2015 Grammy Nominations: Joan Rivers Receives a Posthumous Nomination – ABC News

Posted: Friday, December 05, 2014
PHOTO: Joan Rivers poses as she presents the "Comedy Roast with Joan Rivers"

Three months after Joan Rivers died at the age of 81, she received a posthumous Grammy nomination.

The comedian’s work, “Diary of a Mad Diva,” received a nod for Best Spoken Word album. She previously won a Grammy in 1984 for Best Comedy Album.

It’s been an exciting Friday for several artists, especially first-time nominee Sam Smith, who has already received five nominations, including Best New Artist and Record of the Year. Meanwhile, several other singers have also received their first nominations, including Miley Cyrus, Iggy Azalea and Megan Trainor.

The list will continue to be updated throughout the day as new nominations come in, but here’s where things stand right now.

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

Best New Artist

Iggy Azalea


Sam Smith


Brandy Clark

Song of the Year

“All About that Bass,” Meghan Trainor, songwriters Megan Trainor & Kevin Kadish

“Chandelier,” Sia, songwriter Sia and Jesse Shatkin

“Stay with Me,” Sam Smith, songwriters Sam Smith, James Napier & William Phillips

“Take Me to Church,” Hozier, songwriter Andrew Hozier-Byrne

“Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift, songwriters Taylor Swift, Max Martin, Karl Johan Schuster

Best Pop Solo Performance

“All of Me (Live),” John Legend

“Happy,” Pharrell Williams

“Chandelier,” Sia

“Stay with Me,” Sam Smith

“Shake it off,” Taylor Swift

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Fancy,” Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX

“A Sky Full of Stars,” Coldplay

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

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

“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 Country Album

Riser, Dierks Bentley

The Outsiders, Eric Church

The Way I’m Livin’, Lee Ann Womack

12 Stories, Brandy Clark

Platinum, Miranda Lambert

Best Rock Album

Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams

Morning Phase, Beck

Turn Blue, The Black Keys

Hypnotic Eye, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Songs of Innocence, U2

Best Rock Song

“Blue Moon,” Beck, songwriter Beck Hansen

“Gimme Something Good,” Ryan Adams, songwriter Ryan Adams

“Fever,” The Black Keys, songwriters Dan Auerbach, Patrick Carney, Brian Burton

“Ain’t It Fun,” Paramore, songwriters Hayley Williams and Taylor York

“Lazaretto,” Jack White, songwriter Jack White

Best Alternative Music Album

This Is All Yours, Alt-J

Reflektor, Arcade Fire

Melophobia, Cage the Elephant

St. Vincent, St. Vincent

Lazaretto, Jack White

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Sail Out, Jhene Aiko

Beyonce, Beyonce

X, Chris Brown

Mali Is, Mali Music

G I R L, Pharrell Williams

Best Country Song

“American Kids,” Kenny Chesney, songwriters Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally

“Automatic,” Miranda Lambert, songwriters Miranda Lambert, Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby

“Give Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church, songwriters Eric Church, Luke Laird

“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell, songwriters Glen Campbell, Julian Raymond

“Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,” Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill, songwriters Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnson, Jeffery Steele

Best Country Solo Performance

“Give Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church

“Invisible,” Hunter Hayes

“Automatic,” Miranda Lambert


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