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2014 Grammy Nominees Announced

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The 2014 Grammy Awards are in full swing, with the nominees in the major categories announced tonight (Dec. 6) during the annual ‘The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! – Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night.’

The event returned to the Nokia in Los Angeles after airing from Nashville last year, with loads of special performances by LordeRobin Thicke and more, as well as satellite appearances by Katy Perry and Taylor Swift. It was a true party, with lots of reasons to celebrate, since the Grammys 2014 season has officially kicked off.

The 56th Annual Grammys will take place on Sunday, Jan. 26. Below are highlights from the list of 2014 Grammy nominees. For the complete list of nominees in over 82 categories, go here.

Song of the Year

Pink Feat. Nate Ruess, ‘Just Give Me a Reason’
Bruno Mars, ‘Locked Out of Heaven’
Katy Perry, ‘Roar’
Lorde, ‘Royals’
Macklemore + Ryan Lewis, ‘Same Love’

Best Pop Duo or Group Performance

Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams, ‘Get Lucky’
Pink Feat. Nate Ruess, ‘Just Give Me a Reason’
Rihanna Feat. Mikky Ekko, ‘Stay’
Robin Thicke Feat. Pharrell Williams + T.I., ‘Blurred Lines’
Justin Timberlake Feat. Jay Z, ‘Suit & Tie’

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 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’

Best New Artist

James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore + Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

Record of the Year

Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams, ‘Get Lucky’
Imagine Dragons, ‘Radioactive’
Lorde, ‘Royals’
Bruno Mars, ‘Locked Out of Heaven’
Robin Thicke Feat. Pharrell Williams + T.I., ‘Blurred Lines’

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 – The Complete Experience’

Best Dance/Electronica Album

Daft Punk, ‘Random Access Memories’
Disclosure, ‘Settle’
Calvin Harris, ’18 Months’
Kaskade, ‘Atmosphere’
Pretty Lights, ‘A Color Map of the Sun’

Best Rap Performance

Drake, ‘Started From the Bottom’
Eminem, ‘Berzerk’
Jay Z, ‘Tom Ford’
Kendrick Lamar, ‘Swimming Pools (Drank)’
Macklemore + Ryan Lewis, ‘Thrift Shop’

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

J. Cole Feat. Miguel, ‘Power Trip’
Jay Z Feat. Beyonce, ‘Part II (On the Run)’
Jay Z Feat. Justin Timberlake, ‘Holy Grail’
Kendrick Lamar Feat. Mary J. Blige, ‘Now or Never’
Wiz Khalifa Feat. The Weeknd, ‘Remember You’

Best Rap Song

ASAP Rocky, ‘F–kin’ Problems’
Jay Z Feat. Justin Timberlake, ‘Holy Grail’
Kanye West, ‘New Slaves’
Drake, ‘Started From the Bottom’
Macklemore + Ryan Lewis, ‘Thrift Shop’

Best Rap Album

Drake, ‘Nothing Was the Same
Kendrick Lamar, ‘Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City’
Jay Z, ‘Magna Carta…Holy Grail’
Macklemore + Ryan Lewis, ‘The Heist’
Kanye West, ‘Yeezus’

Best Music Video

Capital Cities, ‘Safe and Sound’
Jay Z, ‘Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film’
Macklemore + Ryan Lewis, ‘Can’t Hold Us’
Justin Timberlake Feat. Jay Z, ‘Suit & Tie’
Jack White, ‘I’m Shakin’

Next: See Our Picks for the Best Songs of the Year

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