammy Nominations

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The flagship 57th annual Grammy Award nominations have been announced, in part, as they are being rolled out gradually this year. After 2014’s controversial “Best Rap Performance” win by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, two more independent artists have been nominated for 2014. Reach Records star Lecrae has been nominated for his “All I Need Is You” single, from #1 album, Anomaly. Additionally, Childish Gambino’s “3005” has received a nod from late 2013’s because the internet album. Additional nominees also Drake (“0 To 100/The Catch Up”), Eminem (“Rap God”), and Kendrick Lamar’s newly-released single (“i”).

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It should be noted that like Macklemore’s Atlantic/Warner distribution backing, Lecrae had distribution through Sony Red, while Gambino’s Glassnote deal is through Universal.

Previously, the Texas-based Lecrae won a 2013 Grammy for “Best Gospel Album,” following a 2011 nomination. This is his first in a Rap category. Neither Childish Gambino nor Kendrick Lamar (who was swept at last year’s affair) have ever won an award for their songs or albums.

Below are all the announced categories and nominees (updated with Best Rap Album):

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 Rap Performance

“3005″ – Childish Gambino
“0 to 100/The Catch Up” – Drake
“Rap God” – Eminem
“i” – Kendrick Lamar
“All I Need Is You” – Lecrae

Record of the Year

“Fancy” – Iggy Azalea feat. 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

“All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor
“Chandelier” – Sia
“Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift
“Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)” – Sam Smith
“Take Me to Church” – Hozier

Best New Artist

Bastille
Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
HAIM
Sam Smith

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Sail Out – Jhené Aiko
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
X – Chris Brown
Mali Is… – Mali Music
G I R L – Pharrell Williams

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 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 – Tony Bennet and Lady Gaga
Nostalgia – Annie Lennox
Night Songs – Barry Manilow
Sending You A Little Christmas – Johnny Mathis
Partners – Barbra Streisand with Various Artists

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 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 feat. Faith Hill

Best Rock Song

“Ain’t It Fun” – Paramore
“Blue Moon” – Beck
“Fever” – The Black Keys
“Gimme Something Good” – Ryan Adams
“Lazaretto” – Jack White

Best Rock Album

Ryan Adam – Ryan Adams
Morning Phase – Beck
Turn Blue – The Black Keys
Hypnotic Eye – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Songs of Innocence – U2

Best Alternative Music Album

This Is All Yours – Alt-J
Reflektor – Arcade Fire
Melophobia – Cage The Elephant
St. Vincent – St. Vincent
Lazaretto – Jack White

Who do you predict to win?

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