Australia’s own Amethyst Amelia ‘Iggy Azalea’ Kelly – that’s Igloo Australia if you’re nasty – is one of the front runners at the 2015 Grammy Awards, with nominations in most of the major categories.

The rapper, recently the subject of some shady Tweets by Azealia Banks, picked up nominations for Best New Artist, Record Of The Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (for ‘Fancy’), and Rap Album Of The Year (for her new classic The New Classic).

Large chunks of Twitter have promised to boycott the Grammys if she wins, presumably by means of time travel. Disappointingly, Banks has taken the high road for now:

Fellow Aussie Sia has also picked up four nominations – Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Music Video and Best Pop Solo Performance – for the all-conquering ‘Chandelier’.

Top bloke and confusingly soft and silky hair-haver Keith Urban is also up for two awards in the country categories. 

If you’re keen to pretend that awards shows actually matter for a few more minutes, you can check out a full list of nominees on Billboard, or peruse some of the highlights here:

Best New Artist


Iggy Azalea 

Brandy Clark 


Sam Smith

Record of the Year 

“Fancy,” Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX 

“Chandelier,” Sia 

“Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith 

“Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift 

“All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor

Song of the Year 

“Chandelier,” Sia 

“All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor 

“Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift 

“Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith 

“Take Me to Church,” Hozier

Best Rap Album 

The New Classic, Iggy Azalea 

Because the Internet, Childish Gambino 

Nobody’s Smiling, Common 

The Marshall Mathers LP2, Eminem 

Oxymoron, ScHoolboy Q 

Blacc Hollywood, Wiz Khalifa

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance 

“Fancy,” Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX 

“A Sky Full of Stars,” Coldplay 

“Say Something,” A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera 

“Bang Bang,” Ariana Grande, Jessie J & Nicki Minaj 

“Dark Horse,” Katy Perry ft. Juicy J

Best Rap Performance 

“305,” Childish Gambino 

“0 to 100/The Catch Up,” Drake 

“Rap God,” Eminem 

“i,” Kendrick Lamar 

“All I Need Is You,” Lecrae 

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 Music Video

“We Exist,” Arcade Fire 

“Turn Down for What,” DJ Snake & Lil Jon 

“Chandelier,” Sia 

“Happy,” Pharrell Williams 

“The Golden Age,” Woodkid ft. Max Richter 

Best Pop Solo Performance 

“All of Me,” John Legend 

“Chandelier,” Sia 

“Stay With Me,” Sam Smith 

“Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift 

“Happy,” Pharrell Williams 


Morning Phase, Beck  

Beyoncé, Beyoncé

In The Lonely Hour, Sam Smith

x, Ed Sheeran

Girl, Pharrell Williams

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