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2014 Grammy Award Nominees Announced

Written by Greg Moskovitch on 8th December, 2013

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Nominations for the 2014 Grammy Awards were announced today at the annual nominations concert, hosted by LL Cool J who hosted the 2013 ceremony, and which featured performances from nominees Lorde, Taylor Swift, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Katy Perry, and Robin Thicke.

Antipodeans scored big in this year’s nominations, with Kiwi superstar Lorde earning nods for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance, all for her increasingly ubiquitous hit, Royals. Meanwhile, Perth’s Tame Impala picked up a nom for Best Alternative Album.

Melbourne’s Hiatus Kaiyote are up against the likes of Anthony Hamilton and Miguel & Kendrick Lamar in the category of Best R&B Performance. Speaking on their nomination, Hiatus Kaiyote producer and bass player Paul Bender said:

“All of us at Hiatus Kaiyote HQ would just like to say thank you for the honour of having our little home recorded moment in time recognized alongside the work of such illustrious artists. The last few years have been a surreal dream and it’s nice to know that this dream can get even weirder still!

“Massive thanks to Q-Tip for your wisdom and artistry, and to everyone who has listened!”

Jay-Z dominated the nominations tally with nine noms, including Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Album, for Magna Carta… Holy Grail, and Best Music Video, as well as several nominations for his collaboration with Justin Timberlake, Suit & Tie, including Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

Timberlake himself is tied with Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, for the second-highest number of nominations, each artist scoring nominations in seven categories. Taylor Swift received four nominations, including Album Of The Year and Best Country Album.

The 2014 Grammy Awards ceremony will take place Sunday, 26th January at the Los Angeles Staples Center. Readers can check below to see the full lists of nominees in each of the major categories, and follow all the news surrounding the 2014 Grammys at our special Feed, right here.

Watch: Lorde Backstage at the 56th GRAMMY Award Nominations Concert

2014 Grammy Nominees

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 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”

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