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23.1.14

56th Grammy Awards: What to Expect

Nominees and Performers of the 56th Grammy Awards
Music's biggest night is upon us on Sunday. Technically on Monday at 3am South African time. But still. The 56th Grammy Awards are taking place on Sunday in LA and since we are big music fans, we can't wait.  Jay Z leads the pack with nine nominations, followed by Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell Williamswith seven nominations each. It's a boys club, but some ladies are also holding it down in key categories, like Taylor Swift, Sara Bareilles and Lorde. 

Here are the Top 4 major categories and the nominees:

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 ArtistJames Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran
Channel O will be broadcasting the Grammy's, live on Monday morning. They will then be broadcast later on in the evening on Channel O at 8.30pm. LL Cool J once again returns for hosting duties.  

E! Entertainment will of course be live with the Red Carpet at 1am and a repeat later at 5am.  The Grammy Awards Red Carpet is always interesting and brings some of the wackiest fashion known to man. It's sometimes tackier than the VMAs and that's saying something. 

The Grammy's have released the list of performers and judging whether you like more urban and pop music, or country and rock, we think that everyone is catered for.  

Here's the performers list:


Beyoncé and Jay-Z
Lindsey Buckingham, Dave Grohl, Nine Inch Nails, and Queens of the Stone Age
Daft Punk featuring Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers
Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar
Pink featuring Nate Ruess

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Blake Shelton
John Legend and Keith Urban
Kacey Musgraves
Lorde


Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr
Metallica featuring Lang Lang
Katy Perry
Robin Thicke featuring Chicago
Sara Bareilles featuring Carole King


Taylor Swift

You ready? 

Also, good luck to Ladysmith Black Mambazo who are once again nominated for a Grammy Award for Best World Music! We are proud of them and we wish them all the best! 

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