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  • Alijah Purdy
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    #402537

    That’s right! The SMART Music Awards are back for the 3rd year in a row!

    The SMART Music Awards follow the same eligibility period as the Grammy’s. Anything released between October 1st, 2013 and September 30th, 2014 is eligible.

    The categories this year will be:

    Song of the Year
    Record of the Year
    Album of the Year
    Best New Artist

    Best Male Pop Solo Performance
    Best Female Pop Solo Performance
    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
    Best Pop Collaboration
    Best Pop/Rock/Alternative Performance
    Best Pop Album
    Best Pop Song

    Best Male Country Solo Performance
    Best Female Country Solo Performance
    Best Country Duo/Group Performance
    Best Country Collaboration
    Best Country Album
    Best Country Song

    Best R&B Solo Performance
    Best R&B Duo/Group/Collaboration Performance
    Best R&B Album
    Best Urban Contemporary Album
    Best R&B Song

    Best Rap Album
    Best Rap Solo Performance
    Best Rap Duo/Group/Collaboration Performance
    Best Sung/Rap Performance**
    Best Rap/Sung Performance***
    Best Rap Song

    Best Dance Recording

    Best Music Video
    Best Song from a Movie/TV Series

    Best Live Performance

    **Songs eligibile for Best Sung/Rap Performance requires that the Vocalist (singer) be the main artist, and the rapper is the featured (guest) artist on the song

    ***Songs eligible for Best Rap/Sung Performance requre that that rapper be the main aritst, and the vocalist (singer) be the featured (guest) artist on the song

    Nominees will be announced soon!

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    Alijah Purdy
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    Here are the first set of nominees:

    Best R&B Solo Performance:
    “Can’t Raise a Man” – K.Michelle
    “Partition” – Beyonce
    “Ride” – SoMo
    “What Now” – Rihanna
    “You’re Mine (Eternal)” – Mariah Carey

    Best R&B Duo/Group/Collaboration Performance:
    “All the Way” – R.Kelly ft. Kelly Rowland
    “It Won’t Stop” – Sevyn Streeter ft. Chris Brown
    “It’s A Wrap” – Mariah Carey ft. Mary J. Blige
    “It’s Your World” – Jennifer Hudson ft. R.Kelly
    “Make it Home” – August Alsina ft. Jeezy

    Best R&B Album:
    Black Panties – R.Kelly
    Love, Marriage, & Divorce – Toni Braxton & Babyface
    Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse – Mariah Carey
    Music Speaks – Candice Glover
    Testimony – August Alsina

    Best Urban Contemporary Album:
    Beyonce – Beyonce
    G I R L – Pharrell
    Lift Your Spirit – Aloe Blacc
    Talk Dirty – Jason Derulo

    Best R&B Song:
    “The Art of Letting Go” – Mariah Carey
    “Can’t Raise a Man” – K.Michelle
    “Make it Home” – August Alsina ft. Jeezy
    “What Now” – Rihanna
    “XO” – Beyonce 

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    Alijah Purdy
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    Time for the second set of nominees:

    Best Live Performance
    “2014 VMA Awards Medley” – Beyonce (from the 2014 MTV VMA Awards)
    “I Have Nothing” – Ariana Grande (performed at the White House 2014)
    “Let It Go” – Idina Menzel (from the 86th Annual Academy Awards)
    “Same Love” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Madonna, & Queen Latifah (from the 2014 Grammy Awards)
    “Tattooed Heart” – Ariana Grande (from the 2013 American Music Awards)

    Best Song from a Movie/TV Series:
    “Boom Clap” – Charli XCX (from the film The Fault in Our Stars)
    “Happy” – Pharrell (from the film Despicable Me 2)
    “It’s On Again” – Alicia Keys ft. Kendrick Lamar (from the film Spiderman 2)
    “Let it Go” – Idina Menzel (from the film Frozen)
    “Ordinary Love” – U2 (from the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)

    Best Music Video:
    “Bartender” – Lady Antebellum
    “Chandelier” – Sia
    “Headlights” – Eminem ft. Nate Ruess
    “Pray for Peace” – Reba McEntire
    “Pretty Hurts” – Beyonce

    Best Dance Recording:
    “Rather Be” – Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne
    “#Selfie” – The Chainsmokers
    “Stay the Night” – Zedd ft. Hayley Williams
    “Summer” – Calvin Harris
    “Timber” – Pitbull ft. Ke$ha 

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    Alijah Purdy
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    More nominees:

    Best Rap Solo Performance:
    “5 on It” – Khleo Thomas
    “Anaconda” – Nicki Minaj
    “Man of the Year” – Schoolboy Q
    “Pills N Potion” – Nicki Minaj
    “Rap God” – Eminem

    Best Rap Duo/Group/Collaboration Performance:
    “Believe Me” – Lil Wayne ft. Drake
    “Lolly” – Maejor Ali ft. Justin Bieber & Juicy J
    “Loyal” – Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne, Tyga, French Montana, & Too $hort
    “No Mediocre” – T.I. ft. Iggy Azalea
    “Trophies” – Young Money ft. Drake

    Best Rap Album:
    Blacc Hollywood – Wiz Khalifa
    Dreams Worth More Than Money – Meek Mill
    Oxymoron – Schoolboy Q
    The Marshall Mathers LP Part 2 – Eminem
    The New Classic – Iggy Azalea

    Best Sung/Rap Performance:
    “Bang Bang” – Jessie J. ft. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
    “Drunk in Love” – Beyonce ft. Jay-Z
    “Problem” – Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea
    “Talk Dirty” – Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz
    “That’s Me Right There” – Jasmine V. ft. Kendrick Lamar
    “You Don’t Know What to Do” – Mariah Carey ft. Wale

    Best Rap/Sung Performance:
    “Black Widow” – Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora
    “Fragile” – Tech N9ne ft. Kendrick Lamar, !MAYDAY!, & Kendall Morgan
    “Headlights” – Eminem ft. Nate Ruess
    “Rich” – Kirko Bangz ft. August Alsina
    “The Monster” – Eminem ft. Rihanna
    “White Walls” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Schoolboy Q & Hollis

    Best Rap Song:
    “Fancy” – Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
    “Fragile” – Tech N9ne ft. Kendrick Lamar, !MAYDAY!, & Kendall Morgan
    “Guts Over Fear” – Eminem ft. Sia
    “Headlights” – Eminem ft. Nate Ruess
    “Pills N Potion” – Nicki Minaj 

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    Alijah Purdy
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    Country nominees:

    Best Male Country Solo Performance:
    “Bottoms Up” – Brantley Gilbert
    “Drink a Beer” – Luke Bryan
    “Give Me Back My Hometown” – Eric Church
    “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight” – Cole Swindell 
    “Like a Cowboy” – Randy Houser
    “Whiskey in My Water” – Tyler Farr

    Best Female Country Solo Performance:
    “Automatic” – Miranda Lambert
    “Follow Your Arrow” – Kacey Musgraves
    “Looking Back Now” – Maggie Rose
    “Put My Heart Down” – Sara Evans
    “Something in the Water” – Carrie Underwood

    Best Country Duo/Group Performance:
    “19 You + Me” – Dan + Shay
    “Bartender” – Lady Antebellum
    “Carolina” – Parmalee
    “Girl in a Country Song” – Maddie & Tae
    “Sweet Annie” – Zac Brown Band

    Best Country Collaboration:
    “Home Sweet Home” – Justin Moore ft. Vince Neil
    “In the Basement” – Martina McBride ft. Kelly Clarkson
    “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” – Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill
    “Prizefighter” – Trisha Yearwood ft. Kelly Clarkson
    “Somethin’ Bad” – Miranda Lambert ft. Carrie Underwood 

    Best Country Album:
    747 – Lady Antebellum
    Blue Smoke – Dolly Parton
    Platinum – Miranda Lambert
    Sundown Heaven Town – Tim McGraw
    The Outsiders – Eric Church

    Best Country Song:
    “Drink a Beer” – Luke Bryan
    “Follow Your Arrow” – Kacey Musgraves
    “Invisible” – Hunter Hayes
    “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” – Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill
    “Something in the Water” – Carrie Underwood 

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    Alijah Purdy
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    Pop nominees:

    Best Male Pop Solo Performance:
    “Don’t” – Ed Sheeran
    “Happy” – Pharrell
    “Let Her Go” – Passenger
    “Secret” – Austin Mahone
    “Stay with Me” – Sam Smith

    Best Female Pop Solo Performance:
    “All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor
    “Chandalier” – Sia
    “Let it Go” – Idina Menzel
    “Pretty Hurts” – Beyonce
    “Tattooed Hearts” – Ariana Grande

    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
    “Amnesia” – 5 Seconds of Summer
    “Maps” – Maroon 5
    “Rude” – Magic!
    “Salute” – Little Mix
    “You & I” – One Direction

    Best Pop Collaboration:
    “Break Free” – Ariana Grande ft. Zedd
    “Do What U Want” – Lady Gaga ft. R.Kelly
    “Love Never Felt So Good” – Michael Jackson ft. Justin Timberlake
    “Say Something” – A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera
    “True Love” – Pink ft. Lilly Allen

    Best Pop/Rock Performance:
    “Ain’t it Fun” – Paramore
    “Best Day of My Life” – American Authors
    “Counting Stars” – OneRepublic
    “Demons” – Imagine Dragons
    “Love Runs Out” – OneRepublic

    Best Pop Album:
    5 Seconds of Summer – 5 Seconds of Summer
    In the Lonely Hour – Sam Smith
    My Everything – Ariana Grande
    PRISM – Katy Perry
    The Secret – Austin Mahone

    Best Pop Song:
    “Amnesia” – 5 Seconds of Summer
    “All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor
    “Let Her Go” – Passenger
    “Pretty Hurts” – Beyonce
    “Say Something” – A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera 

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    Alijah Purdy
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    Here are the final set of nominees:

    Song of the Year:
    “The Art of Letting Go” – Mariah Carey
    “Headlights” – Eminem ft. Nate Ruess
    “Let Her Go” – Passenger
    “Say Something” – A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera
    “Stay with Me” – Sam Smith

    Record of the Year:
    “Drunk in Love” – Beyonce ft. Jay-Z
    “Happy” – Pharrell
    “Let It Go” – Idina Menzel
    “The Monster” – Eminem ft. Rihanna
    “Stay with Me” – Sam Smith

    Album of the Year:
    Beyonce – Beyonce
    Blue Smoke – Dolly Parton
    In the Lonely Hour – Sam Smith
    The Marshall Mathers LP Part 2 – Eminem
    Platinum – Miranda Lambert

    Best New Artist:
    5 Seconds of Summer
    August Alsina
    Iggy Azalea
    Austin Mahone
    Sam Smith 

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    Laactingnyc
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    way to completely shut out Sia……

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    #402546

    A lot of these choices, primarily the ones of “Classic”, “Demons” and “Gorilla” all were released prior to the October 1st, 2013 to September 30th, 2014 eligibility date.

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    Alijah Purdy
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    There are some nominees that were released prior to the eligibility date. However, I have tried to minimize those exceptions so that there are not alot of them.

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    Alijah Purdy
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    Here are the nomination totals!

    10 Nominations:
    Beyonce
    Eminem

    7 Nominations:
    Ariana Grande

    6 Nominations:
    Iggy Azalea
    Mariah Carey
    Sam Smith

    5 Nominations:
    August Alsina

    4 Nominations:
    5 Seconds of Summer
    Miranda Lambert
    Kendrick Lamar
    Idina Menzel
    Nicki Minaj
    Pharrell
    Rihanna
    Nate Ruess

    3 Nominations:
    Carrie Underwood
    A Great Big World
    Christina Aguilera
    Lady Antebellum
    Austin Mahone
    Passenger
    Schoolboy Q
    Sia

    2 Nominations:
    Chris Brown
    Luke Bryan
    Kelly Clarkson
    Eric Church
    Jason Derulo
    Drake
    Faith Hill
    Jay-Z
    Lil Wayne
    Tim McGraw
    Dolly Parton
    K.Michelle
    Kacey Musgraves
    OneRepublic
    R.Kelly
    Meghan Trainor
    Charli XCX
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
    Zedd

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    Alijah Purdy
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    As we look back on the history of the SMART Music Awards, here is the list of the Top 5 artists to receive the most amount of nominations. (Not in a single year, but in the 3 years combined, this is their nomination totals)

    1. Drake – 21 nominations
    2. Beyonce – 16 nominations
    3. Kendrick Lamar – 14 nominations
    4. Eminem – 12 nominations
    4. Miranda Lambert – 12 nominations
    4. Ariana Grande – 12 nominations
    5. Rihanna – 11 nominations

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