Schottenstein Center and Nationwide Arena Acts Nominated for 34 Grammy Awards

While the 2015 Grammy for Album of the Year will not be announced until tonight’s (12/5) CBS special “A Very Grammy Christmas,” the other 82 categories have been revealed.  Eleven acts that will be performing at The Schottenstein Center or Nationwide Arena have been nominated for a total of 21 awards, with country music superstar Miranda Lambert leading the pack with four.

Taylor Swift and Chris Brown were each recognized with three nominations and Keith Urban, For King and Country and Francesca Battistelli each received two.

In addition, nine acts that played at one of the two Columbus arenas in the past year were also nominated for 13 awards.

The acts nominated are:

  • MIRANDA LAMBERT  (1/17 with Justin Moore, RaeLynn and Jukebox Mafia, Nationwide Arena)  (4)  BEST COUNTRY ALBUM  (“Platnium”), BEST COUNTRY SONG (“Automatic”), BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE (“Automatic”) and BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE (“Something Bad” with Carrie Underwood)
  • TAYLOR SWIFT  (9/17 & 9/18 with special guest Vance Joy, Nationwide Arena; Tickets on-sale 12/12) (3) SONG OF THE YEAR (“Shake it Off”),  RECORD OF THE YEAR (“Shake it Off”) and BEST POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE (“Shake it Off”)
  • CHRIS BROWN  (2/14 with Trey Songz and special guest Tyga, Nationwide Arena)  (3)  BEST R&B PERFORMANCE (“New Flame” featuring Usher and Rick Ross), BEST R&B SONG (“New Flame” featuring Usher and Rick Ross) and BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
  • KEITH URBAN  (Buckeye Country Superfest headliner 6/21 at Ohio Stadium  (2)  BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE (“Cop Car”) and BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE (“Raise ‘Em Up” featuring Eric Church)
  • FOR KING AND COUNTRY  (“Winter Jam” 1/17, The Schottenstein Center)  (2)  BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ALBUM (“Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.”) and BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE/SONG (“Messengers” by Lecrae featuring For King and Country)
  • FRANCESCA BATTISTELLI  (“Winter Jam” 1/17, The Schottenstein Center) (2)  BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE/SONG (“Write Your Story”) and BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ALBUM (“If We’re Honest)
  • KENNY CHESNEY  (Buckeye Country Superfest headliner  6/21 at Ohio Stadium) (1) BEST COUNTRY SONG (“American Kids”)
  • BLAKE SHELTON  (Buckeye Country Superfest headliner 6/20 at Ohio Stadium)  (1)  BEST TRADITONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM (“Partners” by Barbra Streisand with “I’d Want It To Be You“ featuring Blake Shelton)
  • BARRY MANILOW  (3/1  Nationwide Arena) (1)  BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM (“Night Songs”)
  • GAITHER VOCAL BAND (12/5  featured in the “Gaither Christmas Homecoming,” The Schottenstein Center)  (1)  BEST ROOTS GOSPEL ALBUM  (“Hymns”)
  • THE MARTINS  (12/5  featured in the “Gaither Christmas Homecoming,” The Schottenstein Center  (1)  BEST ROOTS GOSPEL ALBUM  (“A Cappella”)

Also, nine acts that played The Schottenstein Center or Nationwide Arena in the past year were also nominated for 13 awards.  They include:

  • THE BLACK KEYS  (9/5/14  The Schottenstein Center)  (3)  BEST ROCK ALBUM (“Turn Blue”), BEST ROCK SONG (“Fever”) and BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE (“Fever”)
    • KATY PERRY  (8/13  Nationwide Arena)  (2)  BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE (“Dark Horse” featuring    ) and BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM (“Prism”)
    • ARCADE FIRE  (4/29/14  The Schottenstein Center)  (2)  BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM (“Reflektor”) and BEST MUSIC VIDEO (“We Exist”)
    • MILEY CYRUS  (4/13/14  Nationwide Arena)  (1)  BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM  (“Bangerz”)
  • CAGE THE ELEPHANT  9/5/14 special guest with The Black Keys, The Schottenstein Center)  (1)  BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM  (“Melophobia”)
  • ALISON KRAUSS  5/14/14  The Schottenstein Center)  (1)  BEST AMERICAN ROOTS PERFORMANCE  (“And When I Die” by Billy Childs featuring Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas)
  • JERRY DOUGLAS  (with Alison Krauss 5/14/14, The Schottenstein Center)  (1)  BEST AMERICAN ROOTS PERFORMANCE  (“And When I Die” by Billy Childs featuring Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas)
  • MICHAEL BUBLE  (7/26/14  The Schottenstein Center) (1)  BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM  (“Partners” by Barbra Streisand with “It Had To Be You” featuring Michael Buble)
  • JOHN MAYER  (12/3/13  The Schottenstein Center)  (1)  BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM  (“Partners” by Barbra Streisand with “Come Rain or Come Shine” featuring John Mayer)

The Album of the Year nominees will be announced this evening (12/5) during the “A Very Grammy Christmas Special.”  The 2015 Grammy Awards will air February 8 on CBS.

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