2014 Grammy Nominations: Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar Snag Major Nods

Dec 6th, 2013 // 6 Comments
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Even without Drake, the show must go on! And so tonight (December 6) we learned who is up for music’s biggest awards at The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! (that is not an indicator of our actual excitement level, it’s the honest-to-god name of the thing). In between performances from the likes of Taylor Swift and Lorde, and boilerplate Grammy hype from anthropomorphic Kangol hat LL Cool J, we actually got the nominees for next year’s ceremony. And they were kind of unpredictable!

Sure, you had the requisite honors for “Get Lucky,” “Blurred Lines,” Pink, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and all things Macklemore, but Lorde also joined the big leagues with Song and Record of the year nominations, while Sara Bareilles improbably scored an Album of the Year nomination.

Head below to see the list of nominees for the 56th annual Grammy Awards, which will air live on CBS at 8 p.m. EST on January 26. That gives you plenty of time to argue about the biggest snubs (Justin Timberlake??) and surprises (Kendrick Lamar for Album Of The Year!).

RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk ft. Pharrell
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Royals” — Lorde
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Bruno Mars
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & 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

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 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 ft. Pharrell
“Just Give Me A Reason” — Pink ft. Nate Ruess
“Stay” — Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell
“Suit & Tie” — Justin Timberlake ft. Jay Z

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 DANCE RECORDING
“Need U” — Duke Dumont ft. A*M*E & MNEK
“Sweet Nothing” — Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch
“Atmosphere” — Kaskade
“This Is What It Feels Like” — Armin Van Buuren Featuring Trevor Guthrie
“Clarity” — Zedd ft. Foxes

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 TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM
Viva Duets — Tony Bennett & Various Artists
To Be Loved — Michael Buble
The Standards — Gloria Estefan
Cee Lo’s Magic Moment — Cee Lo Green
Now — Dionne Warwick

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE
“Always Alright” — Alabama Shakes
“The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” — David Bowie
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Kashmir” — Led Zeppelin
“My God Is The Sun” — Queens Of The Stone Age
“I’m Shakin’” — Jack White

BEST ROCK SONG
“Ain’t Messin ‘Round” — Gary Clark Jr.
“Cut Me Some Slack” — Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear
“Doom & Gloom” — The Rolling Stones
“God Is Dead?” — Black Sabbath
“Panic Station” — Muse

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 & 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 R&B SONG
“Best Of Me” — Anthony Hamilton
“Love And War” — Tamar Braxton
“Only One” — PJ Morton ft. Stevie Wonder
“Pusher Love Girl” — Justin Timberlake
“Without Me” — Fantasia ft. Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliott

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. Beyonce
“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 SONG
“Fuckin’ Problems” — A$AP Rocky ft. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar
“Holy Grail” — Jay Z ft. Justin Timberlake
“New Slaves” — Kanye West
“Started From The Bottom” — Drake
“Thrift Shop” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. 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 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

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
Rob Cavallo
Dr. Luke
Ariel Rechtshaid
Jeff Tweedy
Pharrell Williams

Catch the full list of Grammy nominees here.

  1. Naomi

    I’m really surprised how JT got snubbed from the big categories. It really doesn’t make any sense to me. At least they could have nominated him. But I’m glad he got nominated in the other categories, I guess. But congrats to Lana Del Rey finally getting two nominations (Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Song Written for Visual Media). I hope at least she wins one of them.

  2. Why no Paramore??? Why??? T_T

    • JR

      Have to admit, I completely agree. It has surprisingly been my most played album this year, I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did. The critics agreed and I was sure they would be recognised in their own category, possibly even Album of the Year, as they tend to throw in a rock group usually. Not one nomination has been the biggest disappointment for me, at minimal I thought Now would get a Rock Song nom.

  3. toby

    pharrell definitely deserves producer of the year. blurred lines will win record of the year. royals should win song of the year. best new artist will go to either rapper and they both deserve it (suck it ed). and album of the year is a tossup and depends on what the academy is feeling this year (just hope it’s not taylor her ego can’t take it)

  4. noah

    there are alot of people in the same catagory that i want to win i just hope for album of the year taylor swift do not win it i dont like her at all but i bet she will i hope they give it to macklamore or kendrick lamar.

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