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15 Facts You Didn't Know About This Year's Grammy Nominees

Women in music are making history this year, and Pharrell is competing against himself?

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1. Sam Smith has been nominated in all 4 coveted categories. / Via Google

Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best New Artist! Well deserved, for someone who has the voice of angels.

3. Beyonce is nominated this year, she has now earned 53 total nominations to date. / Via Google

That's more than any other female artist in Grammy history. But are we surprised? *Flawless*

4. Pharrell is competing against himself this year. / Via Google

He's nominated for his album, Girl, and as a co-producer for Beyoncé's Beyonce and Ed Sheeran's X. I guess either way he's a winner!

5. Miley Cyrus is a second-generation Grammy nominee.

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She was nominated this year for Bangerz and don't forget Billy Ray Cyrus who nabbed his nomination in 1992 for Best Artist.

6. Katy Perry has now been nominated 13 times in her career, but has yet to win. / Via Google

This year her categories are Best Pop Vocal Album & Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Hopefully this is her year!

7. Eminem is hoping to win his 6th Best Rap Album award this year for The Marshall Mathers LP 2 / Via Google

He has already won 5 in this category! Kanye West is right behind him with 4 previous wins in the category.

8. Malcolm-Jamal Warner who gained his fame playing Theo in The Cosby Show was nominated this year!

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He hopes to share a win for Best Traditional R&B Performance with the Robert Glasper Experiment. He's changed a lot since he was part of America's favorite TV family, but we love the new look, plus he's super talented!

11. Ziggy Marley, like Miley Cyrus, is a second-generation Grammy nominee.

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His father, Bob Marley, is a Grammy winner AND a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

13. If "Fancy" or "Bang Bang" win in their category, it will be a first since 2001.

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Both songs are nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. If either song wins, it will be the first all-female collab to win in the Pop Field since "Lady Marmalade." I think we all agree though, Lady Marmalade is still the best.

14. Ed Sheeran's album X now holds the record for shortest titled album ever in the Album Of The Year category. / Via Google

Adele was among other artists who held the previous record, with her album 21.

15. And last but certainly not least, Neil Patrick Harris has been nominated!

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Nabbing his first EVER Grammy nomination for Best Musical Theater Album for Hedwig And The Angry Inch. He's hosting the Oscars in February AND he has a Grammy nod? Seems like Neil is having a great year.

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