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This is what we’ve all been waiting for. Just a few months before a noteworthy year in music culminates at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, the public receives the highly anticipated list of nominees.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Robin Thicke and T.I., Katy Perry, Lorde, Miguel and more performed at The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night, a concert held in Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre that preceded the announcement. Following, came the big news.

Jay Z takes the cake this just after his 44th birthday with nine nominations, including “Album of the Year” for Magna Carta…Holy Grail. Kendrick Lamar tied with Pharrell, Justin Timberlake, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis for seven nomination. Drake and Daft Punk are last up with five potential.

See a list of awards relevant to Hip-Hop below. See the full list of nominees via The Grammys.

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 and Ryan Lewis Feat. Mary Lambert – “Same Love”

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”

Album of the Year:

Kendrick Lamar – good Kid, m.A.A.d. City

Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

Sara Bareilles – The Blessed Unrest

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – The Heist

Taylor Swift – Red

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 New Artist:

James Blake

Ed Sheeran

Kendrick Lamar

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Kacey Musgraves

Record of the Year:

Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive”

Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell – “Get Lucky”

Lorde – “Royals”

Bruno Mars – “Locked Out Of Heaven”

Robin Thicke Feat. T.I. and Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”

Best Rap Album:

Drake – Nothing Was the Same

JAY Z – Magna Carta…Holy Grail

Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city

Kanye West – Yeezus

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist

Best Pop Solo Performance:

“Brave” — Sara Bareilles

“Royals” — Lorde

“When I Was Your Man” — Bruno Mars

“Roar” — Katy Perry

“Mirrors” — Justin Timberlake

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 Pop Vocal Album:

“Paradise” — Lana Del Rey

“Pure Heroine” — Lorde

“Unorthodox Jukebox” — Bruno Mars

“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke

“The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience” — Justin Timberlake

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 Dance Recording:

“Need U (100%)” — Duke Dumont Featuring A*M*E & MNEK

“Sweet Nothing” — Calvin Harris Featuring Florence Welch

“Atmosphere” — Kaskade

“This Is What It Feels Like” — Armin Van Buuren Featuring Trevor Guthrie

“Clarity” — Zedd Featuring Foxes

Best R&B Performance:

“Love And War” — Tamar Braxton

“Best Of Me” — Anthony Hamilton

“Nakamarra” — Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip

“How Many Drinks?” — Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar

“Something” — Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

“Love And War” — Tamar Braxton

“Side Effects Of You” — Fantasia

“One: In The Chamber” — Salaam Remi

“Unapologetic” — Rihanna

“New York: A Love Story” — Mack Wilds

Best R&B Album:

R&B Divas — Faith Evans

Girl On Fire — Alicia Keys

Love In The Future — John Legend

Better — Chrisette Michele

Three Kings — TGT

Best Traditional R&B Performance:

“Please Come Home — Gary Clark Jr.

“Get It Right” — Fantasia

“Quiet Fire” — Maysa

“Hey Laura” — Gregory Porter

“Yesterday” — Ryan Shaw

Best R&B Song (A Songwriters Award):

“Best Of Me” — Anthony Hamilton & Jairus Mozee, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton)

“Love And War” — Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper, Jr., LaShawn Daniels & Makeba Riddick, songwriters (Tamar Braxton)

“Only One” — PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring Stevie Wonder)

“Pusher Love Girl” — James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)

“Without Me” — Fantasia Barrino, Missy Elliott, Al Sherrod Lambert, Harmony Samuels & Kyle Stewart, songwriters (Fantasia Featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot)

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 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 Reggae Album:

“One Love, One Life” — Beres Hammond

“Ziggy Marley In Concert” — Ziggy Marley

“The Messiah” — Sizzla

“Reggae Connection” — Sly & Robbie And The Jam Masters

“Reincarnated” — Snoop Lion

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