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The Huffington Post JANUARY 23, 2014 - by Madeline Boardman

GRAMMY NOMINEES LIST 2014: JAY Z, KENDRICK LAMAR, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AMONG HONORED ARTISTS

Music's biggest stars hit Los Angeles on Friday night for The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! Held at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre, the live concert served as a backdrop for the announcement of the nominees for the 56th annual Grammy Awards.

Hosted by LL Cool J, the show featured performances by Drake, Robin Thicke, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Lorde, among others. All of these artists received Grammy nominations, with Jay Z leading the pack with nine nominations.

The upcoming awards show, which is also set to honor The Beatles and Carole King, will see some category changes for the classic show. New categories include Best American Roots Song and Best Metal Performance.

The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach took home the most awards at February's 55th annual Grammys, with other big winners including Gotye, Kanye West and Jay-Z.

Check out the full list of nominees for the 2014 Grammy awards below and catch the awards show on CBS on January 26, 2014.

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Get Lucky - Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
Royals - Lorde
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell

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

SONG OF THE YEAR
Just Give Me A Reason - Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Pink featuring Nate Ruess)
Locked Out Of Heaven - Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
Roar - Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter, songwriters (Katy Perry)
Royals - Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor, songwriters (Lorde)
Same Love - Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring 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 & Pharrell Williams
Just Give Me A Reason - Pink featuring Nate Ruess
Stay - Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell
Suit & Tie - Justin Timberlake & Jay Z

BEST POP INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
Steppin' Out - Herb Alpert
The Beat - Boney James
Handpicked - Earl Klugh
Summer Horns - Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair & Richard Elliot
Hacienda - Jeff Lorber Fusion

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 (100%) - Duke Dumont featuring A*M*E & MNEK
Sweet Nothing - Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch
Atmosphere - Kaskade
This Is What It Feels Like - Armin Van Buuren featuring Trevor Guthrie
Clarity - Zedd featuring 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 Bublé
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 METAL PERFORMANCE
T.N.T. - Anthrax
God Is Dead? - Black Sabbath
The Enemy Inside - Dream Theater
In Due Time - Killswitch Engage
Room 24 - Volbeat featuring King Diamond

BEST ROCK SONG
Ain't Messin 'Round - Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)
Cut Me Some Slack - Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear)
Doom And Gloom - Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, songwriters (The Rolling Stones)
God Is Dead? - Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi & Ozzy Osbourne, songwriters (Black Sabbath)
Panic Station - Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (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 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 featuring Q-Tip
How Many Drinks? - Miguel featuring Kendrick Lamar
Something - Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway

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 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 featuring Wanz

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION
Power Trip - J. Cole featuring Miguel
Part II (On The Run) - Jay Z featuring Beyoncé
Holy Grail - Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake
Now Or Never - Kendrick Lamar featuring Mary J. Blige
Remember You - Wiz Khalifa featuring The Weeknd

BEST RAP SONG
Fuckin' 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 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 DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
From This Valley - The Civil Wars
Don't Rush - Kelly Clarkson featuring Vince Gill
Your Side Of The Bed - Little Big Town
Highway Don't Care - Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
You Can't Make Old Friends - Kenny Rogers With Dolly Parton

BEST COUNTRY SONG
Begin Again - Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
I Drive Your Truck - Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Jimmy Yeary, songwriters (Lee Brice)
Mama's Broken Heart - Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
Merry Go 'Round - Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)
Mine Would Be You - Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Deric Ruttan, songwriters (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 NEW AGE ALBUM
Lux - Brian Eno
Illumination - Peter Kater
Final Call - Kitaro
Awakening The Fire - R. Carlos Nakai & Will Clipman
Love's River - Laura Sullivan

BEST IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO
Don't Run - Terence Blanchard, soloist
Song For Maura - Paquito D'Rivera, soloist
Song Without Words #4: Duet - Fred Hersch, soloist
Stadium Jazz - Donny McCaslin, soloist
Orbits - Wayne Shorter

BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM
The World According To Andy Bey - Andy Bey
Attachments - Lorraine Feather
Liquid Spirit - Gregory Porter
WomanChild - Cécile McLorin Salvant
After Blue - Tierney Sutton

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 LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM
Brooklyn Babylon - Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
Night In Calisia - Randy Brecker, Wlodek Pawlik Trio & Kalisz Philharmonic
Wild Beauty - Brussels Jazz Orchestra featuring Joe Lovano
March Sublime - Alan Ferber
Intrada - Dave Slonaker Big Band

BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM
La Noche Más Larga - Buika
Song For Maura - Paquito D'Rivera And Trio Corrente
Yo - Roberto Fonseca
Eggūn - Omar Sosa
Latin Jazz-Jazz Latin - Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet

BEST GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE
Break Every Chain [Live] - Tasha Cobbs
Hurricane - Natalie Grant
Lord, I Need You - Matt Maher
Overcomer - Mandisa
If He Did It Before... Same God [Live] - Tye Tribbett

BEST GOSPEL SONG
Have Your Way - Calvin Frazier & Deitrick Haddon, songwriters (Deitrick Haddon)
If He Did It Before... Same God [Live] - Tye Tribbett, songwriter (Tye Tribbett)
If I Believe - Wirlie Morris, Michael Paran, Charlie Wilson & Mahin Wilson, songwriters (Charlie Wilson)
A Little More Jesus - Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Erica Campbell)
Still - Percy Bady, songwriter (Percy Bady featuring Lowell Pye)

BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC SONG
Hurricane - Matt Bronleewe, Natalie Grant & Cindy Morgan, songwriters (Natalie Grant)
Love Take Me Over - Steven Curtis Chapman, songwriter (Steven Curtis Chapman)
Overcomer - David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Mandisa)
Speak Life - Toby McKeehan, Jamie Moore & Ryan Stevenson, songwriters (Tobymac)
Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies) - Ed Cash, Scott Cash & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris Tomlin)

BEST GOSPEL ALBUM
Grace [Live] - Tasha Cobbs
Best For Last: 20 Year Celebration Vol. 1 [Live] - Donald Lawrence
Best Days Yet - Bishop Paul S. Morton
God Chaser [Live] - William Murphy
Greater Than [Live] - Tye Tribbett

BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ALBUM
We Won't Be Shaken - Building 429
All The People Said Amen [Live] - Matt Maher
Overcomer - Mandisa
Your Grace Finds Me [Live] - Matt Redman
Burning Lights - Chris Tomlin

BEST LATIN POP ALBUM
Faith, Hope Y Amor - Frankie J
Viajero Frecuente - Ricardo Montaner
Vida - Draco Rosa
Syntek - Aleks Syntek
12 Historias - Tommy Torres

BEST LATIN ROCK, URBAN OR ALTERNATIVE ALBUM
El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco - Café Tacuba
Ojo Por Ojo - El Tri
Chances - Illya Kuryaki And The Valderramas
Treinta Días - La Santa Cecilia
Repeat After Me - Los Amigos Invisibles

BEST REGIONAL MEXICAN MUSIC ALBUM (INCLUDING TEJANO)
El Free - Banda Los Recoditos
En Peligro De Extinción - Intocable
A Mi Manera - Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
Romeo Y Su Nieta - Paquita La Del Barrio
13 Celebrando El 13 - Joan Sebastian

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 AMERICAN ROOTS SONG
Build Me Up From Bones - Sarah Jarosz, songwriter (Sarah Jarosz)
Invisible - Steve Earle, songwriter (Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses))
Keep Your Dirty Lights On - Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott, songwriters (Tim O'Brien And Darrell Scott)
Love Has Come For You - Edie Brickell & Steve Martin, songwriters (Steve Martin & Edie Brickell)
Shrimp Po-Boy, Dressed - Allen Toussaint, songwriter (Allen Toussaint)

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 BLUEGRASS ALBUM
It's Just A Road - The Boxcars
Brothers Of The Highway - Dailey & Vincent
This World Oft Can Be - Della Mae
Three Chords And The Truth - James King
The Streets Of Baltimore - Del McCoury Band

BEST BLUES ALBUM
Remembering Little Walter - Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia & James Harman
Cotton Mouth Man - James Cotton
Get Up! - Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite
Seesaw - Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
Down In Louisiana - Bobby Rush

BEST FOLK ALBUM
My Favorite Picture Of You - Guy Clark
Sweetheart Of The Sun - The Greencards
Build Me Up From Bones - Sarah Jarosz
The Ash & Clay - The Milk Carton Kids
They All Played For Us: Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary Celebration - (Various Artists)

BEST REGIONAL ROOTS MUSIC ALBUM
The Life & Times Of...The Hot 8 Brass Band - Hot 8 Brass Band
Hula Ku'i - Kahulanui
Le Fou - Zachary Richard
Dockside Sessions - Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience
Apache Blessing & Crown Dance Songs - Joe Tohonnie Jr.

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

BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM
Savor Flamenco - Gipsy Kings
No Place For My Dream - Femi Kuti
Live: Singing For Peace Around The World - Ladysmith Black Mambazo
The Living Room Sessions Part 2 - Ravi Shankar

BEST CHILDREN'S ALBUM
Blue Clouds - Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower
The Mighty Sky - Beth Nielsen Chapman
Recess - Justin Roberts
Singing Our Way Through: Songs For The World's Bravest Kids - Alastair Moock & Friends
Throw A Penny In The Wishing Well - Jennifer Gasoi

BEST SPOKEN WORD ALBUM (INCLUDES POETRY, AUDIO BOOKS & STORYTELLING)
America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't - Stephen Colbert
Carrie And Me - Carol Burnett
Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls - David Sedaris
Still Foolin' 'Em - Billy Crystal
The Storm King - Pete Seeger

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

BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM
Kinky Boots
Matilda: The Musical
Motown The Musical

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
Django Unchained - (Various Artists)
The Great Gatsby (Deluxe Edition) - (Various Artists)
Les Misérables (Deluxe Edition) - (Various Artists)
Muscle Shoals - (Various Artists)
Sound City: Real To Reel - Dave Grohl & Various Artists

BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
Argo
The Great Gatsby
Life Of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall
Zero Dark Thirty

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA
Atlas - Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)
Silver Lining - Diane Warren, songwriter (Jessie J)
Skyfall - Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)
We Both Know - Colbie Caillat & Gavin DeGraw, songwriters (Colbie Caillat featuring Gavin DeGraw)
Young And Beautiful - Lana Del Rey & Rick Nowels, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
You've Got Time - Regina Spektor, songwriter (Regina Spektor)

BEST INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITION
Bound Away - Chuck Owen, composer (Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge)
California Pictures For String Quartet - Gordon Goodwin, composer (Quartet San Francisco)
Koko On The Boulevard - Scott Healy, composer (Scott Healy Ensemble)
Pensamientos For Solo Alto Saxophone And Chamber Orchestra - Clare Fischer, composer (The Clare Fischer Orchestra)
String Quartet No. 1: Funky Diversion In Three Parts - Vince Mendoza, composer (Quartet San Francisco)

BEST INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGEMENT
Invitation - Kim Richmond, arranger (The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra)
On Green Dolphin Street - Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band)
Side Hikes - A Ridge Away - Chuck Owen, arranger (Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge)
Skylark - Nan Schwartz, arranger (Amy Dickson)
Wild Beauty - Gil Goldstein, arranger (Brussels Jazz Orchestra featuring Joe Lovano)

BEST INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGEMENT ACCOMPANYING VOCALIST(S)
La Vida Nos Espera - Nan Schwartz, arranger (Gian Marco)
Let's Fall In Love - Chris Walden, arranger (Calabria Foti featuring Seth MacFarlane)
The Moon's A Harsh Mistress - John Hollenbeck, arranger (John Hollenbeck)
Swing Low - Gil Goldstein, arranger (Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza Spalding)
What A Wonderful World - Shelly Berg, arranger (Gloria Estefan)

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Safe And Sound - Capital Cities
Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film - Jay Z
Can't Hold Us - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton
Suit & Tie - Justin Timberlake featuring Jay Z
I'm Shakin' - Jack White


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