2014 Grammy Nominations

It’s that time of year again as the list of nominees for next year’s Grammy Awards is out. King Kendrick Lamar leads the way with seven nominations including Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance and more. Meanwhile, Grammy winner Miguel is looking for another win, this time Best R&B Performance for How Many Drinks with Kendrick Lamar. Drake, Jay-Z, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar are all going head to head for the Best Rap Album gong.

Hit the jump to see the full list, including Eclectic Relaxation’s picks. The Grammy Awards ceremony will be held next month, January 26th.

Album Of The Year:
Sara Bareilles – The Blessed Unrest
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D City [ER Pick]
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist
Taylor Swift – Red

Song Of The Year:
Just Give Me A Reason” – Pink ft Nate Ruess
Locked Out Of Heaven” – Bruno Mars
Roar” – Katy Perry
Royals” – Lorde [ER Pick]
Same Love” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft Mary Lambert

Record Of The Year:
Get Lucky” – Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams [ER Pick]
Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons
Royals” – Lorde
Locked Out Of Heaven” – Bruno Mars
Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke ft T.I. & Pharrell

Best New Artist:
James Blake [ER Pick]
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
Get Lucky” – Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
Just Give Me A Reason” – Pink Featuring Nate Ruess
Stay” – Rihanna ft Mikky Ekko
Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke ft T.I. & Pharrell [ER Pick]
Suit & Tie” – Justin Timberlake & Jay Z

Best Rap Album:
Drake – Nothing Was The Same
Jay Z – Magna Carta…Holy Grail
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D City [ER Pick]
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist
Kanye West – Yeezus

Best Pop Vocal Album:
Lana Del Rey – Paradise
Lorde – Pure Heroine
Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox
Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience [ER Pick]

Best R&B Performance:
Love And War” – Tamar Braxton
Best Of Me” – Anthony Hamilton
Nakamarra” – Hiatus Kaiyote ft Q-Tip
How Many Drinks?” – Miguel ft Kendrick Lamar [ER Pick]
Something” – Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Tamar Braxton – Love And War
Fantasia – Side Effects Of You
Salaam Remi – One: In The Chamber
Rihanna – Unapologetic
Mack Wilds – New York: A Love Story [ER Pick]

Best R&B Album:
Faith Evans – R&B Divas
Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire
John Legend – Love In The Future
Chrisette Michele – Better
TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank) – Three Kings

Best R&B Song:
Best Of Me” – Anthony Hamilton
Love And War” – Tamar Braxton
Only One” – PJ Morton Featuring Stevie Wonder
Pusher Love Girl” – Justin Timberlake [ER Pick]

Best Rap Performance:
Started From The Bottom” – Drake
Berzerk” – Eminem
Tom Ford” – Jay Z
Swimming Pools (Drank)” – Kendrick Lamar [ER Pick]
Thrift Shop” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft Wanz

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
Power Trip” – J. Cole ft Miguel [ER Pick]
Part II (On The Run)” – Jay Z ft Beyoncé
Holy Grail” – Jay Z ft Justin Timberlake
Now Or Never” – Kendrick Lamar ft Mary J. Blige
Remember You” – Wiz Khalifa ft The Weeknd

Best Rap Song:
Fuckin Problems” – A$AP Rocky ft Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar
Holy Grail” – Jay Z ft Justin Timberlake
New Slaves” – Kanye West [ER Pick]
Started From The Bottom” – Drake
Thrift Shop” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft Wanz

So, those are the nominations for all the Rap/R&B categories plus Eclectic Relaxation’s tips for the winner. Agree or disagree? Who do you think should be taking home awards? Who hasn’t been nominated but should’ve? We can definitely think of a few that missed out. Drop your comments on the nominations below!

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