Grammys 2015 Album of the Year Nominees Revealed

The final category was unveiled during CBS' 'A Very Grammy Christmas' special.

The Grammys kept you waiting all Friday (Dec. 5) for the 2015 Album of the Year nominations -- and it all depends on who you were rooting for whether this quintet was worth the wait.

2015 Grammys: Complete Coverage | Nominees

After announcing all the other nominations on CBS This Morning and on Twitter throughout the day, music fans had to wait until Friday night's A Very Grammy Christmas special for the big one.

Without further ado, here are the 2015 Album of the Year Grammy nominations:

Beck, Morning Phase
Beyonce, Beyonce
Ed Sheeran, x
Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour
Pharrell Williams, Girl

The special also served as an hour-long concert -- a mixture of Christmas music (Ariana Grande's "Santa Tell Me" and Pharrell Williams' take on the Eagles' "Please Come Home for Christmas) and pop hits (Maroon 5's "This Love"/"Animals" mash-up and Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dyin'"). Host LL Cool J sat down with the performers, which also included Mary J. Blige, to talk about their holiday and Grammy memories.

Before the Album of the Year nominees were announced, Sam Smith -- this year's Grammy golden boy -- closed the night by singing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."


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