For Record of the Year, Pharrell gets nominated twice with Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and he will be going up against Lorde’s “Royals” for the win there. Daft Punk Random Access Memories The HeistJames BlakeLana Del Rey gets a slot on the Best Pop Vocal Album category against Lorde, Bruno Mars, Robin Thicke and Justin Timberlake.
Zedd’s “Clarity” made the list for Best Dance Recording, and the biggest surprise to us is seeing Pretty Lights on the Best Dance/Electronica Album. Not surprise in a bad way, just totally amped that he got some recognition for A Color Map of the Sun. He’s up against Daft Punk, Disclosure, Calvin Harris and Kaskade; tough competition there, especially because Settle is so good. Cee Lo Green has someone been relegated to the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album alongside Tony Bennett, Michael Bublé, Gloria Estefan and Dionne Warwick.
Best Rock Performance has newcomers like Alabama Shakes going up against Led Zeppelin and David Bowie, and Gary Clark Jr. gets a nod for Best Rock Song against the Paul McCartney + Nirvana track “Cut Me Some Slack” and The Rolling Stones’ “Doom and Gloom”. Best Rock Album nominees include Black Sabbath, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, and Neil Young With Crazy Horse as well as Kings of Leon and Queens of the Stone Age. Best Alternative Music Album has Neko Case, The National, Nine Inch Nails, Vampire Weekend and LMB fave Tame Impala getting a nominee for their incredible Lonerism
It’s great to see Stephen Colbert up against David Sedaris and Billy Crystal for Best Spoken Word Album. Sound City: Real to Reel gets a chance at Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. Random Access Memories is up for Best Engineered Album (as it should be) while Jeff Tweedy could win the Producer of the Year, Non-Classical category (up against Pharrell). Primus gets a nod for Best Surround Sound Album for their Sailing the Seas of Cheese deluxe edition.
There’s tons more nominees on the list that we’ve skipped over, but we’ve snagged the whole thing and pasted it on the next page if you want to read the entire massive list. Or head over to http://www.grammy.com/nominees.