The nominees for the 56th Annual were revealed last night during a televised on CBS, and we were psyched to see tons of new LMB make the list as well as ones we feel deserve the attention. , , , & Ryan Lewis, , , , and tons more all get some attention on the list. Some surprises in there also. Read on for some of our highlights.

For Record of the Year, gets nominated twice ’s “” and ’s “Blurred Lines” and he will be going up against ’s “Royals” for the win there. Daft Punk Random Access Memories got a slot on the Album of the Year along side & Ryan Lewis The Heist. Song of the Year could go to or Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and we’re beyond psyched to see get a at Best New Artist. Lorde is against on the list for Best Pop Solo Performance up against “Mirrors” by , while “” is up against “Blurred Lines” and “Suit & Tie” for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. gets a slot on the Best Pop Vocal Album category against Lorde, , and .

’s “Clarity” made the list for Best Dance Recording, and the biggest surprise to us is seeing 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, , and ; tough competition there, especially because Settle is so good. has someone been relegated to the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album alongside , , and .

Best Rock Performance has newcomers like going up against and , and gets a nod for Best Rock Song against the + track “Cut Me Some Slack” and ’ “”. Best Rock Album nominees include , , , and as well as and . Best Alternative Album has , , , and LMB fave getting a nominee for their incredible Lonerism album. lands a nominee under Best R&B Performance and appears again on the Best Traditional R&B Performance.

Eninem, , Jay Z, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are all competing for Best Rap Performance of the year, while Jay Z makes the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration twice with “Part II (On The Run)” with vs. his “Holy Grail” performance with Justin Timberlake. West makes his first appearances on the lists with “New Slaves” as potential for Best Rap Song and his Yeezus release is up against Jay Z, , and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (again) for Best Rap Album. And conspicuously missing from the Rap categories but up for the win on the Best Reggae Album is ’s .

It’s great to see up against and for Best Spoken Word Album. Sound City: Real to Reel gets a at Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. is up for Best Engineered Album (as it should be) while could win the Producer of the Year, Non-Classical category (up against ). gets a nod for Best Surround Sound Album for their Sailing the Seas of Cheese deluxe .

Finally, Best Video gave nods to “Safe and Sound”, Jay Z “Picasso Baby”, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Can’t Hold Us”, Justin Timberlake w/ Jay Z for “Suit & Tie” and ’s “I’m Shakin'”

There’s tons more nominees on the list that we’ve skipped over, but we’ve snagged the whole 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.


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