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Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake lead Grammy nominations

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The nominations were announced for the 56th Grammy Awards live from The Nokia Theatre on Friday, December 6th. The live telecast featured 6 nominations presented on air. The nominations were Song Of The Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Album Of The Year, Best Country Album, Best New Artist and Record Of The Year.

The concert was hosted by LL Cool J. Perfomers included Lorde, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Maklemore and Ryan Lewis, Keith Urban with Miguel and Robin Thicke, T.I. and members of Earth, Wind and Fire to close out the show.

Jay Z tops the nominations with nine; Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake, and Pharrell Williams each garner seven nods; Drake and mastering engineer Bob Ludwig are up for five awards.

The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on Sunday, January, 26, 2014, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Here are the nominations in categories presented on the air.

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Get Lucky- Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
Just Give Me A Reason- Pink featuring Nate Ruess
Stay-Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko
Blurred Lines-Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and PharrellWilliams
Suit &Tie- Justin Timberlake and Jay Z

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 and Ryan Lewis
Red- Taylor Swift

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

Best New Artist
James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore &
Kacey Musgaves
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 featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams

Check back to this page to get more Grammy nominations and more information from backstage at the Grammy nominations concert as I was live on the scene.

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