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Saturday, December 07, 2013

Grammy Nominations: Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Macklmore, etc. etc. etc.

Well, at least it's not a popularity contest featuring the usual suspects who've won every other award in 2013...

RECORD OF THE YEAR
"Get Lucky" — Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
"Radioactive" — Imagine Dragons
"Royals" — Lorde
"Locked Out Of Heaven" — Bruno Mars
"Blurred Lines" — Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell Williams & T.I.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Blessed Unrest Sara Bareilles
Random Access MemoriesDaft Punk
Good Kid, M.A.A.D. CityKendrick Lamar
The HeistMacklemore & Ryan Lewis
Red  — Taylor Swift

SONG OF THE YEAR
"Just Give Me A Reason" — Pink feat. Nate Ruess
"Locked Out Of Heaven" — Bruno Mars  
"Roar" — Katy Perry
"Royals" — Lorde
"Same Love" — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
Paradies Lana Del Rey
Pure HeroineLorde
Unorthodox JukeboxBruno Mars
Blurred LinesRobin Thicke
The 20/20 Experience  — Justin Timberlake

BEST DANCE RECORDING
"Need U 100%" — Duke Dumont feat. A*M*E & MNEK
"Sweet Nothing" — Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch
"Atmosphere" — Kaskade
"This Is What It Feels Like" — Armin Van Burren feat. Trevor Guthrie
"Clarity" — Zedd feat. Foxes

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM
Random Access MemoriesDaft Punk
Settle Disclosure
18 MonthsCalvin Harris
A Map Of The SunPretty Lights
Atmosphere  — Kaskade

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Rob Cavallo
Dr. Luke
Ariel Rechtshaid
Jeff Tweedy
Pharrell Williams

A FEW RANDOM NOMINEES THAT DON'T SUCK:
Capital Cities (Best Music Video, "Safe & Sound")
Cyndi Lauper (Best Musical Theater Album, Kinky Boots)
David Bowie (Recording Package, Rock Performance, Best Rock Album)

The rest of the nominees here.

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