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Grammy Award Nominees & Winners

  • Taylor Swift arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.
  • Katy Perry arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.
  • Kacey Musgraves, winner of the best country song award for "Merry Go 'Round", walks on stage at the pre-telecast of the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.
  • Carey Hart, left, and Pink arrive at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.
  • Madonna arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.
  • Ariana Grande arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.
  • Christine Teigen, left, and John Legend arrive at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.
  • Miranda Lambert, left, and Blake Shelton arrive at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.
  • Miguel arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.
  • Paris Hilton arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.
  • Daft Punk arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.
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Record Of The Year
"Get Lucky" - Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers - WINNER
"Radioactive" - Imagine Dragons
"Royals" - Lorde
"Locked out of Heaven" - Bruno Mars
"Blurred Lines" - Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell


Album Of The Year

"The Blessed Unrest" - Sara Bareilles
"Random Access Memories" - Daft Punk - WINNER
"Good Kid M.A.A.D. City" - Kendrick Lamar
"The Heist" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
"Red" - Taylor Swift


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) - WINNER


"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 - WINNER
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran


Best Pop Instrumental Album
"Steppin' Out" - Herb Alpert - WINNER
"The Beat" - Boney James
"Handpicked" - Earl Klugh
"Summer Horns" - Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair & Richard Elliot

Best Pop Solo Performance
"Brave" - Sara Bareilles
"Royals" - Lorde - WINNER
"When I Was Your Man" - Bruno Mars
"Roar" - Katy Perry
"Mirrors" - Justin Timberlake


Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
"Get Lucky" - Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers -WINNER
"Just Give Me A Reason" - Pink Featuring Nate Ruess
"Stay" - Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko
"Blurred Lines" - Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell
"Suit & Tie" - Justin Timberlake & Jay Z

 

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

 

Best Dance Recording
"Need U (100%)" -Duke Dumont Featuring A*M*E & MNEK
Adam Dyment & Tommy Forrest, producers; Adam Dyment & Tommy Forrest, mixers

"Sweet Nothing" - Calvin Harris Featuring Florence Welch
Calvin Harris, producer; Calvin Harris, mixer

"Atmosphere" - Kaskade
Finn Bjarnson & Ryan Raddon, producers; Ryan Raddon, mixer

"This Is What It Feels Like" - Armin Van Buuren Featuring Trevor Guthrie
Armin Van Buuren & Benno De Goeij, producers; Armin Van Buuren & Benno De Goeij, mixers

"Clarity" -  Zedd Featuring Foxes - WINNER
Zedd, producer; Zedd, mixer


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


Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
"Diva Duets" - Tony Bennett & Various Artists
"To Be Loved" - Michael Bublé - WINNER
"The Standards" - Gloria Estefan
"Cee Lo's Magic Moment" - Cee Lo Green
"Now" - Dionne Warwick


Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
"T.N.T." - Anthrax
Track from: Anthems

"God Is Dead?" - Black Sabbath - WINNER
Track from: 13

"The Enemy Inside" - Dream Theater
Track from: Dream Theater

"In Due Time" - Killswitch Engage
Track from: Disarm The Descent

"Room 24" -Volbeat Featuring King Diamond
Track from: Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies


Best Rock Song
"Ain't Messin 'Round" -Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)
"Cut Me Some Slack" - Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear) - WINNER
"Doom And Gloom" - Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, songwriters (The Rolling Stones)
"God Is Dead?" - Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi & Ozzy Osbourne, songwriters (Black Sabbath)
"Panic Station" - Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)


Best Rock Album
"13" - Black Sabbath
"The Next Day" - David Bowie
"Mechanical Bull" - Kings Of Leon
"Celebration Day" - Led Zeppelin - WINNER
"...Like Clockwork" - Queens Of The Stone Age
"Psychedelic Pill" - Neil Young With Crazy Horse


Best Alternative Music Album
"The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You" - Neko Case

"Trouble Will Find Me" - The National

"Hesitation Marks" -Nine Inch Nails

"Lonerism" - Tame Impala

"Modern Vampires Of The City" - Vampire Weekend - WINNER

 

Best Traditional 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 - WINNER


Best R&B Song
"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) - WINNER
"Without Me" - Fantasia Barrino, Missy Elliott, Al Sherrod Lambert, Harmony Samuels & Kyle Stewart, songwriters (Fantasia Featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliott)
 

Best Urban Contemporary Album
"Love And War" - Tamar Braxton
"Side Effects of You" - Fantasia
"One: In The Chamber" - Salaam Remi
"Unapologetic" - Rihanna - WINNER
"New York: A Love Story" - Mack Wilds


Best R&B Album
"R&B Divas" - Faith Evans
"Girl On Fire" - Alicia Keys - WINNER
"Love In The Future" - John Legend
"Better" - Chrisette Michele
"Three Kings" - TGT
 

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 - WINNER
"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, Noah Goldstein, Louis Johnson, Malik Jones, Sham Joseph, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, Travis Scott, Che Smith, Kanye West & Cydel 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) - WINNER


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 - WINNER
"Yeezus" - Kanye West
 

Best Country Song
"Begin Again" -Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
"I Drive Your Truck" - Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Jimmy Yeary, songwriters (Lee Brice)
"Mama's Broken Heart" - Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
"Merry Go 'Round" -Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves) - WINNER
"Mine Would Be You" - Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Deric Ruttan, songwriters (Blake Shelton)
 

Best Country Album
"Night Train" - Jason Aldean
"Two Lanes Of Freedom" - Tim McGraw
"Same Trailer Different Park" - Kacey Musgraves - WINNER
"Based On A True Story" - Blake Shelton
"Red" - Taylor Swift

Best Country Solo Performance
"I Drive Your Truck" - Lee Brice
"I Want Crazy" - Hunter Hayes
"Mama's Broken Heart" - Miranda Lambert
"Wagon Wheel" - Darius Rucker - WINNER
"Mine Would Be You" - Blake Shelton
 

Best Music Video
"Safe And Sound" - Capital Cities
Grady Hall, video director; Buddy Enright, Javier Jimenez, Danny Lockwood & Daniel Weisman, video producers

"Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film" - Jay Z
Mark Romanek, video director; Shawn Carter & Aristides McGarry, video producers

"Can't Hold Us" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton
Jon Jon Augustavo, Jason Koenig & Ryan Lewis, video directors; Tricia Davis, Honna Kimmerer & Jenny Koenig, video producers

"Suit & Tie" - Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z
David Fincher, video director; Timory King, video producer
- WINNER


"I'm Shakin'" - Jack White
Dori Oskowitz, video director; Saul Levitz & Candice OvaKnine, video producer

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