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And the 2014 Grammy Nominees Are …

The nominations for the 56th annual Grammy Awards are in, and the biggest news is a snub: Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience was completely overlooked in the Album of the Year category. Both of Timberlake's previous solo efforts had snagged nominations in the category, and Grammy prognosticators from USA Today to Billboard had considered JT a lock. Worse, while Timberlake snagged an impressive seven nominations overall — behind only Jay Z, who led with nine — he failed to make the cut in the song or record of the year categories. With no Timberlake in the album category, Grammy voters made room for Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and, in a bit of a shocker, Sara Bareilles. For best new artist, Kacey Musgraves was the only female artist nominated; she's up against the aforementioned Lamar and Macklemore & Lewis, plus Brits Ed Sheeran and James Blake. Overall, in addition to Jay Z and Timberlake, other artists tallying more than five nominations include Lamar, Macklemore & Lewis and Pharrell Lewis (seven each) and Drake (five). Below, a list of nominations in major categories. The Grammys, which cover material released from October 1, 2012 through September 30, will air January 26 on CBS.

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 and Pharrell Williams

"Radioactive" — Imagine Dragons

"Royals" — Lorde

"Locked Out Of Heaven" — Bruno Mars

"Blurred Lines" — Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams

Song of the Year

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

"Locked Out Of Heaven" — Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, and Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

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

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

"Same Love" — Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert, and 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 Vocal Album

Paradise — Lana Del Ray

Pure Heroine — Lorde

Unorthodox Jukebox — Bruno Mars

Blurred Lines — Robin Thicke

The 20/20 Experience: The Complete Experience — Justin Timberlake

Best Rap Album

Nothing Was The Same — Drake

Magna Carta…Holy Grail — Jay Z

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City — Kendrick Lamar

The Heist — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Yeezus — Kanye West

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. and Pharrell Williams

"Suit & Tie" — Justin Timberlake and Jay Z

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 Rap Performance

"Started From the Bottom" — Drake

"Berzerk" — Eminem

"Tom Ford" — Jay Z

"Swimming Pools (Drank)" — Kendrick Lamar

"Thrift Shop" — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

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 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 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 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 Country Album

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 Urban Contemporary Album

Love And War — Tamar Braxton

Side Effects Of You — Fantasia

One: In The Chamber — Salaam Remi

Unapologetic — Rihanna

New York: A Love Story — Mack Wilds

Best R&B Album

R&B Divas — Faith Evans

Girl On Fire — Alicia Keys

Love In The Future — John Legend

Better — Chrisette Michele

Three Kings — TGT

 

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

"Power Trip" — J.Cole featuring Miguel

"Part II” (On The Run) — Jay Z featuring Beyoncé

"Holy Grail" — Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake

"Now Or Never" — Kendrick Lamar featuring Mary J. Blige

"Remember You" — Wiz Khalifa featuring The Weeknd

Best Country Solo Performance

"I Drive Your Truck" — Lee Brice

"I Want Crazy" — Hunter Hayes

"Mama's Broken Heart" — Miranda Lambert

"Wagon Wheel" — Darius Rucker

"Mine Would Be You" — Blake Shelton

Song Written for Visual Media

"Atlas" — Coldplay

"Silver Lining" — Jessie J

"Skyfall" — Adele

"We Both Know" — Colbie Caillat featuring Gavin DeGraw

"Young and Beautiful" — Lana Del Ray

"You've Got Time" — Regina Spektor

Best Comedy Album

Calm Down Gurrl — Kathy Griffin

I'm Here To Help — Craig Ferguson

A Little Unprofessional — Ron White

Live — Tig Notaro

That's What I'm Talkin' About — Bob Saget

Best Spoken Word

America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't — Stephen Colbert

Carrie and Me — Carol Burnett

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls — David Sedaris

Still Foolin' 'Em — Billy Crystal

The Storm King — Pete Seeger