Jay Z, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Among Grammy Nominees


The 56th Annual Grammy Awards kicked off its festivities last night with The Grammy Nominations Concert Live. Now, its almost time to get down to business. A few days ago a commercial for the coveted awards show featuring Eminem was released. Now, the association has unveiled the full list of nominees. Leading the way in nominations is Jay Z with a whopping nine. Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Justin Timberlake each hold seven respectively. Drake is also looking for a big haul with five.

The Grammys will air Sunday January 26 at 8/7c on CBS.

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

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

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

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

Best Rap Song
“F***in’ Problems” Tauheed Epps, Aubrey Graham, Kendrick Lamar, Rakim Mayers & Noah Shebib, songwriters (ASAP Rocky Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
“Holy Grail” Shawn Carter, Terius Nash, J. Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic, songwriters) (Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake)
“New Slaves” Christopher Breaux, Ben Bronfman, Mike Dean, Louis Johnson, Malik Jones, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, Che Smith, Kanye West & Cydell Young, songwriters (Anna Adamis & Gabor Presser, songwriters) (Kanye West)
“Started From The Bottom” W. Coleman, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Bruno Sanfilippo, songwriter) (Drake)
“Thrift Shop” Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz)

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

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Brave” Sara Bareilles
“Royals” Lorde
“When I Was Your Man” Bruno Mars
“Roar” Katy Perry
“Mirrors” Justin Timberlake

Song of the Year
“Just Give Me A Reason,” Pink f/ Nate Ruess
“Locked Out Of Heaven,” Bruno Mars
“Roar,” Katy Perry
“Royals,” Lorde
“Same Love,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/ Mary Lambert

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 f/ T.I. & Pharrell Williams

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

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Random Access Memories Daft Punk
Settle Disclosure
18 Months Calvin Harris
Atmosphere Kaskade
A Color Map Of The Sun Pretty Lights

Best Dance Recording
“Need U (100%)” Duke Dumont f/ A*M*E & MNEK
“Sweet Nothing” Calvin Harris f/ Florence Welch
“Atmosphere” Kaskade
“This Is What It Feels Like” Armin Van Buuren f/ Trevor Guthrie
“Clarity” Zedd f/ Foxes

Best Alternative Music Album
The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You Neko Case
Trouble Will Find Me The National
Hesitation Marks Nine Inch Nails
Lonerism Tame Impala
Modern Vampires Of The City Vampire Weekend

Best R&B Performance
“Love And War” Tamar Braxton
“Best Of Me” Anthony Hamilton
“Nakamarra” Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip
“How Many Drinks?” Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Something” Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Love And 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 Traditional R&B Performance
“Please Come Home” Gary Clark Jr.
“Get It Right” Fantasia
“Quiet Fire” Maysa
“Hey Laura” Gregory Porter
“Yesterday” Ryan Shaw

Best R&B Song
“Best Of Me” Anthony Hamilton & Jairus Mozee, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton)
“Love And War” Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper, Jr., LaShawn Daniels & Makeba Riddick, songwriters (Tamar Braxton)
“Only One” PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring Stevie Wonder)
“Pusher Love Girl” James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)
“Without Me” Fantasia Barrino, Missy Elliott, Al Sherrod Lambert, Harmony Samuels & Kyle Stewart, songwriters (Fantasia Featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot)

Best Reggae Album
One Love, One Life Beres Hammond
Ziggy Marley In Concert Ziggy Marley
The Messiah Sizzla
Reggae Connection Sly & Robbie And The Jam Masters
Reincarnated Snoop Lion

Producer of the Year, Non-classical
Rob Cavallo
Dr. Luke
Ariel Rechtshaid
Jeff Tweedy
Pharrell Williams

[via Grammys]

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  • chepling

    what a load of shit

  • BrianRaider

    Kendrick Should Have A Big Night. But Peep This Take Care A 2011 Album Wins For Rap Album Of The Year Kendrick Doesn’t Get Any Nods Last Year But Drake Gets Nominated For NWTS This Time. Weird Isn’t It? Anyways GKMC, MCHG, & NWTS Are All Great LP’s I Predict Kendrick Will A Have A Big Night. & Hov Laced Us For Magna Carta He Deserves A Couple If Not More.!

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  • Jordan

    Am i the only person that’s outraged that MCHG, Yeezus and to a lesser extent NWTS have been nominated for Best Rap Album but both Born Sinner and My Name Is My Name haven’t

  • cBoy

    My name is my name didnt make the deadline…… probably will be nominated next year. But I can’t get behind Macklemore’s album as a rap album.

    • future howell

      Yeah just like GKMC came out in October 2012 and it’s just now being nominated in 2014. And I guess you can label Macklemore’s album as a rap album. But other real rap artist deserve that spot.

  • future howell

    J Cole will always be an underrated artist. Especially if something as great as Born Sinner isn’t acknowledged. Who cares about the Grammys anyway. The person who deserves the award rarely ever wins. If Macklemore wins Best Rap Album and not Kendrick or even Jay Z then I will have lost all hope in the credibility of the Grammys.