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56th Grammy Nominations Announced: Nods For Daft Punk, Jay-Z, Drake, Pharrell & Kendrick Lamar

Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced last night by The Recording Academy and French duo Daft Punk have been nominated for Album of The Year, Record of The Year, and Best Dance and Electronic album.

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on “GRAMMY Sunday,” Jan. 26, 2014, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Hip hop megastar 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.

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 Musgraves

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

Andrew Rafter

Andrew Rafter is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster.