56th Grammy Awards (2014): Few Things to Know about Year’s Biggest Music’s Night

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By jaskiran kaur | December 9, 2013 7:11 PM EST

On Dec. 6, 2013, the nominations for Grammy Awards (2014) were announced. The event took place as an annual nominations concert called The Grammy Nominations Concert Live- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night. It was hosted by LL Cool J. The highlights of the concert were performances by some of the nominees like: Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Taylor Swift, Robin Thicke and Taylor Swift. Along with the performances, the nominees for 56th Annual Grammy Awards (2014) were also announced.

Things to Know about 56th Annual Grammy Awards (2014)

56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014 will be held on Jan. 26, 2014. The music's biggest night will be celebrated in Staples Center in Los Angeles. And the show will broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/P.

The nominations of the show that were announced in the Grammy Nomination Concert Live are announced for the works of the artists within the eligibility period of Oct. 1, 2012 through Sep. 30, 2013.

A new addition has been made to categories of Grammy Awards in 2014. New Category for Best American Roots Song has been added to the American Roots Music Field. And the category Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category has been renamed as Best Metal Performance.

Also, ten music teachers from ten cities across eight states have been announced as nominees for Grammy's first-ever Music Educator Award. The ten finalists were chosen from 30,000 nominations from 50 states across the world. The award recognizes music educators from kindergarten through college who is contributing significantly in the field of music education. The recipient of the award will receive a $ 10,000 reward and the other 9 finalists will receive a $1000 reward.

56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014 have the total number of 82 categories.  

Read below, the list of the 56th Grammy Awards (2014) nominations in major categories:

Record Of The Year

Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams "Get Lucky"
Imagine Dragons "Radioactive"
Lorde "Royals"
Bruno Mars "Locked Out Of Heaven"
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell "Blurred Lines"

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"

Song Of The Year

Pink Featuring Nate Ruess "Just Give Me A Reason"
Bruno Mars "Locked Out Of Heaven"
Katy Perry "Roar"
Lorde "Royals"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring 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 Duo/Group Performance

Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams "Get Lucky"
Pink Featuring Nate Ruess "Just Give Me A Reason"
Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko "Stay"
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell "Blurred Lines"
Justin Timberlake & Jay Z "Suit & Tie"

Best Pop Vocal Album

Lana Del Ray - Paradise

Lorde- Pure Heroine

Bruno Mars- Unorthodox Jukebox

 Robin Thicke- Blurred Lines

Justin Timberlake- The 20/20/ Experience

Best Rock Performance 

Alabama Shakes- Always Alright

David Bowie- The Stars

Imagine Dragons- Radioactive

Led Zepplin- Kashmir

Queens of the Stone Age- My God is the Sun

Jack White- I'm Shakin'

Best Metal Performance

Anthrax- T.N.T

Black Sabbath- God is Dead?

Dream Theater- The Enemy Inside

Killswitch Engage- In Due Time

Volbeat Featuring King Diamond- Room 24

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 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"

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 Alternative Album

Neko Case "The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You"
The National "Trouble Will Find Me"
Nine Inch Nails "Hesitation Marks"
Tame Impala "Lonerism"
Vampire Weekend "Modern Vampires Of The City"

Best R&B Performance

Hiatus Kaiyote & Q-Tip "Nakamarra"
Tamar Braxton "Love And War"
Anthony Hamilton "Best Of Me"
Miguel & Kendrick Lamar "How Many Drinks?"
Snarky Puppy & Lalah Hathaway "Something"

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 COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA

Django Unchained

The Great Gatsby (Deluxe Edition)

Les Misérables (Deluxe Edition)

Sound City: Real To Reel

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Capital Cities- Safe And Sound

Jay Z- Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton- Can't Hold Us

Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z- Suit & Tie

Jack White- I'm Shakin'

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