Grammy Nominations: Beyonce Makes History, Jay-Z, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Top The List


The nominees list for music’s highest anticipated event of the year is out, and it is exactly what everybody expected.

Last year’s show was the second most watched Grammys in history, drawing 39.9 million viewers, and we expect that this year won’t be any different.

Jay-Z topped the list with nine nods. Justin Timberlake and Pharrell Williams received seven nominations each, as did first-time nominees Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar.

Drake landed five noms, while 17-year-old singer and first-time nominee Lorde was nominated in four different categories, including Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.

And Beyonce made history with her nod for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Part II (On the Run)”, making her the most ever nominated woman in Grammy Awards history, with 46 career nominations.

Some of the nominations were announced during a live concert broadcast, which featured performances by Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Lorde and more. A highlight of the show was a tribute to Nelson Mandela, who passed away this weekend.


Here’s a rundown of the most important nominations this year:


Record Of The Year


“Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons”Get Lucky” – Daft Punk ft. Pharrell

“Royals” – Lorde

“Locked Out Of Heaven” – Bruno Mars

“Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke ft. T.I. and Pharrell


Best Pop Duo/Group Performance       


“Get Lucky” – Daft Punk ft. Pharrell

“Just Give Me A Reason” – P!nk ft. Nate Ruess

“Stay” – Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko

“Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke ft. T.I. and Pharrell

“Suit & Tie” – Justin Timberlake ft. Jay Z


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


Best Country Album

Night Train – Jason Aldean

Two Lanes of Freedom – Tim McGraw

Same Trailer Different Park – Kacey Musgraves

Based On A True Story – Blake Shelton

Red – Taylor Swift


Best New Artist

James Blake

Kendrick Lamar

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Kasey Musgraves

Ed Sheeran


Best Pop Solo Performance

“Brave” – Sara Bareilles

“Royals” – Lorde

“When I Was Your Man” – Bruno Mars

“Roar” – Katy Perry

“Mirrors” – Justin Timberlake


Best Pop Vocal Album


Paradise – Lana Del Rey

Pure Heroine – Lorde

Unorthodox Jukebox – Bruno Mars

Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke

The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience – Justin Timberlake


Best Rock Album


13 – Black Sabbath

The Next Day – David Bowie

Mechanical Bull – Kings Of Leon

Celebration Day – Led Zeppelin

Like Clockwork – Queens Of The Stone Age

Psychedelic Pill – Neil Young With Crazy Horse


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 – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Yeezus – Kanye West

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on January 26, 2014 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.


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