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2014 Grammy nominees announced!

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The 56th Annual Grammy Awards airs January 26th, which is just over a month away and a bit earlier than in previous years. Jay Z leads the way with an astounding nine nominations, while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell, Justin Timberlake and Kendrick Lamar follow close behind with seven each. Also expected to see a few wins are Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift.

Here's a look at how things stand in a few of the bigger categories :

Song of the Year:
Just Give Me A Reason - Pink
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Roar - Katy Perry
Royals - Lorde
Same Love - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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

Pop Performance of the Year:
Get Lucky - Daft Punk & Pharrell
Just Give Me A Reason - Pink
Stay - Rihanna
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Suit & Tie - Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z

Album of the Year:
The Blessed Unres - Sara Bareilles
Random Access Memories - Daft Punk
Good Kid, Mad City - Kendrick Lamar
The Heist - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Red - Taylor Swift

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

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

Record of the Year:
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
Royals - Lorde
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke

Best Rock Performance:
Always Alright - Alabama Shakes
The Stars (Are Out Tonight) - David Bowie
Radioactive -Imagine Dragons
Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
My God Is The Sun - Queens Of The Stone Age
I'm Shakin' - Jack White

Best Metal Performance:
T.N.T. - Anthrax
God Is Dead? - Black Sabbath
The Enemy Inside -
Dream Theater
In Due Time - Killswitch Engage
Room 24 - Volbeat & King Diamond

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

For a complete list of all 82 categories and nominees, please visit GRAMMY.com

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