Monday, December 9, 2013

The Grammy Nominations Are Here!

The fans aren't the ones who vote in the Grammys, but that's exactly who Macklemore was planning on celebrating with last night after he found out he got nominated for seven gramophones. "We'll celebrate with our fans onstage at the Jingle Ball next door!" he said backstage. Echoed Ryan Lewis: "As a musician you think, I'll never get one of those, so to be here tonight and be nominated is mind-blowing."


Melissa Etheridge admitted she wasn't at all surprised the duo was nominated for "Same Love." Her daughter introduced her to the song one day in the car and as a result, it "has an amazing place in my life. I barely got through it the first time I heard it."

Best New Artist nominee Ed Sheeran was as gracious and understanding as they come when a reporter inappropriately led off his brief Q&A session to ask about spending Thanksgiving with Jennifer Aniston. He mentioned something about sweet potatoes, before a fellow journalist finally asked him about his nomination. (For the record, most artists would have either walked off the stage or said, "Next!" and I wouldn't have blamed Ed if he did).

More Interesting Tidbits:
*Jay-Z got the most nominations with nine, while Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Pharrell, and Justin Timberlake tied for seven.
*Who knew, but there's actually a category for Best Tropical Latin Album. One of the nominees? None other than Marc Anthony for his album 3.0.
*Steve Martin is nominated for Best Americana Album with Edie Brickell for Love Has Come for You.
*Carol Burnett and Billy Crystal are both nominees for Best Spoken-Word Album. Another odd nominee? Bob Saget for Best Comedy Album.

The Grammy Nominees are...

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

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Get Lucky” by Daft Punk and Pharrell
“Just Give Me a Reason” by Pink and Nate Ruess
“Stay” by Rihanna with Mikkey Ekko
“Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell
“Suit and Tie” by Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z


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

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

Best Country Solo Performance
“I Drive Your Truck” by Lee Brice
“I Want Crazy” by Hunter Hayes
“Mama’s Broken Heart” by Miranda Lambert
“Wagon Wheel” by Darius Rucker
“Mine Would Be You” by Blake Shelton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
From This Valley by the Civil Wars
Don’t Rush by Kelly Clarkson featuring Vince Gill
Your Side of the Bed by Little Big Town
Highway Don’t Care by Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, and Keith Urban
You Can’t Make Old Friends by Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton

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

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


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

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

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

Best Rock Album
13 by Black Sabbath
The Next Day by David Bowie
Mechanical Bull by Kings of Leon
Celebration Day by Led Zeppelin
Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age
Psychedelic Pill by Neil Young With Crazy Horse

Best R&B Album
R&B Divas by Faith Evans
Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys
Love in the Future by John Legend
Better by Chrisette Michele
Three Kings by TGT

Best Rap Performance
“Started from the Bottom” by Drake
“Berzerk” by Eminem
“Tom Ford” by Jay-Z
“Swimming Pools (Drank)” by Kendrick Lamar
“Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz

Best Rap/Song Collaboration
“Power Trip” by J. Cole featuring Miguel
“Part II (On the Run)” by Jay-Z featuring Beyonce
“Holy Grail” by Jay-Z featuring Justin Timberlake
“Now or Never” by Kendrick Lamar featuring Mary J. Blige
“Remember You” by Wiz Khalifa featuring the Weekend

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

Best Dance Recording
"Need U (100%)" by Duke Dumont featuring A*M*E & MNEK
"Sweet Nothing" by Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch
"Atmosphere" by Kaskade
"This Is What It Feels Like" by Armin Van Buuren featuring Trevor Guthrie
"Clarity" by Zedd featuring Foxes

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Viva Duets by Tony Bennett and Various Artists
To Be Loved by Michael Buble
The Standards by Gloria Estefan
Cee Lo’s Magic Moment by Cee Lo Green
Now by Dionne Warwick

Best Music Video
“Safe and Sound” by Capital Cities
“Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film” by Jay-Z
“Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton
“Suit & Tie” by Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z
“I’m Shakin’” by Jack White

Best Comedy Album
Calm Down Gurrl by Kathy Griffin
I’m Here to Help by Craig Ferguson
A Little Unprofessional by Ron White
Live by Tig Notaro
That’s What I’m Talkin’ About by Bob Saget

Best Spoken-Word Album
Stephen Colbert for America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t
Carol Burnett for Carrie and Me
David Sedaris for Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls
Billy Crystal for Still Foolin’ ‘Em
Pete Seeger for The Storm King

Who are you rooting for come Grammy night (January 26)?

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