macklemore grammy nominations 2014 Grammys 2014: Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis lead the nominations list

LL Cool J took to the stage on Friday (Dec. 6) to announce the nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards as part of “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night.” The night also featured performances by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Lorde, and Robin Thicke.

Leading this year’s awards show is Jay Z with nine nominations, while Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake, and Pharrell Williams each earned seven.

Check out the list of main category nominations below:

Album Of The Year:

The Blessed Unrest — Sara Bareilles

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 & Pharrell Williams

“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons

“Royals” — Lorde

“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Bruno Mars

“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams

Song Of The Year:

“Just Give Me A Reason” — Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Pink Featuring Nate Ruess)

“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

“Roar” — Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter, songwriters (Katy Perry)

“Royals” — Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor, songwriters (Lorde)

“Same Love” — Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Mary Lambert)

Best New Artist:

James Blake

Kendrick Lamar

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Kacey Musgraves

Ed Sheeran

Check out the full list of nominations here. 

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

Posted by:Sydney Bucksbaum