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  • Today's News: Our Take - Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead Grammy Nominations

  • Jay Zreceived an impressive nine Grammy nominations this year, but newcomersMacklemoreRyan LewisandKendrick Lamarare hot on his heels. Both acts received seven nominations, and all will have to face off againstKanye WestandDrakefor Best Rap Album.
    Also receiving seven nominations arePharrellandJustin Timberlake, who ...
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  • Jay Z received an impressive nine Grammy nominations this year, but newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar are hot on his heels. Both acts received seven nominations, and all will have to face off against Kanye West and Drake for Best Rap Album.
    Also receiving seven nominations are Pharrell and Justin Timberlake, who was not recognized for Album of the Year. Drake received five, while Lorde, Bruno Mars, Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift each received four.
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    Oddly enough, Lorde was not recognized in the Best New Artist race, but her song "Royals" is nominated for Record and Song of the Year.
    The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will air Sunday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on CBS.
    (Full disclosure: TVGuide.com is owned by CBS.)
    Check out the major nominees below. Click here to see the full list of 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 & 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 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 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: "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 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 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 Michele Three Kings - TGT 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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