Jay-Z Dominated Grammy Nominations
Jay-Z has the opportunity of bringing home some precious gilded gramophones at this year’s 56th edition of the Grammy Awards.
The hip-hop maven received nine nominations at the annual awards ceremony, and he’s running in categories including best rap song and best rap album. Unfortunately, the rapper has missed out on the prestigious album and record of the year for Magna Carta Holy Grail.
Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, and newcomers, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, are also amongst the fortunate nominees with seven nominations received.
Sadly, not all major artists made the cut. Miley Cyrus, for example, was left out of all categories despite releasing the notorious song, Wrecking Ball, earlier this year.
Check out the list of main category nominations below!
Album of the Year The Blessed Unrest ' Sara Barielles Random Access Memories ' Daft Punk Good Kid, M.A.A.D City ' Kendrick Lamar The Heist ' Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Red ' Taylor Swift
Record of the Year Get Lucky ' Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams Radioactive ' Imagine Dragons Royals ' Lorde Locked Out of Heaven ' Bruno Mars Blurred Lines ' Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell
Best New Artist James Blake Kendrick Lamar Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Kacey Musgraves Ed Sheeran
Song Of The Year Just Give Me a Reason ' Pink featuring Nate Ruess (Songwriters: Pink, Jeff Bhasker, Nate Ruess) Locked Out of Heaven ' Bruno Mars (Songwriters: Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine) Roar ' Katy Perry (Songwriters: Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Henry Walter) Royals ' Lorde (Songwriters: Ella Yelich O'Connor and Joel Little) Same Love ' Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert (Songwriters: Ben Haggerty, Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert)
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Get Lucky ' Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Just Give Me a Reason ' Pink featuring Nate Ruess Stay ' Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko Blurred Lines ' Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Suit & Tie ' Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z
Best Country Album: Night Train ' Jason Aldean
Two Lanes of Freedom ' Tim McGraw Same Trailer Different Park ' Kacey Musgraves Based on a True Story ' Blake Shelton Red ' Taylor Swift