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Yesterday Friday December 6th, the Recording Academy revealed the full list of nominees for the 2014 Grammy Awards, which will take place January 26th 2014.  First-time nominees include Lorde, the 16-year-old New Zealander who broke out with the chart-topping “Royals,” and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, whose epic “Can’t Hold Us” and gay rights ode “Same Love” hit immediate success after their viral “Thrift Shop.” 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” — Pink Featuring Nate Ruess (songwriters: Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess) “Locked Out Of Heaven” — Bruno Mars (songwriters: Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars) “Roar” — Katy Perry (songwriters: Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter) “Royals” — Lorde (songwriters: Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor) “Same Love” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Mary Lambert (songwriters: Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis) Best New Artist: James Blake Kendrick Lamar Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Kacey Musgraves Ed Sheeran Producer Of The Year: Rob Cavallo Dr. Luke Ariel Rechtshaid Jeff Tweedy Pharrell Williams 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 Pop Vocal Album: Paradise – Lana Del Rey Pure Heroine – Lorde Unorthodox Jukebox – Bruno Mars Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke The 20/20 Experience – Justin Timberlake 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 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 Country Duo/Group Performance: “From This Valley” – The Civil Wars “Don’t Rush” – Kelly Clarkson featuring Vince Gill “Your Side of the Bed” – Little Big Town “Highway Don’t Care” – Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban “You Can’t Make Old Friends” – Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton Best Country Song: “Begin Again” – Taylor Swift “I Drive Your Truck” – Lee Brice “Mama’s Broken Heart” – Miranda Lambert “Merry Go ‘Round” – Kacey Musgraves “Mine Would Be You” – Blake Shelton 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 Song: “Ain’t Messin ‘Round” – Gary Clark Jr. “Cut Me Some Slack” – Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear “Doom And Gloom” – The Rolling Stones “God Is Dead” – Black Sabbath “Panic Station” – Muse 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 You — Neko Case Trouble Will Find Me — The National Hesitation Marks — Nine Inch Nails Lonerism — Tame Impala Modern Vampires Of The City — Vampire Weekend 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 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 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 Americana Album: Old Yellow Moon — Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Love Has Come For You — Steve Martin & 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 Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media: Django Unchained The Great Gatsby  Les Misérables  Muscle Shoals Sound City: Real To Reel Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media: Argo (Alexandre Desplat, composer) The Great Gatsby (Craig Armstrong, composer) Life Of Pi (Mychael Danna, composer) Lincoln (John Williams, composer) Skyfall (Thomas Newman, composer) Zero Dark Thirty (Alexandre Desplat, composer) Best Song Written For Visual Media: “Atlas” – Coldplay (From The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)“Silver Lining” – Jessie J (From Silver Linings Playbook)“Skyfall” – Adele (From Skyfall)“We Both Know” – Colbie Caillat & Gavin DeGraw (From Safe Haven) “Young And Beautiful” – Lana Del Rey (From The Great Gatsby) “You’ve Got Time” – Regina Spektor (From Orange Is The New Black) Best Musical Theater Album:Kinky Boots Matilda: The Musical Motown The Musical Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Viva Duets – Tony Bennett & Various Artists To Be Loved – Michael Buble The Standards – Gloria Estefan Cee Lo’s Magic Moment – Cee Lo Green Now – Dionne Warwick 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 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 Best Recording Package: Automatic Music Can Be Fun – Geneseo Long Night Moon – Reckless Kelly Magna Carta…Holy Grail – Jay Z Metallica Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture) – Metallica The Next Day – David Bowie     Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: The Brussels Affair – The Rolling Stones How Do You Do (Limited Edition Box Set) – Mayer Hawthorne The Road to Red Rocks (Special Edition) – Mumford & Sons The Smith Tapes – Various Artists Wings Over America (Deluxe Edition) – Paul McCartney And Wings   The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards air on CBS on January 26th.
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