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2014 Grammy Nominations

Rap royal Jay Z reigns over 2014 Grammy nominations with a whopping nine nods to his credit. Jay has his name listed in categories including Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song, and more.

Justin Timberlake follows with seven nods as do Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.  My boy Drake stands to take home 5 trophies for his five nominations while Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, and Lorde trail with four a piece. I am happy to see Tamar Braxton featured in the list as she killed it this year with her Love and War offering.

Before see who will take home the coveted trophies on Sunday, January 26, tuck in below to see a full list of nominees:

2014 Grammy Nominations

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
“Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons
“Royals” – Lorde
“Locked Out of Heaven” – Bruno Mars
“Blurred Lines”- Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell and T.I.

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

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

Best Rap Album
Nothing Was the Same – Drake
Magna Carta…Holy Grail – Jay Z
good kid, m.A.A.d city – Kendrick Lamar
Yeezus – Kanye West
The Heist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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

Best Rap Song
“F***in’ Problems” – A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz, & Kendrick Lamar
“Holy Grail” – Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake
“New Slaves” – Kanye West
“Started From the Bottom” – Drake
“Thrift Shop” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz

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

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

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 Performance
“Love and War” – Tamar Braxton
“Best of Me” – Anthony Hamilton
“Nakamarra” – Hiatus Kaiyote feat. Q-Tip
“How Many Drinks?” – Miguel feat. 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 R&B Song
“Best of Me” – Anthony Hamilton
“Love and War” – Tamar Braxton
“Only One” – PJ Morton feat. Stevie Wonder
“Pusher Love Girl” – Justin Timberlake
“Without Me” – Fantasia feat. Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliott

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

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

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

Best Dance Recording
“Need U (100%)” – Duke Dumont feat. A*M*E & MNEK
“Sweet Nothing” – Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch
“Atmosphere” – Kaskade
“This Is What It Feels Like” – Armin Van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie
“Clarity” – Zedd feat. Foxes

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Rob Cavallo
Dr. Luke
Ariel Rechtshaid
Jeff Tweedy
Pharrell

Best Short Form Music Video
“Safe and Sound” – Capital Cities
“Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film” – Jay Z
“Can’t Hold Us” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton
“Suit & Tie” – Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z
“I’m Shakin’” – Jack White

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

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
“Break Every Chain [Live]” –Tasha Cobbs
“Hurricane” — Natalie Grant
“Lord, I Need You” — Matt Maher
“Overcomer” — Mandisa
“If He Did It Before… Same God [Live]” — Tye Tribbett

Best Gospel Song
“Have Your Way” — Calvin Frazier & Deitrick Haddon, songwriters (Deitrick Haddon)
“If He Did It Before… Same God [Live]” — Tye Tribbett, songwriter (Tye Tribbett)
“If I Believe” — Wirlie Morris, Michael Paran, Charlie Wilson & Mahin Wilson, songwriters (Charlie Wilson)
“A Little More Jesus” — Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Erica Campbell)
“Still” — Percy Bady, songwriter (Percy Bady Featuring Lowell Pye)

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