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Music industry to hit high notes at Sunday's Grammy Awards

Music industry to hit high notes at Sunday's Grammy Awards

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(Los Angeles, Ca) --  The year in music takes center stage at tonight's Grammy Awards.  Music's biggest night promises to bring together some of music's biggest artists under one roof at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. 

Look for performances by surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, plus Madonna, Metallica, Daft Punk, Stevie Wonder, Robin Thicke, Imagine Dragons, Lorde and others.  

Male acts dominate the leader board for this year's ceremony with hip-hop superstar Jay Z leading the pack with nine nominations.  Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell Williams have seven each. 

Taylor Swift and Sara Bareilles will represent the ladies in Grammy's coveted Album Of The Year category.  They're up against Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan lewis.  This year's Best New Artist nominees include Kendrick Lamar, Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis, James Blake, Ed Sheeran and Kacey Musgraves.  

LL Cool J will host the 56th Grammy Awards tonight.  CBS will televise the three-and-a-half hour ceremony, live on the East Coast, starting at 8:00 pm Eastern.  

Here is a partial list of nominees for the 56th Grammy Awards: 

GENERAL FIELD: 

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 

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" - PINK, FEATURING NATE RUESS (WRITERS - PINK, JEFF BHASKER, NATE RUESS) 
"LOCKED OUT OF HEAVEN" - BRUNO MARS (WRITERS - BRUNO MAS, PHILIP LAWRENCE, ARI LEVINE) 
"ROAR" - KATY PERRY (WRITERS - KATY PERRY, LUKASZ GOTTWALD, MAX MARTIN, BONNIE MCKEE, HENRY WALTER) 
"ROYALS" - LORDE (WRITERS - ELLA YELICH O'CONNOR, JOEL LITTLE) 
"SAME LOVE" - MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS (WRITERS - BEN HAGGERTY, RYAN LEWIS, MARY LAMBERT, CURTIS MAYFIELD) 

BEST NEW ARTIST: 

KENDRICK LAMAR 
MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS 
JAMES BLAKE 
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 FEATURING 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 FEATURING 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 - 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 POP INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM 

"STEPPIN' OUT" - HERB ALPERT 
"THE BEAT" - BONY JAMES 
"HANDPICKED" - EARL KLUGH 
"SUMMER HORNS" - DAVE KOZ, GERALD ALBRIGHT, MINDI ABAIR AND RICHARD ELLIOT 
"HACIENDA" - JEFF LORBER FUSION 

BEST DANCE RECORDING 

NEED U (100%) - DUKE DUMONT FEATURING A*M*E & MNEK 
SWEET NOTHING - CALVIN HARRIS FEATURING FLORENCE WELCH 
ATMOSPHERE - KASKADE 
THIS IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE - ARMIN VAN BUUREN FEATURING TREVOR GUTHRIE 
CLARITY - ZEDD FEATURING 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 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 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 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 

F***IN' 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 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 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, AND KEITH URBAN 
"YOU CAN'T MAKE OLD FRIENDS" - KENNY ROGERS WITH DOLLY PARTON 

BEST COUNTRY SONG 

"BEGIN AGAIN" - TAYLOR SWIFT (WRITER - TAYLOR SWIFT) 
"I DRIVE YOUR TRUCK" LEE BRICE (WRITERS - JESSI ALEXANDER, CONNIE HARRINGTON, AND JIMMY YEARY) 
"MAMA'S BROKEN HEART" - MIRANDA LAMBERT (WRITERS - BRANDY CLARK, SHANE MCANALLY, AND KACEY MUSGRAVES) 
"MERRY GO 'ROUND" - KACEY MUSGRAVES (WRITERS - SHANE MCANALLY, KACEY MUSGRAVES, AND JOSH OSBORNE) 
"MINE WOULD BE YOU" - BLAKE SHELTON (WRITERS - JESSI ALEXANDER, CONNIE HARRINGTON, AND DERIC RUTTAN) 

BEST AMERICANA ALBUM 

"OLD YELLOW MOON" - EMMYLOU HARRIS AND RODNEY CROWELL 
"LOVE HAS COME FOR YOU" - STEVE MARTIN AND EDIE BRICKELL 
"BUDDY AND JIM" - BUDDY MILLER AND JIM LAUDERDALE 
"ONE TRUE VINE" - MAVIS STAPLES 
"SONGBOOK" - ALLEN TOUSSAINT 

BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM 

"IT'S JUST A ROAD" - THE BOXCARS 
"BROTHERS OF THE HIGHWAY" - DAILEY & VINCENT 
"THIS WORLD OFT CAN BE" - DELLA MAE 
"THREE CHORDS AND THE TRUTH" - JAMES KING 
"THE STREETS OF BALTIMORE" - THE DEL MCCOURY BAND 

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 & CLAY" - THE MILK CARTON KIDS 
"THEY ALL PLAYED FOR US: ARHOOLIE RECORDS 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION" - VARIOUS ARTISTS 

BEST BLUES ALBUM 

"REMEMBERING LITTLE WALTER" - BILLY BOY ARNOLD, CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE, MARK HUMMEL, SUGAR RAY NORCIA & JAMES HARMAN 
"COTTON MOUTH MAN" - JAMES COTTON 
"GET UP!" BEN HARPER WITH CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE 
"SEESAW" - BETH HART AND JOE BONAMASSA 
"DOWN IN LOUISIANA" - BOBBY RUSH 

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 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 

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 

"AINT MESSIN 'ROUND" - GUY CLARK JR. (WRITER - GUY CLARK JR.) 
"CUT ME SOME SLACK" -  DAVE GROHL, PAUL MCCARTNEY, KRIST NOVOSELIC AND PAT SMEAR (WRITERS - DAVE GROHL, PAUL MCCARTNEY, KRIST NOVOSELIC AND PAT SMEAR) 
"DOOM AND GLOOM" - THE ROLLING STONES (WRITERS - MICK JAGGER AND KEITH RICHARDS) 
"GOD IS DEAD" - BLACK SABBATH (WRITERS - GEEZER BUTLER, TONY IOMMI, AND OZZY OSBOURNE) 
"PANIC STATION" - MUSE (WRITER - MATT BELLAMY) 

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 MUSIC VIDEO 

SAFE AND SOUND - CAPITAL CITIES 
PICASSO BABY: A PERFORMANCE ART FILM - JAY Z 
CAN'T HOLD US - MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS FEATURING RAY DALTON 
SUIT & TIE - JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE FEATURING 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 & SONS 

 

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