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2014 Grammy Nominations: Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore Receive Multiple Nods

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Chart-topping rap superstars Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis garnered the most nominations for the 2014 Grammy Awards. Hov tops this year’s list with nine mentions, including Best Rap Album for ‘Magna Carter…Holy Grail.’

Lamar and Macklemore both nabbed seven nominations apiece and will also compete against each other in the coveted Album of the Year category for ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’ and ‘The Heist,’ respectively.

Justin Timberlake also also received seven nods, including Best Pop Duo/Performance for ‘Suit & Tie’ with Jay Z. Surprisingly, JT’s album, ‘The 20/20 Experience,’ which was the best-selling album of 2013, didn’t receive an Album of the Year mention.

Pharrell Williams also grabbed seven nominations mostly for his two collaborative hit singles: Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ and Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines.’

Other multiple-nominated candidates include Drake with five nods, including Best Rap Album for ‘Nothing Was the Same.’ Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars nabbed four mentions. R&B artists Tamar Braxton and Robin Thicke received three mentions and Kanye West and Miguel garnered two nominations.

CBS will televise the 56th Annual Grammy Awards live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Jan. 26 at 8PM ET.

2014 Grammy Nominees:

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 Leiws
‘Red’ — Taylor Swift

Record of the Year

‘Get Lucky’ — Daft Punk and Pharrell
‘Radioactive’ — Imagine Dragons
‘Royals’ — Lorde
‘Locked Out of Heaven’ — Bruno Mars
‘Blurred Lines’ — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. and Pharrell

Song of the Year

‘Just Give Me a Reason’ — Pink Featuring Nate Ruess
‘Locked Out of Heaven’ — Bruno Mars
‘Roar’ — Katy Perry
‘Royals’ — Lorde
‘Same Love’ — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Mary Lambert

Best New Artist

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

Rap Field:

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 Featuring Wanz

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

‘Power Trip’ — J. Cole feat. Miguel
‘Part II (On The Run)’ — Jay Z Featuring Beyonce
‘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 Song

‘F—in’ Problems’ — ASAP Rocky Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & 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

R&B Field:

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 Featuring Q-Tip
‘How Many Drinks?’ — Miguel Featuring 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 Featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliott

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

Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams — ‘Get Lucky’
Pink Featuring Nate Ruess — ‘Just Give Me a Reason’
Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko — ‘Stay’
Robin Thicke Featuring Pharrell, and T.I. — ‘Blurred Lines’
Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z — ‘Suit & Tie’

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

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Rob Cavallo
Dr. Luke
Ariel Rechtshaid
Jeff Tweedy
Pharrell Williams

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 Featuring Ray Dalton
‘Suit & Tie’ — Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z
‘I’m Shakin” — Jack White

See the Full 2014 Grammy Nomination List

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