Whitewash at the Grammys?

The 57th Annual Grammy Award nominations were announced on CBS, Friday, December 5.

And before we get all crazy about the lack of color up for the biggest nod in music appreciation, we here at the JET went over the albums that have come out in time to make the Grammy round, and my friends, unfortunately, there weren’t too many.

Lest, we have the “Record Of The Year” and “Song Of The Year” categories consumed by Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Sia and Meghan Trainor.

Let’s note that at least Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” nomination is the version produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins. And honestly, we dig Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass.” Sia is dope with the songwriting skills and vocal delivery, too.

So with that being said, we’ll jump right to the “urban” section of the Grammy ceremony, where the noms sprinkle color.

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

Sail Out, Jhene Aiko


Beyoncé, Beyoncé


X, Chris Brown

Mali Is, Mali Music


G I R L, Pharrell Williams


Pharrell also makes an appearance in the “Best Pop Solo Performance” along with John Legend.

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards air February 8, 2015 on CBS. To stay updated with the categories and nominees, follow the Grammy’s official Twitter account.