For this year’s Grammy’s, the list has familiar sounds and names that we’ve had on our play lists the past year. Sam Smith tops the list, with ” Stay With Me ” (Darkchild Version) getting nods for Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album. The crooner had a massive success last year; he was the only artiste on the planet to sell 1M albums both in the USA and the UK in 2014.

Taylor Swift follows closely, with ” Shake It Off ” being shortlisted for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. Swift was responsible for 22% of the albums sold between 27 October and 2 November, 2014. This is especially after she ditched Spotify and released her album on iTunes and other platforms. Swift made music history when “Blank Space” succeeded “Shake It Off” on Billboard Top 100, reaching number 1. She broke the Chart’s 56-year-old history as the first woman to succeed herself.

Iggy Azalea doesn’t miss from the list, much to my expectation, as she delivered some of 2014’s hottest songs. Her summer hit “Fancy” which features Charli XCX booked the Record Of The Year Spot. The singer, who was recently diagnosed with a joint disorder has something to smile about.

Meghan Trainor battles it out with Iggy in the Record Of The Year award with her massive hit “All About That Bass.” The song has had critical acclaim and even has had a remix by Justin Bieber. The most watched video of 2014, Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” featuring rapper Juicy J, had booked the Best Pop Vocal Album spot.

As we anticipate the 57th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony which will be held on Sunday, Feb. 8 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Sony Music (RCA Records) and The Recording Academy have teamed up to release a nominees album. It will consist of 21 hits from the nominees and will be up on iTunes on Jan. 21.

Speaking of the incredible project, Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy, said:

“The exceptional mix of recordings featured on this year’s compilation not only represent a roster of incredibly talented artists but also provides a unique playlist showcasing some of this year’s outstanding GRAMMY nominees.”

“It is fitting that our 21st installment album contains 21 exciting selections which music fans are sure to enjoy. We are proud and excited to collaborate with RCA Records on this project and once again look forward to another successful GRAMMY nominees album.” he added.
The complete list of the nominees and the track album list can be accessed at GRAMMY.COM