The 2013 Grammy Nominations Concert took place on Dec. 6 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, and was televised in the U.S. on CBS. Several of the artists who performed or were presenters at the event were also announced as nominees for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on January 26, 2014, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Here is what this Grammy Nominations Concert entertainer said backstage in the press room.
Record of the Year: “Royals”
Song of the Year: “Royals”
Best Pop Solo Performance: “Royals”
Best Pop Vocal Album: “Pure Heroine”
Best New Artist
How do you feel about your Grammy nominations?
I don’t know if I can accurately describe it. This isn’t the kind of thing that happens to people from New Zealand, so I’m feeling good.
What does a Grammy Award mean to you?
That’s the thing. It’s so prestigious. Everyone in the industry pays attention to this award, and it’s just the highest honor. I couldn’t be more grateful.
How do you feel about people in New Zealand finding out about your nominations?
We’ve got the Internet, so everyone’s covered. We’re all good.