2014 Grammy nominees announced

7 December, 2013 in News

Grammys

The great and the good of the recording industry will converge in LA on January 26 to see who’s won

he nominations for the 2014 Grammy Awards have been announced. With a total of 82 categories, including such esoteric delights as ‘Best Classical Compendium’ and ‘Best Children’s Album’, there’s no space here to include the full list, but here are some of the most relevant categories…

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky
Lorde – Royals
Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven
Robin Thicke feat TI & Pharrell – Blurred Lines

SONG OF THE YEAR
Pink feat Nate Ruess – Just Give Me A Reason (written by Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess)
Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven (written by Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars
Katy Perry – Roar (written by Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry
 Walter)
Lorde – Royals (written by Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat Mary Lambert – Same Love (Written by Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Sara Bareilles – The Blessed Unrest
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist
Taylor Swift – Red

BEST NEW ARTIST
James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
Sara Bareilles – Brave
Lorde – Royals
Bruno Mars – When I Was Your Man
Katy Perry – Roar
Justin Timberlake – Mirrors

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
Lana Del Rey – Paradise
Lorde – Pure Heroine
Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox
Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience

BEST ROCK SONG
Gary Clark Jr – Ain’t Messin ‘Round (written by Gary Clark Jr)
Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & 
Pat Smear – Cut Me Some Slack (written by Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear)
The Rolling Stones – Doom And Gloom (written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards)
Black Sabbath – God Is Dead? (written by Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi & Ozzy Osbourne)
Muse – Panic Station (written by Matthew Bellamy)

BEST ROCK ALBUM
Black Sabbath
– 13
David Bowie – The Next Day
Kings Of Leon – Mechanical Bull
Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day
Queens Of The Stone Age – Like Clockwork
Neil Young with Crazy Horse –Psychedelic Pill

BEST R&B SONG
Anthony Hamilton – Best Of Me (written by Anthony Hamilton & Jairus Mozee)
Tamar Braxton – Love And War (written by Tamar Braxton, Daryl Camper, Jr., LaShawn Daniels &
 Makeba Riddick)
PJ Morton feat Stevie Wonder – Only One (written by PJ Morton)
Justin Timberlake – Pusher Love Girl (written by James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & 
Justin Timberlake)
Fantasia feat Kelly
 Rowland & Missy Elliot – Without Me (written by Fantasia Barrino, Missy Elliott, Al Sherrod Lambert,
 Harmony Samuels & Kyle Stewart)

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The
 More I Love You
The National – Trouble Will Find Me
Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks
Tame Impala – Lonerism
Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City

BEST RAP SONG
ASAP Rocky feat Drake, 2
Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – F***in’ Problems (written by Tauheed Epps, Aubrey Graham, Kendrick Lamar,
Rakim Mayers & Noah Shebib)
Jay Z feat Justin
Timberlake – Holy Grail (written by Shawn Carter, Terius Nash, J Harmon, Timothy Mosley, 
Justin Timberlake & Ernest Wilson)
Kanye West – New Slaves (written by Christopher Breaux, Ben Bronfman, Mike Dean, Louis
 Johnson, Malik Jones, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, Che Smith, Kanye
 West & Cydell Young)
Drake – Started From The Bottom (written by W Coleman, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop (written by Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis)

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

BEST COUNTRY SONG
Taylor Swift – Begin Again (written by Taylor Swift)
Lee Brice – I Drive Your Truck (written byJessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Jimmy
 Yeary)
Miranda Lambert – Mama’s Broken Heart (written by Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally & Kacey
 Musgraves)
Kacey Musgraves – Merry Go ‘Round (written by Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne)
Blake Shelton – Mine Would Be You (written by Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Deric
 Ruttan)

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

The Grammys ceremony will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on 26 January. For a full list of nominees in all 82 categories, see the Grammy Organisation website.

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