Nominations for the 56th annual GRAMMY awards were announced earlier tonight during the Grammy Nominations concert held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.
Jay Z leads the nominations with nine including “Best Rap Performance” and “Best Rap Album.” Independent hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis garnered seven nominations including “Album of The Year,” “Song of The Year” and “Best New Artist.” Hip-Hop sensation Kendrick Lamar also garnered seven nominations including “Best New Artist” and “Album of The Year.”
Justin Timberlake received seven nominations, but was not included in the big nominations (“Album of The Year,” “Record of The Year,” “Song of The Year”). Alternative/singer-songwriter Lorde only received four nominations; “Record of The Year,” “Song of The Year,” “Best Pop Solo Performance” and “Best Pop Vocal Album,” but was not included in the “Best New Artist” category.
EDM duo Daft Punk received four nominations including “Album of The Year” and “Record of The Year.” Alt/rock group Imagine Dragons receive their first Grammy nomination in the “Best Rock Performance” category. Other nominees include: Marc Anthony, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Vampire Weekend, Tamar Braxton, Drake, Eminem, etc. A huge congrats to all the nominees.
The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on“GRAMMY Sunday,” Jan. 26, 2014, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
Check out the full list of nominees, after the jump!