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Grammy Awards 2014 Nominations Announced

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It’s that time again! The 56th annual Grammy Awards nominees have been announced. During last night’s nomination concert, actor and singer, LL Cool J, revealed the nominees for the most prestigious music awards of all time. Several of the singers that received nominations also performed during the announcement. Those performers included, Taylor Swift, Robin Thicke with Earth, Wind & Fire, Katy Perry, Lorde, Keith Urban and Miguel.

Below is a list of the 2014 nominees:

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 Leiws
Red – Taylor Swift

Record of the Year
“Get Lucky” – Daft Punk and Pharrell
“Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons
“Royals” – Lorde
“Locked Out of Heaven” – Bruno Mars
“Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke ft. T.I. and Pharrell

Song of the Year
“Just Give Me a Reason” – Pink ft. Nate Ruess
“Locked Out of Heaven” – Bruno Mars
“Roar” – Katy Perry
“Royals” – Lorde
“Same Love” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Mary Lambert

Best New Artist
James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kacey 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 Duo/Group Performance
“Get Lucky” – Daft Punk and Pharrell
“Just Give Me a Reason” – Pink ft. Nate Ruess
“Stay” – Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko
“Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke ft. T.I and Pharrell
“Suit & Tie” – Justin Timberlake ft. 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 Rock Performance
“Always Alright” — Alabama Shakes
“The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” — David Bowie
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Kashmir” (Live) — Led Zeppelin
“My God Is the Sun” — Queens of the Stone Age
“I’m Shakin’” — Jack White

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 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 ft. Q-Tip
“How Many Drinks?” — Miguel ft. 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 Rap Performance
“Started from the Bottom” — Drake
“Berzerk” — Eminem
“Tom Ford” — Jay Z
“Swimming Pools (Drank)” — Kendrick Lamar
“Thrift Shop” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz

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

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 Country Solo Performance
“I Drive Your Truck” — Lee Brice
“I Want Crazy” — Hunter Hayes
“Mama’s Broken Heart” — Miranda Lambert
“Wagon Wheel” — Darius Rucker
“Mine Would Be You” — Blake Shelton

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 Jazz Instrumental Album
Guided Tour — The New Gary Burton Quartet
Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue — Terri Lyne Carrington
Life Forum — Gerald Clayton
Pushing the World Away — Kenny Garrett
Out Here — Christian McBride Trio

Best Gospel Album
Grace (Live) — Tasha Cobbs
Best for Last: 20 Year Celebration Vol. 1 — Donald Lawrence
Best Days Yet — Bishop Paul S. Morton
God Chaser (Live) — William Murphy
Greater Than (Live) — Tye Tribbett

Best Tropical Latin Album
3.0 — Marc Anthony
Como Te Voy a Olvidar — Los Angeles Azules
Pacific Mambo Orchestra — Pacific Mambo Orchestra
Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants — Various Artists
Corazón Profundo — Carlos Vives

Best Americana Album
Old Yellow Moon — Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Love Has Come for You — Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Buddy and Jim — Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale
One True Vine — Mavis Staples
Songbook — Allen Toussaint

Best Comedy Album
Calm Down Gurrl — Kathy Griffin
I’m Here to Help — Craig Ferguson
A Little Unprofessional — Ron White
Live — Tig Notaro
That’s What I’m Talkin’ About — Bob Saget

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

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Grammy Awards 2014 Nominations Announced
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