And (some of) the Grammy nominees are....
Today already has brought the early-morning announcement of almost a dozen categories of nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards, which begs the question: Why not just let it rip and let us know in one fell swoop, you know, like in the days of yore? Why stretch the matter to within an inch of its life...and our patience?
It’s like, really?
Anyway, Taylor Swift and Iggy Azalea are already in the mix, as are Sia and Sam Smith. They all will be competing in the Record of the Year race.
Azalea and Smith also will be facing off for the Best New Artist Grammy, with Bastille, Brandy Clarke, and Haim, so there’s that to look forward to.
Coldplay and Miley Cyrus are up for Best Pop Vocal Album along with Ariana Grande and Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran and Smith.
More nominees will be announced throughout the day, so, you know, keep looking for that if you’re interested.
Update: Click here for the complete list of nominees, which includes Beck’s Morning Phase, Beyoncé’s self-titled “visual album,” Ed Sheeran’s X, Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour, and G I R L by Pharrell for Album of the Year.
The late Joan Rivers is also up for a Grammy; she received a nom in the Best Spoken Word Album category.