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56th Grammy Nominees Revealed And Jay Z Leads With 9 Nominations



The 56th Grammy nominee list has been revealed and Jay Z leads with 9 nominations.  Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake, Pharell and Macklemore  and Ryan Lewis each received 7 nominations each.  Rapper Drake is right behind with 5 nominations.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Robin Thicke and T.I., Katy Perry, Lorde, Miguel and more performed at The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night, a concert held in Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre that preceded the announcement.

Here are a list of some of the nominees. You check out the full Grammy list here 

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) –

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 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

Best Rap Album:

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

Album of the Year:

  • Kendrick Lamar – good Kid, m.A.A.d. City
  • Punk – Random Access Memories
  • Sara Bareilles – The Blessed Unrest
  • Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – The Heist
  • Taylor Swift – Red
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