Justin Timberlake, Jay Z Lead GRAMMY AWARD Nominations; Full List Announced

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Nominations for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® were announced tonight by The Recording Academy® and reflected one of the most diverse years for the best and brightest in music. The Album Of The Year category alone represents the rap, pop, country and dance/electronica genres, as determined by the voting members of The Academy. Once again, nominations in select categories for the annual Grammy Awards 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 at L.A. LIVE. THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® will be held on "GRAMMY Sunday," Sunday, Jan. 26, 2013, (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

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.

"This year's nominations truly reflect the talented community of music Makers who represent some of the highest levels of excellence and artistry of the year in their respective fields," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "Once again, The Academy's awards process and its voting membership have produced an impressive list of nominations across various genres promising music fans a spectacular show filled with stellar performances and unique 'GRAMMY Moments.' We are off to a great start and look forward to GRAMMY Sunday as Music's Biggest Night takes the stage."

Following is a sampling of nominations in 82 categories from the GRAMMY Awards® 30 Fields:


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:

"Get Lucky" - Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams

"Radioactive" - Imagine Dragons

"Royals" - Lorde

"Locked Out Of Heaven" - Bruno Mars

"Blurred Lines" - Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams

Song Of The Year:

"Just Give Me A Reason" - Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Pink Featuring Nate Ruess)

"Locked Out Of Heaven" - Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

"Roar" - Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter, songwriters (Katy Perry)

"Royals" - Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor, songwriters (Lorde)

"Same Love" - Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring

Mary Lambert)

Best New Artist:

James Blake

Kendrick Lamar

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Kacey Musgraves

Ed Sheeran


Best Pop Solo Performance:

"Brave" - Sara Bareilles

"Royals" - Lorde

"When I Was Your Man" - Bruno Mars

"Roar" - Katy Perry

"Mirrors" - Justin Timberlake

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. & Pharrell Williams

"Suit & Tie" - Justin Timberlake & Jay Z


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 Rock Performance:

"Always Alright" - Alabama Shakes

"The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" - David Bowie

"Radioactive" - Imagine Dragons

"Kashmir" (Live) - Led Zeppelin

"My God Is The Sun" - Queens Of The Stone Age

"I'm Shakin'" - Jack White

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 With Crazy Horse


Best Alternative Music Album:

The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love - Neko Case

Trouble Will Find Me - The National

Hesitation Marks - Nine Inch Nails

Lonerism - Tame Impala

Modern Vampires Of The City - Vampire Weekend


Best R&B Performance:

"Love And War" - Tamar Braxton

"Best Of Me" - Anthony Hamilton

"Nakamarra" - Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip

"How Many Drinks?" - Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar

"Something" - Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

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