Full list of 2014 Grammy nominees

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

Record Of The Year:
“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Royals” — Lorde
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Bruno Mars
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams
 
Song Of The Year:
“Just Give Me A Reason” — Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Pink Featuring Nate Ruess)
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
“Roar” — Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter, songwriters (Katy Perry)
“Royals” — Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor, songwriters (Lorde)
“Same Love” — Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring
Mary Lambert)

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

POP FIELD
Best Pop Solo Performance:
“Brave” — Sara Bareilles
“Royals” — Lorde
“When I Was Your Man” — Bruno Mars
“Roar” — Katy Perry
“Mirrors” — Justin Timberlake

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

DANCE FIELD
Best Dance/Electronica Album:
Random Access Memories — Daft Punk
Settle — Disclosure
18 Months — Calvin Harris
Atmosphere — Kaskade
A Color Map Of The Sun — Pretty Lights

ROCK FIELD
Best Rock Performance:
“Always Alright” — Alabama Shakes
“The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” — David Bowie
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Kashmir” (Live) — Led Zeppelin
“My God Is The Sun” — Queens Of The Stone Age
“I’m Shakin'” — Jack White

Best Rock Album:
13 — Black Sabbath
The Next Day — David Bowie
Mechanical Bull — Kings Of Leon
Celebration Day — Led Zeppelin
…Like Clockwork — Queens Of The Stone Age
Psychedelic Pill — Neil Young With Crazy Horse

ALTERNATIVE FIELD
Best Alternative Music Album:
The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You — Neko Case
Trouble Will Find Me — The National
Hesitation Marks — Nine Inch Nails
Lonerism — Tame Impala
Modern Vampires Of The City — Vampire Weekend

R&B FIELD
Best R&B Performance:
“Love And War” — Tamar Braxton
“Best Of Me” — Anthony Hamilton
“Nakamarra” — Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip
“How Many Drinks?” — Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Something” — Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway

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

Best R&B Album:
R&B Divas — Faith Evans
Girl On Fire — Alicia Keys
Love In The Future — John Legend
Better — Chrisette Michele
Three Kings — TGT

RAP FIELD
Best Rap Performance:
“Started From The Bottom” — Drake
“Berzerk” — Eminem
“Tom Ford” —  Jay Z
“Swimming Pools (Drank)” — Kendrick Lamar
“Thrift Shop” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

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

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

COUNTRY FIELD
Best Country Solo Performance:
“I Drive Your Truck” — Lee Brice
“I Want Crazy” — Hunter Hayes
“Mama’s Broken Heart” — Miranda Lambert
“Wagon Wheel” — Darius Rucker
“Mine Would Be You” — Blake Shelton

:
“I Drive Your Truck” — Lee Brice
“I Want Crazy” — Hunter Hayes
“Mama’s Broken Heart” — Miranda Lambert
“Wagon Wheel” — Darius Rucker
“Mine Would Be You” — Blake Shelton

Best Country Album:
Night Train — Jason Aldean
Two Lanes Of Freedom — Tim McGraw
Same Trailer Different Park — Kacey Musgraves
Based On A True Story — Blake Shelton
Red — Taylor Swift

JAZZ FIELD
Best Jazz Instrumental Album:
Guided Tour — The New Gary Burton Quartet
Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue — Terri Lyne Carrington
Life Forum — Gerald Clayton
Pushing The World Away — Kenny Garrett
Out Here — Christian McBride Trio

GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC FIELD
Best Gospel Album:
Grace (Live) — Tasha Cobbs
Best For Last: 20 Year Celebration Vol. 1 — Donald Lawrence
Best Days Yet — Bishop Paul S. Morton
God Chaser (Live) — William Murphy
Greater Than (Live) — Tye Tribbett

LATIN FIELD
Best Tropical Latin Album:
3.0 — Marc Anthony
Como Te Voy A Olvidar — Los Angeles Azules
Pacific Mambo Orchestra — Pacific Mambo Orchestra
Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants — Various Artists
Corazón Profundo — Carlos Vives

AMERICAN ROOTS FIELD
Best Americana Album:
Old Yellow Moon — Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Love Has Come For You — Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Buddy And Jim — Buddy Miller And Jim Lauderdale
One True Vine — Mavis Staples
Songbook — Allen Toussaint

COMEDY FIELD
Best Comedy Album:
Calm Down Gurrl — Kathy Griffin
I’m Here To Help — Craig Ferguson
A Little Unprofessional — Ron White
Live — Tig Notaro
That’s What I’m Talkin’ About — Bob Saget

This year’s Producer Of The YearNon-Classical nominations go to Rob CavalloDr. LukeAriel RechtshaidJeff Tweedy, and Pharrell Williams.

2013 MTV EMA nominees announced

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2013 MTV EMA nominees are out and can I just give a shout out to our African representatives… LCNVL, Mafikizolo, P-Square, Wizkid and Fuse ODG. They’ve all been nominated in the Best African Act category. Nice one good folks. Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the nominees with five nominations each, followed by Gaga, Miley, the Biebs and Robin Thicke with four each.

The awards go down on Sunday the 10th of November at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam… Oh how I wish I could go 😉 While I put the plan into the universe, here’s a look at the full list of nominees:

BEST SONG

Bruno Mars – “Locked Out Of Heaven”

Daft Punk – “Get Lucky” (ft. Pharrell Williams)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Thrift Shop” (ft. Wanz)

Rihanna – “Diamonds”

Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” (ft. T.I. & Pharrell)

 

BEST POP

Justin Bieber

Katy Perry

Miley Cyrus

One Direction

Taylor Swift

 

BEST FEMALE

Katy Perry

Lady Gaga

Miley Cyrus

Selena Gomez

Taylor Swift

 

BEST MALE

Bruno Mars

Eminem

Jay Z

Justin Bieber

Justin Timberlake

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2013 MTV VMA winners

130825-justin-timberlake-vma-2013The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York was the place to be last night as the annual MTV Video Music Awards took place. Naturally the biggest and the best were in attendance. It was a massive night for Mr. Justin Timberlake who walked away with the coveted Video of the Year award for his song “Mirrors”. He also took home Best Editing, Best Direction and Vanguard Award. Check out his performance here:

Below is a full list of the winners:

Video of the Year
Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors” (winner)

Best Male Video
Bruno Mars, “Locked out of Heaven” (winner)

Best Female Video
Taylor Swift, “I Knew You Were Trouble” (winner)

Best Pop Video
Selena Gomez, “Come and Get It” (winner)

Artist to Watch, Presented by Taco Bell
Austin Mahone, “What About Love” (winner)

Best Collaboration
Pink feat. Nate Ruess, “Just Give Me a Reason” (winner)

Best Video With a Social Message
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Same Love” (winner)

Best Rock Video
30 Seconds to Mars, “Up in the Air” (winner)

Best Hip-Hop Video
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us” (winner)

Best Art Direction
Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu, “Q.U.E.E.N” (winner)

Best Choreography
Bruno Mars, “Treasure” (winner)

Best Cinematography
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us” (winner)

Best Direction
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z, “Suit & Tie” (winner)

WATCH JT PERFORM AT THE VMAs:

Best Editing
Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors” (winner)

Best Visual Effects
Capital Cities, “Safe and Sound” (winner)

Best Song of the Summer 
One Direction, “Best Song Ever” (winner)

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award 
Justin Timberlake (winner)

Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke caused quite a twerk, I mean stir at the VMAs. Rihanna and Drake of all people didn’t seem too amused by young Miley’s performance

What do you think? Too far, too edgy for Miley? Or a woman in control? Holler.