Recording Academy Announces 2014 Grammy Nominees

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Tonight from the Nokia Theater in L.A., the Recording Academy announced nominees for the 56th annual Grammy Awards. Leading the nominations is Jay Z, who has nine nods. Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and Pharrell Williams all came in second with seven nominations. And in a pleasant surprise, Neko Case, The National and Vampire Weekend are up for an award in the Best Alternative Album category.

Take a look at the full list below. And while we’re here, can we talk about how it’s a little weird to see Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” getting a Grammy nomination in 2014? You can check out our own favorite albums of the year here.

The Grammys  are set to air Jan. 26 on CBS starting at 8 p.m. EST.

Album Of The Year:
The Blessed Unrest — Sara Bareilles
Random Access MemoriesDaft Punk 
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City — Kendrick Lamar
The Heist — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
RedTaylor 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 

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

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

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 DayDavid Bowie 
Mechanical BullKings Of Leon 
Celebration DayLed Zeppelin 
…Like ClockworkQueens Of The Stone Age 
Psychedelic PillNeil Young With Crazy Horse

Best Alternative Music Album:
The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love YouNeko Case 
Trouble Will Find Me — The National
Hesitation MarksNine Inch Nails 
LonerismTame Impala 
Modern Vampires Of The CityVampire 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 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 FutureJohn 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 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 Album:
Night Train — Jason Aldean
Two Lanes Of Freedom — Tim McGraw
Same Trailer Different ParkKacey Musgraves 
Based On A True Story — Blake Shelton
RedTaylor Swift 

Best Americana Album:
Old Yellow Moon — Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell 
Love Has Come For YouSteve Martin & Edie Brickell
Buddy And Jim — Buddy Miller And Jim Lauderdale 
One True VineMavis Staples 
Songbook — Allen Toussaint

Best Comedy Album:
Calm Down Gurrl — Kathy Griffin
I’m Here To HelpCraig Ferguson 
A Little Unprofessional — Ron White
LiveTig Notaro 
That’s What I’m Talkin’ About — Bob Saget

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