Out singer Sam Smith on Friday received
6 Grammy Award nominations, tying with Beyonce and mega-producer
Smith's debut album In the Lonely
Hour is up for album of the year.
Other honors include best new artist
and song and record of the year for his hit single Stay With Me.
The nominations were staggered
throughout the day.
“4 Grammy Nominations and I haven't
even gotten out of bed yet – fucking hell,” Smith captioned a
photo of himself in bed holding up four fingers.
Openly lesbian country singer Brandy
Clark received a nomination for best new artist and her debut album
12 Stories is up for best country album. Clark co-wrote Kacey
Musgraves' hit Follow Your Heart, which encourages fans to
“love who you love.”
CBS will air the Grammy Awards on
Sunday, February 8 live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Musgraves “proud” to represent country music at GLAAD Media