News: 2014 Grammy Nominations Revealed

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The nominees for the 56th annual Grammy Awards have been announced and Jay Z is leading the pack with 9 nominations in 6 different categories! Other top contenders are Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell with 7 nominations each and Drake coming in with 5. The CEO of the recording academy had this to say about the nominations list

This year’s nominations reflect the talented community of music makers who represent some of the highest levels of excellence and artistry of the year in their respective fields

The ceremony will air on January 26 on CBS at 8PM.  Check out the list of nominees below!

Album Of The Year:
The Blessed Unrest — Sara Bareilles
Random Access Memories — Daft Punk
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City — Kendrick Lamar
The Heist — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Red — Taylor Swift

Record Of The Year:
“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Royals” — Lorde
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Bruno Mars
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams

Song Of The Year:
“Just Give Me A Reason” — Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Pink Featuring Nate Ruess)
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
“Roar” — Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter, songwriters (Katy Perry)
“Royals” — Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor, songwriters (Lorde)
“Same Love” — Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Mary Lambert)

Best New Artist:
James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

Best Rap Album
Nothing Was The Same – Drake
Magna Carta…Holy Grail – Jay Z
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City – Kendrick Lamar
The Heist by Macklemore  & Ryan Lewis
Yeezus – Kanye West.

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“Power Trip” – J.Cole Featuring Miguel
“Part II (On The Run)” – Jay Z Featuring Beyoncé
“Holy Grail” – Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
“Now Or Never” – Kendrick Lamar Featuring Mary J. Blige
“Remember You” – Wiz Khalifa Featuring The Weeknd.

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Get Lucky”- Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
“Just Give Me A Reason” – Pink Featuring Nate Ruess
“Stay” – Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko
“Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams
“Suit & Tie” – Justin Timberlake & Jay Z

Best Music Video
“Safe and Sound” – Capital Cities
“Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film” – Jay Z
“Can’t Hold Us” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Ft. Ray Dalton
“Suit & Tie” Justin Timberlake Ft. Jay Z
“I’m Shakin'” – Jack White

Best R&B Performance
“Love & War” – Tamar Braxton
“Best of Me” – Anthony Hamilton
Nakamarra- Hiatus Kaiyote Ft. Q-Tip
How Many Drinks – Miguel Ft. Kendrick Lamar
Something – Snarky Puppy Ft. Lalah Hathaway

Best R&B Song
“Best of Me” – Anthony Hamilton
“Love & War” – Tamar Braxton
“Only One” – PJ Morton Ft. Stevie Wonder
“Pusher Love Girl” – Justin Timberlake
“Without Me” – Fantasia Featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot

Best Urban Contemporary Album
“Love & War” – Tamar Braxton
“Side Effects Of You” – Fantasia
“One In The Chamber” – Salaam Remi
“Unapologetic” – Rihanna
“New York: A Love Story” – Mack Wilds

Best R&B Album
“R&B Divas” – Faith Evans
“Girl On Fire” – Alicia Keys
“Love In The Future” – John Legend
“Better” – Chrisette Michele
“Three Kings” – TGT

Best Rap Performance
“Started From the Bottom” – Drake
“Berzerk” – Eminem
“Tom Ford” – Jay Z
“Swimming Pools (Drank)” – Kendrick Lamar
“Thrift Shop” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

Best Rap Song
“F**** Problems” – ASAP Rocky Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar
“Holy Grail” – Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
“New Slaves” – Kanye West
“Started From The Bottom” – Drake
“Thrift Shop” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

 

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