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Taylor, Meghan, Sam, Sia, Hozier Nominated for Song of the Year

When evaluating the Grammy nominees for Record and Song of the Year, do not anticipate on noticing much disconnect.

Four songs are nominated for both categories. Differentiation only concerns the fifth song in each bucket.

Up for both trophies are Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off,” Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass,” Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” and Sia’s “Chandelier.” All well-liked songs that reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100, the four tracks possess the optimal combination of quality and popularity.

Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy (featuring Charli XCX),” which spent seven weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100, occupies the fifth Record of the Year slot. Hozier’s “Take Me to Church,” which recently surged up to the #3 spot on the Billboard chart, claims the last available Song of the Year nod.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]


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