2014 Grammy Awards Countdown

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WHO WILL RULE ON MUSIC BIGGEST NIGHT? 

Some of the music industry biggest names will head to Los Angles in a few weeks.  Artist such as Jay Z has nine nods, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have seven, but the most impressive is Lorde, 17,  from London,England,who has scored four for her hit debut album Pure Heroine and my fave single on the airwaves right now, “Royals,” for Song of the Year.

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From Kanye West for Yeezus to Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, the competition is stiff. You’ll have to tune in to see on Jan. 26, 2014, at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.

Here’s the full list of 2014 Grammy Awards nominees:

Album of the Year
The Blessed Unrest — Sara Bareilles
Random Access Memories — Daft Punk
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City — Kendrick Lamar
The Heist — Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Red — Taylor Swift

Song of the Year
“Just Give Me a Reason” — Pink, featuring Nate Ruess
“Locked Out of Heaven” — Bruno Mars
“Roar” — Katy Perry
“Royals” — Lorde
“Same Love” — Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, featuring Mary Lambert

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

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

Best Duo or Group Performance
“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk, featuring Pharrell
“Just Give Me a Reason” — Pink, featuring Nate Ruess
“Stay” — Rihanna, featuring Mikky Ekko
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke, featuring T.I. and Pharrell
“Suit and Tie” — Justin Timberlake, featuring Jay Z

Best Country Album
Night Train — Jason Aldean
Two Lanes of Freedom — Tim McGraw
Same Trailer, Different Park — Kacey Musgraves
Based on a True Story — Blake Shelton
Red — Taylor Swift

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

Best Pop Vocal Album
The 20/20 Experience: The Complete Experience— Justin Timberlake
Pure Heroine — Lorde
Paradise — Lana Del Rey
Blurred Lines — Robin Thicke
Unorthodox Jukebox — Bruno Mars

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Random Access Memories — Daft Punk
Settle — Disclosure
18 Months — Calvin Harris
Atmosphere — Kaskade
A Color Map Of The Sun — Pretty Lights

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

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

Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear — “Cut Me Some Slack”
Gary Clark Jr. — “Messin’ Around”
The Rolling Stones — “Doom and Gloom”
Muse — “Panic Station”
Black Sabbath — “God Is Dead?”

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 R&B Performance
Tamar Braxton — “Love And War”
Anthony Hamilton — “Best Of Me”
Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip — “Nakamarra”
Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar — “How Many Drinks?”
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 Rap Performance
Drake — “Started From The Bottom”
Eminem — “Berzerk”
Jay Z — “Tom Ford”
Kendrick Lamar — “Swimming Pools (Drank)”
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, featuring Wanz — “Thrift Shop”

Best Rap Song
ASAP Rocky Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar — “Fuckin’ Problem”
Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake — “Holy Grail”
Kanye West — “New Slaves”
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis — “Thrift Shop”
Drake — “Started From the Bottom”

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

Best Rap Album
Drake — Nothing Was The Same
Jay Z — Magna Carta…Holy Grail
Kendrick Lamar — Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis — The Heist
Kanye West — Yeezus

Best Song Written For Visual Media
Coldplay — “Atlas” (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
Jessie J — “Silver Lining” (The Silver Linings Playbook)
Adele – “Skyfall” (Skyfall)
Colbie Caillat Featuring Gavin DeGraw — “We Both Know” (Safe Haven)
Lana Del Rey — “Young and Beautiful” (The Great Gatsby)
Regina Spektor — “You’ve Got Time” (Orange Is the New Black)

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