Grammy Nominations 2014: Jay Z Leads Pack with Nine Nods

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By Simi John | December 7, 2013 8:59 PM EST

The nominees for the 56th annual Grammy Awards were announced during The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! television event.

American rapper Jay Z earned nine nominations including nods for Best Rap Song, Best Rap Album and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar and Justin Timberlake have seven nominations each, while Drake picked up five. Country crooner Taylor Swift has four nominations, including Album of the Year, for Red and New Zealand singer Lorde is nominated for Best Record and Best Song.

During the event, hosted by LL Cool J, there was also musical treat from Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Robin Thicke with T.I. and Earth, Wind & Fire, Lorde, and Keith Urban with Miguel.

The award ceremony will be held on 26 January and will be aired live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The full Grammy nominations list is available on the show's website. A partial list of nominees is below.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Sara Bareilles – The Blessed Unrest
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist
Taylor Swift – Red

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky
Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
Lorde – Royals
Bruno Mars – Locked Out of Heaven
Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell Williams & T.I. – Blurred Lines

SONG OF THE YEAR
Pink feat. Nate Reuss – Just Give Me a Reason
Bruno Mars – Locked Out of Heaven
Katy Perry – Roar
Lorde – Royals
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert – Same Love

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

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
Sara Bareilles – Brave
Lorde – Royals
Bruno Mars – When I Was Your Man
Katy Perry – Roar
Justin Timberlake - Mirrors

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
Lana Del Rey – Paradise
Lorde – Pure Heroine
Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox
Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM
Tony Bennett & Various Artist – Viva Duets
Michael Buble – To Be Loved
Gloria Estefan – The Standards
Cee Lo Green – Cee Lo’s Magic Moment
Dionne Warwick – Now

BEST COUNTRY SONG
Taylor Swift – Begin Again
Lee Brice – I Drive Your Truck
Miranda Lambert – Mama’s Broken Heart
Kacey Musgraves – Merry Go Round
Blake Shelton – Mine Would Be You

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
Jason Aldean – Night Train
Tim McGraw – Two Lanes of Freedom
Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer, Different Park
Blake Shelton – Based on a True Story
Taylor Swift – Red

BEST DANCE ALBUM
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
Disclosure – Settle
Calvin Harris – 18 Months
Kaskade – Atmosphere
Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the Sun

BEST ROCK ALBUM
Black Sabbath – 13
David Bowie – The Next Day
Kings of Leon – Mechanical Bull
Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day
Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
Neil Young With Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill

BEST R&B SONG
Anthony Hamilton – Best of Me
Tamar Braxton – Love and War
PJ Morton feat. Stevie Wonder – Only One
Justin Timberlake – Pusher Love Girl
Fantasia feat. Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliot – Without Me

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
Tamar Braxton – Love and War
Fantasia – Side Effects of You
Salaam Remi – One: In the Chamber
Rihanna – Unapologetic
Mack Wilds – New York: A Love Story

BEST R&B ALBUM
Faith Evans – R&B Divas
Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire
John Legend – Love in the Future
Chrisette Michele – Better
TGT – Three Kings

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE
Drake – Started From the Bottom
Eminem – Berzerk
Jay Z – Tom Ford
Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz – Thrift Shop

BEST RAP ALBUM
Drake – Nothing Was the Same
Jay Z – Magna Carta… Holy Grail
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist
Kanye West – Yeezus

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