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The Grammy Awards 2015: Nominee playlist, predictions and more

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The Grammy Awards are going live this Sunday and you have completely forgotten who was nominated haven’t you?

It’s alright, dear reader, your friendly neighborhood Web producer has your back.

Here are the nominations for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Group Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Rap Album -- the award categories that (I’m assuming) the vast majority of you care about.

We’ve put an asterisk next to the nominees we think will win, and a hashtag next to the ones we hope will win (there is a distinct difference).

Record of the Year
"Fancy" – Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX (*)
"Chandelier" – Sia (#)
"Stay with Me (Darkchild Version)" – Sam Smith
"Shake It Off" – Taylor Swift
"All About That Bass" – Meghan Trainor

Album of the Year
Morning Phase – Beck
Beyoncé – Beyoncé (*#)
x – Ed Sheeran
In the Lonely Hour – Sam Smith
G I R L – Pharrell Williams

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Song of the Year
"All About That Bass" (*)
"Chandelier"
"Shake It Off"
"Stay with Me (Darkchild Version)"
"Take Me to Church" (#)

Best New Artist
Iggy Azalea (*)
Bastille
Brandy Clark
HAIM
Sam Smith (#)
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Best Pop Solo Performance
"All of Me (Live)" – John Legend
"Chandelier" – Sia (#)
"Stay With M e (Darkchild Version)" – Sam Smith
"Shake It Off" – Taylor Swift (*)
"Happy (Live)" – Pharrell Williams

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
"Fancy" – Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX
"A Sky Full of Stars" – Coldplay
"Say Something" – A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera
"Bang Bang" – Jessie J, Ariana Grande, & Nicki Minaj (#*)
"Dark Horse" – Katy Perry feat. Juicy J

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 Rap Album
The New Classic – Iggy Azalea (*)
Because the Internet – Childish Gambino (#)
Nobody's Smiling – Common
The Marshall Mathers LP 2 – Eminem
Oxymoron – ScHoolboy Q
Blacc Hollywood – Wiz Khalifa

Check out the rest of the nominees on The Grammy Awards website.

The award ceremony will feature a ton of performers including Madonna, Ariana Grande, Sia, Kanye West and more. Kanye West will be performing alongside Paul McCartney and Rhianna for their new collaboration FourFiveSeconds:

Also, becuase we're really nice people, we made a playlist of some of the key nominees for this year's awards. Take a listen to it below:

Do you agree with our predictions and hopes? You probably don’t so go ahead and scream at me on twitter about it.

The Grammy Awards will go live this Sunday at 8 PM EST on CBS.

Matt Lee is a Web producer for Metro.US and specializes in writing about everything and anything. Talk to him on twitter so he doesn't feel lonely @mattlee2669.

 
 
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