Sunday, December 8, 2013

Grammy Family: Jay Z Nominated for Nine Grammys, Leads the Night With Most Nominations...

Congratulations Jay!!!  For your nine Grammy nominations.

Jay Z tops the nominations for the 56th Grammy Awards.  He leads the night with nine; Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake, and Pharrell Williams each earned seven; while Drake and mastering engineer Bob Ludwig are up for five awards.

Let's hope he performs, and that he adds to his already 17 Grammys.

The Awards will be held, Sunday, January 26, 2014.  Check out the full list of Jay's nominations below.  And be sure to catch Jay, on the North American leg of his Magna Carta World Tour, which is currently on the West Coast.

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 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 Rap Song:

"F***in' Problems" -- Tauheed Epps, Aubrey Graham, Kendrick Lamar, Rakim Mayers & Noah Shebib, songwriters (ASAP Rocky Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)

"Holy Grail" -- 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) 

"New Slaves" -- 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)

"Started From The Bottom" -- W. Coleman, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Bruno Sanfilippo, songwriter) (Drake)

"Thrift Shop" -- Ben Haggerty &Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz)

Best Music Video:

Safe And Sound -- Capital Cities (Grady Hall, video director; Buddy Enright, video producer)

Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film -- Jay Z (Mark Romanek, video director; Shawn Carter & Aristides McGarry, video producers) 

Can't Hold Us -- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton (Jon Jon Augustavo, Jason Koenig & Ryan Lewis, video directors; Tricia Davis, Honna Kimmerer & Jenny Koenig, video producers)

Suit & Tie -- Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z (David Fincher, video director; Timory King, video producer) 

I'm Shakin' -- Jack White (Dori Oskowitz, video director; Raquel Costello, video producer)

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: 

Great Gatsby

 --Princess Carter

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