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Grammy Nominees in Top Categories Announced, Jay Z Leads All Nominations with Nine Total

Image courtesy of CBS/NARAS (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of CBS/NARAS (via ABC News Radio)

The nominees in several of the top categories for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday night in a CBS special. The Grammys ceremony will be held January 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Overall, Jay Z tops this year's nominations with nine. Rappers Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis , as well as Justin Timberlake and Pharrell Williams , each have seven nominations.  Rapper Drake has five.

Here are the nominees announced during the telecast:

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 and Ryan Lewis
Red , Taylor Swift

Record of the Year
"Get Lucky," Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams
"Radioactive," Imagine Dragons
"Royals," Lorde
"Locked Out of Heaven," Bruno Mars
"Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams

Song of the Year (Award to Songwriter)
"Just Give Me a Reason," Pink featuring Nate Ruess
"Locked Out of Heaven," Bruno Mars
"Roar," Katy Perry
"Royals," Lorde
"Same Love," Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

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

Best Pop Duo or Group Performance
"Get Lucky," Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams
"Just Give Me a Reason," Pink featuring Nate Ruess
"Stay," Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko
"Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams
"Suit & Tie," Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z

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

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