Here are the likely nominees and runners-up for Best Pop Vocal Album and in the two performance categories in the pop field. I also show the likely nominees and runners-up in the Dance/Electronica and Traditional Pop fields.
The eligibility year closed on Sept. 30. The awards will be presented on Jan. 26 at Staples Center.
Best Pop Vocal Album
Timberlake is vying to become only the second artist to win twice in this category. His solo debut, Justified, took the 2003 award. Kelly Clarkson became the first repeat winner last year when she won for Stronger. Her hit-laden sophomore album, Breakaway, took the 2005 award.
Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience: The Complete Experience
Bruno Mars's Unorthodox Jukebox
Lorde's Pure Heroine
Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines
Lana Del Rey's Paradise
Also possible: John Mayer's Paradise Valley, Avicii's True, Cher's Closer to the Truth, Donald Fagen's Sunken Condos, HAIM's Days Are Gone, Phillip Phillips's The World From the Side of the Moon, Ariana Grande's Yours Truly, Elton John's The Diving Board, Emeli Sande's Live at the Royal Albert Hall.
Best Pop Solo Performance
Bruno Mars's "When I Was Your Man"
Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors"
Katy Perry's "Roar"
Lady Gaga's "Applause"
Also possible: Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball," Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble," Lana Del Rey's "Young and Beautiful," Kelly Clarkson's "Catch My Breath," Pink's "Try," Sara Bareilles's "Brave," Phillip Phillips's "Gone, Gone, Gone," Ed Sheeran's "Lego House," Anna Kendrick's "Cups (When I'm Gone)," John Mayer's "Paper Doll," Bonnie McKee's "American Girl."
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Pink featuring Nate Ruess's "Just Give Me A Reason"
Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko's "Stay"
Robin Thicke featuring T.I. + Pharrell, "Blurred Lines"
Justin Timberlake featuring Jay Z, "Suit & Tie"
Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams, "Get Lucky"
Also possible: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton's "Can't Hold Us," Drake featuring Majid Jordan's "Hold On, We're Going Home," Avicii with Aloe Blacc's "Wake Me Up," Maroon 5's "One More Night," theLumineers' "Stubborn Love," HAIM's "Don't Save Me," Capital Cities' "Safe And Sound," Mariah Carey featuring Miguel's "#Beautiful," the Civil Wars' "Dust to Dust," Fall Out Boy's "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light 'Em Up)," Ariana Grande featuring Mac Miller's "The Way," A Great Big World's "Say Something," the Neighbourhood's "Sweater Weather," will.i.am & Britney Spears's "Scream & Shout," Bastille's "Pompeii," One Direction's "Best Song Ever," Taylor Swift featuring Ed Sheeran's "Everything Has Changed."
Notes: Avicii has sole billing on "Wake Me Up," but the Grammys gave Aloe Blacc a featured credit. That moved its eligibility from the solo performance category to the duo/group performance category. A Great Big World's record was released late in the eligibility year. The collabo version with Christina Aguilera (which is a big hit) was released after the eligibility year ended.
Best Dance/Electronica Album
Daft Punk's Random Access Memories
Calvin Harris's 18 Months
Pet Shop Boys's Electric
Krewella's Get Wet
Also possible: Rudimental's Home, Kaskade's Atmosphere.
Best Dance Recording
Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch's "Sweet Nothing"
Avicii vs. Nicky Romero's "I Could Be the One"
Zedd featuring Foxes' "Clarity"
Baauer's "Harlem Shake"
Also possible: Linkin Park & Steve Aoki's "A Light That Never Comes," Yoko Ono featuring Dave Aude's "Hold Me," Martin Garrix's "Animals," Kaskade's "Atmosphere," Armin Van Buuren featuring Trevor Guthrie's "This is What it Feels Like."
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Tony Bennett & Various Artists' Viva Duets
Andrea Bocelli's Passione
Michael Buble's To Be Loved
Gloria Estefan's The Standards
Rod Stewart's Merry Christmas, Baby
Also possible: Pentatonix's PTXMAS, CeeLo Green's CeeLo's Magic Moment, Placido Domingo's Songs, Steve Tyrell's It's Magic: The Songs of Sammy Cahn, Dionne Warwick's Now, Michael Feinstein's Change of Heart: The Songs of Andre Previn, Audra McDonald's Go Back Home, Brian Stokes Mitchell's Simply Broadway.
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- Arts & Entertainment
- Justin Timberlake
- Tony Bennett
- Traditional Pop