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2013 Grammy Nominations

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Jay Z has impressed some very influential peeps - with no less than nine nominations in the 56th Grammy awards. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar and Justin Timberlake each get seven nods, while Drake has five nominations.

Daft Punk and Kendrick Lamar are among the album of the year contenders. "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams,
"Locked Out Of Heaven" from Bruno Mars and "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke, featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams are all up for record of the year. Lamar is up for best new artist, against among others, Brit' Ed Sheeran. Calvin Harris gets a nod for his album "18 Months," in the Dance/Electronica category.

The nominees will find out if all their hard work and musical talent has been recognised by their peers, on 26th January when The Grammys takes place at Staples Center in Los Angeles.


Album Of The Year:
The Blessed Unrest Γ’€” Sara Bareilles
Random Access Memories Γ’€” Daft Punk
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City Γ’€” Kendrick Lamar
The Heist Γ’€” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Red Γ’€” Taylor Swift


Record Of The Year:
"Get Lucky" Γ’€” Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
"Radioactive" Γ’€” Imagine Dragons
"Royals" Γ’€” Lorde
"Locked Out Of Heaven" Γ’€” Bruno Mars
"Blurred Lines" Γ’€” Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams

Song Of The Year:
"Just Give Me A Reason" Γ’€” Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Pink Featuring Nate Ruess)
"Locked Out Of Heaven" Γ’€” Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
"Roar" Γ’€” Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter, songwriters (Katy Perry)
"Royals" Γ’€” Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor, songwriters (Lorde)
"Same Love" Γ’€” 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" Γ’€” Sara Bareilles
"Royals" Γ’€” Lorde
"When I Was Your Man" Γ’€” Bruno Mars
"Roar" Γ’€” Katy Perry
"Mirrors" Γ’€” Justin Timberlake

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
"Get Lucky" Γ’€” Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
"Just Give Me A Reason" Γ’€” Pink Featuring Nate Ruess
"Stay" Γ’€” Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko
"Blurred Lines" Γ’€” Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams
"Suit & Tie" Γ’€” Justin Timberlake & Jay Z

Best Dance/Electronica Album:
Random Access Memories Γ’€” Daft Punk
Settle Γ’€” Disclosure
18 Months Γ’€” Calvin Harris
Atmosphere Γ’€” Kaskade
A Color Map Of The Sun Γ’€” Pretty Lights
Best R&B Performance:
"Love And War" Γ’€” Tamar Braxton
"Best Of Me" Γ’€” Anthony Hamilton
"Nakamarra" Γ’€” Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip
"How Many Drinks?" Γ’€” Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar
"Something" Γ’€” Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Love And War Γ’€” Tamar Braxton
Side Effects Of You Γ’€” Fantasia
One: In The Chamber Γ’€” Salaam Remi
Unapologetic Γ’€” Rihanna
New York: A Love Story Γ’€” Mack Wilds

Best R&B Album:
R&B Divas Γ’€” Faith Evans
Girl On Fire Γ’€” Alicia Keys
Love In The Future Γ’€” John Legend
Better Γ’€” Chrisette Michele
Three Kings Γ’€” TGT

Best Rap Performance:
"Started From The Bottom" Γ’€” Drake
"Berzerk" Γ’€” Eminem
"Tom Ford" Γ’€” Jay Z
"Swimming Pools (Drank)" Γ’€” Kendrick Lamar
"Thrift Shop" Γ’€” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
"Power Trip" Γ’€” J.Cole Featuring Miguel
"Part II (On The Run)" Γ’€” Jay Z Featuring Beyoncé
"Holy Grail" Γ’€” Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
"Now Or Never" Γ’€” Kendrick Lamar Featuring Mary J. Blige
"Remember You" Γ’€” Wiz Khalifa Featuring The Weeknd

Best Rap Album:
Nothing Was The Same Γ’€” Drake
Magna CartaΓ’€Β¦Holy Grail Γ’€” Jay Z
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City Γ’€” Kendrick Lamar
The Heist Γ’€” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Yeezus Γ’€” Kanye West

Best Jazz Instrumental Album:
Guided Tour Γ’€” The New Gary Burton Quartet
Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue Γ’€” Terri Lyne Carrington
Life Forum Γ’€” Gerald Clayton
Pushing The World Away Γ’€” Kenny Garrett
Out Here Γ’€” Christian McBride Trio

Best Gospel Album:
Grace (Live) Γ’€” Tasha Cobbs
Best For Last: 20 Year Celebration Vol. 1 Γ’€” Donald Lawrence
Best Days Yet Γ’€” Bishop Paul S. Morton
God Chaser (Live) Γ’€” William Murphy
Greater Than (Live) Γ’€” Tye Tribbett

Best Tropical Latin Album:
3.0 Γ’€” Marc Anthony
Como Te Voy A Olvidar Γ’€” Los Angeles Azules
Pacific Mambo Orchestra Γ’€” Pacific Mambo Orchestra
Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants Γ’€” Various Artists
Corazón Profundo Γ’€” Carlos Vives

Best Americana Album:
Mavis Staples is in a strong field of five for her album "One True Vine." Allan Toussaint is also nominated in this category.
Words SIMON REDLEY

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