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Here Are The 2014 Grammy Nominations

It looks like it's going to be a very good night for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who are up for seven major awards. But wait, why did Lorde get snubbed for Best New Artist?

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Jay Z leads the nominations for the 2014 Grammy Awards with nine nods, followed closely by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell, and Kendrick Lamar with with seven nominations each. Macklemore and Lewis are up for the greatest number of major awards, and Pharrell's nods are split between his guest appearances on Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines." Taylor Swift is also up for some major awards, including Album of the Year and Best Country Album.

Lorde is up for four major awards, though for some reason she's been snubbed in the Best New Artist category. This is pretty weird, especially since the relatively obscure R&B/electronic producer James Blake made the cut. But then again, that category is notorious for being a career-killer, so maybe they're just doing her a favor.

The other big surprise here is Sara Bareilles in the Album of the Year category for The Blessed Unrest, and in the Pop Solo Performance category for her song "Brave." Katy Perry's "Roar" is also nominated in the latter category, which is funny given that pretty much everyone agrees that Perry's mega-hit sounds suspiciously similar to Bareilles' song.

Here are the nominations for the top categories for the 2014 Grammy Awards, which will be held in Los Angeles on January 21, 2014.

Record of the Year

Daft Punk featuring Pharrell, "Get Lucky"

Imagine Dragons, "Radioactive"

Lorde, "Royals"

Bruno Mars, "Locked Out of Heaven"

Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell and T.I., "Blurred Lines"

Song of the Year

Pink featuring Nate Ruess, "Just Give Me A Reason"

Bruno Mars, "Locked Out of Heaven"

Katy Perry, "Roar"

Lorde, "Royals"

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert "Same Love"

Album of the Year

Sara Bareilles, The Blessed Unrest

Daft Punk, Random Access Memories

Kendrick Lamar, good kid, m.A.A.d city

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, The Heist

Taylor Swift, Red

Best New Artist

James Blake

Kendrick Lamar

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Kacey Musgraves

Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Solo Performance

Sara Bareilles, "Brave"

Lorde, "Royals"

Bruno Mars, "When I Was Your Man"

Katy Perry, "Roar"

Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Daft Punk featuring Pharrell, "Get Lucky"

Pink featuring Nate Ruess, "Just Give Me A Reason"

Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko, "Stay"

Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell and T.I., "Blurred Lines"

Justin Timberlake featuring Jay Z, "Suit and Tie"

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

Best Country Album

Jason Aldean, Night Train

Tim McGraw, Two Lanes of Freedom

Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer, Different Park

Blake Shelton, Based On A True Story

Taylor Swift, Red

Best Dance Album

Daft Punk, Random Access Memories

Disclosure, Settle

Calvin Harris, 18 Months

Kaskade, Atmosphere

Pretty Lights, A Color Map of the Sun

Best Alternative Music Album

Neko Case, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You

The National, Trouble Will Find Me

Nine Inch Nails, Hesitation Marks

Tame Impala, Lonerism

Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City

Best Rap Performance

Drake, "Started from the Bottom"

Eminem, "Berzerk"

Jay Z, "Tom Ford"

Kendrick Lamar, "Swimming Pools (Drank)"

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, "Thrift Shop"

Best Rap Album

Drake, Nothing Was the Same

Jay Z, Magna Carta...Holy Grail

Kendrick Lamar, good kid, m.A.A.d city

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, The Heist

Kanye West, Yeezus

Best Rap Song

A$AP Rocky, "Fuckin' Problems"

Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake, "Holy Grail"

Kanye West, "New Slaves"

Drake, "Started from the Bottom"

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, "Thrift Shop"

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