Grammys 2014 Nominees: Jay Z, Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, and More

56th Annual Grammy Awards air live on CBS on January 26, 2014

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Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards are in, and Jay Z leads with a total of nine nods. Hova is up for several awards, most notably Best Rap Album (Magna Carta Holy Grail), Best Rap Performance ("Tom Ford"), Best Rap Song (the Justin Timberlake-featuring, Nirvana-quoting "Holy Grail"), and Best Music Video (for his star-studded "Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film" and JT's "Suit & Tie" visual, directed by David Fincher).

Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Pharrell Williams all tied for the second-highest number of nominations, netting seven apiece. Kendrick will challenge Jay for Best Rap Album with his modern classic good kid, m.A.A.d city, and he'll also have to beat out Drake's Nothing Was the Same, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' The Heist (please), and SPIN's pick for Best Album of 2013, Kanye West's Yeezus.

Kendrick also has a shot at taking home the Album of the Year honor, but the Compton MC will have to win out over Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (The Heist, again), Taylor Swift (Red), Sara Bareilles (The Blessed Unrest), and Daft Punk (Random Access Memories).

Meanwhile, in the Song of the Year race it's Lorde for her chart-dominating "Royals," Bruno Mars for his Unorthodox Jukebox hit "Locked Out of Heaven," Katy Perry for "Roar," Pink for "Just Give Me a Reason," and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for "Same Love." 

Winners will be revealed on January 26, when the 56th Annual Grammy Awards are held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live on CBS. The network once again hosted the annual nominations concert, which featured performances by Taylor Swift, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde, Katy Perry, Miguel, Keith Urban, Robin Thicke, T.I., members of Earth, Wind, and Fire, but, uh, not Drake. LL Cool J served as Master of Ceremonies for The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music's Biggest Night.

Stay tuned for more footage of the performances, but first scroll down for a list of nominees in all of the major categories. And be sure to check out SPIN's picks for the year's best music — we've already narrowed down the 50 Best Albums of 2013 and the 50 Best Songs of 2013.

Album of the Year:
Sara Bareilles, The Blessed Unrest
Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
Kendrick Lamar, good kid, m.A.A.d city
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Heist
Taylor Swift, Red

Record of the Year:
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell, "Get Lucky"
Imagine Dragons, "Radioactive"
Lorde, "Royals"
Bruno Mars, "Locked Out of Heaven"
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, "Blurred Lines"

Song of the Year:
Pink feat. Nate Ruess, "Just Give Me a Reason"
Bruno Mars, "Locked Out of Heaven"
Katy Perry, "Roar"
Lorde, "Royals"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, "Same Love"

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

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 

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 feat. Pharrell, "Get Lucky"
Pink feat. Nate Ruess, "Just Give Me a Reason"
Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko, "Stay"
Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell and T.I., "Blurred Lines"
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z, "Suit & Tie"

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 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 Rock Song: 
Gary Clark Jr., "Ain't Messin' 'Round"
Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear, "Cut Me Some Slack"
The Rolling Stones, "Doom and Gloom"
Black Sabbath, "God Is Dead?" 
Muse, "Panic Station"

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 Inch Nails, Hesitation Marks 
Tame Impala, Lonerism 
Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City

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 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? (Remix)"
Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway, "Something"

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 R&B Song: 
Anthony Hamilton, "Best of Me"
Tamar Braxton, "Love and War" 
PJ Morton feat. Stevie Wonder, "Only One" 
Justin Timberlake, "Pusher Love Girl" 
Fantasia feat. Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliot, "Without Me" 

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

Best Rap Performance:
Drake, "Started From the Bottom"
Eminem, "Berzerk"
Jay Z, "Tom Ford"
Kendrick Lamar, "Swimming Pools (Drank)"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. 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 Rap Song:
A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz, and Kendrick Lamar, "Fuckin' Problems"
Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake, "Holy Grail"
Kanye West, "New Slaves"
Drake, "Started From the Bottom"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, "Thrift Shop"

Best Latin Pop Album: 
Frankie J, Faith, Hope, Y Amor 
Ricardo Montaner, Viajero Frecuente
Draco Rosa, Vida
Aleks Syntek, Syntek 
Tommy Torres, 12 Historias 

Best Dance Recording:
Duke Dumont feat. A*M*E* and 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 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, and Keith Urban, "Highway Don't Care" 
Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton, "You Can't Make Old Friends"

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 Americana Album: 
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Old Yellow Moon
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Love Has Come for You
Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, Buddy and Jim 
Mavis Staples, One True Vine
Allen Toussaint, Songbook

Producer of the Year:
Rob Cavallo
Dr. Luke
Ariel Rechtshaid
Jeff Tweedy
Pharrell Williams 

Best Music Video: 
Capital Cities, "Safe and Sound"
Jay Z, "Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, "Can't Hold Us"
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z, "Suit & Tie"
Jack White, "I'm Shakin'"

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