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

Carl Williott | December 6, 2013 8:43 pm

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.