The first 2015 Grammy nominations were announced today with several upcoming performers at the Schottenstein Center and Nationwide Arena honored. In addition, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and The Black Keys, who all performed in Columbus in the past year, received nominations.
In the country category, Miranda Lambert (1/17 Nationwide Arena with Justin Moore, RaeLynn and Jukebox Mafia) was nominated for BEST COUNTRY ALBUM for “Platnium” and BEST COUNTRY SONG for “Automatic.” Buckeye Country Superfest headliner Kenny Chesney (6/21 Ohio Stadium) was nominated for BEST COUNTRY SONG for “American Kids.”
Taylor Swift (9/17 & 9/18 Nationwide Arena with Vance Joy; tickets on-sale 12/12) received multiple nominations including RECORD OF THE YEAR for “Shake it Off” and POP SOLO PERFORMANCE for the same song which was number one in 64 countries.
Chris Brown (2/14 Schottenstein Center with Trey Songz and Tyga) was nominated for BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM. Barry Manilow (3/1 Nationwide Arena) received a nod for his album “Night Songs” in the BEST TRADITIONAL POP ALBUM category.
Three recent Columbus arena performers were nominated as well: BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM nominees include Miley Cyrus (4/13/14 Nationwide Arena) for “Bangerz” and Katy Perry (8/13/14 Nationwide Arena) for “Prism.”
The Black Keys (9/5/14 Schottenstein Center) were recognized for BEST ROCK SONG for “Fever” and BEST ROCK ALBUM for “Turn Blue.”
Additional nominees in the 83 total categories will be announced throughout the day, except for ALBUM OF THE YEAR which will be revealed on the “A Very Grammy Christmas” special tonight (12/5) on CBS.