Grammy Nominations 2014: Jay Z, Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis Top the List
Rapper Jay Z led the 2014 Grammy Award nominations with nine, with left-of-centre rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and singer Lorde scoring major nods.
Pharrell Williams and Justin Timberlake both earned seven nominations, but Timberlake's “The 20/20 Experience” album failed to snag any nods in the top categories.
Sara Bareilles surprised many with getting a nom for Album of the Year for “The Blessed Unrest.” She will face off against Daft Punk for “Random Access Memories,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for “The Heist,” Taylor Swift for “Red” and rapper Kendrick Lamar for “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City.”
Song of the Year nominees include Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' inspiring "Same Love,” Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven,” Lorde's "Royals,” Pink's "Just Give Me a Reason" and Katy Perry's "Roar.”