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Jay Z leads Grammy Nominations, here is the list

If you missed the Grammy Nominations earlier this evening (Friday,) we have your official list below. Nominations for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced tonight by The Recording Academy and reflected one of the most diverse years for the best and brightest in music. The Album Of The Year category alone represents the rap, pop, country and dance/electronica genres, as determined by the voting members of The Academy. Once again, nominations in select categories for the annual GRAMMY Awards were announced on primetime television as part of the grammy nominations concert live! — countdown to music’s biggest night, a one-hour CBS entertainment special broadcast live from Nokia Theatre at L.A. LIVE. THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS will be held on “GRAMMY Sunday,” Sunday, Jan. 26, 2013, (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
 
Jay Z tops the nominations with nine; Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell Williams each garner seven nods; Drake and mastering engineer Bob Ludwig are up for five awards.
 
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“This year’s nominations truly reflect the talented community of music makers who represent some of the highest levels of excellence and artistry of the year in their respective fields,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “Once again, The Academy’s awards process and its voting membership have produced an impressive list of nominations across various genres promising music fans a spectacular show filled with stellar performances and unique ‘GRAMMY Moments.’ We are off to a great start and look forward to GRAMMY Sunday as Music’s Biggest Night takes the stage.”
 
Following are the larger categories announced, out of the full-list of 82 categories from the GRAMMY Awards 30 Fields:
 
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 & Pharrell Williams
  • “Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
  • “Royals” — Lorde
  • “Locked Out Of Heaven” — Bruno Mars
  • “Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams

Song Of The Year:

  • “Just Give Me A Reason” — Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Pink Featuring Nate Ruess)
  • “Locked Out Of Heaven” — Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
  • “Roar” — Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter, songwriters (Katy Perry)
  • “Royals” — Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor, songwriters (Lorde)
  • “Same Love” — Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring
  • Mary Lambert)

Best New Artist:

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

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:

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

Best Dance/Electronica Album:

  • Random Access Memories — Daft Punk
  • Settle — Disclosure
  • 18 Months — Calvin Harris
  • Atmosphere — Kaskade
  • A Color Map Of The Sun — Pretty Lights

Best Rock Performance:

  • “Always Alright” — Alabama Shakes
  • “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” — David Bowie
  • “Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
  • “Kashmir” (Live) — Led Zeppelin
  • “My God Is The Sun” — Queens Of The Stone Age
  • “I’m Shakin'” — Jack White

Best Rock Album:

  • 13 — Black Sabbath
  • The Next Day — David Bowie
  • Mechanical Bull — Kings Of Leon
  • Celebration Day — Led Zeppelin
  • …Like Clockwork — Queens Of The Stone Age
  • Psychedelic Pill — Neil Young With Crazy Horse

Best Alternative Music Album:

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

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 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 Album:

  • R&B Divas — Faith Evans
  • Girl On Fire — Alicia Keys
  • Love In The Future — John Legend
  • Better — Chrisette Michele
  • Three Kings — TGT

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 Featuring Miguel
  • “Part II” (On The Run) — Jay Z Featuring Beyoncé
  • “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 Album:

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

Best Country Solo Performance:

  • “I Drive Your Truck” — Lee Brice
  • “I Want Crazy” — Hunter Hayes
  • “Mama’s Broken Heart” — Miranda Lambert
  • “Wagon Wheel” — Darius Rucker
  • “Mine Would Be You” — Blake Shelton

Best Country Album:

  • Night Train — Jason Aldean
  • Two Lanes Of Freedom — Tim McGraw
  • Same Trailer Different Park — Kacey Musgraves
  • Based On A True Story — Blake Shelton
  • Red — Taylor Swift

Best Jazz Instrumental Album:

  • Guided Tour – The New Gary Burton Quartet
  • Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue – Terri Lyne Carrington
  • Life Forum – Gerald Clayton
  • Pushing The World Away – Kenny Garrett
  • Out Here – Christian McBride Trio

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 Tropical Latin Album:

  • 3.0 — Marc Anthony
  • Como Te Voy A Olvidar — Los Angeles Azules
  • Pacific Mambo Orchestra — Pacific Mambo Orchestra
  • Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants — Various Artists
  • Corazón Profundo — Carlos Vives

Best Americana Album:

  • Old Yellow Moon — Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
  • Love Has Come For You — Steve Martin And Edie Brickell
  • Buddy And Jim — Buddy Miller And Jim Lauderdale
  • One True Vine — Mavis Staples
  • Songbook — Allen Toussaint

Best Comedy Album:

  • Calm Down Gurrl — Kathy Griffin
  • I’m Here To Help — Craig Ferguson
  • A Little Unprofessional — Ron White
  • Live — Tig Notaro
  • That’s What I’m Talkin’ About — Bob Saget

 

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