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Grammy nominations 2014: Jay Z, Justin Timberlake and more

All of you guys that thought “Magna Carta Holy Grail” was just “aight,” Jay Z will simply refer fans and the non fans that “numbers don’t lie, check the scoreboard,” from hit single, “Tom Ford.” The Roc A Fella headman checked in with nine Grammy nominations for an album that came in with mixed reviews across the board. Not to be outdone by Hova, Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are in the race with seven nominations apiece.

Teen breakout star Lorde was given four nominations including one for record of the year. Daft Punk, Sara Bareilles, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift are all in the running for album of the year. See a condensed list of the nominees below.

Record of the Year

Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams – “Get Lucky”
Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive”
Lorde – “Royals”
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams – “Blurred Lines”

Album of the Year

Sara Bareilles – The Blessed Unrest
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist
Taylor Swift – Red

Song of the Year

Pink feat. Nate Ruess – “Just Give Me a Reason”
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”
Katy Perry – “Roar”
Lorde – “Royals”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Same Love”

Best New Artist

James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Solo Performance

Sara Bareilles – “Brave”
Lorde – “Royals”
Bruno Mars – “When I Was Your Man”
Katy Perry – “Roar”
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”

Best Pop Vocal Album

Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience: The Complete Experience
Lorde – Pure Heroine
Lana Del Rey – Paradise
Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams – “Get Lucky”
Pink Featuring Nate Ruess – “Just Give Me A Reason”
Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko – “Stay”
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams – “Blurred Lines”
Justin Timberlake & Jay Z – “Suit & Tie”

Best Dance/Electronica Album

Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
Disclosure – Settle
Calvin Harris – 18 Months
Kaskade – Atmosphere
Pretty Lights – A Color Map Of The Sun

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 & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz – “Thrift Shop”

Best Rap Song

ASAP Rocky Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – “F—in’ Problem”
Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake – “Holy Grail”
Kanye West – “New Slaves”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Thrift Shop”
Drake – “Started From the Bottom”

Best Rap Album

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

Best Country Album

Jason Aldean – Night Train
Tim McGraw – Two Lanes Of Freedom
Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer Different Park
Blake Shelton – Based On A True Story
Taylor Swift – Red

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Julio Enriquez is a Denver writer and photographer, editor of the Cause=Time blog and a regular contributor to Reverb