2015 Grammy Awards

 

Imagine Dragons earn Grammy Nods, proud producer reacts

Imagine Dragons earn Grammy Nods, proud producer reacts

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Imagine Dragons are enjoying the exclamation point added to their massive year in the form of two Grammy nods. 

The Las Vegas rockers picked up nominations for Record of the Year and Best Rock Performance for their hit "Radioactive."  They said they couldn't have asked for a better way to end 2013, while "Radioactive" producer Alex da Kid says he's happy to see all the hard work pay off. 

In the Record of the Year race, Imagine Dragons are facing off against Daft Punk's "Get Lucky," Lorde's "Royals," Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven," and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines."  In the Best Rock Performance category, "Radioactive" is joined by Alabama Shakes' "Always Alright," David Bowie's "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)," Queens of the Stone Age's "My God Is the Sun," Jack White's "I'm Shakin'," and Led Zeppelin's live recording of "Kashmir."  Zeppelin, Bowie, and Queens of the Stone Age also earned nods in the Best Rock Album category, as did Kings of Leon, Black Sabbath, and Neil Young and Crazy Horse. 

Vampire Weekend have a shot at the Best Alternative Music honor for their acclaimed third record "Modern Vampires of the City."  They're up against Neko Case, the National, Nine Inch Nails, and Tame Impala.  Other 2014 Grammy nominees include Coldplay, Green Day, Muse, James Blake, Ed Sheeran, and Dave Grohl.  Grohl nabbed a pair of nods for his "Sound City: Reel to Real" soundtrack and the Paul-McCartney-Meets-Nirvana song "Cut Me Some Slack."  Winners will be announced January 26th at the 56th Grammy Awards ceremony, which is set to air live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. 

Here are some of the 2014 Grammy nominees: 

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 feat. T.I. and 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 and Ryan Lewis 
"Red," Taylor Swift 

SONG OF THE YEAR 

"Just Give Me a Reason," Jeff Bhasker, Pink, and Nate Ruess, songwriters (Pink feat. 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 and Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert) 

BEST NEW ARTIST 

James Blake 
Kendrick Lamar 
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis 
Kacey Musgraves 
Ed Sheeran 

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 feat. 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, and Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear) 
"Doom and Gloom," Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, songwriters (The Rolling Stones) 
"God Is Dead?," Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, and 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 and 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 FOLK ALBUM 

"My Favorite Picture of You," Guy Clark 
"Sweetheart of the Sun," The Greencards 
"Build Me Up from Bones," Sarah Jarosz 
"The Ash and Clay," The Milk Carton Kids 
"They All Played for Us: Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary Celebration," Various Artists 

BEST DANCE RECORDING 

"Need U (100%)," Duke Dumont feat. A*M*E and MNEK 
"Sweet Nothing," Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch 
"Atmostphere," Kaskade 
"This Is What It Feels Like," Armin Van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie 
"Clarity," Zedd feat. Foxes 

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 COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA 

"Django Unchained," Various Artists 
"The Great Gatsby (Deluxe Edition)," Various Artists 
"Les Miserables (Deluxe Edition)," Various Artists 
"Muscle Shoals," Various Artists 
"Sound City: Real to Reel," Dave Grohl and Various Artists 

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA 

"Atlas," Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, and Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay) 
"Silver Lining," Diane Warren, songwriter (Jessie J) 
"Skyfall," Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele) 
"We Both Know," Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw, songwriters (Colbie Caillat feat. Gavin DeGraw) 
"Young and Beautiful," Lana Del Rey and Rick Nowels, songwriters (Lana Del Rey) 
"You've Got Time," Regina Spektor, songwriter (Regina Spektor) 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO 

"Safe and Sound," Capital Cities 
"Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film," Jay Z 
"Can't Hold Us," Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton 
"Suit and Tie," Justin Timberlake and Jay Z 
"I'm Shakin'," Jack White 

BEST MUSIC FILM 

"Live 2012," Coldplay 
"¡Cuatro!," Green Day 
"I'm In I'm Out and I'm Gone: The Making of Get Up!," Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite 
"Live Kisses," Paul McCartney 
"The Road to Red Rocks," Mumford and Sons 

 

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