The 56th Annual Grammy Nominee's & Categories

56th annual Grammy's
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SUNDAY, January 26th @ 8/7c - ONLY ON CBS

Today, the Grammy's released their nominee list which contains so many great nominee's, including Jay Z (of course) - who has been nominated for a whopping NINE Grammy's! But it's Jay Z, I guess I didn't expect any less.

It's great to see Macklemore & Ryan Lewis listed. It shows just how much hard work and dedication can pay off. Coming in as an independent LLC all on their own, it shows what direction music artistry is headed. Another great nominee I believe, is Lorde - a sixteen year old songstress that vocalizes the greatness of normality instead of siding with the falsities that pop anthems create.

Here are SOME of the nominations & who we think will win the categories:

Record of the Year:

1. Get Lucky - Daft Punk & Pharrell 
2. Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
3. Royals - Lorde
4. Locked out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
5. Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke & Pharrell

Album of the Year:

1. The Blessed Unrest - Sarah Bareilles
2. Random Access Memories - Daft Punk
3. Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City - Kendrick Lamar
4. The Heist - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
5. Red - Taylor Swift

Song of the Year:

1. Just Give Me a Reason - Pink (Feat. Nate Ruess)
2. Locked out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
3. Roar - Katy Perry
4. Royals - Lorde
5. Same Love - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best New Artist:

1. James Blake
2. Kendrick Lamar
3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
4. Kacey Musgraves
5. Ed Sheeran

Best Dance Recording:

1. Need U (100%) - Duke Dumont (Feat. A*M*E & MNEK)
2. Sweet Nothing - Calvin Harris (Feat. Florence Welch)
3. Atmosphere - Kaskade
4. This is What It Feels Like - Armin Van Buuren (Feat. Trevor Guthrie)
5. Clarity - Zedd (Feat. Foxes)

Best Dance/Electronica Album:

1. Random Access Memories - Daft Punk
2. Settle - Disclosure
3. 18 Months - Calvin Harris
4. Atmosphere - Kaskade
5. A Color Map of the Sun - Pretty Lights

Best Rap Performance:

1. Started From the Bottom - Drake
2. Berzerk - Eminem
3. Tom For Jay-Z
4. Swimming Pools (Drank) - Kendrick Lamar
5. Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Feat. Wanz)

Best Rap Song:

1. F***in' Problems - A$AP Rocky (Feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
2. Holy Grail - Jay Z (Feat. Justin Timberlake)
3. New Slaves - Kanye West
4. Started From the Bottom - Drake
5. Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Feat. Wanz)

Best Rap Album:

1. Nothing Was the Same - Drake
2. Magna Carta... Holy Grail - Jay Z
3. Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City - Kendrick Lamar
4. The Heist - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
5. Yeezus - Kanye West

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media:

1. Django Unchained
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Les Misérables
4. Muscle Shoals
5. Sound City: Reel to Reel

Best Song Written for Visual Media:

1. Atlas - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Coldplay)
2. Silver Lining - Silver Linings Playbook (Jessie J)
3. Skyfall - Skyfall (Adele)
4. We Both Know - Safe Haven (Colbie Caillat Feat. Gavin DeGraw)
5. Young & Beautiful - The Great Gatsby (Lana Del Rey)
6. You've Got Time - Orange is the New Black (Regina Spektor)

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical:

1. Rob Cavallo
2. Dr. Luke
3. Ariel Rechtshaid
4. Jeff Tweedy
5. Pharrell Williams


The above is just speculation due to the popularity, ingenuity and creationism that each artist put into their work. Every artist deserves to win a Grammy but unfortunately they can only give one away per category. I am excited to see the outcome in January, it's going to be very close; these are ALL great artists and they have all put out amazing work! 

Don't forget to tune in Sunday, January 26th @ 8/7c, only on CBS!