2014 Grammy Award Nominees List — Taylor Swift, Macklemore, Lorde, and More!
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2014 Grammy Award Nominees List — Taylor Swift, Macklemore, Lorde, and More!

Music’s biggest night is still over a month away, but on December 6, the nominees for the 2014 Grammy Awards were unveiled during the hour-long telecast, Grammy Nominations Concert Live! — Countdown to Music's Biggest Night. Jay Z lead the pack with nine nominations, but all eyes are on breakout stars Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. The Seattle-based duo was nominated for seven Grammys, including noms in three of the biggest categories — Song of the Year ("Same Love"), Album of the Year (The Heist) and Best New Artist.

Lorde is already one of the music industry’s brightest stars of 2013, but the Recording Academy bowed down to the 17-year-old from New Zealand, who scored four nominations for her hit debut album Pure Heroine and her chart-topping single, "Royals." However, Lorde was surprisingly shut out of the Best New Artist category at the 56th annual Grammy Awards. British dubstep crooner James Blake was nominated in the category instead. In another surprising twist, singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles scored an Album of the Year nomination for The Blessed Unrest.

But the biggest shocker of the night is the lack of Yeezus. Kanye West's critically acclaimed album was largely ignored by Grammy voters, earning just two nominations — "New Slaves" for Best Rap Song and Yeezus for Best Rap Album. Unfortunately for Kanye, he's up against some stiff competition in the Best Rap Album category — Yeezus joins Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' The Heist, Jay Z's Magna Carta... Holy Grail, Drake's Nothing Was the Same.

Here’s the full list of 2014 Grammy Awards nominees:

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 and Ryan Lewis

Red — Taylor Swift

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 and Ryan Lewis, featuring Mary Lambert

Best New Artist

James Blake

Kendrick Lamar

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Kacey Musgraves

Ed Sheeran

Record of the Year

"Get Lucky" — Daft Punk, featuring Pharrell

"Radioactive" — Imagine Dragons

"Royals" — Lorde

"Locked Out of Heaven" — Bruno Mars

"Blurred Lines" — Robin Thicke, featuring T.I. and Pharrell

Best Duo or Group Performance

"Get Lucky" — Daft Punk, featuring Pharrell

"Just Give Me a Reason" — Pink, featuring Nate Ruess

"Stay" — Rihanna, featuring Mikky Ekko

"Blurred Lines" — Robin Thicke, featuring T.I. and Pharrell

"Suit and Tie" — Justin Timberlake, featuring Jay Z

Best Country Album

Night Train — Jason Aldean

Two Lanes of Freedom — Tim McGraw

Same Trailer, Different Park — Kacey Musgraves

Based on a True Story — Blake Shelton

Red — Taylor Swift

Best Pop Solo Performance

"Brave" — Sara Bareilles

"Royals" — Lorde

"When I Was Your Man" — Bruno Mars

"Roar" — Katy Perry

"Mirrors" — Justin Timberlake

Best Pop Vocal Album

The 20/20 Experience: The Complete Experience — Justin Timberlake

Pure Heroine — Lorde

Paradise — Lana Del Rey

Blurred Lines — Robin Thicke

Unorthodox Jukebox — Bruno Mars

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 Rock Performance

Alabama Shakes — "Always Alright"

David Bowie — "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)"

Imagine Dragons — "Radioactive"

Led Zeppelin — "Kashmir" (Live)

Queens Of The Stone Age — "My God Is The Sun"

Jack White — "I'm Shakin'"

Best Rock Album

Black Sabbath — 13

David Bowie — The Next Day

Kings of Leon — Mechanical Bull

Led Zeppelin — Celebration Day

Queens Of The Stone Age — …Like Clockwork

Neil Young With Crazy Horse — Psychedelic Pill

Best Rock Song

Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear — "Cut Me Some Slack"

Gary Clark Jr. — "Messin' Around"

The Rolling Stones — "Doom and Gloom"

Muse — "Panic Station"

Black Sabbath — "God Is Dead?"

Best Alternative Music Album

Neko Case — The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You

The National — Trouble Will Find Me

Nine Inch Nails — Hesitation Marks

Tame Impala — Lonerism

Vampire Weekend — Modern Vampires Of The City

Best R&B Performance

Tamar Braxton — "Love And War"

Anthony Hamilton — "Best Of Me"

Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip — "Nakamarra"

Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar — "How Many Drinks?"

Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway — "Something"

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Tamar Braxton — Love And War

Fantasia — Side Effects Of You

Salaam Remi — One: In The Chamber

Rihanna — Unapologetic

Mack Wilds — New York: A Love Story

Best R&B Album

Faith Evans — R&B Divas

Alicia Keys — Girl On Fire

John Legend — Love In The Future

Chrisette Michele — Better

TGT — Three Kings

Best Rap Performance

Drake — "Started From The Bottom"

Eminem — "Berzerk"

Jay Z — "Tom Ford"

Kendrick Lamar — "Swimming Pools (Drank)"

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, featuring Wanz — "Thrift Shop"

Best Rap Song

ASAP Rocky Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar — "Fuckin' Problem"

Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake — "Holy Grail"

Kanye West — "New Slaves"

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis — "Thrift Shop"

Drake — "Started From the Bottom"

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

J.Cole Featuring Miguel — "Power Trip"

Jay Z Featuring Beyoncé — "Part II (On The Run)"

Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake — "Holy Grail"

Kendrick Lamar Featuring Mary J. Blige — "Now Or Never"

Wiz Khalifa Featuring The Weeknd — "Remember You"

Best Rap Album

Drake — Nothing Was The Same

Jay Z — Magna Carta…Holy Grail

Kendrick Lamar — Good Kid, M.A.A.D City

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis — The Heist

Kanye West — Yeezus

Best Song Written For Visual Media

Coldplay — "Atlas" (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)

Jessie J — "Silver Lining" (The Silver Linings Playbook)

Adele - "Skyfall" (Skyfall)

Colbie Caillat Featuring Gavin DeGraw — "We Both Know" (Safe Haven)

Lana Del Rey — "Young and Beautiful" (The Great Gatsby)

Regina Spektor — "You've Got Time" (Orange Is the New Black)

Producer of the Year

Rob Cavallo

Dr. Luke

Ariel Rechtshaid

Jeff Tweedy

Pharrell Williams

Don't forget to tune in to music's biggest night — aka the 2014 Grammy Awards — on January 26, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

Crystal Bell is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident fangirl for all things The Vampire Diaries. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!

12.6.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Crystal Bell
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