Grammy Nominations Announced For 2014

Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis all nab multiple Grammy nods.

Hip Hop is king this year, as Jay Z leads all artist in Grammy Award nominations for 2014 with nine.

Hov's featured spot on Justin Timberlakes "Suit & Tie" is up for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Music Video, while his album Magna Carta Holy Grail is nominated for Best Rap Album and Best Recording Package, while "Tom Ford" from the same album is up for Best Rap Performance, and "Part II (On the Run)" featuring Beyonce competes with "Holy Grail" featuring Justin Timberlake on Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.

Kendrick Lamar also garnered numerous nominations, with his album good kid, m.A.A.d city up for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album, and lead single "Swimming Pools (Drank)" up for Best Rap Performance. K Dot is also up for Best New Artist. In all, Kendrick has earned seven nominations.

Other Hip Hop nominees include Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (seven), Drake (four), Kanye West (three), and Eminem, among others.

See the list of nominees below in its entirety with Hip Hop and R&B entries in bold:

GENERAL

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

POP

Best Pop Solo Performance:
"Brave" — Sara Bareilles  
"Royals" — Lorde  
"When I Was Your Man" — Bruno Mars  
"Roar" — Katy Perry
"Mirrors" — Justin Timberlake

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
"Get Lucky" — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
"Just Give Me A Reason" — Pink Featuring Nate Ruess
"Stay" — Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko
"Blurred Lines" — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams  
"Suit & Tie" — Justin Timberlake & Jay Z  

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 Pop Instrumental Album:
"Steppin' Out" -- Herb Alpert
"The Beat" -- Boney James
"Handpicked" -- Earl Klugh
"Summer Horns" -- Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair & Richard Elliot
"Hacienda" -- Jeff Lorber Fusion

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

DANCE

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 Dance Recording
"Need U (100%)" -- Duke Dumont Featuring A*M*E & MNEK
"Sweet Nothing" -- Calvin Harris Featuring Florence Welch
"Atmosphere" -- Kaskade
"This Is What It Feels Like" -- Armin Van Buuren Featuring Trevor Guthrie
"Clarity" -- Zedd Featuring Foxes

ROCK

Best Rock Performance:
"Always Alright" — Alabama Shakes
"The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" — David Bowie
"Radioactive" — Imagine Dragons
"Kashmir" (Live) — Led Zeppelin
"My God Is The Sun" — Queens Of The Stone Age
"I'm Shakin'" — Jack White

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 Metal Performance
"T.N.T." -- Anthrax
"God Is Dead?" -- Black Sabbath
"The Enemy Inside" -- Dream Theater
"In Due Time" -- Killswitch Engage
"Room 24" -- Volbeat Featuring King Diamond

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)
"Doom And Gloom" -- Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, songwriters (The Rolling Stones)
"God Is Dead?" -- Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi & Ozzy Osbourne, songwriters (Black Sabbath)
"Panic Station" -- Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)

ALTERNATIVE

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

R&B

Best R&B Performance:
"Love And War" — Tamar Braxton
"Best Of Me" — Anthony Hamilton
"Nakamarra" — Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip
"How Many Drinks?" — Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar
"Something" — Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway

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 MicheleThree Kings — TGT

Best Traditional R&B Performance
"Please Come Home -- Gary Clark Jr.
"Get It Right" -- Fantasia
"Quiet Fire" -- Maysa
"Hey Laura" -- Gregory Porter
"Yesterday" -- Ryan Shaw

Best R&B Song (A Songwriters Award)
"Best Of Me" -- Anthony Hamilton & Jairus Mozee, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton)
"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)
"Without Me" --  Fantasia Barrino, Missy Elliott, Al Sherrod Lambert, Harmony Samuels & Kyle Stewart, songwriters (Fantasia Featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot)

RAP

Best Rap Performance:
"Started From The Bottom" — Drake
"Berzerk" — Eminem
"Tom Ford" —  Jay Z
"Swimming Pools (Drank)" — Kendrick Lamar
"Thrift Shop" — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
"Power Trip" — J.Cole Featuring Miguel
"Part II (On The Run)" — Jay Z Featuring Beyoncé
"Holy Grail" — Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake   
"Now Or Never" — Kendrick Lamar Featuring Mary J. Blige
"Remember You" — Wiz Khalifa Featuring The Weeknd

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 Rap Song
"F***in' Problems" -- Tauheed Epps, Aubrey Graham, Kendrick Lamar, Rakim Mayers & Noah Shebib, songwriters (ASAP Rocky Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
"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)
"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)
"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)

COUNTRY MUSIC

Best Country Solo Performance:
"I Drive Your Truck" — Lee Brice
"I Want Crazy" — Hunter Hayes
"Mama's Broken Heart" — Miranda Lambert
"Wagon Wheel" — Darius Rucker
"Mine Would Be You" — Blake Shelton

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

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
"From This Valley" -- The Civil Wars
"Don't Rush" -- Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill
"Your Side Of The Bed" -- Little Big Town
"Highway Don't Care" -- Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
"You Can't Make Old Friends" -- Kenny Rogers With Dolly Parton

Best Country Song (A Songwriters Award)
"Begin Again" -- Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
"I Drive Your Truck" -- Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Jimmy Yeary, songwriters (Lee Brice)
"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)
"Mine Would Be You" -- Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Deric Ruttan, songwriters (Blake Shelton)

NEW AGE

Best New Age Album
"Lux" -- Brian Eno
"Illumination" -- Peter Kater
"Final Call" -- Kitaro
"Awakening The Fire" -- R. Carlos Nakai & Will Clipman
"Love's River" -- Laura Sullivan

JAZZ

Best Jazz Instrumental Album:
Guided Tour — The New Gary Burton Quartet
Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue — Terri Lyne Carrington
Life Forum — Gerald Clayton
Pushing The World Away — Kenny Garrett
Out Here — Christian McBride Trio

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
"Don't Run" -- Terence Blanchard, soloist
"Song For Maura" -- Paquito D'Rivera, soloist
"Song Without Words #4: Duet" -- Fred Hersch, soloist
"Stadium Jazz" -- Donny McCaslin, soloist
"Orbits" -- Wayne Shorter, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album
"The World According To Andy Bey" -- Andy Bey
"Attachments" -- Lorraine Feather
"Liquid Spirit" -- Gregory Porter
"WomanChild" -- Cécile McLorin Salvant
"After Blue" -- Tierney Sutton

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
"Brooklyn Babylon" -- Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
"Night In Calisia" -- Randy Brecker, W,odek Pawlik Trio & Kalisz Philharmonic
"Wild Beauty" -- Brussels Jazz Orchestra Featuring Joe Lovano
"March Sublime" -- Alan Ferber
"Intrada" -- Dave Slonaker Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album
"La Noche Más Larga" -- Buika
"Song For Maura" -- Paquito D'Rivera And Trio Corrente
"Yo" -- Roberto Fonseca
"Eggn" -- Omar Sosa
"Latin Jazz-Jazz Latin" -- Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet

GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC

Best Gospel Album:
Grace (Live) — Tasha Cobbs
Best For Last: 20 Year Celebration Vol. 1 — Donald Lawrence
Best Days Yet — Bishop Paul S. Morton
God Chaser (Live) — William Murphy
Greater Than (Live) — Tye Tribbett

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
"Break Every Chain [Live]" --Tasha Cobbs
"Hurricane" -- Natalie Grant
"Lord, I Need You" -- Matt Maher
"Overcomer" -- Mandisa
"If He Did It Before... Same God [Live]" -- Tye Tribbett

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)
"If I Believe" -- Wirlie Morris, Michael Paran, Charlie Wilson & Mahin Wilson, songwriters (Charlie Wilson)
"A Little More Jesus" -- Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Erica Campbell)
"Still" -- Percy Bady, songwriter (Percy Bady Featuring Lowell Pye)

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)
"Overcomer" -- David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Mandisa)
"Speak Life" -- Toby McKeehan, Jamie Moore & Ryan Stevenson, songwriters (Tobymac)
"Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)" -- Ed Cash, Scott Cash & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris Tomlin)

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

LATIN

Best Latin Pop Album
"Faith, Hope Y Amor" -- Frankie J
"Viajero Frecuente" -- Ricardo Montaner
"Vida" -- Draco Rosa
"Syntek" -- Aleks Syntek
"12 Historias" -- Tommy Torres

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
"El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco" -- Café Tacvba
"Ojo Por Ojo" -- El Tri
"Chances" -- Illya Kuryaki And The Valderramas
"Treinta Días" -- La Santa Cecilia
"Repeat After Me" -- Los Amigos Invisibles

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
"El Free" -- Banda Los Recoditos
"En Peligro De Extinción" -- Intocable
"A Mi Manera" -- Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
"Romeo Y Su Nieta" -- Paquita La Del Barrio
"13 Celebrando El 13" -- Joan Sebastian

Best Tropical Latin Album:
3.0 — Marc Anthony
Como Te Voy A Olvidar — Los Angeles Azules
Pacific Mambo Orchestra — Pacific Mambo Orchestra
Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants — Various Artists
Corazón Profundo — Carlos Vives

AMERICAN ROOTS

Best Americana Album:
Old Yellow Moon — Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell"
Love Has Come For You — Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Buddy And Jim — Buddy Miller And Jim Lauderdale
One True Vine — Mavis Staples
Songbook — Allen Toussaint

Best Bluegrass Album
"It's Just A Road" -- The Boxcars
"Brothers Of The Highway" -- Dailey & Vincent
"This World Oft Can Be" -- Della Mae
"Three Chords And The Truth" -- James King
"The Streets Of Baltimore" -- Del McCoury Band

Best Blues Album
"Remembering Little Walter" -- Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia & James Harman
"Cotton Mouth Man" -- James Cotton
"Get Up!" -- Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite
"Seesaw" -- Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
"Down In Louisiana" -- Bobby Rush

Best Folk Album
"My Favorite Picture Of You" -- Guy Clark
"Sweetheart Of The Sun" -- The Greencards
"Build Me Up From Bones" -- Sarah Jarosz
"The Ash & Clay" -- The Milk Carton Kids
"They All Played For Us: Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary Celebration" -- (Various Artists) Chris Strachwitz, producer

Best Regional Roots Music Album
"The Life & Times Of...The Hot 8 Brass Band" -- Hot 8 Brass Band
"Hula Ku'i" -- Kahulanui
"Le Fou" -- Zachary Richard
"Dockside Sessions" -- Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience
"Apache Blessing & Crown Dance Songs" -- Joe Tohonnie Jr.

REGGAE

Best Reggae Album
"One Love, One Life" -- Beres Hammond
"Ziggy Marley In Concert" -- Ziggy Marley
"The Messiah" -- Sizzla
"Reggae Connection" -- Sly & Robbie And The Jam Masters
"Reincarnated" -- Snoop Lion

WORLD MUSIC

Best World Music Album
"Savor Flamenco" -- Gipsy Kings
"No Place For My Dream" -- Femi Kuti
"Live: Singing For Peace Around The World" -- Ladysmith Black Mambazo
"The Living Room Sessions Part 2" -- Ravi Shankar

CHILDREN'S

Best Children's Album
"Blue Clouds" Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower
"The Mighty Sky" -- Beth Nielsen Chapman
"Recess" -- Justin Roberts
"Singing Our Way Through: Songs For The World's Bravest Kids" -- Alastair Moock & Friends
"Throw A Penny In The Wishing Well" -- Jennifer Gasoi

SPOKEN WORD

Best Spoken Word Album
"America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't" -- Stephen Colbert
"Carrie And Me" -- Carol Burnett
"Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls" -- David Sedaris
"Still Foolin' 'Em" -- Billy Crystal
"The Storm King" -- Pete Seeger

COMEDY

Best Comedy Album:
"Calm Down Gurrl" — Kathy Griffin
"I'm Here To Help" — Craig Ferguson
"A Little Unprofessional" — Ron White
"Live" — Tig Notaro
"That's What I'm Talkin' About" — Bob Saget

MUSICAL THEATER

Best Musical Theater Album
"Kinky Boots"
"Matilda: The Musical"
"Motown The Musical"

MUSIC FOR VISUAL MEDIA

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
Django Unchained
The Great Gatsby (Deluxe Edition)
Les Misérables (Deluxe Edition)
Muscle Shoals
Sound City: Real To Reel

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Argo -- Alexandre Desplat, composer
The Great Gatsby -- Craig Armstrong, composer
Life Of Pi -- Mychael Danna, composer
Lincoln -- John Williams, composer
Skyfall -- Thomas Newman, composer
Zero Dark Thirty -- Alexandre Desplat, composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media
"Atlas" from "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" -- Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)
"Silver Lining" from "Silver Linings Playbook" -- Diane Warren, songwriter (Jessie J)
"Skyfall" from "Skyfall"-- Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)
"We Both Know" from "Safe Haven" -- Colbie Caillat & Gavin DeGraw, songwriters (Colbie Caillat Featuring Gavin DeGraw)
"Young And Beautiful" from "The Great Gatsby" --Lana Del Rey & Rick Nowels, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
"You've Got Time" from Orange Is The New Black -- Regina Spektor, songwriter (Regina Spektor)

COMPOSING/ARRANGING

Best Instrumental Composition
Bound Away -- Chuck Owen, composer (Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge)
California Pictures For String Quartet -- Gordon Goodwin, composer (Quartet San Francisco)
Koko On The Boulevard -- Scott Healy, composer (Scott Healy Ensemble)
Pensamientos For Solo Alto Saxophone And Chamber Orchestra -- Clare Fischer, composer (The Clare Fischer Orchestra)
String Quartet No. 1: Funky Diversion In Three Parts -- Vince Mendoza, composer (Quartet San Francisco)

Best Instrumental Arrangement
Invitation -- Kim Richmond, arranger (The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra)
On Green Dolphin Street-- Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band)
Side Hikes - A Ridge Away -- Chuck Owen, arranger (Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge)
Skylark -- Nan Schwartz, arranger (Amy Dickson)
Wild Beauty -- Gil Goldstein, arranger (Brussels Jazz Orchestra Featuring Joe Lovano)

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
La Vida Nos Espera -- Nan Schwartz, arranger (Gian Marco)
Let's Fall In Love
The Moon's A Harsh Mistress -- John Hollenbeck, arranger (John Hollenbeck)
Swing Low -- Gil Goldstein, arranger (Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza Spalding)
What A Wonderful World -- Shelly Berg, arranger (Gloria Estefan)

PACKAGE

Best Recording Package
Automatic Music Can Be Fun -- Mike Brown, Zac Decamp, Brian Grunert & Annie Stoll, art directors (Geneseo)
Long Night Moon -- Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly)
Magna Carta...Holy Grail -- Brian Roettinger, art director (Jay Z)
Metallica Through The Never --  Bruce Duckworth, Sarah Moffat & David Turner, art directors (Metallica)
The Next Day -- Jonathan Barnbrook, art director (David Bowie)

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
The Brussels Affair -- Charles Dooher & Scott Sandler, art directors (The Rolling Stones)
How Do You Do (Limited Edition Box Set) -- Mayer Hawthorne, art director (Mayer Hawthorne)
The Road To Red Rocks (Special Edition) -- Ross Stirling, art director (Mumford & Sons)
The Smith Tapes -- Masaki Koike, art director (Various Artists)
Wings Over America (Deluxe Edition) -- Simon Earith & James Musgrave, art directors (Paul McCartney And Wings)

NOTES

Best Album Notes
Afro Blue Impressions (Remastered & Expanded) -- Neil Tesser, album notes writer (John Coltrane)
Call It Art 1964-1965 -- Ben Young, album notes writer (New York Art Quartet)
Electric Music For The Mind & Body -- Alec Palao, album notes writer (Country Joe & The Fish)
Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps -- Jonathan Cott, album notes writer (Leonard Bernstein & New York Philharmonic)
360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story -- Sean Wilentz, album notes writer (Various Artists)
Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard: Hard Time, Good Time & End Time Music, 1923-1936 -- Nathan Salsburg, album notes writer (Various Artists)

HISTORICAL

Best Historical Album
Call It Art 1964-1965
Charlie Is My Darling - Ireland 1965
The Complete Sussex And Columbia Albums
Pictures Of Sound: One Thousand Years Of Educed Audio: 980–1980
Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Deluxe Edition)

PRODUCTION, Non-Classical

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Annie Up -- Chuck Ainlay, engineer; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Pistol Annies)
The Blue Room -- Helik Hadar & Leslie Ann Jones, engineers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Madeleine Peyroux)
The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here -- Paul Figueroa & Randy Staub, engineers; Ted Jensen, mastering engineer (Alice In Chains)
...Like Clockwork -- Joe Barresi & Mark Rankin, engineers; Gavin Lurssen, mastering engineer (Queens Of The Stone Age)
The Moorings -- Trina Shoemaker, engineer; Eric Conn, mastering engineer (Andrew Duhon)
Random Access Memories -- Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta & Daniel Lerner, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Daft Punk)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Rob Cavallo
Dr. Luke
Ariel Rechtshaid
Jeff Tweedy
Pharrell Williams

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Days Turn Into Nights (Andy Caldwell Remix) -- Andy Caldwell, remixer (Delerium Featuring Michael Logen)
If I Lose Myself (Alesso Vs. OneRepublic) -- Alesso, remixer (OneRepublic)
Locked Out Of Heaven (Sultan + Ned Shepard Remix) -- Ned Shepard & Sultan, remixers (Bruno Mars)
One Love/People Get Ready (Photek Remix) -- Rupert Parkes, remixer (Bob Marley And The Wailers)
Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix) -- Cedric Gervais, remixer (Lana Del Rey)

SURROUND SOUND

Best Surround Sound Album
Live Kisses -- Al Schmitt, surround mix engineer; Tommy LiPuma, surround producer (Paul McCartney)
Sailing The Seas Of Cheese (Deluxe Edition) -- Les Claypool & Jason Mills, surround mix engineers; Stephen Marcussen, surround mastering engineer; Les Claypool & Jeff Fura, surround producers (Primus)
Signature Sound Opus One -- Leslie Ann Jones, surround mix engineer; Michael Romanowski, surround mastering engineer; Herbert Waltl, surround producer (Various Artists)
Sixteen Sunsets -- Jim Anderson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Jim Anderson & Jane Ira Bloom, surround producers (Jane Ira Bloom)
Sprung Rhythm -- Daniel Shores, surround mix engineer; Daniel Shores, surround mastering engineer; Dan Merceruio, surround producer (Richard Scerbo & Inscape)

FIELD: PRODUCTION, CLASSICAL

Best Engineered Album, Classical
Hymn To The Virgin -- Morten Lindberg, engineer (Tone Bianca Sparre Dahl & Schola Cantorum)
La Voie Triomphale -- Morten Lindberg, engineer (Ole Kristian Ruud & Staff Band Of The Norwegian Armed Forces)
Roomful Of Teeth -- Mark Donahue & Jesse Lewis, engineers (Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth)
Vinci: Artaserse -- Hans-Martin Renz, Wolfgang Rixius & Ulrich Ruscher, engineers (Diego Fasolis, Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic, Daniel Behle, Franco Fagioli, Valer Barna-Sabadus, Yuriy Mynenko & Concerto Köln)
Winter Morning Walks -- David Frost, Brian Losch & Tim Martyn, engineers; Tim Martyn, mastering engineer (Dawn Upshaw, Maria Schneider, Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra)

Producer Of The Year, Classical
Manfred Eicher
David Frost
Marina A. Ledin, Victor Ledin
James Mallinson
Jay David Saks

CLASSICAL

Best Orchestral Performance
Atterberg: Orchestral Works Vol. 1 -- Neeme Järvi, conductor (Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra)
Lutos,awski: Symphony No. 1 -- Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
Schumann: Symphony No. 2; Overtures Manfred & Genoveva -- Claudio Abbado, conductor (Orchestra Mozart)
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 -- Osmo Vänskä, conductor (Minnesota Orchestra)
Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps -- Simon Rattle, conductor (Berliner Philharmoniker)

Best Opera Recording
Adès: The Tempest
Britten: The Rape Of Lucretia
Kleiberg: David & Bathsheba
Vinci: Artaserse
Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen

Best Choral Performance
Berlioz: Grande Messe Des Morts -- Colin Davis, conductor (Barry Banks; London Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Choir & London Symphony Chorus)
Palestrina: Volume 3 -- Harry Christophers, conductor (The Sixteen)
Parry: Works For Chorus & Orchestra -- Neeme Järvi, conductor; Adrian Partington, chorus master (Amanda Roocroft; BBC National Orchestra Of Wales; BBC National Chorus Of Wales)
Pärt: Adam's Lament -- Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor (Tui Hirv & Rainer Vilu; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Sinfonietta Riga & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Latvian Radio Choir & Vox Clamantis)
Whitbourn: Annelies -- James Jordan, conductor (Ariana Zukerman; The Lincoln Trio; Westminster Williamson Voices)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas -- Leonidas Kavakos & Enrico Pace
Cage: The 10,000 Things -- Vicki Ray, William Winant, Aron Kallay & Tom Peters
Duo -- Hélène Grimaud & Sol Gabetta
Roomful Of Teeth -- Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth
Times Go By Turns -- New York Polyphony

Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Bartók, Eötvös & Ligeti -- Patricia Kopatchinskaja; Peter Eötvös, conductor (Ensemble Modern & Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Corigliano: Conjurer - Concerto For Percussionist & String Orchestra -- Evelyn Glennie; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)
The Edge Of Light -- Gloria Cheng (Calder Quartet)
Lindberg: Piano Concerto No. 2 -- Yefim Bronfman; Alan Gilbert, conductor (New York Philharmonic)
Salonen: Violin Concerto; Nyx -- Leila Josefowicz; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor (Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Schubert: Piano Sonatas D. 845 & D. 960 -- Maria João Pires

Best Classical Vocal Solo
Drama Queens -- Joyce DiDonato (Alan Curtis; Il Complesso Barocco)
Mission -- Cecilia Bartoli (Diego Fasolis; Philippe Jaroussky; I Barocchisti)
Schubert: Winterreise -- Christoph Prégardien (Michael Gees)
Wagner -- Jonas Kaufmann (Donald Runnicles; Markus Brück; Chor Der Deutschen Oper Berlin; Orchester Der Deutschen Oper Berlin)
Winter Morning Walks -- Dawn Upshaw (Maria Schneider; Jay Anderson, Frank Kimbrough & Scott Robinson; Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra)

Best Classical Compendium
Hindemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic Metamorphosis; Konzertmusik -- Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Holmboe: Concertos -- Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor; Preben Iwan, producer
Tabakova: String Paths -- Maxim Rysanov; Manfred Eicher, producer

Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Lindberg, Magnus: Piano Concerto No. 2 -- Magnus Lindberg, composer
Pärt, Arvo: Adam's Lament -- Arvo Pärt, composer
Salonen, Esa-Pekka: Violin Concerto -- Esa-Pekka Salonen, composer
Schneider, Maria: Winter Morning Walks -- Maria Schneider, composer
Shaw, Caroline: Partita For 8 Voices -- Caroline Shaw, composer (Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth)

MUSIC VIDEO/FILM

Best Music Video
Safe And Sound -- Capital Cities (Grady Hall, video director; Buddy Enright, video producer)
Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film -- Jay Z (Mark Romanek, video director; Shawn Carter & Aristides McGarry, video producers)
Can't Hold Us -- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton (Jon Jon Augustavo, Jason Koenig & Ryan Lewis, video directors; Tricia Davis, Honna Kimmerer & Jenny Koenig, video producers)
Suit & Tie -- Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z (David Fincher, video director; Timory King, video producer)
I'm Shakin' -- Jack White (Dori Oskowitz, video director; Raquel Costello, video producer)

Best Music Film
Live 2012 -- Coldplay (Paul Dugdale, video director; Jim Parsons, video producer)
¡Cuatro! -- Green Day (Tim Wheeler, video director; Tim Lynch, video producer)
I'm In I'm Out And I'm Gone: The Making Of Get Up! -- Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite (Danny Clinch, video director; Ben Harper, video producer)
Live Kisses -- Paul McCartney (Jonas Akerlund, video director; Violaine Etienne, Aron Levine & Scott Rodger, video producers)
The Road To Red Rocks -- Mumford & Sons (Nicolas Jack Davies & Frederick Scott, video directors; Dan Bowen, video producer)

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283 Comments

  • Anonymous

    "Yet he doesn't have that much in his bank" Neither does Kendrick.

  • Anonymous

    Ask Eminem or Tech Nine about integrity. One dude rapped about rape and murder in funny voices, while the other wears face paint and claims to love the devil. All Pitbull did was change up his music to appeal to more people. That's not so much selling out as using the brain God gave you.

    • Anonymous

      1. Pitbull stopped making hip-hop music a long time ago. Now he's making terrible pop music with Ke$ha. That is a fucking sellout. 2. Eminem did more than talk about rape and murder in funny voices. He talked about real life shit and the same can be applied to Tech N9ne, who never said he loved the devil.

  • Anonymous

    "Okay.... You said Kendrick doesn't have millions of fans and that was my reply" Pitbull is the epitome of a hustler. He's not making his fortune on the charts. Shit, dude gets $85,000 just to do a kid's birthday party. He invests. Has endorsements. Hosted the recent AMA's. Dude is so much bigger than Kendrick it's embarrassing to compare the two.

  • Anonymous

    "yo i never saw pitbulls name on the 2013 hip-hop forbes list this year but kendrick lamar was #14 tied with Pharrell with 9 million earned" Yo, Pitbull's net worth is $20 mill. I seriously doubt he's worried about being excluded from Forbes.

  • Anonymous

    The Grammys know Dr Luke is far better than Dr Dre.

  • wouzi

    of course white folks are going to win most of the grammys. Grammys are basically for white folks. I don't expect niggas to win a lot of grammys. Its like bet is for black folks so is the grammys for white folks.... thats we niggas always get robbed at the grammys

  • Joe Joiner

    Once again, African Americans have to stop supporting White Media, who 'Crown" White Rappers Best Rap or Best Hip Hop. If your black and you dont see anything wrong with that WAKE UP!!

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  • Anonymous

    still waiting for those hot sexy pics of erect penis from some hot young hip-hop bois @BruthaDee

    • Anonymous

      send me some pics or GTFOH

    • Scientific

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  • Anonymous

    "if you sell over a million copies you obviously have millions of fans considering 99% of fans don't buy the album" Pitbull has fans worldwide. That's the point. Kendrick going platinum doesn't mean kids in a foreign country can recite every word of one of his songs.

    • tman

      I'm from the UK Kendrick an Cole have been massive over here for time not a single person I would imagine out of the whole country like pitbull dudes gay. Like his songs a gay as fuck hes got so many birds in every video that hes like trying to prove hes straight but hes a pyaaar homo an his music is shiiiite Kendrick an cole are the new kings don't see how pitbull was ever seen as hip hop his old shit is still shit

    • Anonymous

      yo i never saw pitbulls name on the 2013 hip-hop forbes list this year but kendrick lamar was #14 tied with Pharrell with 9 million earned

    • Anonymous

      Kendrick also has fans worldwide if he's doing show internationally.

    • Anonymous

      "Pitbull has fans worldwide. That's the point. Kendrick going platinum doesn't mean kids in a foreign country can recite every word of one of his songs." Okay.... You said Kendrick doesn't have millions of fans and that was my reply.. I don't really give a shit whether Pitbull has fans or not I was just pointing out that your comment was a joke dumb shit.

  • Gayest shit since wayne kissed baby

    When I was in the third grade I thought that I was gay, 'Cause I could draw, my uncle was, and I kept my room straight. I told my mom, tears rushing down my face

    • Anonymous

      She's like, "Ben, you've loved girls since before Pre-K!" Tripping, yeah, I guess she had a point, didn't she? A bunch of stereotypes all in my head

  • So Icy Boi!

    Im fresh outta jail. ok lets take this shit back. YMCMB da best, Lil Wayne always called me in ma cell. Im loyal to da fam. Weezy da GOAT. swag Best Rap Album: Nothing Was The Same Drake da best album of 2013. he isa real nigga, talented singer and MC Magna CartaHoly Grail Jay Z Gay Z tried to rape Frank Ocean in da stupdo and he never put out a better work den Tha Carter II Good Kid, M.A.A.D City Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lame-r is a disloyal bitch, Weezy put him on da map and he signed to Dr. Gay? what a bitch. but you now it doesnt matter. he just sucks The Heist Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Gay supporters Yeezus Kanye West Kanye Tried to rape Frank Ocean and Mr. Hudson. copied weezy's idea 808s

    • ymcmb worst label ever

      the boring liar us back nothing but a broke virgin living in his parents house eating all day fat fuck-boy. Wayne fell off years ago drake is rnb for fags n bitches and nikki minaj makes softer music than taylor swift

    • Anonymous

      he signed to TDE long before he met Wayne.... In 2003.

    • Anonymous

      The troll's lies.

    • Anonymous

      you talking all that gay shit but yo niggas birdman and wayne are the only niggas on that we ever seen kissin each other on the lips you fucking faggot supporter

  • Gucci The ROAT

    Grammy nomination for realest rapper ever goes to Gucci Mane. Look at this list a bunch of faggots who wear skirts, use eye shadow and think they are gods. Is this hiphop in 2013? Fuck these pussy niggas

  • WHAT????

    HOW IN THE MOTHERFUCK IS EMINEM AN JCOLE NOT NOMINATED BEFORE KANYE AND FAGLEMORE?!I LOVE YE BUT THERE WERE WAYYYYYYYYYY BETTER RAP ALBUMS THAT DROPPED THIS YEAR. AND FUCKING FAGLEMORE IS ONLY NOMINATED CAUSE HIS LOVE FOR FAGGITS. ARTISTS WORK HARD AF FOR THEIR SHIT JUST TO GT OVERLOOKED FOR BULLSHIT. I HOPE KENDRICK WINS, HE DESERVES IT BUT KNOWING THE FAGGIT GRAMMYS THEIR PROBABLY GUNNA GIVE IT TO FAGLEMORE AND NOMINATED KANYE JUST SO HE CAN GET PISSED OFF AND STIR CONTROVERSY FOR THEIR FUCKING RATINGS. SERIOUSLY FUCK THE GRAMMYS

    • Anonymous

      thats always how its been how many grammys does nas have? zero. thats all you need to know

    • WHAT????

      okay, but my argument isnt just based on Em's album, their were so many better albums than the heist and yeezus is what im trying to get at. i know i probably seem crazy talking alot of shit but i just think its unfair to artists that actually drop some dope shit and get overlooked.

    • Anonymous

      eminem's album wasnt eligible for 2013 because it came out too late... so chill out

  • Anonymous

    record of the year, album of the year, song of the year? what' a record? If it means an album in this context, then why is there an award for album of the year? If it means a song, then why is there a song of the year award? Stupid bastards.

    • Chris

      Album of the year is for a whole album/CD Record of the year is for one recorded song (so production, singing/rapping, and songwriting) Song of the year is just for the songwriting/lyrics

  • Anonymous

    HONESTLY WHO THE FUCK CARES ABOUT MACKLEMOORE HES A STUPID UGLY FUCKING FAGGOT.

  • sam snead

    Macklemore is so corny

  • AVD

    WTF is Hold on we are going home Memories back then and Born sinner not on the list...

    • Anonymous

      thats true cole did sell more but he didnt get half the publicity and attention cause he didnt impregnate a kardashian or put out confederate flag t-shirts and rant about leather joggging pants

    • ?

      didnt born sinner sell more than yeezus?

    • Anonymous

      Grammy Nominations are generated from sales not quality. While Born Sinner was of higher quality, it was of lesser sales, therefore doesn't make the cut.

  • Anonymous

    You all realize Grammy Nominations are driven by how much an album sells, and not by its critical or fan-reception, right? Why would they put on some critically acclaimed underground tape that won't generate them any money?

    • Anonymous

      because it kepts selling for over a year and went platinum, with multiple singles going multiplat as well first week sales aint shit unless you a rapper who falls off after a month

    • Anonymous

      This makes no sense. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis sold 78k albums in their first week... Yet they got 7 nominations.

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    I never thought I'd say this, but I hope Macklemore's bitch ass wins. I'm so fucking sick of Kendrick's faggpt ass

  • pie

    Most of this nominations is joke. Albums ? Jay, Drake and Kanye - WTF ?! Seriously ? The Best rap song the same sh*t.

  • Rico

    fuckin everyone on this list but kendrick put out garbage.

  • Chris Etrata

    So BruthaDee is an MMG fan? Isn't there a possibility that bruthadee and dentalbitch are the same person?

  • East

    Yeezus is a lifechanging album for everyone in the world yet doesn't even get nominated for AOTY? What the fuck? Do they just support white people?

  • lumbajumba

    This actually sounds like a ceremony to look forward to. The thought of Macklemore winning makes me cringe, but that's what makes this exciting

  • die_drake_die

    the grammys have always been about commercial record sales and radio play. you guys should not be so surprised. actually, their nominations are probably better than the bet hip hop awards. they are at least on the same level. i am not a macklemore fan, but i have no issue with him winning based upon standard grammy criteria. on a hip hop level, the best 3 albums this year are from action bronson, pusha t and jcole.

  • Ricky Rozay

    Rick Ross is top 10 right now Anyone that hates him because hes fake (hes not, mind you) is a dumbass. Its the most tired and false excuse. And the people the claim hes fake just point to the CO pic. They have no other evidence. As IF that photo proves anything. All it proves is that he was a CO. It doesnt prove that he didnt slang. Plus anyone that know anything knows that COs are dirty. Its only the 16 y/o white suburban kids that claim Ross fake. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • PhukDaGrammys

    J Cole should boycott this BS. He definitely had the best rap album... GKMC was 2nd and the Heist 3rd.

  • Anonymous

    How is Kendrick Lamar on this when his album dropped in 2012?

  • A Trillionaire

    The only category I care to find out who wins is Rap Album of the year.

  • Anon

    The Grammy judges are clearly fucking clueless for giving the obligatory Eminem nomination for Rap Song of the Year to "Berzerk" instead of "Rap God".

  • EXCUSE ME!

    Ahem... WHAT THE FUCK IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SONG AND RECORD OF THE YEAR?

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    if any hot sexy boys wanna chat about hip-hop send me a pic of your erect penis on twitter @BruthaDee

  • the doc

    grammy 2015 Awards.... Best Rap Album Nominations Drake: Degrassi-The Next Generation Kendrick Lamar: K. Dot Presents THE COAST ASAP Rocky: King of New York Eminem: MMLP II Kanye West: YOU AINT GOT THE ANSWERS Dr. Dre: Detox

  • LOL

    LOL all this music listed above is unadualtarated junk.

  • youngsta

    reasons why drake is better than eminem: - makes songs with his family while eminem disses his mom and later apologizes - outshines eminem on forever "last name ever, first name greatest" is seen everywhere - take care is better than anything em has made, including his 1st three albums - drake talks about real things in his life while em makes up shit about killing and rape - all of drake's work is critically acclaimed while em receives mixed reviews for his work - his shoes are awesome while em's are awful - drake is nominated for lots of grammys while eminem isn't drake owns eminem! #NWTS #OVO

  • quota

    WHY THE FUCK IS EMINEM NOT FUCKING NOMINATED IN ANY RAP CATEGORIES ESPECIALLY FOR BEST RAP ALBUM OR ALBUM OF THE YEAR BUT HE GOT BEST HIP HOP SONG BERZERK NOMINTATED HE GOT MOTHA FUCKIN ROBBED THIS IS RETARDED HOMIE IM NOT EVEN GONNA WATCH MOTHA FUK THE GRAMMYS

  • Anonymous

    Pitbull has millions of fans. Kendrick doesn't.

  • Anonymous

    why they ain't highlight other hip hop acts on the list. lazy ass website. jay z was nominated for best long form vid and his shit wasn't highlighted

  • Jackpot

    Next year, when Chingy puts out his album No Risk, No Return, he will sweep the Grammys left and right. Eminem doesn't stand a chance against Ching-a-ling. #FullDekk

  • DA REALEST

    LOL @ people who think The Heist is a really innovative and stand-out album, It's hip-hop for people who don't like hip-hop. I can't tell you how many people have told me this is the only exception to their hatred towards the entire hip-hop genre, because Macklemore's music is so "meaningful". Since when do people take the meaning behind songs into serious consideration when determining if they enjoy the music or not? And these are the same people who listen to The Beatles sing about LSD, Warrant sing about Cherry Pie, and AC/DC sing about having big testicles. SOOOOOOO MEANINGFUL!!!!!!!!!! This is nothing I haven't heard before, and Macklemore's ridiculous popularity is pretty disgusting to me. Thrift Shop is a fun song, but it certainly gets old when it's practically drilled through your ears and implanted into your brain.

    • Anonymous

      You're right that The Heist isn't an innovative album, nor is it that incredible or anything, but meaning does matter. For one, it's more difficult to write a song that actually has a topic and still be lyrical than just righting a battle rap against an invisible opponent like half these "artists" do nowadays (not saying to NEVER do that but I should be able to find a good chunk of meaningful tracks or at least storytelling tracks in a good artist's discrography). Also, having music that's relatable and/or has a positive message is good...obviously..

    • Anonymous

      yeah i remember reading that before too cause of the cherry pie reference

    • Anonymous

      Copy-pasting old comments full of lies?

  • ff

    it obvious that people who organize this Grammy and those who give out Grammy are gay, 80% of record company and politics is run by homosexual and here is a pure example macklemore is nominated in all categories over some faggot shit

  • JASONNNS

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  • BruthaDee

    The people below aren't me.

  • Anonymous

    Lonely gay dudes will try to bait you into personal convos online like attention whores,, the more you ignore them the more desperate they become. They never post about the Story topics they just slither around looking for some one to chat with them and acknowledge them. Sad shit but ignore them to torture them. I got a feeling Tamar might win out this year, she has been having an incredible year and she's such a huge personality that it makes her music even bigger. Good to see Salaam Remi and the lil homie Mack Wilds getting some love, and they should have a Soul category for artists like Anthony Hamilton and Erykah Badu....surprised Musiq Soulchild didn't get a Nom.

  • Chris Etrata

    What's all this "BruthaDee" bullshit? Who is he?

  • Anonymous

    The Grammys rarely give awards to the people who deserve them, they once nominated Vanilla Ice for a Grammy, LOL. that garbage Kanye album isn't even listenable and it got a nod.

  • nelly

    j. cole had the best rap album period ... drake 2nd and jay 3rd ... how kanye made it is purely b.s

  • Anonymous

    Black Hipster & White Homo look like they might get a Grammy. You know the Grammys are white-washed when Justin Timberlake and Macklemore are in every category. Best Rap Performance: "Thrift Shop" Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: "Holy Grail" Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake Best Rap Album: The Heist Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Best Rap Song "Thrift Shop" -- Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz)

  • Anonymous

    dr. dre is announcing a Febuary release for Detox tomorrow. In 2016.

  • Crazy EyE's

    I never watched the Grammys before jest was bored and this is were i ended up. but have you ever heard of Die Antwoord. they are south African crazy rappers it is really zef, witch is rap in south Africa kind of hard to understand because they speek so different, and have a lot of different words and meanings. but check them out like cookie thumper, Fatty boom boom, I fink you freaky. they also zef rap to a banging electronic dj music not really hip hop. i dont know if i really like them but there videos are stunning, and funny. they got really popular and started in 2008, i mean they have up to 39 million views on youtube. way different.

  • Ced

    They sure got it wrong with the Rap/Sung Collabs nominations....

  • Saturday

    "Kendrick however is making music for white people and is trying to sound white while drake is making music for black people. Unfortunately, rappers with not much white appeal get tossed out". Its strange isnt it? Some of Drakes music actually has Soul and his album had some strong R&B influences, Kendricks GKMC was very white in my opinion and lacked Soul but then again he had that white POP chick singing on 5 of the songs. Whites love the nerdy Hipster Kendrick, he is non-threatening and has a "friendly-negro" image of a Black Hipste, hes more marketable to the suburbs than the street Nipsey Hussle. Kendrick has a weird voice like an immigrant robot or a nerdy alien which is also a part of his hipster appeal but makes him almost unlistenable for me in long doses.

  • Anonymous

    HipHop is becoming more and more Honkies, Homos, Hipsters & Half-breeds. Salute to Snoop Lion on his nomination. Once Eminem infiltrated the culture with his cross-dressing tea-bagging, mooning, and homo-erotic lyrics it was only a matter of time before they went full blown with their homosexual agenda and blatant attempt to whitewash and dilute the culture. The final phase of their attack will be to inject white females into the culture and at that point there will be no return.

  • Anonymous

    Such a popularity contest, I swear. I hope Drake doesn't win a damn thing.

  • AR

    The only good thing I see is that Lil Wayne hasn't been nominated for shit. Lol!

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    looking for some of you .

  • Anonymous

    Next year you will see for best rap album: - Jay Z & Kanye West - Watch the Throne 2 -Lupe Fiasco - Tetsuo & Youth -Lil Wayne - The Carter V -Andre 3000 - Coachella -Nas - The Next Chapter or Pillmatic -J. Cole - Where's Kendrick? -Drake - Far From the Bottom -Kendrick Lamar - Young Fresh King.... of NY -Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP2 -Schoolboy Q - Oxymoron -Dr. Dre - Detox (I can pray all I want Dr. Dre is back in the studio, he waited for GKMC to release to finish this so it could get it's props, him and Kendrick said that, this is the time in between Kendrick's next album and GKMC that Dr. Dre and Kendrick can get into the studio and finish Detox!)

  • Anonymous

    Now or Never was an average track for the album...

  • Anonymous

    If they give album of the year to Drake I will cry, the death of rap would have started.

  • HRH

    HipHopDX staff are pathetically lazy. You all stop Highlighting Hip-Hop artist half-way through the list. What are you burnt out after smoking drugs? 'DX is like a junked out writing staff.

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  • Mood

    The real scandal here is the complete absence of Janelle Monae. Oh, whatever.,

  • grammysareforqueers

    I guarantee the Macklemore song where he comes out of the closet and admits that he has homosexual sex with Ryan Lewis wins a grammy. I'm also guaranteeing Eminem wins a Grammy for the worst song on his new album. Old America: White Power; New America: White FA G Power

  • Kramer

    Gay rights and political correctness is what gets you a Grammy. Sad

  • Anonymous

    Man, was hoping some more Born Sinner

  • Anonymous

    Mad? Nah. Just surprised how low the standards are now for the grammies. They should be promoting real artists.

  • MistaCGY

    Those are some sad nominations, even for the grammy awards. No wonder hip hop stereotypes persist when people listen to bullshit like that and think that it is representative of the genre. #FUCKAGRAMMY

  • Anonymous

    How the fuck does a white rap artist (Wacklemore) get a best album nomination while a classic album from drake doesn't? Guess that proves being white hiphop is all you need in order to be successful.

    • Anonymous

      "Guess that proves being white hiphop is all you need in order to be successful." So why did Yelawolf and MGK flopped? Why isn't Mac Miller selling platinum albums?

    • Anonymous

      how retarded are you, "Best Rap Album" Nothing Was the Same - Drake" It appears nominated right fuckin there.

    • Anonymous

      How DO you make songs for white people or black people? Music has no race/skin color, you idiots.

    • ^

      Is that a joke? All rappers make songs for white people.

    • Anonymous

      Kendrick however is making music for white people and is trying to sound white while drake is making music for black people. Unfortunately, rappers with not much white appeal get tossed out.

    • asher1985

      Drake's album came out too late this year to be eligible for the award. You'll see his album and Eminems albums nominated at next years grammys. Oh and Macklemore is not wack, his album is a lot better than Drakes FYI

    • Anonymous

      Did you forget that Kendrick is also nominated for AOTY? Also, there's nothing classic about Drake's album.

  • Anonymous

    Wow when did HipHop turn white?

  • Anonymous

    Where the fuck is weezy among the nominees?lmao

  • Novakaine

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5O0nOa2kWY&sns=tw Hiphop receives the least sales of all categories

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  • meh

    Same clowns win every year, Grammy's dont mean shit anymore

  • Anonymous

    Sara Bareilles for Album Of The Year? Huh.

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  • TMZ

    Kanye West Disses Drake in new track ! http://tinyurl.com/muffsm4

  • Anonymous

    Checkout thegrandreport, they got some good hip hop and viral videos on there...girls Twerking and all!

  • Anonymous

    Good Kid up for best album? lol Must be a committee of deaf people.

    • Anonymous

      Nope. The committee heard a good album and gave it its props with no bias. He won't win, though, since he's up against Taylor Swift.

    • Anonymous

      Mad because they picked your least favorite album? LMAO Good thing your hating ass ain't part of the Grammy committee.

  • Anonymous

    hahaha. kendrick lamar def ain't winning anything. macklemore is in every category he is up for. and yeezus ain't winning too. lol. can't wait for the kanye rant.

  • jake from state farm

    this grammy award shit is stupid...

  • vic

    ahahaha, macklemore and ryan lewis are going to clean house. its perfect: white commercialized rap = mad grammys. I fux with NWTS but that is not a Rap album. Take Care was more of a Rap album that NWTS.

  • tim

    new artists for that raw lyricism look up angry mic for gangster rap look up Freddie gibbs for meaningful raps and lyricism look up shizzy six or futuristic

  • wow.

    Kendrick best new artist? The grammys are so fucking stupid. How is Yeezus not nominated for album of the year but Macklemore's is? These awards are so trash its honestly sad that they are considered to be so prestigious among popular culture.

  • Anonymous

    Kendrick is the only hip hop artist there

  • drake runs rap

    more like garbage awards drake needs to win every award for this show to be relevent

  • ETK

    yes, grammys... Kendrick, the best "NEW" artist

  • Anonymous

    The Grammys love Jay Z too much to be giving him these nominations. Magna Carta Holy Grail wasn't even that good of an album.

  • Daniel

    I'm getting tired of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. It's cool that they are doing all of this without a label or w/e but their music isn't that great.

  • Anonymous

    Where the fuck is mmlp2??

  • Anonymous

    How the fuck did they snub JT for AOTY? He ruled 2013, he deserved a nomination.

  • Anonymous

    No Born Sinner for best rap album..Fuck that!

  • Drake is a fruity bitch

    that jay z album was wack and that holy grail track gtfoh that nirvana sample they sung on it was one the worst things I ever heard in my life

    • Sleezus

      my thoughts exactly. Glad that Kurt Cobain wasn't alive to hear that horse shit Fuck Jay-Z, dude's been whack for a good decade

  • Anonymous

    Macklemore probably going to win everything even though Kendrick is a far superior artist (Not saying Macklemore's bad). Only category Kendrick is nominated for that he shouldn't win is best rap/sung collab, Power Trip is better than that Now Or Never throwaway track.

  • Champagne Papi Life

    Yet again, Drake gets a Grammy nomination for BEST RAP ALBUM! Drake and 40 are simply unstoppable. Drake deserves a second best album Grammy! The consistency of his work is unparalleled.

    • Chris Etrata

      What chance does drake have of winning best rap album if k dot and Macklemore are also nominated for best album but not drake? THINK!!

    • Anonymous

      BY CONSISTENT DO YOU MEAN RELATIONSHIP CRYING??? YES!!!!!!! Crying about not being able to go a bitch hahahaha sensetive ass "rapper"

    • Anonymous

      Wrong, stanley. Drake a nd 40 aren't unstoppable at all. Drake's not gonna win any Grammys, this is Kendrick's year. Also, Drake's music sucks.

  • iamhiphop

    Kendrick is definitely gonna win Best Rap Album (that is if the Grammy committee decides not to give it to Macklemore).

    • Anonymous

      nah the only way kendrick will win is if macklemore doesn't win album of the year. And seriously i don't think good iiid maad city deserves album of the year,

  • Anonymous

    the grammys are lame. i thought nas had a chance last year but they gave it to drake... this year macklemore will probably take most of the hip-hop awards due to popularity although kendrick put out the best album

    • Anonymous

      nas got robbed last year for real.. life is good over take care any day..

    • Bryce Huffman

      look, I know it seems unfair (because it is), but you gotta remember a lot of wack niggas have won Grammy's so if Kendrick loses (and unfortunately he probably will lose to Macklemore) you gotta remember that regardless of an award he is still the best nigga doing it right now. Drake shouldn't win because NWTS has no replay value and The Heist blows!

  • Anonymous

    kendrick needs to win i dont hear no one talking about drakes album i cant even remember what its called

  • Illogic93

    Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: "Power Trip" J.Cole Featuring Miguel Best Rap Album: Yeezus Kanye West Best Rap Song: "New Slaves" - Kanye West Best Rap Performance: Can't decide. They all sucked.

    • Crazy EyE's

      I never watched the Grammys before jest was bored and this is were i ended up. but have you ever heard of Die Antwoord. they are south African crazy rappers it is really zef, witch is rap in south Africa kind of hard to understand because they speek so different, and have a lot of different words and meanings. but check them out like cookie thumper, Fatty boom boom, I fink you freaky. they also zef rap to a banging electronic dj music not really hip hop. i dont know if i really like them but there videos are stunning, and funny. they got really popular and started in 2008, i mean they have up to 39 million views on youtube. way different.

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