The Recording Academy announced the 2015 Grammy nominations on Friday and the acts in the running for Best New Artist include Iggy Azalea, Brandy Clark, Bastille, Haim and Sam Smith.
The nominee announcements began on Friday morning via "CBS This Morning," Ryan Seacrest's radio show and tweets. Alanis Morissette had the honor of listing this year's Best New Artist nominees in a video posted to Twitter:
— Alanis Morissette (@Alanis) December 5, 2014
As in recent years, the Academy has chosen to honor artists who aren't really that new at all, but recently made splashes on the radio and the charts. To be eligible, artists must have released an album between Oct. 1, 2013 and Sept. 30, 2014, but they can't have made more than three studio albums.
It seemed like a no brainer that Sam Smith and Iggy Azalea would be included in this year's nominees, and critics speculated that Ariana Grande, FKA Twigs and Childish Gambino could make the list.
Last year, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis took home the Grammy in this category against James Blake, Kendrick Lamar, Kacey Musgraves and Ed Sheeran.
Here's a full list of all the 2015 Grammy nominees.