2015 Grammys Album Of The Year Nominees Include Beyoncé, Beck, Ed Sheeran

The Grammys decided to stretch out the announcement of this year’s nominees for as long as possible by tweeting them periodically throughout the day and saving the announcement of the Album Of The Year nominations for a television holiday special. After an hour of performances from Pharrell Williams, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande (with a surprise Big Sean appearance), Mary J. Blige, Maroon 5, and Tim McGraw, they revealed the five lucky albums: Beck’s Morning Phase, Beyoncé’s self-titled record, Ed Sheeran’s X, Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour, and Pharrell’s G I R L. You can check out the full list of nominations here, and our breakdown of them right here.