The Grammys prepare to announce the best in music

Caroline Madden, ‘Doah Staff Writer
January 15, 2014

'Doah photo courtesy of theproducerperspective.com

‘Doah photo courtesy of theproducerperspective.com

The 2014 Grammy Awards, hosted by LL Cool J, will air on CBS on Jan. 26, 2014. The performance lineup features some of the biggest music stars and also nominees, including T.I., Macklemore and Lewis, Robin Thicke, Katy Perry, Imagine Dragons, and 16-year old New Zealand newcomer, Lorde.

Jay-Z scores the most nominations, nine including nods for Best Rap Song and Best Album. Justin Timberlake follows close behind, with seven nominations including Best Pop Vocal Album and Pop Solo Performance for the popular song “Mirrors” off of his hit album ‘20/20’.

Here is a partial list of the 2014 Grammy nominations:

Record of the Year: Get Lucky by Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rogers; Radioactive by Imagine Dragons; Royals by Lorde; Locked Out of Heaven by Bruno Mars; and Blurred Line by Robin Thicje featuring T.I. & Pharrell.

Album of the Year: The Blessed Unrest by Sara Bareilles; Random Access Memories by Daft Punk; Good Kid, M.A.A.D City by Kendrick Lamar; The Heist by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis; and Red by Taylor Swift.

Song of the Year: Juest Give Me  A Reason by Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess; Locked Out of Heaven by Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars; Roar by Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter; Royals by Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor; and Same Love by Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis.

Best New Artist: James Blake; Kendrick Lamar; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis; Kacey Musgraves; and Ed Sheeran.

Best Pop Solo Performance: Brave by Sara Bareilles; Royal by Lorde; When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars; Roar by Katy Perry; and Mirrors by Justin Timberlake.

Best Pop Vocal Album: Paradise by Lana Del Rey; Pure Heroine by Lorde; Unorthodox Jukebox by Bruno Mars; Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke; and The 20/20 Experience- The Complete Experience by Justin Timberlake.

Best Rock Performance: Always Alright by Alabama Shakes; The Stars (Are Out Tonight) by Daivd Bowie; Radioactive by Imagine Dragons; Kashmir by Led Zepplin; My God Is The Sun by Queens of The Stone Age; and I’m Shakin’ by Jack White.

For the rest of the nominations, go to www. grammy.com.

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