Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Dominate Grammy Nominations

December 7th, 2013

Macklemore &amp Ryan Lewis, an impartial rap duo from Seattle that became one of the biggest strike makers of the yr, opened the Grammy Awards’ nominations specific on CBS on Friday night time with a efficiency of their strike “Thrift Shop,” and then went on to dominate the nominations on their own.

The duo are up for seven prizes at the 56th annual awards, with nods in 3 of the top four types: album of the 12 months (for “The Heist”), track of the calendar year (“Same Love”) and ideal new artist.

Male performers — and hip-hop acts in distinct — have been well known in the nominations for the following Grammy ceremony, to be held in Los Angeles on Jan. 26. The rappers Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar also acquired nods in 7 types so did Justin Timberlake. The rapper Drake is up for four awards, as is Pharrell Williams, a singer and producer ubiquitous on the charts over the last calendar year.

Also nominated for 4 Grammys are Taylor Swift, Daft Punk, Bruno Mars and Lorde, a seventeen-12 months-aged New Zealander whose hit “Royals” is up for both document of the year (for the recording) and ideal track (for songwriting) in a surprise, however, she was not nominated for best new artist.

The Nationwide Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the business that awards the Grammys, utilized to announce the nominations through an common information convention. But for the final six several years, it has tried to stir excitement with a key-time Television set specific with the rapper and actor LL Cool J as host. Other performers on Friday’s display included Lorde, Robin Thicke and, by satellite, Ms. Swift from Sydney, Australia, and Katy Perry from Toronto.

In addition to “The Heist,” the candidates for album of the yr are Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories,” Mr. Lamar’s “Good Kid, M.A.A.D Metropolis,” Ms. Swift’s “Red” and, in relatively of a surprise, “The Blessed Unrest,” a small strike by Sara Bareilles.

For file of the yr, “Royals” will contend with Mr. Mars’s “Locked Out of Heaven,” Think about Dragons’ sleeper strike “Radioactive,” and two music showcasing Mr. Williams: Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (also that includes T.I.). For music of the year, “Royals” and “Same Love” are up in opposition to Mr. Mars’s “Locked Out of Heaven,” Ms. Perry’s “Roar” and Pink’s “Just Give Me a Cause.”

Apart from Macklemore &amp Ryan Lewis, the nominees for greatest new artist are Mr. Lamar, the nation singer Kacey Musgraves and two British performers, James Blake and Ed Sheeran.

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