LL Cool J took to the stage on Friday (Dec. 6) to announce the nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards as part of “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night.” The night also featured performances by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Lorde, and Robin Thicke.
Leading this year’s awards show is Jay Z with nine nominations, while Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake, and Pharrell Williams each earned seven.
Check out the list of main category nominations below:
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:
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.