2015 Grammy Nominations: Joan Rivers Receives a Posthumous Nomination

Joan Rivers received a posthumous nod for her spoken word album, and more.

ByABC News
December 5, 2014, 2:28 PM

— -- Three months after Joan Rivers died at the age of 81, she received a posthumous Grammy nomination.

The comedian's work, "Diary of a Mad Diva," received a nod for Best Spoken Word album. She previously won a Grammy in 1984 for Best Comedy Album.

It's been an exciting Friday for several artists, especially first-time nominee Sam Smith, who has already received five nominations, including Best New Artist and Record of the Year. Meanwhile, several other singers have also received their first nominations, including Miley Cyrus, Iggy Azalea and Megan Trainor.

The list will continue to be updated throughout the day as new nominations come in, but here's where things stand right now.

Record of the Year

"Fancy," Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX

"Chandelier," Sia

"Stay with Me (Darkchild Version)," Sam Smith

"Shake It Off," Taylor Swift

"All About That Bass," Meghan Trainor

Best New Artist

Iggy Azalea


Sam Smith


Brandy Clark

Song of the Year

"All About that Bass," Meghan Trainor, songwriters Megan Trainor & Kevin Kadish

"Chandelier," Sia, songwriter Sia and Jesse Shatkin

"Stay with Me," Sam Smith, songwriters Sam Smith, James Napier & William Phillips

"Take Me to Church," Hozier, songwriter Andrew Hozier-Byrne

"Shake It Off," Taylor Swift, songwriters Taylor Swift, Max Martin, Karl Johan Schuster

Best Pop Solo Performance

"All of Me (Live)," John Legend

"Happy," Pharrell Williams

"Chandelier," Sia

"Stay with Me," Sam Smith

"Shake it off," Taylor Swift

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

"Fancy," Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX

"A Sky Full of Stars," Coldplay

"Bang Bang," Jessie J, Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande

"Say Something," A Great Big World feat. Christina Aguilera

"Dark Horse," Katy Perry feat. Juicy J

Best Pop Vocal Album

Ghost Stories, Coldplay

Bangerz, Miley Cyrus

My Everything, Ariana Grande

Prism, Katy Perry

X, Ed Sheeran

In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith

Best Country Album

Riser, Dierks Bentley

The Outsiders, Eric Church

The Way I'm Livin', Lee Ann Womack

12 Stories, Brandy Clark

Platinum, Miranda Lambert

Best Rock Album

Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams

Morning Phase, Beck

Turn Blue, The Black Keys

Hypnotic Eye, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Songs of Innocence, U2

Best Rock Song

"Blue Moon," Beck, songwriter Beck Hansen

"Gimme Something Good," Ryan Adams, songwriter Ryan Adams

"Fever," The Black Keys, songwriters Dan Auerbach, Patrick Carney, Brian Burton

"Ain't It Fun," Paramore, songwriters Hayley Williams and Taylor York

"Lazaretto," Jack White, songwriter Jack White

Best Alternative Music Album

This Is All Yours, Alt-J

Reflektor, Arcade Fire

Melophobia, Cage the Elephant

St. Vincent, St. Vincent

Lazaretto, Jack White

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Sail Out, Jhene Aiko

Beyonce, Beyonce

X, Chris Brown

Mali Is, Mali Music

G I R L, Pharrell Williams

Best Country Song

"American Kids," Kenny Chesney, songwriters Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally

"Automatic," Miranda Lambert, songwriters Miranda Lambert, Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby

"Give Me Back My Hometown," Eric Church, songwriters Eric Church, Luke Laird

"I'm Not Gonna Miss You," Glen Campbell, songwriters Glen Campbell, Julian Raymond

"Meanwhile Back at Mama's," Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill, songwriters Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnson, Jeffery Steele

Best Country Solo Performance

"Give Me Back My Hometown," Eric Church

"Invisible," Hunter Hayes

"Automatic," Miranda Lambert

"Something in the Water," Carrie Underwood

"Cop Car," Keith Urban

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Cheek to Cheek, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Nostalgia, Annie Lennox

Night Songs, Barry Manilow

Sending You a Little Christmas, Johnny Mathis

Partners, Barbra Streisand with Various Artists

Best Spoken Word Album

Actors Anonymous, James Franco

A Call to Action, Jimmy Carter

Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, John Waters

Diary of a Mad Diva, Joan Rivers

A Fighting Chance, Elizabeth Warren

We Will Survive: True Stories of Encourage, Inspiration and the Power of Song, Gloria Gaynor