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Black Keys, Jack White, Paramore Nominated for Best Rock Song Grammys

Beck and Ryan Adams are also contenders for a trophy in the same category

Dan Auerbach and Jack White

Black Keys and Jack White are among the artists nominated in the Best Rock Song category for the 2015 Grammys.

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Paramore‘s “Ain’t It Fun,” the Black Keys“Fever” and Jack White‘s “Lazaretto” are among the singles eligible to win the trophy for Best Rock Song at next year’s Grammy Awards. Beck‘s “Blue Moon” and Ryan Adams‘ “Gimme Something Good” round out the nominations in the category.

Earlier this year, Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams described “Ain’t It Fun” playfully as “word vomit” in an interview with Rolling Stone. “It just came out, and now everybody’s singing it, it’s on the radio, it’s really cool,” she said. “I don’t know if you get that twice in your career. This is the first time we’ve experienced it, and I’m just really thankful.”

Black Keys released “Fever” as a single this past May and accompanied it with a televangelist-themed video, directed by Theo Wenner. Speaking with Rolling Stone, Dan Auerbach said the duo’s latest album, Turn Blue, was meant to be a “headphone record.” He added, “It pays off to listen more than once.”

Jack White named both his latest album and Grammy-nominated song after an obscure word for a house where infirmed people can be treated. This past April, he premiered the single as part of Record Store Day, recording it live and pressing it the same day so he could earn the Guinness World Record for the “world’s fastest record.”

Beck put out “Blue Moon,” which appears on this year’s Morning Phase, in January a few days before it featured on an episode of Girls. Like the rest of the songs on the record, the tune is set in the early morning hours, which Beck said he approached on purpose. “There’s this feeling of tumult and uncertainty, getting through that long, dark night of the soul – whatever you want to call it,” he told Rolling Stone this year with a laugh. “These songs were about coming out of that – how things do get better.”

Adams debuted “Gimme Something Good” over the summer and followed it up with a video that features Elvira. Later in the year, he embarked on his first tour with a live band since 2009 after seeking therapy for the inner-ear illness Ménière’s disease. “I’m ready for the challenge,” he told Rolling Stone before the tour. “I just did that last [acoustic] tour, and I’m so proud of that – like, I am so proud…. When I play music now, it’s the safest place.”

The organization behind the Grammys, NARAS, is announcing the nominees throughout the day today via its Twitter account. All will be announced by 2 p.m. with the exception of Album of the Year, which will be announced tonight during the TV special A Very Grammy Christmas, which airs on CBS at 9 p.m. EST. The ceremony will air on Sunday, February 8th on CBS.

Here are the rest of the nominees:

Record of the Year 

Iggy Azalea ft. Charlie XCX, “Fancy” 
Sia, “Chandelier” 
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me” (Darkchild version) 
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off” 
Meghan Trainer, “All About That Bass” 

Song of the Year

Hozier, “Take Me to Church” 
Sia, “Chandelier” 
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me” (Darkchild version) 
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off” 
Meghan Trainer, “All About That Bass” 

Best Music Video 

Arcade Fire, “We Exist” 
DJ Snake and Lil Jon, “Turn Down for What” 
Sia, “Chandelier” 
Pharrell Williams, “Happy” 
Woodkid ft. Max Richter, “The Golden Age” 

Best Rock Album

Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams 
Beck, Morning Phase 
The Black Keys, Turn Blue 
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Hypnotic Eye 
U2, Songs of Innocence 

Best Rock Song

Paramore, “Ain’t It Fun” 
Beck, “Blue Moon” 
The Black Keys, “Fever” 
Ryan Adams, “Gimme Something Good” 
Jack White, “Lazaretto” 

Best Alternative Music Album

Best Pop Solo Performance

John Legend, “All Of Me” 
Sia, “Chandelier” 
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me” 
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off” 
Pharrell Williams, “Happy” 

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, Cheek to Cheek 
Annie Lennox, Nostalgia 
Barry Manilow, Night Songs 
Johnny Mathis, Sending You a Little Christmas 
Barbra Streisand and various artists, Partners 

Best Country Song

Kenny Chesney, “American Kids” 
Miranda Lambert, “Automatic” 
Eric Church, “Give Me Back My Hometown” 
Glen Campbell, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” 
Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill, “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” 

Best Country Duo or Group Performance

The Band Perry, “Gentle On My Mind” 
Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill, “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” 
Keith Urban ft. Eric Church, “Raise ‘Em Up” 
Little Big Town, “Day Drinking” 
Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, “Something Bad”

Best Rap Album

Best Rap Performance


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