According to the combined predictions of our Editors, Top 24 Users, and All Users, only one artist will compete in all four general-field categories when Grammy nominations are announced on Friday: Sam Smith.
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Smith would be only the 10th artist in Grammy history to be nominated for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist all in one year. He’s the favorite to win the New Artist Grammy, just like eight of the last nine artists who swept the general field, while his “In the Lonely Hour” will compete for Album and his hit ballad “Stay with Me” will be up for Record and Song.
No other individual artist will come close to that haul, though the “Frozen” soundtrack is expected to be represented in three races: Record and Song of the Year for the Oscar-winning breakout anthem “Let It Go,” and Album of the Year for the entire collection.
Though Beyonce is the favorite to win Album of the Year for her critically acclaimed Beyonce (album) self-titled album, our predictors only expect her to compete in one other general-field category: Record of the Year for “Drunk in Love,” featuring her husband Jay-Z.
Also competing in two categories will be Pharrell Williams. The multiple-Grammy-winner, who just won Record of the Year last year with Daft Punk for “Get Lucky,” will be up for Record and Song of the Year for his Oscar-nominated “Despicable Me 2” theme “Happy.”
Meanwhile, several other artists are expected to receive one general-field nomination apiece. Past Album of the Year contenders Jack White and Eminem will be back with “Lazaretto” and “Marshall Mathers LP 2,” respectively. Meghan Trainor will make the cut for Song of the Year for her ubiquitous hit “All About That Bass,” and Best New Artist will welcome Iggy Azalea, Bastille, Aloe Blacc, and Ariana Grande.
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