Live Blog: 56th Annual Grammy Nominations List (2014)

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By: / December 7, 2013

The 2014 Grammy Nominations show is currently underway. Hosted by LL Cool J, the countdown to music’s biggest night is live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles this year.

Consider this your one stop shop for all the upcoming nominations. The Grammy awards ceremony will air on Jan. 26, 2014 and we’ve got everything you need to stay in the loop.

VIBE is updating the categories as they are announced so stay tuned.

Song Of The Year Nominees: Pink feat. Nate Ruess “Just Give Me A Reason,” “Bruno Mars “Locked Out Of Heaven,” Katy Perry “Roar,” Lorde “Royals,”Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert “Same Love”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Nominees: Daft Punk feat. Pharrell “Get Lucky,” Pink feat. Nate Ruess “Just Give Me A Reason,” Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z “Suit & Tie,” Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko “Stay,” Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell “Blurred Lines”

Album Of The Year Nominees: Sara Bareilles ‘The Blessed Unrest,’ Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ‘The Heist,’ Taylor Swift ‘Red,’ Kendrick Lamar ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City,’ Daft Punk ‘Random Access Memories’

Best Country Album Nominees: 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’

Best New Artist Nominees: Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, James Blake, Kacey Musgraves, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Record Of The Year Nominees: Bruno Mars “Locked Out Of Heaven,” Robin Thicke feat. Tip & Pharrell “Blurred Lines,” Daft Punk feat. Pharrell ”Get Lucky,” Imagine Dragons “Radioactive,” Lorde “Royals”

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

Best Pop Instrumental Album: Herb Alpert ‘Steppin’ Out,’ Boney James ‘The Beat,’ Earl Klugh ‘Handpicked,’ Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair & Richard Elliot, Jeff Lorber Fusion ‘Hacienda’

Best Pop Vocal Album: Lana Del Ray ‘Paradise,’ Lorde ‘Pure Heroine,’ Bruno Mars ‘Unorthodox Jukebox,’ Justin Timberlake ‘The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience’

Best Dance Recording: Duke Dumont feat. A*M*E & MNEK “Need U (100%),” Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch “Sweet Nothing,” Kaskade “Atmosphere,” Armin Van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie “This Is What It Feels Like,” Zedd feat. Foxes “Clarity”

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 Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Tony Bennett & Various Artists ‘Viva Duets,’ Michael Bublé ‘To Be Loved,’ Gloria Estefan ‘The Standards,’ Cee Lo Green ‘Cee Lo’s Magic Moment,’ Dionne Warwick ‘Now’

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

Best Metal Performance: Anthrax “T.N.T.,” Black Sabbath “God Is Dead?” Dream Theater “The Enemy Inside,” Killswitch Engage “In Due Time,” Volbeat feat. King Diamond “Room 24″

Best Rock Song: Gary Clark Jr. songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.) “Ain’t Messin ‘Round,” Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic,
Pat Smear) “Cut Me Some Slack,” Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, songwriters (The Rolling Stones) “Doom And Gloom,” Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi & Ozzy Osbourne, songwriters (Black Sabbath) “God Is Dead?” Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse) “Panic Station”

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 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 Ince 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 feat. Q-Tip “Nakamarra,” Miguel feat. Kendrick Lamar “How Many Drinks?” Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway “Something”

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

Best R&B Song: Anthony Hamilton & Jairus Mozee, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton) “Best Of Me,” Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper, Jr., LaShawn Daniels & Makeba Riddick, songwriters (Tamar Braxton) “Love And War,” PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring Stevie Wonder) “Only One,” James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake) “Pusher Love Girl,” Fantasia Barrino, Missy Elliott, Al Sherrod Lambert, Harmony Samuels & Kyle Stewart, songwriters (Fantasia Featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot) “Without Me”

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 “Bizerk,” Jay Z “Tom Ford,” Kendrick Lamar “Swimming Pools (Drank),” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz “Thrift Shop”

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

Best Rap Song: Tauheed Epps, Aubrey Graham, Kendrick Lamar, Rakim Mayers & Noah Shebib, songwriters (ASAP Rocky Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar) “F***in’ Problems,” 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) “Holy Grail,” 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) “New Slaves,” W. Coleman, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Bruno Sanfilippo, songwriter) (Drake) “Started From The Bottom,” Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz) “Thrift Shop”

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 Solo Performance: Lee Brice “I Drive Your Truck,” Hunter Hayes “I Want Crazy,” Miranda Lambert “Mama’s Broken Heart,” Darius Rucker “Wagon Wheel,” Blake Shelton “Mine Would Be You”

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

Best Country Song: Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift) “Begin Again,” Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Jimmy Yeary, songwriters (Lee Brice) “I Drive Your Truck,” Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Miranda Lambert) “Mama’s Broken Heart,” Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves) “Merry Go ‘Round,” Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Deric Ruttan, songwriters (Blake Shelton) “Mine Would Be You”

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’

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

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

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