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2014 Grammy nominations revealed: Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, James Blake

on December 06, 2013, 11:40pm

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The nominees for the 2014 Grammy Awards were officially revealed during a live television broadcast on Friday night. Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, and James Blake all scored nods in the major categories.

Daft Punk earned an Album of the Year nomination for Random Access Memories. “Get Lucky” missed out on Song of the Year, but did score nominations for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

Kendrick Lamar is nominated for a total of seven Grammys. The Compton rapper is up for Best New Artist, his debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city earned nods for both Album of the Year and Rap Album of the year, “Swimming Pools (Drank)” is in the running for Best Rap Performance, and his guest spots on Miguel’s “How Many Drinks?” and “Fuckin’ Problems” also received nominations.

Lorde’s “Royals” was nominated for both Song of the Year and Record of the Year. Surprisingly, though, she did not receive a nod for Best New Artist.

Who did receive a nomination for Best New Artist? That would be UK crooner James Blake. (To be eligible for Best New Artist, an artist must have released, as a featured performing artist, at least one album but not more than three. Blake has released two albums thus far.)

Kanye West was once again snubbed of Album of the Year, but Yeezus did pick up a nod for Rap Album of the Year and “New Slaves” is up for Song of the Year.

The category of Alternative Album of the Year pins The National (Trouble Will Find Me) against Nine Inch Nails (Hesitation Marks), Vampire Weekend (Modern Vampires of the City), Tame Impala (Lonerism), and Neko Case (The Worse Things Get…).

Best Rock Album nominees include David Bowie (The Next Day) and Queens of the Stone Age (…Like Clockwork).

In the Grammy for Best Rock Performance, it’s Jack White (“I’m Shakin'”) vs. David Bowie (“The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”), Alabama Shakes (“Always Alright”), and Queens of the Stone Age (“My God Is The Sun”).

Meanwhile, Beck Rock Song nominees include Dave Grohl and Paul McCartney’s collaboration (“Cut Me Some Slack”), The Rolling Stones (“Doom and Gloom”), Black Sabbath (“God Is Dead?”), and Gary Clark Jr. (“Ain’t Messin ‘Round”).

As for Best Rap Album, in addition to Yeezus and good kid, m.A.A.d city, the nominees include Drake (Nothing Was the Same) and Jay Z (Magna Carta Holy Grail).

Kanye, Jay Z, and Drake also face off in the category of Best Rap Song, as “New Slaves”, “Holy Grail”, and “Started From the Bottom” are all nominated, as is ASAP Rocky’s “Fuckin Problems”.

Lastly, Disclosure and their debut album Settle is up for Best Dance/Electronica Album.

Find a list of the notable nominees below, or the full list at Grammys.com.

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards take place in Los Angeles and will air live on CBS on January 26th, 2014, starting at 8pm ET.

Album of the Year:
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – The Heist
Taylor Swift – Red
Sara Bareilles – The Blessed Unrest

Record of the Year:
Daft Punk – “Get Lucky”
Lorde – “Royals”
Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines”
Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive”
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”

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

Best New Artist:
Kendrick Lamar
James Blake
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Ed Sheeran
Kacey Musgraves

Best Rock Song:
Gary Clark Jr. – Ain’t Messin ‘Round
Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear – “Cut Me Some Slack”
The Rolling Stones – “Doom and Gloom”
Black Sabbath – “God Is Dead?”
Muse – “Panic Station”

Best Rock Album:
David Bowie – The Next Day
Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
Black Sabbath – 13
Kings of Leon – Mechanical Bull
Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day

Best Rock Performance:
Jack White – “I’m Shakin'”
Queens of the Stone Age – “My God Is The Sun”
David Bowie – “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”
Led Zeppelin – “Kashmir”
Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive”

Best Alternative Album:
The National – Trouble Will Find Me
Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks
Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampire of the City
Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
Tame Impala – Lonerism

Best Rap Song:
Kanye West – “New Slaves”
Jay Z – “Holy Grail”
Drake – “Started From the Bottom”
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – “Thrift Shop”
ASAP Rocky – “Fuckin Problems”

Best Rap Album:
Kanye West – Yeezus
Jay Z – Magna Carta… Holy Grail
Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
Drake – Nothing Was the Same
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – The Heist

Best Rap Performance:
Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools (Drank)”
Jay Z – “Tom Ford”
Eminem – “Berzerk”
Drake – “Started From the Bottom”
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – “Thrift Shop”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
Daft Punk – “Get Lucky”
Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake – “Suit & Tie”
Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines”
Rihanna – “Stay”
Pink – “Just Give Me a Reason”

Best Dance/Electronica Album:
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
Disclosure – Settle
Kaskade – Atmosphere
Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the Sun
Calvin Harris – 18 Months

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