At 9:43 p.m. CST, December 6, 2014, nominees were announced on primetime television as part of "The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night®," a one-hour CBS entertainment special broadcast live from Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. Hosted by two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J, the broadcast featured the announcement of nominations in several categories as well as performances by Keith Urban and Taylor Swift and many other genres artists.
The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards and “The Recording Academy”®, reflected one of the most diverse years with the Album Of The Year category alone representing the rap, pop, country and dance/electronica genres, as determined by the voting members of The Academy.
The actual 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on "GRAMMY Sunday," Jan. 26, 2014, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook.
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
Record Of The Year - Sorry, no one in Country, Folk, and Americana.
Song Of The Year - Sorry, no one in Country, Folk, Americana.
Best New Artist
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
POP FIELD – not applicable, right?
DANCE FIELD – Again, no one in Country
ROCK FIELD – unless you include the Alabama Shakes
ALTERNATIVE FIELD – something about some vampires…
R&B FIELD – some Snarky Puppies in there….
RAP FIELD – not even going there…
COUNTRY FIELD – Now, we’re talking!
Best Country Solo Performance:
Best Country Album:
JAZZ FIELD – not even a hint of Country Jazz
GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC FIELD - love it, but no country or folk
LATIN FIELD – what happened to adding Tejano – Los Lobos?
AMERICAN ROOTS FIELD
Best Americana Album:
COMEDY FIELD – must include this because of Ron White!
Calm Down Gurrl — Kathy Griffin
I'm Here To Help — Craig Ferguson
Live — Tig Notaro
That's What I'm Talkin' About — Bob Saget
The Grammy’s “The Recording Academy” states "This year's GRAMMY Awards process registered more than 22,000 submissions over a 12-month eligibility period (Oct. 1, 2012 – Sept. 30, 2013). GRAMMY ballots for the final round of voting will be mailed on Dec. 11 to the voting members of The Recording Academy. They are due back to the accounting firm of Deloitte by Jan. 8, 2014, when they will be tabulated and the results kept secret until the 56th GRAMMY telecast.
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs.
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The Recording Academy®'s GRAMMY Recordings® and Atlantic Records have teamed to release the 2014 GRAMMY® Nominees album, which will be available Jan. 21, 2014, in stores and via digital retailers. (Stay tuned for artists recording on this album.)
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