jay z - grammy*Nominations for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® were announced Friday night by The Recording Academy® and reflected one of the most diverse years with the Album Of The Year category alone representing the rap, pop, country and dance/electronica genres, as determined by the voting members of The Academy.

Once again, nominations in select categories for the annual GRAMMY Awards were announced on primetime television as part of “The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night®, a one-hour CBS entertainment special broadcast live from Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on “GRAMMY Sunday,” Jan. 26, 2014, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook. For a complete nominations list, please visit www.grammy.com.

Jay Z tops the nominations with nine; Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake, and Pharrell Williams each garner seven nods; Drake and mastering engineer Bob Ludwig are up for five awards.

“This year’s nominations reflect the talented community of music makers who represent some of the highest levels of excellence and artistry of the year in their respective fields,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “Once again, The Academy’s awards process and its voting membership have produced an impressive list of nominations across various genres promising music fans a spectacular show filled with stellar performances and unique ‘GRAMMY Moments.’ We are off to a great start and look forward to GRAMMY Sunday as Music’s Biggest Nighttakes the stage.”

Following is a sampling of nominations in 82 categories from the GRAMMY Awards’ 30 Fields:

 

GENERAL FIELD

 

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

 

Record Of The Year:

“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams

“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons

“Royals” — Lorde

“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Bruno Mars

“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams

 

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 Musgroves

Ed Sheeran

 

POP FIELD

 

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 Williams

“Suit & Tie” — Justin Timberlake & Jay Z

 

DANCE FIELD

 

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

 

ROCK FIELD

 

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

 

ALTERNATIVE FIELD

 

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

 

R&B FIELD

 

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 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

 

RAP FIELD

 

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 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 

COUNTRY FIELD

 

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

 

JAZZ FIELD 

 

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

 

GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC FIELD 

 

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

 

 

LATIN FIELD

 

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

 

 

AMERICAN ROOTS FIELD 

 

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

 

COMEDY FIELD

 

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

 

source: The Recording Academy/Grammy.org

Barb Dehgan/Lourdes Lopez Patton 
The Recording Academy
barbd@grammy.com/lourdesl@grammy.com

Maureen O’Connor
Rogers & Cowan
moconnor@rogersandcowan.com