Grammy Awards 2014 Nominations List

The Grammy Nominations Live Concert airs tonight with performances from Katy Perry, Lourde, Taylor Swift, Robin Thicke, Keith Urban and more.

A few select nominations will be announced in between the performances. At the conclusion of the mini-concert at 11 et,

Click for the FULL LIST of nominations on grammy.com!

The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards, live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, will broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Congrats to Fantasia, Mandisa and Kelly Clarkson who all received nominations!

Fantasia in 3 categories:  Best Traditional R&B performance for “Get it Right”, Best R&B Song for “Without Me” (She’s a co-writer) and Best Urban Contemporary album for “Side Effects of You.”

Mandisa earned two nominations: Best Gospel/Christian performance for “Overcomer,” and Best Gospel/Christian album for “Overcomer.” Her songwriters received a Best Song nomination for “Overcomer”

Kelly Clarkson and Vince Gill earned a nomination in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category for “Don’t Rush.”

The Voice coach, Blake Shelton was nominated for Best Country Album for “Based on a True Story” and Best Song for “Mine Would Be You.”

Grammy Nominations

Song of the Year (songwriter award)

Just Give Me A Reason by Pink feat. Nate Reuss
Locked Out of Heaven by Bruno Mars
Roar by Katy Perry
Royals by Lorde
Same Love by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat Mary Lambert

Best Duo Pop Group Performance

Get Lucky – Daft Punk feat Pharrel
Just Give Me A Reason by Pink feat Nate Reuss
Stay by Rihanna feat Mikky Ekko
Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke feat T.I. and Pharell
Suite and Tie by Justin Timberlake feat Jay Z.

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
Red by Taylor Swift

Best Country Album

Night Train by Jason Aldean
Two Lanes of Freedom – Tim McGraw
Same Trailer Different Park by Kacey Musgraves
Based on a True Story by Blake Shelton
Red by Taylor Swift

Best New Artist

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

Record of the Year

Get Lucky by Daft Punk
Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
Royals by Lorde
Locked out of Heaven by Bruno Mars
Blurred Lines – By Robin Thicke

Best Pop Vocal Album

Paradise  –  Lana Del Rey
Pure Heroine -Lorde
Unorthodox Jukebox – Bruno Mars
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience – Justin Timberlake

Best Dance Recording

Need U (100%) Duke Dumont Featuring A*M*E & MNEK Adam Dyment & Tommy Forrest, producers; Adam Dyment & Tommy Forrest, mixers
Sweet Nothing Calvin Harris Featuring Florence Welch Calvin Harris, producer; Calvin Harris, mixer Track from: 18 Months Atmosphere Kaskade Finn Bjarnson & Ryan Raddon, producers; Ryan Raddon, mixer
This Is What It Feels Like Armin Van Buuren Featuring Trevor Guthrie Armin Van Buuren & Benno De Goeij, producers; Armin Van Buuren & Benno De Goeij, mixers
Clarity Zedd Featuring Foxes Zedd, producer; Zedd, mixer Track from: Clarity

Best Dance/Electronica Album

Random Access – Memories Daft Punk
Settle – Disclosure
18 Months – Calvin Harris
Atmosphere – Kaskade
A Color Map Of The Sun – Pretty Lights

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Viva Duets – Tony Bennett & Various Artists
To Be Loved – Michael Bublé
The Standards – Gloria Estefan
Cee Lo’s Magic Moment – Cee Lo Green
Now – Dionne Warwick

Best Rock Performance

Always Alright – Alabama Shakes – Track from: Silver Linings Playbook Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
The Stars (Are Out Tonight) – David Bowie – Track from: The Next Day
Radioactive – Imagine Dragons – Track from: Night Visions
Kashmir – Led Zeppelin – Track from: Celebration Day
My God Is The Sun – Queens Of The Stone Age – Track from: …Like Clockwork
I’m Shakin’ – Jack White –

Best Metal Performance

T.N.T. – Anthrax – Track from: Anthems
God Is Dead? – Black Sabbath – Track from: 13
The Enemy Inside – Dream Theater – Track from: Dream Theater
In Due Time – Killswitch Engage – Track from: Disarm The Descent
Room 24 – Volbeat Featuring King Diamond – Track from: Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies

Best Rock Song

Ain’t Messin ‘Round – Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)
Cut Me Some Slack – Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear) – Track from: Sound City – Real To Reel
Doom And Gloom – Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, songwriters (The Rolling Stones)
God Is Dead? – Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi & Ozzy Osbourne, songwriters (Black Sabbath)- Track from: 13
Panic Station – Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)

Best Rock Album

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

Best Alternative Music Album

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

Best R&B Performance

Love And War – Tamar Braxton
Best Of Me – Anthony Hamilton – Track from: Back To Love
Nakamarra – Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip – Track from: Tawk Tomahawk
How Many Drinks? – Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar
Something – Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway – Track from: Family Dinner Volume One

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Please Come Home – Gary Clark Jr. – Track from: Blak And Blu
Get It Right – Fantasia – Track from: Side Effects Of You
Quiet Fire – Maysa
Hey Laura – Gregory Porter – Track from: Liquid Spirit
Yesterday – Ryan Shaw – Track from: Real Love

Best R&B Song

Best Of Me – Anthony Hamilton & Jairus Mozee, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton) – Track from: Back To Love
Love And War – Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper, Jr., LaShawn Daniels & Makeba Riddick, songwriters (Tamar Braxton)
Only One – PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring Stevie Wonder)
Pusher Love Girl – James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake) – Track from: The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience
Without Me – Fantasia Barrino, Missy Elliott, Al Sherrod Lambert, Harmony Samuels & Kyle Stewart, songwriters (Fantasia Featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot) – Track from: Side Effects Of You

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Love And War – Tamar Braxton
Side Effects Of You – Fantasia
One: In The Chamber – Salaam Remi
Unapologetic – Rihanna
New York: A Love Story – Mack Wilds

Best R&B Album

R&B Divas – Faith Evans
Girl On Fire – Alicia Keys
Love In The Future – John Legend
Better – Chrisette Michele
Three Kings – TGT

Best Rap Performance

Started From The Bottom – Drake
Berzerk – Eminem
Tom Ford – Jay Z – Track from: Magna Carta…Holy Grail
Swimming Pools (Drank) – Kendrick Lamar – Track from: Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Thrift Shop – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz – Track from: The Heist

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Power Trip – J. Cole Featuring Miguel – Track from: Born Sinner
Part II (On The Run) – Jay Z Featuring Beyoncé – Track from: Magna Carta…Holy Grail
Holy Grail – Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake – Track from: Magna Carta…Holy Grail
Now Or Never – Kendrick Lamar Featuring Mary J. Blige – Track from: Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Remember You – Wiz Khalifa Featuring The Weeknd – Track from: O.N.I.F.C.

Best Rap Song

F***in’ Problems – Tauheed Epps, Aubrey Graham, Kendrick Lamar, Rakim Mayers & Noah Shebib, songwriters (ASAP Rocky Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar) – Track from: Long.Live.ASAP
Holy Grail – Shawn Carter, Terius Nash, J. Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic, songwriters) (Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake) – Track from: Magna Carta…Holy Grail
New Slaves – Christopher Breaux, Ben Bronfman, Mike Dean, Louis Johnson, Malik Jones, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, Che Smith, Kanye West & Cydell Young, songwriters (Anna Adamis & Gabor Presser, songwriters) (Kanye West) – Track from: Yeezus
Started From The Bottom – W. Coleman, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Bruno Sanfilippo, songwriter) (Drake)
Thrift Shop – Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz) – Track from: The Heist

Best Rap Album

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

Best Country Solo Performance

I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice – Track from: Hard 2 Love
I Want Crazy – Hunter Hayes – Track from: Hunter Hayes (Encore)
Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert
Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker – Track from: True Believers
Mine Would Be You – Blake Shelton – Track from: Based On A True Story

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

From This Valley – The Civil Wars – Track from: The Civil Wars
Don’t Rush – Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill – Track from: Greatest Hits: Chapter One
Your Side Of The Bed – Little Big Town – Track from: Tornado
Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
You Can’t Make Old Friends – Kenny Rogers With Dolly Parton

Best Country Song

Begin Again – Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
I Drive Your Truck – Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Jimmy Yeary, songwriters (Lee Brice) – Track from: Hard 2 Love
Mama’s Broken Heart – Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
Merry Go ‘Round – Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves) – Track from: Same Trailer Different Park
Mine Would Be You – Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Deric Ruttan, songwriters (Blake Shelton) – Track from: Based On A True Story

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

Break Every Chain [Live] – Tasha Cobbs – Track from: Grace [Live]
Hurricane – Natalie Grant
Lord, I Need You – Matt Maher – Track from: All The People Said Amen (Live)
Overcomer – Mandisa – Track from: Overcomer
If He Did It Before… Same God [Live] – Tye Tribbett – Track from: Greater Than [Live]

Best Gospel Song

Have Your Way – Calvin Frazier & Deitrick Haddon, songwriters (Deitrick Haddon)
If He Did It Before… Same God [Live] – Tye Tribbett, songwriter (Tye Tribbett) –
Track from: Greater Than [Live]
If I Believe – Wirlie Morris, Michael Paran, Charlie Wilson & Mahin Wilson, songwriters (Charlie Wilson) – Track from: Love, Charlie
A Little More Jesus – Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Erica Campbell)
Still – Percy Bady, songwriter (Percy Bady Featuring Lowell Pye) – Track from: Kingdom Inspirations

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

Hurricane – Matt Bronleewe, Natalie Grant & Cindy Morgan, songwriters (Natalie Grant)
Love Take Me Over – Steven Curtis Chapman, songwriter (Steven Curtis Chapman) – Track from: The Glorious Unfolding
Overcomer – David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Mandisa) – Track from: Overcomer
Speak Life – Toby McKeehan, Jamie Moore & Ryan Stevenson, songwriters (Tobymac) – Track from: Eye On It
Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies) – Ed Cash, Scott Cash & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris Tomlin) – Track from: Burning Lights

Best Gospel Album

Grace [Live] – Tasha Cobbs
Best For Last: 20 Year Celebration Vol. 1 [Live] – Donald Lawrence
Best Days Yet – Bishop Paul S. Morton
God Chaser [Live] – William Murphy
Greater Than [Live] – Tye Tribbett

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

We Won’t Be Shaken – Building 429
All The People Said Amen [Live] – Matt Maher
Overcomer – Mandisa
Your Grace Finds Me (Live) – Matt Redman
Burning Lights – Chris Tomlin

  • Bentley1530

    I can still get a kick out of Thrift Shop and M &RL Great opening.

  • supersonic

    Roar for Song of the Year? Really?

  • Kirsten

    Song of the Year:
    “Just Give Me a Reason” – Pink featuring Nate Ruess
    “Locked out of Heaven”: – Bruno Mars
    “Roar” – Katy Perry
    “Royals” – Lorde
    “Same Love” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert

    I’m not feeling Bruno these days. I would have put “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk in his place. Royals has a neat new vibe, so I like its inclusion, “Same Love” has an amazing hook (and great message) and I love “Just Give Me a Reason”. “Roar” represents the Pop Divas.

  • jmpv95

    I have to say that it is a hard competition between all of them. If I had to choose which one would win it would have to be “Same Love” or “Royals”

  • Damien Roberts

    Song of the Year: Same Love

  • Bentley1530

    Yeah, what a joke, if it wins it should give half of the award to Brave. But Yay for Same Love, I have been loving it since it was it was released to support the Wash State ballot referendum on same sex marriage.

  • Bentley1530

    It has to be.

  • supersonic

    Right. I was thinking does Sara Barellies get a writing credit for that?

  • bestmusic

    My thoughts exactly.

  • H.A.

    Roar for Song of the Year? That’s a joke. I love Katy but that song is awful.

    ‘Royals’ and ‘Same Love’ are top choices for me.

  • supersonic

    Keith Urban looks great with that haircut. He looks even yummier.

  • rubbish

    I was also surprised to see roar there, there’s nothing special about the song. It also sounds similar to Katy Perry’s other songs.

    P.S I actually like Katy Perry.

  • Kirsten

    Pop/Group Duo Performance:
    “Get Lucky” Daft Punk ft. @Pharrell
    “Just Give Me A Reason” Pink ft. Nate Ruess
    ” Stay” Rihanna ft. @mikkyekko
    “Blurred Lines” RobinThicke ft. TIP & Pharell
    “Suit & Tie” Justin Timberlake ft. @s_c_

    Get those nominations Pharrell!

    Just Give Me No Reason seems to have the advantage since it already has another nomination (and I love it), but “Get Lucky” is pretty cool. They might give it to “Suit & Tie” because it’s Timberlake, but I didn’t think that song was all that interesting. “Blurred Lines” might not take it because of all the controversies, but it was the song of the summer. “Stay” Yawn.

  • jmpv95

    P!nk seems to be dominating this year.

  • supersonic

    Don’t know why. I hear that song every day and I’m like, “Why are people losing their minds over this song?”

  • supersonic

    That Pop/Duo category is the worst. They’re itching to give Timberlake more Grammys; “Blurred Lines” had to get in there because it was huge; same with “Get Lucky”; I don’t understand the madness about that Pink song; and Rihanna seems to be random. I don’t even know who’s winning that category.

  • supersonic

    Sara Barellies in Album of the Year. Shock! No Timberlake in Album of the Year? Another shock!

  • H.A.

    Holy Shit! Sara Barellies. That came out of nowhere.

  • jmpv95

    exactly my thoughts, I thought Timberlake would be winning a lot this year. I’m exited to see Sara Bareilles nominated, she tends to go under the radar a lot.

  • bestmusic

    Love PInk but feel the same.

  • bestmusic

    I know by the time the Olympics are over I am going to be very sick of Roar. I already can not stand the song.

  • supersonic

    They are going to play it out during the Olympics. Haven’t they already started? Didn’t I hear it in a promo?

  • bestmusic

    I believe so. I think I turned it off. I am underwhelmed by the chooses of song of the year.

  • supersonic

    I just booed out loud at Robin Thicke showing up on my TV screen.

  • bridgette12

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Grammy wins for Pink, Robin Thicke and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Oh, what a surprise, Taylor Swift is nominated again for album of the year.

  • H.A.

    Lorde has got The Best New Artist win in the bag.

  • girlygirl

    Sara B getting an Album of the Year nom is probably a surprise/upset, but good for her!

  • http://twitter.com/ElizabethThe Elizabeth Rosalyn

    That blindsided me – in the best way!

  • supersonic

    Even if she’s up against Macklemore and Lewis or whatever they’re called?

  • http://twitter.com/ElizabethThe Elizabeth Rosalyn

    So happy for Sara! I’m surprised JT wasn’t nominated in that category too.

  • Bentley1530

    Lorde does the distracting hand waving thing.

  • supersonic

    I don’t get the hype over this girl or this song, either.

  • Damien Roberts

    Best Duo Pop Group Performance: Blurred Lines
    Album of the Year: Macklemore

  • H.A.

    Lorde is exactly the kind of artist the Grammys love. She’s not walking out of there empty handed. Macklemore will have multiple noms and chances to win one

  • Bentley1530

    The Heist is a great album. I am still listening to it regularly since it was released Oct 2012.

  • rubbish

    Am I the only one who thinks Kendrick Lamar is overrated? His album was hyped up a lot but it was a little middle of the road for me…

  • supersonic

    For Best Country Album I want Tim McGraw to win, but it’ll probably be Kacey Musgraves.

  • supersonic

    I think Kendrick Lamar is overrated. From the songs I’ve heard and the videos I’ve seen, I’m like, “Really?”

  • girlygirl

    yay, Kacey Musgraves!

  • tripp_ncwy

    Best New Artist coming up next!!!!

  • standtotheright

    I don’t know why people seem so confused by Stay getting a nomination. It’s the most covered song of the year, AFAICT. 30STM, Low, Demi Lovato, MONA, etc. When other artists like a song, the academy (which is made up of other artists), is likely to like a song.

  • Bentley1530

    Hey give Ryan Lewis some love:)

  • Kirsten

    Best Country Album nominees

    ‘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

    There is the Swifter. I’d like to see Kacey take this one, but the entire Country world seems to be up Blake’s butt these days.

  • myers

    Best new artist…
    come on phillip Phillips!!!!

  • Chessguy99

    Because it had Nate Ruess on it, and his band fun. was the darlings of the Grammys last year.

  • supersonic

    Who in the hell is winning Best New Artist?

  • Bentley1530

    Nice group of best new artist noms, some real talent there.

  • H.A.

    Wow, no Lorde for Best New Artist? Ed Sheeren still new?

  • Bentley1530

    I bet it is going to be too close to call.

  • supersonic

    I bet.

  • myers

    phillip totally should have received a nom in that category!

  • Bentley1530

    Grammys are strange with their nomination period and they changed the whole thing when Lady Gaga was not nominated.

  • Lori

    Wait! Sheeran won a grammy in 2013. How can he be up for new artist for 2014??!

    ETA: okay, okay nom, but still how?

  • supersonic

    I’m shocked at no Lorde. I don’t know who’s winning that category. All of them have a shot. Well, except for that James Blake. Who is that?

  • Kirsten

    Album Of The Year nominees

    ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City’ Kendrik Lamar
    ‘Random Access Memories’ Daft Punk
    ‘The Blessed Unrest’ SaraBareilles
    ‘The Heist’ Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
    ‘Red’ Taylor Swift

    I think that Daft Punk’s RAM is the most innovative album of the year, but Macklemore and Ryan Lewis brought a lot of new things to the table (when was the last time the same artist had a song about everything Thrift Shops and Equal Rights? Have some thoughts with your fun?).

    If Swift’s boring album wins amongst all those interesting albums, I’m going to be annoyed. I will never, never, never, ever, never speak to the Grammys again (until next year).

  • No Thanks

    He was nominated but did not win Song of the Year.

  • Kirsten

    I’m shocked at no Lorde.

    Odd. Did people forget her album came out on the last eligible date this year?

  • standtotheright

    I’ve seen him live. It’s often hard to keep the energy up as a solo rapper, bu he did.

  • H.A.

    Who the hell is James Blake?

  • Lori

    Same question. How can that be?!

  • Chessguy99

    Song of the Year and Best New Artist have the same voting pool, so I can see the voters giving Same Love the SOTY vote, and Lorde the BNA one.

  • supersonic

    I have the same question.

  • No Thanks

    I’m sure someone here knows the rules.

  • Bentley1530

    Because of Lady Gaga not qualifying because she was nominated, they changed the rules.

  • Kirsten

    BNA

    Kendrik Lamar
    Ed Sheeran
    James Blake
    Kacey Musgraves
    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

    Hmm….I’m thinking Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have this in the bag since they have all the other noms, but those whacky Grammy people like to go a little indie here. Maybe Ed will take it – and Ronald Weasley will pick up the award for him.

  • Kathleen Moore

    Song of the year is not a performance award. It’s a songwriting award. So his nomination for new artist is justified.

  • supersonic

    As long as “Blurred Lines” does not win Record of the Year, I’m cool with whoever wins.

  • ht23

    He’s a really popular electronic artist in the UK.

  • Lori

    Ah, okay. Thanks.

  • Kirsten

    I have the same question.

    I thought it was just me and he isn’t even an Indie Rock dude.

    He’s some British electronic guy. DENIED

  • girlygirl

    He’s a British EDM artist/producer who is really really successful in the UK

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Blake_(musician)

  • Bentley1530

    Robin Thick has decided to remind us he is actually a pretty good singer rather than middle age sleazy guy trying to pick up a pretty young thing in that song,

  • supersonic

    I figured that was the reason. He still can’t sing, though. So, the madness because of him? That’s crazy.

  • maymay

    Ed and James Blake? Grammys love to kiss the UK ass.

  • bestmusic

    I kind of miss Miley and the finger.

  • supersonic

    Shouldn’t they have saved this performance for the actual Grammy ceremony?

  • Kirsten

    Some reality singing show noms:

    Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Cee Lo Green “Cee Lo’s Magic Moment”
    Best Traditional R&B Performance: Fantasia “Get it Right”

    Best R&B Song: “Without Me” sung by Fantasia and featuring Kelly Rowland – Fantasia is listed first in the songwriter’s credit and this is a songwriter’s award.

    Best Urban Contemporary Album:Fantasia “Side Effects of You”

    Best Country Duo/Group Performance:
    Kelly Clarkson “Don’t Rush” featuring Vince Gill
    “Highway Don’t Care” Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban

    Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance:
    Mandisa “Overcomer” <-That song is a monster
    It is also nominated in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

    Best Contemporary Music Album:
    Mandisa "Overcomer"

  • girlygirl

    Ed’s not an indie artist though.

    It’s a really strong category. If James Blake won, that would be a surprise, since he’s not particularly well known in the US yet. But none of the others would be a surprise, IMO

  • H.A.

    Yay, Another nomination for Fantasia!

  • Bentley1530

    Justin Timberlake will be in the voting pool again next year so they will make up anything he does not win this year next year.

  • ptebwwong

    Here’s some Idol related nominations:

    – Best R&B Song: Fantasia – Without Me
    – Best Urban Contemporary Album: Fantasia – Side Effects of You

  • Bentley1530

    LOL.

  • elliegrll

    Yes. Robin Thicke hasn’t had a lot of good performances of that song. The tired move of bringing out half naked women and just having them standstill looking bored got old after the first time that he did it.
    He needs a performance that shows the song’s energy, and takes the focus off his sometimes shaky vocals.

  • ptebwwong

    More nominations:

    – BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE: Kelly Clarkson f. Vince Gill – Don’t Rush
    – Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Performance: Mandisa – Overcomer
    – Best Contemporary Christian Music Song: Mandisa – Overcomer
    – Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Mandisa – Overcomer

  • elliegrll

    Kendrick Lamar has the buzz. Maybe more than Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

  • Chessguy99

    He didn’t have a chance. Interscope was backing Kendrick Lamar. Labels can only safely get one artist in for BNA because the nomimation voting pool is so large.

  • elliegrll

    Best Traditional R&B Performance: Fantasia “Get it Right”

    I love this song. I wish that RCA would release to radio.

  • Kirsten

    Producer Noms related to reality singers:
    Dr. Luke – One Direction (Rock Me)
    Pharrell Williams (he sings too!)
    Jennifer Hudson I can’t describe the way I feel.

  • Kathleen Moore

    As expected, Mandisa won a couple of nominations for contemporary Christian.

  • tripp_ncwy

    She got three & fully expect her to win one or more for “Overcomer”

  • myers

    can we discuss how JT didn’t receive any nominations in any of the major categories?

  • Kirsten

    Justin Timberlake will be in the voting pool again next year so they will make up anything he does not win this year next year.

    His second album was released on a Monday to hit the last eligible day so that will take him out of the album noms for next year.

    I’m just underwhelmed with his efforts this year.

  • Garrett Clayman

    Yes Get It Right is the best song on her album

  • jpfan2

    Nice to see Mandisa nominated. She’s a real star in her genre and Idol should have her on. Too bad Phillip didn’t get a BNA nod but the competition is tough this year.

  • Kirsten

    can we discuss how JT didn’t receive any nominations in any of the major categories?

    May I say that I appreciate the Grammys requiring him to actually do something to get a nomination and not just hand them out to him like candy to a kid at Halloween.

    I just didn’t think he did anything interesting with his new albums, so I’m okay with him getting “snubbed” in the major categories.

    There was a lot of exciting new stuff out this year and I’m glad they are getting attention.

  • girlygirl

    I thought it was a longshot that Phillip would get nominated for anything, but it’s still too bad.

    Congrats to Mandisa, Fantasia & Kelly, though

  • girlygirl

    The Grammys are not an award for just US artists, so why shouldn’t they — or any other non American artists — get nominated?

  • supersonic

    I have to agree. After the hype and introduction like he is some kind of living legend about his performance at the Grammys last year, I figured that they were going to hand him Album of the Year. Right there on the spot. The album hadn’t even come out yet. It was crazy how they were drooling over him. And the Grammy president was right there in the middle of all that, too.

    He got snubbed in the General Field. He still ended up with seven nominations, though and will probably win all of those.

  • flog gnaw

    How is Lorde not nominated for Best New Artist and Album of the Year? :(

  • elliegrll

    It may have something to do with her attitude. That might have turned some of the voters against her.

  • mad1son

    She has 2 nominations. The best song award goes to the writers, not the performer.

  • supersonic

    Yeah, but I’m thinking Highway Don’t Care is taking that category. Unless they want to give it to Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.

  • tripp_ncwy

    She will probably be nominated for it next year.

  • elliegrll

    I thought that her label released her album early this year, so that she would be eligible for this year’s awards.

  • bridgette12

    I thought that since Phillip didn’t get nominated last year, he wouldn’t get it this year. There’s a lot of new artist competing for these awards. are a lot more well known than Phillip.

  • Karen C

    LOL, terrific and kind of unexpected that Led Zeppelin got nominated for Celebration Day and Kashmir. I’m also happy Imagine Dragons got nominated, and the Sound City song.

  • Kirsten

    I thought that her label released her album early this year, so that she would be eligible for this year’s awards.

    They did. It even got a nomination in Best Pop Vocal Album.

    I don’t think she can get a BNA now, but they are forever re-writing rules.

  • Abbey Jones

    I’m actually not that disappointed that Carrie didn’t get nominated for anything…she did win this past year w/ Blown Away. Could she had just chose one song and submitted that and had better chances? Maybe…it is what it is. It doesn’t make the Blown Away any less successful! I’m very ready for Album #5, by the way… :)

  • EvenMoreron

    Timberlake is not in Album, Record, or Song of the Year.

  • EvenMoreron

    she’s not nominated.

  • EvenMoreron

    listen to his cover of Feist’s “limit to your love”

  • jan

    Something seems odd or off in these nominations, They are all over the map. I can’t put my finger on it – but it doesn’t seem like a blockbuster year – and I’m not sure they can pull together a really exciting Grammy program with these artists.

  • maymay

    Because there are too many good new artists in the US this year. So Why do Grammys give two spots to the UK singers? And Ed is a cheesy choice, James is nobody in the US. I know Grammys love to make some surprise for this category but this result is too ridiculous with two UK singers considering that the US new artists are so good this year.

  • standtotheright

    Billboard said she was a “crowd favorite” and most of those people ARE the voters, so…

    Anyway, I don’t know where this idea that she has an attitude comes from. She think a lot of trappings of fame are silly, but that’s not a particularly unusual stance from artists, and AFAICT, it’s of a piece with her POV in her work.

    It may have been as simple as Grammy voters wanting to spread around the recognition in the general fields.

  • supersonic

    I’m not sure they can pull together a really exciting Grammy program with these artists.

    I don’t think so, either. Especially since most of the people performed tonight. Macklemore and Lewis, Lorde, even Robin Thicke — they should’ve saved those performers until the actual Grammy ceremony.

  • standtotheright

    His tour here is going gangbusters. My timeline went apeshit when he played the local club, and I don’t follow a lot of EDM kids.

  • elliegrll

    She’s getting a reputation for being obnoxious. Many adults are not going to respond well to a 16 year old, who shows signs that she’s getting a swelled head.

  • standtotheright

    The qualification for “Best New Artist” is “release of a work that serves as the ‘public introduction’ to the artist.” So someone who hits really big after a first single does moderately well can still be nominated. An act that has banged around for years and has a breakthrough single can be nominated.

    So, invariably, some nomination in the field looks odd.

  • standtotheright

    Staccato rhythm with a few longer notes in the chorus. It’s a formula for making a mid-tempo love song seem more urgent.

  • maymay

    Lorde bullies a lot other big name pop artists. And she is only 17. Terrible.

  • Lynn Farris

    Mandisa did great!

  • Ronnie D

    Royals by Lorde might just edge out Roar. I hope.

  • http://www.mjsbigblog.com/ mjsbigblog

    She’s one of those teens who is too cool for school. She’ll grow out of it.

  • standtotheright

    The first round ballots had to be in by the end of October. If she’s gotten that reputation in the broader public, it’s within the past month. I think people overestimate the reach that PH stories get.

  • Jason Gorny

    Bummed Catch My Breath wasn’t nominated for best pop solo performance since stronger lost to a live version of set the rain on fire last year (WTF). I am happy she did get nominated for Don’t Rush. Fingers crossed Kelly and Vince will win!

    What are Fantasia’s chance of winning a Grammy?

  • Jason Gorny

    Nah I think Kelly and Vince has a great chance!

  • catlover84

    Wow some surprising nominations. JT got snubbed in Record, Song and Album of the Year! What’s with that? After all that hype and raves about his album. And I thought Mirrors is one of the best songs of the year.

    I also don’t get the rules for Best New Artist. Ed Sheeran was already nominated last year for Song of the Year, but he got Best New Artist nomination THIS year? So maybe Lorde is not nominated this year because she’s eligible for next year’s grammy instead? I don’t know.

    Glad that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis got a lot of nominations. For me their album is the best this year. Happy that Sara B got a nomination for Album of the Year too. Didn’t see that coming. And look at that Song & Record of the Year nominees. Mega hits all around. Just Give Me A Reason is beautiful, Royals is genius, Same Love is encouraging, Get Lucky is fun, Radioactive is epic, you just don’t know what song is gonna win.

  • Sicola789

    What’s with all the Blake Shelton nominations? Is his music really that good or is it just politics? I’m tired of Blake and Miranda being the golden children of country music. Happy to see Kacey Musgraves nominated though!

  • iani

    Hmm, it seems to me there is no much love this year for the Alt music for the big categories, they have preferred the laid back SB and her safety music to the cooler sound of Imagine Dragons, they nominated for BNA the less known James Blake to the more commercially successful, in US, Avicii, Bastille, Lorde…

    A personal call: “wake up guys, you got a nod”-Room 24

  • H.A.

    I’m shocked Avicii got snubbed. He’s the only EDM DJ that didn’t get a nod. It could be the Grammys were sending him a message. He’s the only DJ that doesn’t credit his featuring artists. His manager did an interview with Billboard that they wanted Avicii to be seen as an artist and not just a DJ so they didn’t want other artists taking the focus off of him. Billboard was like WTF? Artists like to take care of their own and you have to give credit where credit is due. Without those featuring artists you’re just another DJ.

  • H.A.

    Congrats to Fantasia, Mandissa and Kelly!

  • H.A.

    Lorde does have an attitude but she’s young. She’s been backtracking lately with some of her comments though. I think this Hollywood and fame thing is all new to her. They said tonight she looked like a scared puppy when the media was all over trying to get interviews with her. Being from New Zealand this must be a whole different world for her. I don’t think grown adults would hold anything against a 16yr because of her attitude either.

    She thinks a lot of trappings of fame are silly.

    I think despite her age she’s pretty grounded. From what I read she’s considered to be somewhat of a genius. Her mother I think is some famous NZ poet.

  • H.A.

    I’m still surprised at Sara Barellies nom. Did she even sell any albums?

  • taylor

    Because the awards aren’t solely for US artists. That’s not one of the Grammy’s rules or guidelines. It’s that simple.

  • Jingle Jam

    Yeah, I was wondering why she wasn’t nominated for Best New Artist. Look at Ed Sheeran, his debut album got nominated last year and just this year he’s nominated for Best New Artist. Its possible that Lorde could be nominated again next year…I really don’t know the rules for that award.

  • taylor

    She’s been in a serious relationship with a 24 year old for a while now. If she was an US artist, the press would be all over her. She should lay low, and keep her opinions to herself. As of right now there isn’t anything controversial about her that’s getting much attention, because most people don’t know anything about her.

  • taylor

    Last number I saw was around 175K.

  • Jon Glass

    Congrats to Kacey Musgraves! She deserves it. Same Trailer Different Park is a great album and very true to country. Check out her new single, Follow Your Arrow. One of my favorites!!

  • JLE12

    I don’t think it had anything to do with that. They submitted True for album of the year not dance album. There was an article about it and his team took a gamble since it crossed over so well. Or something along those lines and I thought that was strange. It was a month or so ago.
    I am very surprised Wake Me Up was not nominated though.

  • Alectric

    I’m a big fan of Sara Bareilles, but I really don’t see much similarity between Roar and Brave. They sound a little similar in the very beginning with the percussions, but that’s pretty much it. Even Sara herself has said she doesn’t feel like her song was copied or ripped-off or anything.

    Brave isn’t that great of a song anyway. The verses are nice, but the chorus is repetitive and its sentiment is kind of weak. (She “honestly” wants to see me be brave? How convincing!) Not that Roar is that great either (weak verses, and a repetitive but catchier chorus).

    I much prefer some other songs on The Blessed Unrest (awesome that it got nominated by the way), particularly I Choose You, which I think is supposed to be her next single. I really hope it gets some of the success Brave has gotten.

  • catlover84

    Yeah I’m disappointed that Imagine Dragons didn’t get nominations for Album of the Year and Best New Artist. Their album is the 2nd best for me this year after Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. And no Avicii is also shocking.

  • jayidrocks

    I wouldn´t consider James Blake as a wellknown artist (outside the UK atleast). But you are right, there was a lot competition this year. Artists like Lorde, Imagine Dragons, Emile Sande or Ariana Granda weren´t nominated either in this cathegory.
    And off course Interscope should backing his best horse ( Lamar).

  • helo23

    I like Lorde and her music and thinks she deserves those nominations. Even if she suffers (like every other teenager in the world) from Special Snowflake Snydrome and says embarrassing, dumb comments on other artists. Lorde is somewhat of this generation’s less talented and articulate Fiona Apple.

  • Lexie O’Neill

    I have to say, while Kacey is not one of my faves, of those choices…I think she deserves it for album. As far as the song, Lee Brice’s I drive Your Truck is the best to me. If the Grammy awards are influenced by popularity (by any measure), neither of those will win, however.

  • jan

    Surprising. It was a big mistake not to submit for dance album. Album of the Year is a very competitive field.

  • iani

    He’s the only DJ that doesn’t credit his featuring artists. His manager did an interview with Billboard that they wanted Avicii to be seen as an artist and not just a DJ so they didn’t want other artists taking the focus off of him.

    And this is a big mistake in MO, to maneuver a career in a selfish way making contracts to except some credits. If the people in the industry may forgive Lorde for bad attitude from a young artist, they may not do the same for building careers on uncredited work of others’ time and talents.

  • Anny_nanny

    Shit! We don’t get the chance to see Phillip, who was forced to wear a suit and visit this pathetic event. lol

  • Anny_nanny

    Yes!

  • Amy Beth

    Do not get the rules for BNA at all.

    James Blake put out an album in 2010 that got lots of attention in the UK. Is it US breakthrough only?

    Shocked at the lack of love for Imagine Dragons.

    BTW, CeeLo Green got a nom, but it wasn’t bolded.

  • wordnerdarchie

    Shocked at the lack of love for Imagine Dragons.

    I’d guess their label went for “the big grammy” push for some other artists. Who else is on their label that got nods? The politicking that goes on for these award shows is sometimes a turn-off. Case in point: Blake Shelton.

  • Tinawina

    It’s my fav on the album. I hope she performs it. Yes I know that won’t happen. :)

  • Tinawina

    He’s good but there are a few I like better, like J Cole for instance. I think he’s still getting a lot of mileage out of that verse on that remix where he came after half the industry.

  • Bonnie DeMoss

    I’m not a fan of Kacey Musgraves voice, but I think she might win Best New Artist.

  • Indigobunting

    So happy they recognized Kacey Musgraves; wow-four awards !! Best Country album, BNA, and two Best Country Song awards. Saw her in concert (fantastic natural stage presence and played multiple instruments) and I have to put her at the top of my vocal list of performers who sing so well live that they sound like their album-even more so than the Idols I’ve heard in concert or on you tube. There is no doubt she is going to be a big star.

    Congrats also to the few Idols on the list. I don’t like CCM, but if Mandisa can make me buy her single she deserves that award in my book ;)

  • Bonnie DeMoss

    I would love to see that.

  • Indigobunting

    I agree on Swift. I have nothing against her (and enjoyed her when I went because Danny Gokey opened for her) but IMO, her old stuff is much better than this current meh album

  • Bentley1530

    I agree with the underwhelmed part, but every time I turn on the top 40 or the Rhythmic or the Urban radio station I am still hearing JT and not even the same song.

  • standtotheright

    Dear Recording Academy: Please televise the Best Rap Song award, not just because the video clips of Started from the Bottom and Thrift Shop are hilarious for the package, but because I really, really, really want to hear someone announce “The Song Otherwise Known As ‘Problems'” as a nominee. TSOKA is my favorite Grammy euphemism ever. Ever.

  • ladymctech

    I don’t usually care for any rappers, but love Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. I hope they win in at least a few of their categories.

  • Garrett Clayman

    J Cole is unbelievable, doesnt get half of the credit he deserves

  • heartly

    I feel largely underwhelmed with most of the nominations, much like I’ve felt towards most of the music this year. Congratulations to everybody though. Sara Bareilles was truly a surprise for AoTY. Personally, I didn’t like this album near as much as I liked her previous one but it’s nice to see her recognized.

    For the majority of the country categories, I’m somewhere between underwhelmed and meh. Love seeing Kacey’s name pop up multiple times and I’ll be rooting for her. Wish Ashley Monroe was in there for album (or even the never to be mentioned again Pistol Annie’s), but I suppose they could only fit one of the females in there that’s doing something interesting. ;) Overall the Album category is pretty weak. I liked Blake’s album well enough but it’s not a particularly strong album. I was also very lukewarm to Jason’s. I can’t comment on Tim’s because the first couple singles turned me off so bad.

    Country Song and Solo categories were pretty run of the mill. The only one I have a problem with is Wagon Wheel. I might be one of the very few that has strongly dislike Darius’ version from the very beginning. I think the most interesting category is the Duo/Group because it consists of one truly big and popular song and four other strong songs. LOVE seeing Kenny and Dolly in there. Little Big Town is always welcome, always. I’m a big fan of the Kelly/Vince song and not just because it’s Kelly. ;) The Civil Wars are a slight surprise for me just because of what’s gone on, or lack thereof, with that project. If the voters go for what was the biggest hit, it’s obvious who’ll take it. If they don’t, I really don’t know which way they’d go here. It’ll be a fun one to watch.

  • Kaylo17

    I doubt she’s getting past Kendrick Lamar. his GKMC was the 2nd best reviewed album on Metacritic last year with a 91 score.

  • keeron

    so true I hope she releases Hercules some time soon or performs it at the grammys its perfection…her nomination was a surprise but a good one she s way tooo underrated

  • kcostell

    She’s got demographics on her side — in the last 20 years the Best New Artist award has gone 13 times to a solo female artist, and exactly once (John Legend) to a solo guy.

    At one point (1997-2003) they had a streak going that put Idol’s WGWG obsession to shame.

  • Matthew

    Mandisa has carved out a good little niche for herself in the Christian world

  • L. R. M. L.

    All I know is that I want I DRIVE YOUR TRUCK by Lee Brice to win everything it’s nominated for.

    Chances are he won’t but he so deserves this. That song is the best of them all.

  • L. R. M. L.

    Agree for Lee Brice. And agree that his chances are slim to none. It is what it is.

  • flog gnaw

    I don’t see how it’s bullying; it’s mild elitism if anything. She doesn’t like the pop scene today and how some pop stars sing about extravagant lifestyles and nonsense like that.

  • Porfivor Nixon

    I thought the same thing. A song that’s famous for sounding like another song gets a record of the year nomination? It just shows you how phony it all is.

  • Jingle Jam

    Really? wow I didn’t know that lolz
    I would love to see Ed Sheeran win though but I guess he’s already too well-known to get it.

  • Jingle Jam

    I don’t think Lorde was being that cocky when she said those things about other artists. Adele said a lot of things about not taking her clothes off or wearing crazy outfits yet people didn’t get angry with her.

  • Jingle Jam

    Lana Del Rey <3 finally nominated for the Grammy Awards!!
    Paradise album is pure gold and much better than Born To Die!! Hope she wins Best Pop Vocal album!!

  • Jingle Jam

    Yeah, the Best New Artist category has to be the most complicated category in the Grammys. I still can’t figure out what the criteria is to be nominated there and how they decide who to wins it.

  • Dancin VI#81

    best urban contempary album (one. in the chamber)… salaam remi …. jordin sparks has a track on that album “chocolate brown eyes” i know doesnt mean much but there ya go yipppee :)

  • scoobynacks

    How is “Same Love” not in Rap/Sung Collaboration?

  • scoobynacks

    I’m tired of their considering Taylor Swift country. Isn’t she pretty much pop now?

  • scoobynacks

    Don’t get the Just Give Me A Reason hate (or apathy). Call me crazy but if you listen to the words I found it moving. This kind of thing happens in relationships all the time. One person feels the other slipping away and doesn’t know why. The person who might end it can’t necessarily articulate the problem, they just know something’s wrong (or have convinced themselves of a phantom problem) but if their partner articulates a ‘don’t go, I love you’ and fights for them they’ll pull back together. The guy’s saying he still loves her. She’s got anxiety and can’t just will it away. They still love each other and want to make it work. A lot of times someone won’t reach out and say the ‘don’t go.’ That’s all they have to do and they don’t realize it because they’re too hurt. They get wounded and pull away themselves. Couples like that can divorce when they’re not really out of love, they’ve just got bad communication. It’s pretty sad. I guess I’m a romantic but I liked that the characters in the song might have a positive future.

  • scoobynacks

    Maybe the Grammy voters were like “they gotta be kidding if they think I’m gonna vote for a song involving a pocketful of soap.” Seriously, JT, enunciate.

  • Corrine43180

    I think her comment about Selena Gomez’s song was right on the money. Her comments about Taylor Swift were less harsh than I’ve read on blogs from people who are far older than 16. I like that she gives an opinion.

  • Craigin

    -Yay for Sara B’s album nod- definitely a worthy nomination. Its a great album imo. LOL for JT not getting AOTY nom- I think 2 of 2 hurt him significantly. 1 of 2 was great, 2 of 2… not so much.
    -Ed being nominated for New Artists after a SOTY nom last year is not cool. Especially since Lorde- the obvious winner for this category- was snubbed.
    -Mandisa should have little problem sweeping the CCM/Gospel awards. Only Chris Tomlin should give her any real competition for album and he should split votes with Matt Redman & Matt Maher (similar styles and fans) CCM song is competative (again Tomlin is her biggest rival) and the 3 Sparrow Records noms may cancel each other out leaving Natalie Grant or Steven Curtis Chapman as the winner but Disa has the buzz going for her so I’m hopeful. And Gospel/CCM Performance looks most promising.
    -Fanny has some tough competition in her category. I’m fairly confident that Tamar Braxton will sweep those awards.
    -Kelly shouldn’t win her category imo (although I wouldn’t complain if she did). I want The Civil Wars to win because I love the song but they really shouldn’t either. I’m betting TSwift & TMcGraw will win
    -The rest of the Country categories are as bad as country radio is right now :( I wish Brad Paisley got some recognition for his very interesting and genre bending Wheelhouse album. I, for one, really like Wagon Wheel and hope it wins :)
    -The Pop categories are fairly solid I guess. Not sure Robin Thicke should be in pop but maybe it will keep him from winning any awards for that most annoying song Blurred Lines- lol :P
    – Not getting all the love for Locked Out of Heaven… When I Was Your Man was better and others had even better songs than either of those. Glad Pink’s Reason was nominated. In general, I’m happy with the main Record/Song categories.