Grammy Nominees Named with Concert Kick Off on CBS

Friday night TV featured the nomination concert for the 56th Grammy Awards.

Friday night TV featured the nomination concert for the 56th Grammy Awards. A yearly CBS event, broadcasting live, the concert was hosted by two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J and six-time Grammy winner Keith Urban. Featuring some of the top names in music, from yesterday and today, the concert featured the usual suspects – Taylor Swift and Katy Perry – along with Robin Thicke, who brought the soul by killing an exciting, live version of "Blurred Lines." Nominated for two Grammies, including record of the year, Earth, Wind and Fire backed him up bringing the real of a live band.

Talk show host Arsenio Hall, rap duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Enrique Iglesias hosted and performed. The sixth time nominations have been announced on primetime TV, Jay Z leads the field with nine nominations, followed by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar and Justin Timberlake with seven each. Drake has five.

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 on CBS.

Here's a list of other Grammy nominations:

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 & Ryan Lewis
Red — Taylor Swift
Record Of The Year:
 "Get Lucky" — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
 "Radioactive" — Imagine Dragons
 "Royals" — Lorde
 "Locked Out Of Heaven" — Bruno Mars
 "Blurred Lines" — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams
Song Of The Year:
 "Just Give Me A Reason" — Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Pink Featuring Nate Ruess)
 "Locked Out Of Heaven" — Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
 "Roar" — Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter, songwriters (Katy Perry)
 "Royals" — Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor, songwriters (Lorde)
 "Same Love" — Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring
 Mary Lambert)
Best New Artist:
 James Blake
 Kendrick Lamar
 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
 Kacey Musgraves
 Ed Sheeran
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 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 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

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