The Grammy Nominations Are In!

by Celeste Mora

Friday night marked the sixth Grammy Nominations Ceremony, and this year's was the biggest yet. The night was full of performances from pop princesses like Katy Perry, Lorde, and Taylor Swift, as well as multiple Grammy winners Miguel and Keith Urban. And, on top of all that, the night boasted a performance from Earth, Wind and Fire, who joined T.I. and Robin Thicke onstage for "Blurred Lines." In a bizarre move, Drake canceled his performance at the nominations, but the show went on without him. Once again, LL Cool J hosted the nomination ceremony (as he has since its creation), and, despite a brief technical glitch, this year's ceremony went off without a hitch.

Well, unless you count that Lorde snub for Best New Artist. Because even more intriguing than the performances were the nominations themselves. Though she was snubbed in one category, Lorde, a frontrunner for more than a few wins, picked up nominees in the Song of the Year and Record of the Year categories for her hit, "Royals." Taylor Swift continued to be a strong contender, with a nod for "Album of Year" with her 2013 release, "Red." But, really, is a live music show a live music show without a Twitter frenzy-inducing performance from Miley Cyrus?

Check out the nominees for this year's Grammy race below, and wait in anticipation until the ceremony hits TV screens on Feb. 9!


Katy Perry, "Roar" Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, "Same Love" Bruno Mars, "Locked Out of Heaven"Pink, "Just Give Me a Reason"

Lorde, "Royals"


Daft Punk, "Get Lucky"

Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko, "Stay"

Pink ft. Nate Ruess, "Just Give Me a Reason"

Robin Thicke ft. T.I., "Blurred Lines"

Justin Timberlake ft. JAY Z, "Suit and Tie"


Daft Punk, Random Access Memories

Sara Bareilles, The Blessed Unrest

Kendrick Lamar, Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Heist

Taylor Swift, Red


Taylor Swift, Red

Jason Aldean, Night Train

Tim McGraw, Two Lanes in Freedom

Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer Different Park

Based on a True Story, Blake Shelton


James Blake

Kendrick Lamar

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Kacey Musgraves

Ed Sheeran


Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams, "Get Lucky"

Imagine Dragons, "Radioactive"

Lorde, "Royals"

Bruno Mars, "Locked Out of Heaven"

Robin Thicke ft. T.I., "Blurred Lines"

Best Pop Solo Performance

Sara Bareilles, "Brave"

Lorde, "Royals"

Bruno Mars, "When I was Your Man"

Katy Perry, "Roar"

Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams, "Get Lucky"

Pink, "Just Give Me a Reason"

Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko, "Stay"

Robin Thicke ft. T.I., "Blurred Lines"

Justin Timberlake & Jay Z, "Suit & Tie"

Best Pop Vocal Album

Lana Del Rey, Paradise

Lorde, Pure Heroine

Bruno Mars, Unorthodox Jukebox

Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines

Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience — The Complete Experience

Best Rock Performance

Alabama Shakes, "Always Alright"

David Bowie, "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)"

Imagine Dragon, "Radioactive"

Led Zeppelin, "Kashmir"

Queens of the Stone Age, "My God Is the Sun"

Jack White, "I'm Shakin'"

Best Rock Album

Black Sabbath, 13David Bowie, The Next Day

Kings of Leon, Mechanical BullLed Zeppelin, Celebration Day

Queens of the Stone Age, ...Like Clockwork

Neil Young With Crazy Horse, Psychedelic Pill

Best Rap Performance

Drake, "Started From the Bottom"

Eminem, "Berzerk"

Jay Z, "Tom Ford"

Kendrick Lamar, "Swimming Pools (Drank)"Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz, "Thrift Shop"

Best Rap Album

Drake, Nothing Was the SameJay Z, Magna Carta... Holy GrailKendrick Lamar, Good Kid, M.A.A.D. CityMacklemore & Ryan Lewis, The HeistKanye West, Yeezus

Best R&B Performance

Tamar Braxton, "Love and War"Anthony Hamilton, "Best of Me"Hiatus Kaiyote ft. Q-Tip, "Nakamarra"Miguel ft. Kendrick Lamar, "How Many Drinks?"Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway, "Something"

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 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"

See the rest of the nominees on Grammys.com!