Jay-Z Leads Grammy Nominations with 9 Nods… Find Out Who Else Scored Big

By: Andrea Simpson / December 7, 2013

The king of hip hop is also the king of the Grammys.

Jay-Z is the leader of the pack, taking home a whopping nine Grammy nominations Friday, including one for Rap Album and two nominations in the Rap/Sung Collaboration category with Justin Timberlake, who didn’t fall too far behind.

JT, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell earned a not-too-shabby seven nominations each.

Find out who else could take home a gold gramophone at the 56th Grammy Awards Jan. 26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in the full nominees list below:

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

 

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

 

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

Suit & Tie — Justin Timberlake & Jay Z

 

Best Pop Vocal Album

Paradise — Lana Del Rey

Pure Heroine — Lorde

Unorthodox Jukebox — Bruno Mars

Blurred Lines — Robin Thicke

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

 

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Viva Duets — Tony Bennett & Various Artists

To Be Loved — Michael Bublé

The Standards — Gloria Estefan

Cee Lo’s Magic Moment — Cee Lo Green

Now — Dionne Warwick

 

Best Rock Performance

Always Alright — Alabama Shakes

The Stars (Are Out Tonight) — David Bowie

Radioactive — Imagine Dragons

Kashmir — Led Zeppelin

My God Is the Sun — Queens Of The Stone Age

I’m Shakin’ — Jack White

 

Best Metal Performance

T.N.T. — Anthrax

God Is Dead? — Black Sabbath

The Enemy Inside — Dream Theater

In Due Time — Killswitch Engage

Room 24 — Volbeat Featuring King Diamond

 

Best Rock Song

Ain’t Messin ‘Round — Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)

Cut Me Some Slack — Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear)

Doom And Gloom — Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, songwriters (the Rolling Stones)

God Is Dead? — Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi & Ozzy Osbourne, songwriters (Black Sabbath)

Panic Station — Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)

 

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 You — 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 Traditional R&B Performance

Please Come Home — Gary Clark Jr.

Get It Right — Fantasia

Quiet Fire — Maysa

Hey Laura — Gregory Porter

Yesterday — Ryan Shaw

 

Best R&B Song

Best Of Me – Anthony Hamilton & Jairus Mozee, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton)

Love And War – Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper, Jr., LaShawn Daniels & Makeba Riddick, songwriters (Tamar Braxton)

Only One – PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring Stevie Wonder)

Pusher Love Girl – James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)

Without Me – Fantasia Barrino, Missy Elliott, Al Sherrod Lambert, Harmony Samuels & Kyle Stewart, songwriters (Fantasia Featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot)

 

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 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 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 Rap Song

…Problems – Tauheed Epps, Aubrey Graham, Kendrick Lamar, Rakim Mayers & Noah Shebib, songwriters (ASAP Rocky Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)

Holy Grail – Shawn Carter, Terius Nash, J. Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic, songwriters) (Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake)

New Slaves – Christopher Breaux, Ben Bronfman, Mike Dean, Louis Johnson, Malik Jones, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, Che Smith, Kanye West & Cydell Young, songwriters (Anna Adamis & Gabor Presser, songwriters) (Kanye West)

Started From The Bottom – W. Coleman, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Bruno Sanfilippo, songwriter) (Drake)

Thrift Shop – Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz)

 

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 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

 

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

From This Valley – The Civil Wars

Don’t Rush – Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill

Your Side Of The Bed – Little Big Town

Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban

You Can’t Make Old Friends – Kenny Rogers With Dolly Parton

 

Best Country Song

Begin Again – Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)

I Drive Your Truck – Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Jimmy Yeary, songwriters (Lee Brice)

Mama’s Broken Heart – Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

Merry Go ‘Round – Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)

Mine Would Be You – Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Deric Ruttan, songwriters (Blake Shelton)

 

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 Reggae Album

One Love, One Life – Beres Hammond

Ziggy Marley In Concert – Ziggy Marley

The Messiah – Sizzla

Reggae Connection – Sly & Robbie And The Jam Masters

Reincarnated – Snoop Lion

 

Best Spoken Word Album

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

 

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 Music Video

Safe And Sound – Capital Cities | Grady Hall, video director; Buddy Enright, video producer

Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film – Jay Z | Mark Romanek, video director; Shawn Carter & Aristides McGarry, video producers

Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton | Jon Jon Augustavo, Jason Koenig & Ryan Lewis, video directors; Tricia Davis, Honna Kimmerer & Jenny Koenig, video producers

Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z | David Fincher, video director; Timory King, video producer

I’m Shakin’ – Jack White | Dori Oskowitz, video director; Raquel Costello, video producer