POWER MUSIC: 2014 GRAMMY Awards Nominees

POWER MUSIC: 2014 GRAMMY AWARDS NOMINEES

Behold…the Grammy nominations of 2014!

Friday December 6, 2013, “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!” was held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Hosted by LL Cool J, the televised special featured performances by Lorde, Keith Urban, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and announced nominations in several categories for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

Jay Z was the top nominee of the night, earning recognition in nine categories including Best Rap Song, Best Rap Album, and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Not far behind was a four-way tie between Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell, and Kendrick Lamar, all of whom received seven nominations.

The Grammy Awards will air on CBS on January 26, 2014. The following is a partial list of the 56th Annual GRAMMY® Awards nominees, for the full list visit the official website:

Record of the Year
(Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s), and Mastering Engineer(s), if other than the artist.)

“Get Lucky”

Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
Thomas Bangalter & Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo, producers; Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta & Daniel Lerner, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
Track from: Random Access Memories
Label: Columbia Records

“Radioactive”

Imagine Dragons
Alex Da Kid, producer; Manny Marroquin & Josh Mosser, engineers/mixers; Joe LaPorta, mastering engineer
Track from: Night Visions
Label: Kidinakorner/Interscope

“Royals”

Lorde
Joel Little, producer; Joel Little, engineer/mixer; Stuart Hawkes, mastering engineer
Track from: Pure Heroine
Label: Universal Music

“Locked Out Of Heaven”

Bruno Mars
Jeff Bhasker, Emile Haynie, Mark Ronson & The Smeezingtons, producers; Alalal, Josh Blair, Wayne Gordon, Ari Levine, Manny Marroquin & Mark Ronson, engineers/mixers; David Kutch, mastering engineer
Track from: Unorthodox Jukebox
Label: Atlantic

“Blurred Lines”

Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams, producer; Andrew Coleman & Tony Maserati, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer
Track from: Blurred Lines
Label: Star Trak/Interscope

Album of the Year
(Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s), and Mastering Engineer(s), if other than the artist.)

The Blessed Unrest

Sara Bareilles
Sara Bareilles, Mark Endert & John O’Mahony, producers; Jeremy Darby, Mark Endert & John O’Mahony, engineers/mixers; Greg Calbi, mastering engineer
Label: Epic Records

Random Access Memories

Daft Punk
Julian Casablancas, DJ Falcon, Todd Edwards, Chilly Gonzales, Giorgio Moroder, Panda Bear, Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams & Pharrell Williams, featured artists; Thomas Bangalter, Julian Casablancas, Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo, DJ Falcon & Todd Edwards, producers; Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta, Guillaume Le Braz & Daniel Lerner, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
Label: Columbia Records

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City

Kendrick Lamar
Mary J. Blige, Dr. Dre, Drake, Jay Rock, Jay Z, MC Eiht & Anna Wise, featured artists; DJ Dahi, Hit-Boy, Skhye Hutch, Just Blaze, Like, Terrace Martin, Dawaun Parker, Pharrell Williams, Rahki, Scoop DeVille, Sounwave, Jack Splash, Tabu, Tha Bizness & T-Minus, producers; Derek Ali, Dee Brown, Dr. Dre, James Hunt, Mauricio ‘Veto’ Iragorri, Mike Larson, Jared Scott, Jack Splash & Andrew Wright, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi & Brian ‘Big Bass’ Gardner, mastering engineers
Label: TDE/Aftermath/Interscope

The Heist

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Ab-Soul, Ben Bridwell, Ray Dalton, Eighty4 Fly, Hollis, Mary Lambert, Buffalo Madonna, Evan Roman, Schoolboy Q, Allen Stone, The Teaching & Wanz, featured artists; Ryan Lewis, producer; Ben Haggerty, Ryan Lewis, Amos Miller, Reed Ruddy & Pete Stewart, engineers/mixers; Brian Gardner, mastering engineer
Label: Macklemore LLC

Red

Taylor Swift
Gary Lightbody & Ed Sheeran, featured artists; Jeff Bhasker, Nathan Chapman, Dann Huff, Jacknife Lee, Max Martin, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Butch Walker & Dan Wilson, producers; Joe Baldridge, Sam Bell, Matt Bishop, Chad Carlson, Nathan Chapman, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Sam Holland, Michael Ilbert, Taylor Johnson, Jacknife Lee, Steve Marcantonio, Manny Marroquin, Justin Niebank, John Rausch, Eric Robinson, Pawel Sek, Jake Sinclair, Mark ‘Spike’ Stent & Andy Thompson, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne & Hank Williams, mastering engineers
Label: Big Machine Records

Song of the Year
(A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the eligibility year. Singles or Tracks only.)

“Just Give Me A Reason”

P!nk featuring Nate Ruess
Jeff Bhasker, P!nk & Nate Ruess, songwriters
Track from: The Truth About Love
Label: RCA Records; Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music, Inc./P!nk Inside Publishing/Way Above Music/Sony/ATV Songs LLC/WB Music Corp./FBR Music/Bearvon Music

“Locked Out Of Heaven”

Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters
Track from: Unorthodox Jukebox
Label: Atlantic; Publishers: Mars Force Songs, LLC/BMG Rights Management (US) LLC/BMG/Roc Nation Music/Music Famamanem LP/EMI April Music Inc./Toy Plane Music – Universal Music/Universal Music Corp.

“Roar”

Katy Perry
Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter, songwriters
Label: Capitol; Publishers: When I’m Rich You’ll Be My Bitch/Kasz Money Publishing/MXM/Kobalt Songs Music Publishing, Inc./Bonnie McKee Music/Where Da Kasz At?/Songs Of Pulse Recording/Oneirology Publishing/Prescription Songs

“Royals”

Lorde
Joel Little & Ella Yelich-O’Connor, songwriters
Track from: Pure Heroine
Label: Universal Music; Publishers: Copyright Control/Sony ATV

“Same Love”

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert
Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis, songwriters
Track from: The Heist
Label: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis LLC; Publishers: Macklemore Publishing/Ryan Lewis Publishing

Best New Artist
(For a new artist who releases, during the eligibility year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.)

James Blake

Kendrick Lamar

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Kacey Musgraves

Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Solo Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental pop recordings. Singles or Tracks only.)

“Brave”

Sara Bareilles
Track from: The Blessed Unrest
Label: Epic Records

“Royals”

Lorde
Track from: Pure Heroine
Label: Universal Republic

“When I Was Your Man”

Bruno Mars
Track from: Unorthodox Jukebox
Label: Atlantic

“Roar”

Katy Perry
Label: Capitol

“Mirrors”

Justin Timberlake
Track from: The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience
Label: RCA Records

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental duo/group or collaborative pop recordings. Singles or Tracks only.)

“Get Lucky”

Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
Track from: Random Access Memories
Label: Columbia Records

“Just Give Me A Reason”

P!nk featuring Nate Ruess
Track from: The Truth About Love
Label: RCA Records

“Stay”

Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko
Label: Def Jam Records

“Blurred Lines”

Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams
Track from: Blurred Lines
Label: Star Trak/ Interscope

“Suit & Tie”

Justin Timberlake & Jay Z
Track from: The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience
Label: RCA Records

Best Pop Instrumental Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new instrumental pop recordings.)

Steppin’ Out

Herb Alpert
Label: Shout! Factory

The Beat

Boney James
Label: Concord Records

Handpicked

Earl Klugh
Label: Heads Up International

Summer Horns

Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair & Richard Elliot
Label: Concord Records

Hacienda

Jeff Lorber Fusion
Label: Heads Up International

Best Pop Vocal Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal pop recordings.)

Paradise

Lana Del Rey
Label: Polydor UK/Interscope

Pure Heroine

Lorde
Label: Universal Republic

Unorthodox Jukebox

Bruno Mars
Label: Atlantic

Blurred Lines

Robin Thicke
Label: Star Trak/Interscope

The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience

Justin Timberlake
Label: RCA Records

Best Dance Recording
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances. Vocal or Instrumental. Singles or tracks only.)

“Need U (100%)”

Duke Dumont A*M*E & MNEK
Adam Dyment & Tommy Forrest, producers; Adam Dyment & Tommy Forrest, mixers
Label: Downtown Records/Win Records

“Sweet Nothing”

Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch
Calvin Harris, producer/mixer
Track from: 18 Months
Label: Columbia Records/Ultra Music

“Atmosphere”

Kaskade
Finn Bjarnson & Ryan Raddon, producers; Ryan Raddon, mixer
Label: Ultra Records

“This Is What It Feels Like”

Armin Van Buuren featuring Trevor Guthrie
Armin Van Buuren & Benno De Goeij, producers; Armin Van Buuren & Benno De Goeij, mixers
Label: Armada Music

“Clarity”

Zedd featuring Foxes
Zedd, producer/mixer
Track from: Clarity
Label: Interscope Records

Best Dance/Electronica Album
(For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.)

Random Access Memories

Daft Punk
Label: Columbia Records

Settle

Disclosure
Label: Cherrytree/Interscope Records

18 Months

Calvin Harris
Label: Columbia Records/Ultra Music

Atmosphere

Kaskade
Label: Ultra Records

A Color Map Of The Sun

Pretty Lights
Label: 8 Minutes 20 Seconds Records

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new traditional pop recordings.)

Viva Duets

Tony Bennett & Various Artists
Label: Columbia Records

To Be Loved

Michael Bublé
Label: 143/Reprise

The Standards

Gloria Estefan
Label: Masterworks

Cee Lo’s Magic Moment

Cee Lo Green
Label: Elektra

Now

Dionne Warwick
Label: Blue Horizon

Best Rock Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group, or collaborative rock recordings.)

“Always Alright”

Alabama Shakes
Track from: Silver Linings Playbook Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Label: Sony Classical

“The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”

David Bowie
Track from: The Next Day
Label: Columbia Records

“Radioactive”

Imagine Dragons
Track from: Night Visions
Label: Kidinakorner/Interscope

“Kashmir”

Led Zeppelin
Track from: Celebration Day
Label: Swan Song/Atlantic

“My God Is The Sun”

Queens Of The Stone Age
Track from: …Like Clockwork
Label: Matador

“I’m Shakin’”

Jack White
Label: Columbia Records/Third Man

Best Metal Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group, or collaborative metal recordings.)

“T.N.T.”

Anthrax
Track from: Anthems
Label: Megaforce

“God Is Dead?”

Black Sabbath
Track from: 13
Label: Vertigo/Republic

“The Enemy Inside”

Dream Theater
Track from: Dream Theater
Label: Roadrunner Records

“In Due Time”

Killswitch Engage
Track from: Disarm The Descent
Label: Roadrunner Records

“Room 24”

Volbeat featuring King Diamond
Track from: Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies
Label: Republic Records

Best Rock Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock, and Metal songs. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. Singles or Tracks only.)

“Ain’t Messin ‘Round”

Gary Clark Jr.
Gary Clark Jr., songwriter
Label: Warner Bros. Records; Publisher: Hotwire Unlimited LLC

“Cut Me Some Slack”

Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear
Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters
Track from: Sound City – Real To Reel
Label: RCA Records/Roswell Records; Publishers: MPL Communications, Inc./M.J.-Twelve Music/Murky Slough Music/Kobalt Music/Ruthensmear Music/Bug Music

“Doom And Gloom”

The Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, songwriters
Label: Universal Music Enterprises; Publisher: Promopub B.V.

“God Is Dead?”

Black Sabbath
Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi & Ozzy Osbourne, songwriters
Track from: 13
Label: Vertigo/Republic; Publishers: Aston Music/Blizzard Music Limited/Valallen Music

“Panic Station”

Muse
Matthew Bellamy, songwriter
Label: Warner Bros. Records; Publisher: Warner Chappell

Best Rock Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental rock, hard rock, or metal recordings.)

13

Black Sabbath
Label: Vertigo/Republic

The Next Day

David Bowie
Label: Columbia Records

Mechanical Bull

Kings Of Leon
Label: RCA Records

Celebration Day

Led Zeppelin
Label: Swan Song/Atlantic

…Like Clockwork

Queens Of The Stone Age
Label: Matador

Psychedelic Pill

Neil Young With Crazy Horse
Label: Reprise

Best Alternative Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

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

Neko Case
Label: Anti Records

Trouble Will Find Me

The National
Label: 4Ad

Hesitation Marks

Nine Inch Nails
Label: Columbia Records

Lonerism

Tame Impala
Label: Modular/Interscope

Modern Vampires Of The City

Vampire Weekend
Label: Xl Recordings

Best R&B Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental R&B recordings.)

“Love And War”

Tamar Braxton
Label: Epic Records/Streamline Records

“Best Of Me”

Anthony Hamilton
Track from: Back To Love
Label: RCA Records

“Nakamarra”

Hiatus Kaiyote featuring Q-Tip
Track from: Tawk Tomahawk
Label: Sony Music Ent./Flying Buddha

“How Many Drinks?”

Miguel featuring Kendrick Lamar
Label: RCA Records/Bystorm Entertainment

“Something”

Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway
Track from: Family Dinner Volume One
Label: Ropeadope Records

Best Traditional R&B Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental traditional R&B recordings.)

“Please Come Home”

Gary Clark Jr.
Track from: Blak And Blu
Label: Warner Bros. Records

“Get It Right”

Fantasia
Track from: Side Effects Of You
Label: RCA Records/19 Recordings Limited

“Quiet Fire”

Maysa
Label: Shanachie Entertainment

“Hey Laura”

Gregory Porter
Track from: Liquid Spirit
Label: Blue Note Records

“Yesterday”

Ryan Shaw
Track from: Real Love
Label: Dynotone Records

Best R&B Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. Singles or Tracks only.)

“Best Of Me”

Anthony Hamilton
Anthony Hamilton & Jairus Mozee, songwriters
Track from: Back To Love
Label: RCA Records; Publishers: Tappy Whyte’s Music LLC/Songs Of Universal, Inc./Spuggy Bug Music

“Love And War”

Tamar Braxton
Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper, Jr., LaShawn Daniels & Makeba Riddick, songwriters
Label: Epic Records/Streamline Records; Publishers: EMI April Music Inc./Miserable Girl Inc./Campstar Music/The Book Productions/EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Janice Combs Publishing/Yoga Flames Music

“Only One”

PJ Morton featuring Stevie Wonder
PJ Morton, songwriter
Label: Cash Money/Universal Republic; Publisher: Fly Nerd Music

“Pusher Love Girl”

Justin Timberlake
James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters
Track from: The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience
Label: RCA Records; Publishers: Tennman Tunes/Universal Music- Z – Tunes/Virginia Beach Music/WB Music Corp./Jerome Harmon Publishing/Warner-Chappell Music, Inc./James Fauntleroy Music/Almo Music

“Without Me”

Fantasia featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot
Fantasia Barrino, Missy Elliott, Al Sherrod Lambert, Harmony Samuels & Kyle Stewart, songwriters
Track from: Side Effects Of You
Label: RCA Records/19 Recordings Limited; Publishers: H-Money Music/RJ Productions/EMI April Music, Inc./Aristocratic Destiny Music/Penmanship Publishing/Songs Of Universal, Inc./Jogloe Music Publishing/Mass Confusion Productions, Inc.

Best Urban Contemporary Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of recordings derived from R&B with edgier, more modern use of instrumentation and vocal tracks.)

Love And War

Tamar Braxton
Label: Epic Records/Streamline Records

Side Effects Of You

Fantasia
Label: RCA Records/19 Recordings Limited

One: In The Chamber

Salaam Remi
Label: Flying Buddha/Masterworks

Unapologetic

Rihanna
Label: Def Jam Records

New York: A Love Story

Mack Wilds
Label: Louder Than Life/Sony Music

Best R&B Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental R&B recordings.)

R&B Divas

Faith Evans
Label: Prolific Music Group/Eone Music

Girl On Fire

Alicia Keys
Label: RCA Records

Love In The Future

John Legend
Label: Columbia Records

Better

Chrisette Michele
Label: Motown Records

Three Kings

TGT
Label: Atlantic Records

Best Rap Performance
(For a Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

“Started From The Bottom”

Drake
Label: Young Money/Cash Money

“Berzerk”

Eminem
Label: Aftermath/Interscope/Shady Records

“Tom Ford”

Jay Z
Track from: Magna Carta…Holy Grail
Label: Roc Nation

“Swimming Pools (Drank)”

Kendrick Lamar
Track from: Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Label: TDE/Aftermath/Interscope Records

“Thrift Shop”

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz
Track from: The Heist
Label: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis LLC

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
(For a newly recorded Rap/Sung collaborative performance by artists who do not normally perform together.)

“Power Trip”

J. Cole featuring Miguel
Track from: Born Sinner
Label: Roc Nation/Columbia Records

“Part II (On The Run)”

Jay Z featuring Beyoncé
Track from: Magna Carta…Holy Grail
Label: Roc Nation

“Holy Grail”

Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake
Track from: Magna Carta…Holy Grail
Label: Roc Nation

“Now Or Never”

Kendrick Lamar featuring Mary J. Blige
Track from: Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Label: Aftermath Records

“Remember You”

Wiz Khalifa featuring The Weeknd
Track from: O.N.I.F.C.
Label: Rostrum/Atlantic

Best Rap Song
(A song must contain music and lyrics and must be either a new song or a song first achieving prominence during the eligibility year. Songs containing sampled material are eligible in this category.)

“F***in’ Problems”

ASAP Rocky featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar
Tauheed Epps, Aubrey Graham, Kendrick Lamar, Rakim Mayers & Noah Shebib, songwriters
Track from: Long.Live.ASAP
Label: RCA Records/Polo Grounds Music; Publishers: ASAP Rocky Music Publishing LLC/Sony/ATV Songs LLC/Mavor & Moses LLC/Kobalt Songs Music Publishing, Inc./Herbilicious Music/Black Fountain Music/Livewrite/EMI Blackwood Music, Inc./Ty Epps Music/Top Dawg Music/Hard Working Black Folks, Inc./WB Music Corp

“Holy Grail”

Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake
Shawn Carter, Terius Nash, J. Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake & Ernest Wilson, Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic, songwriters
Track from: Magna Carta…Holy Grail
Label: Roc Nation; Publishers: Carter Boys/Warner Chappell/WB Music Corp./2082 Music Publishing/Tennmann Tunes/Universal Music Z Tunes/VB Rising/ole/Jerome Harmon Publishing/Chrysalis Music/Let The Story Begin Publishing/EMI Virgin Songs Inc./Primary Wave Tunes/The End Of Music/MJ Twelve M

“New Slaves”

Kanye West
Christopher Breaux, Ben Bronfman, Mike Dean, Louis Johnson, Malik Jones, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, Che Smith, Kanye West & Cydell Young, Anna Adamis & Gabor Presser, songwriters
Track from: Yeezus
Label: Def Jam

“Started From The Bottom”

Drake
W. Coleman, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, Bruno Sanfilippo, songwriters
Label: Young Money/Cash Money; Publishers: Sandra Gale/EMI Music Publishing/Mavor & Moses Inc./Kobalt

“Thrift Shop”

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz
Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters
Track from: The Heist
Label: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis LLC; Publishers: Macklemore Publishing/Ryan Lewis Publishing

Best Rap Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new rap recordings.)

Nothing Was The Same

Drake
Label: Young Money/Cash Money

Magna Carta…Holy Grail

Jay Z
Label: Roc Nation

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City

Kendrick Lamar
Label: TDE/Aftermath/Interscope Records

The Heist

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Label: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis LLC

Yeezus

Kanye West
Label: Def Jam

Best Country Solo Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental solo country recordings.)

“I Drive Your Truck”

Lee Brice
Track from: Hard 2 Love
Label: Curb Records

“I Want Crazy”

Hunter Hayes
Track from: Hunter Hayes (Encore)
Label: Atlantic

“Mama’s Broken Heart”

Miranda Lambert
Label: RCA Records Label Nashville

“Wagon Wheel”

Darius Rucker
Track from: True Believers
Label: Capitol Records Nashville

“Mine Would Be You”

Blake Shelton
Track from: Based On A True Story
Label: Warner Bros. Records

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental duo/group or collaborative country recordings.)

“From This Valley”

The Civil Wars
Track from: The Civil Wars
Label: Sensibility Recordings/Columbia Records

“Don’t Rush”

Kelly Clarkson featuring Vince Gill
Track from: Greatest Hits: Chapter One
Label: RCA Records/19 Recordings Limited

“Your Side Of The Bed”

Little Big Town
Track from: Tornado
Label: Capitol Records Nashville

“Highway Don’t Care”

Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
Label: Big Machine Records

“You Can’t Make Old Friends”

Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton
Label: Warner Music Nashville

Best Country Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. Singles or Tracks only.)

“Begin Again”

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift, songwriter
Label: Big Machine Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Taylor Swift Music

“I Drive Your Truck”

Lee Brice
Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Jimmy Yeary, songwriters
Track from: Hard 2 Love
Label: Curb Records; Publishers: Vistaville Music/Happy Tears Music/EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Watch This Girl Publishing/Great Day At This Music/Beattyville Music

“Mama’s Broken Heart”

Miranda Lambert
Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters
Label: RCA Records Label Nashville; Publishers: Tunes Of Bigger Picture/Vista Loma Music/Crazy Water Music/Little Blue Egg/Kobalt Songs Music Publishing/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp/351 Music

“Merry Go ‘Round”

Kacey Musgraves
Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters
Track from: Same Trailer Different Park
Label: Mercury Records

“Mine Would Be You”

Blake Shelton
Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Deric Ruttan, songwriters
Track from: Based On A True Story
Label: Warner Bros. Records; Publishers: WB Music Corp/Doc And Maggie Music/Get A Load Of This Music/Vistaville Music/Happy Tears Music

Best Country Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental country recordings.)

Night Train

Jason Aldean
Label: Broken Bow Records

Two Lanes Of Freedom

Tim McGraw
Label: Big Machine Records

Same Trailer Different Park

Kacey Musgraves
Label: Mercury Records

Based On A True Story

Blake Shelton
Label: Warner Bros. Records

Red

Taylor Swift
Label: Big Machine Records

Best Jazz Vocal Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal jazz recordings.)

The World According To Andy Bey

Andy Bey
Label: HighNote Records

Attachments

Lorraine Feather
Label: Jazzed Media

Liquid Spirit

Gregory Porter
Label: Blue Note Records

WomanChild

Cécile McLorin Salvant
Label: Mack Avenue Records

After Blue

Tierney Sutton
Label: BFM Jazz

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new instrumental jazz recordings.)

Guided Tour

The New Gary Burton Quartet
Label: Mack Avenue Records

Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue

Terri Lyne Carrington
Label: Concord Jazz

Life Forum

Gerald Clayton
Label: Concord Jazz

Pushing The World Away

Kenny Garrett
Label: Mack Avenue Records

Out Here

Christian McBride Trio
Label: Mack Avenue Records

Best Music Video
(For an individual track or single promotional clip. Award to the Artist and to the Video Director/Producer.)

“Safe And Sound”

Capital Cities
Grady Hall, video director; Buddy Enright, video producer
Label: Capitol Records

“Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film”

Jay Z
Mark Romanek, video director; Shawn Carter & Aristides McGarry, video producers
Label: Roc Nation

“Can’t Hold Us”

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton
Jon Jon Augustavo, Jason Koenig & Ryan Lewis, video directors; Tricia Davis, Honna Kimmerer & Jenny Koenig, video producers
Label: Macklemore LLC

“Suit & Tie”

Justin Timberlake featuring Jay Z
David Fincher, video director; Timory King, video producer
Label: RCA Records

“I’m Shakin’”

Jack White
Dori Oskowitz, video director; Raquel Costello, video producer
Label: Columbia Records

 

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