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Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z and Macklemore lead the pack with a combined 23 nominations, including Album Of The Year nods for the upcoming 56th Annual Grammy Awards. Other highlights include 7 noms apiece for Pharrell and Justin Timberlake including Producer of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, respectively. Meanwhile Yeezus boasts a surprisingly lackluster presence across the board, though the project is present in the categories that arguably matter the most; Kanye West‘s latest LP received nominations for Best Rap Song for “New Slaves” and Best Rap Album. Outside of a Pop Duo/Group Performance nomination for his performance on JT’s “Suit & Tie”, Jay Z’s nominations are also limited to the rap categories. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will go head to head with Kendrick Lamar and James Blake for Best New Artist. It is worth noting that Salaam Remi, Mack Wilds, Hiatus Kaiyote and Snarky Puppy are also up for awards. Check the text below to view the major nods for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. Read the full list of nominations and more at Grammy.com.

56th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations:

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

Album of the Year
Sara Bareilles – The Blessed Unrest
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist
Taylor Swift – Red

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

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

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

Best Pop Vocal Album
Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience: The Complete Experience
Lorde – Pure Heroine
Lana Del Rey – Paradise
Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox

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

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

Best Rock Performance
Alabama Shakes – “Always Alright”
David Bowie – “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”
Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive”
Led Zeppelin – “Kashmir” (Live)
Queens Of The Stone Age – “My God Is The Sun”
Jack White – “I’m Shakin'”

Best Rock Album:
Black Sabbath – 13
David Bowie – The Next Day
Kings of Leon – Mechanical Bull
Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day
Queens Of The Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
Neil Young With Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill

Best Rock Song
Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear – “Cut Me Some Slack”
Gary Clark Jr. – “Messin’ Around”
The Rolling Stones – “Doom and Gloom”
Muse – “Panic Station”
Black Sabbath “God Is Dead?”

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

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

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Tamar Braxton – Love And War
Fantasia – Side Effects Of You
Salaam Remi – One: In The Chamber
Rihanna – Unapologetic
Mack Wilds – New York: A Love Story

Best R&B Album
Faith Evans – R&B Divas
Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire
John Legend – Love In The Future
Chrisette Michele – Better
TGT – Three Kings

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

Best Rap Song
ASAP Rocky Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – “Fuckin’ Problem”
Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake – “Holy Grail”
Kanye West – “New Slaves”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Thrift Shop”
Drake – “Started From the Bottom”

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

Best Rap Album
Drake – Nothing Was The Same
Jay Z – Magna Carta…Holy Grail
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist
Kanye West – Yeezus

Best Country Album
Jason Aldean – Night Train
Tim McGraw – Two Lanes Of Freedom
Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer Different Park
Blake Shelton – Based On A True Story
Taylor Swift – Red

Best Song Written For Visual Media
Coldplay – “Atlas” (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
Jessie J – “Silver Lining” (The Silver Linings Playbook) Adele – “Skyfall” (Skyfall)
Colbie Caillat Featuring Gavin DeGraw – “We Both Know” (Safe Haven)
Lana Del Rey – “Young and Beautiful” (The Great Gatsby)
Regina Spektor – “You’ve Got Time” (Orange Is the New Black)

Producer of the Year
Rob Cavallo
Dr. Luke
Ariel Rechtshaid
Jeff Tweedy
Pharrell Williams

Comments

  • jd

    Macklemore is a brilliant marketer… Congrats to him and his whole team. Huge year.

  • Monica C.

    Think the Grammy’s have gone too mainstream , but nonetheless glad great artists like Imagine Dragons, Kendrick, Q-Tip and Macklemore have a presence.