File Photos** * SAM SMITH LANDS TWO... - Saturday 9th June 2012

File Photos** * SAM SMITH LANDS TWO GRAMMY NODS IN FIRST SHORTLIST British singer SAM SMITH has landed two nods in the first wave of Grammy Award nominations released on Friday (05Dec14). The pop newcomer is up for Record of the Year for his hit Stay With Me and will compete against Sia for her single Chandelier, Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX with Fancy, Taylor Swift for Shake It Off, and newcomer Meghan Trainor, who lands a nomination for her debut single All About That Bass. Smith's album In The Lonely Hour will go head-to-head with Coldplay's disc Ghost Stories, Miley Cyrus' Bangerz, Ariana Grande's My Everything, Katy Perry's Prism, and Ed Sheeran's X for Best Pop Vocal Album. Dierks Bentley, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert landed nominations for Best Country Album, while Beyonce, Pharrell Williams and Chris Brown were recognised in the Best Urban Contemporary Album category. The nominations will be released on social media throughout Friday, with the coveted Album of the Year nominees being named at A Very GRAMMY Christmas concert on Friday night.** Eric Church 2012 CMA Music Festival Nightly Concerts held at the LP Field - Day 3 Nashville, Tennessee - 09.06.12 Featuring: Eric Church Where: United States When: 09 Jun 2012 (1 image)

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