56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014 | Nominations Revealed


It’s that time of the year again where the music industries elite gather to see who the nominees are for the annual Grammy awards. Jay-Z leads the pack for 2014 with 9 nods despite having a rather mediocre album. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams and Justin Timberlake all got 7 each.

The most interesting category for me though is Best Rap Album. “Yeezus” made the cut along with Drake’s “NWTS” but J. Cole’s “Born Sinner” got overlooked. Tragic.

Check the full list of nominees after the jump…

Album Of The Year
The Blessed Unrest- Sara Baraeilles
Random Access Memory- Daft Punk
Good Kidd, Madd City- Kendrick Lamar
The Heist- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Red- Taylor Swift

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

Song Of The Year
Just Give Me A Reason- Pink
Locked Out Of Heaven- Bruno Mars
Roar- Katy Perry
Royals- Lorde
Same Love- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Pop Duo/Group Collaboration
Get Lucky Daft Punk ft. Pharrell
Just Give Me A Reason – Pink ft Nate Ruess
Stay- Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko
Blurred Lines- Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell
Suit And Tie- Justin Timberlake

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

Best Producer (non-classical)
Rob Cavallo
Dr. Luke
Ariel Rechtshaid
Jeff Tweedy
Pharrell Williams

Record Of The Year
Get Lucky- Daft Punk ft. Pharrell
Radioactive Dragoons- Imagine Dragons
Royals- Lorde
Locked Out Of Heaven- Bruno Mars
Blurred Lines- Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell

Best Pop Solo Performance
Brave- Sara Bareilles
When I Was Your Man

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

Best Traditional Pop vocal album
Viva Duets, Tony Bennett and various artists
To Be Loved, Michael Bublé
The Standards, Gloria Estefan
Cee Lo’s Magic Moment, Cee Lo Green
Now, Dionne Warwick

Best R&B Performance
Love & War- Tamar Braxton
Best Of Me- Anthony Hamilton
Nakamarra- Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip
How Many Drinks- Miguel Ft. 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 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 R&B Song
Best Of Me- Anthony Hamilton
Love & War- Tamar Braxton
Only One- PJ Morton
Pusher Love Girl- Justin Timberlake
Without Me- Fantasia & Missy Elliott

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Love & War- Tamar Braxton
Side Effects Of You- Fantasia Barrino
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 Michelle
Three Kings- TGT

Best Rap Performance
Started From The Bottom- Drake
Berzerk- Eminem
Tom Ford- Jay-Z
Swimming Pools- Kendrick lamar
Thrift Shop- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Rap song
F—— Problems (performed by ASAP Rocky featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar)
Holy Grail (Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake)
New Slaves (Kanye West)
Started From the Bottom (Drake)
Thrift Shop (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz)

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Power Trip- J. Cole ft. Miguel
Part 2: On The Run Jay-Z ft. Beyonce
Holy Grail Jay-Z ft Justin Timberlake
Now or Never- Kendrick Lamar ft. Mary J. Blige
Remember You- Wiz Khalifa ft. The Weeknd

Any one else get overlooked? Leave a comment below…