Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, James Blake, and Daft Punk Nominated for 2014 Grammy Awards


Tonight at the 2014 Grammy Nomination Concert, the list of nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards was announced and it was a big night for Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, James Blake, and Daft Punk. The young Compton rapper walked away with seven nominations, including Album of the Year for good kid m.A.A.d city and Best New Artist. The 17-year-old from New Zealand got nods for Song of the Year and Record of the Year for her hit “Royals” as well as for Pop Vocal Album of the Year for Pure Heroine. James Blake received a nomination for Best New Artist, and Daft Punk were also nominated for Album of the Year for Random Access Memories. Jay Z topped the night with nine nominations, including one for Rap Album of the Year. Other notable nominees include Drake, Kanye West, Lana Del Rey, Disclosure, Tame Impala, and Vampire Weekend.

See a brief list of the nominees below and get the full list here. The Grammys air Sunday, January 26, 2014 on CBS.

Update: Watch the four-time Grammy nominated Lorde perform “Royals” at the nomination concert below.

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

“Locked Out Of Heaven” – Bruno Mars
“Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons
“Royals” – Lorde
“Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke ft. T.I. and Pharrell
“Get Lucky” – Daft Punk ft. Pharrell

Song of the Year

“Just Give Me A Reason” – Pink ft. Nate Ruess
“Locked Out Of Heaven” – Bruno Mars
“Roar” – Katy Perry
“Royals” – Lorde
“Same Love” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Mary Lambert

Best New Artist

James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

Best Rap Album

Nothing Was the Same – Drake
Magna Carta…Holy Grail – Jay Z
good kid, m.A.A.d city – Kendrick Lamar
Yeezus – Kanye West
The Heist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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 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


  • Scotty

    How the hell is Lorde not a best new artist?!?

  • geoffryb

    they’re waiting until next year to call her “new’

  • Dee Lockett

    Yeah, generally it’s a sophomore album rite of passage in Grammy land.

  • Matthew Almont

    Seriously? Nominating Sara Bareilles and Macklemore for Album Of The Year but not Kanye West or Vampire Weekend? RIDICULOUS

  •!/PancakeMcKennz pancakemckennz

    Yeah, Sara Bareilles’ nom surprised the crap out of me.

  • Kanye east

    The whole Album of the year category sucked besides Kendrick and maybe Daft Punk.

  • thib

    u cant be fuckin serious these are the scum of the earth i swear how u gonna overlook yeezus like that gottdamn i mean he went outta his way to make it not sound hiphop and u still hatin and throw in the blacc category i hope ye never ever participates in this bogus shit

  • Kendrick

    What was the last rap album to be nominated for album of the year?

  • Matthew Almont

    Recovery in 2011. But a rap album hasnt won since Outkast in 2004, because the Grammys dont respect rap as an art form.

  • If Macklemore wins a fucking Grammy, I’m out of this bitch.

  • Jarred Morriss

    Look, Good Kid M.A.A.D city is a hip hop classic already.
    I know the grammys don’t really appreciate rap anymore, but please, just give it to Kenny. Please.

  • Dinosaur Brown better than a lot of artists you have to deal with now days… honest hip hop… click play

  • Kendrick

    They might let one win to please the black community for 5 years, you never know

  • Matthew Almont

    Better that than Macklemore winning.

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