Hip-Hop Gets A Big Look With 2014 Grammy Nominations


(Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on their seven nominations)

Hip-Hop artists have had a turbulent relationship with the Recording Academy for over a decade now, with artists like Jay Z and Kanye West openly boycotting the Grammy Awards for their snubs, but this year, rap makes a much stronger showing than usual. Jay Z leads the 2014 Grammy nominations with nine, while Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are tied for seven in their first year nominated. Drake racked up five. Read the full story at MTV News, and check out the hip-hop categories 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

Best New Artist
» James Blake
» Kendrick Lamar
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
» Kasey Musgraves
» Ed Sheeran

Best Rap Performance
» “Started From The Bottom” – Drake
» “Berzerk” – Eminem
» “Tom Ford” – Jay Z
» “Swimming Pools (Drank)” – Kendrick Lamar
» “Thrift Shop” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
» “Power Trip” – J. Cole Featuring Miguel
» “Part II (On The Run)” – Jay Z Featuring Beyonce
» “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 Song
» “F***in’ Problems” – Long.Live.ASAP
» “Holy Grail” – Magna Carta…Holy Grail
» “New Slaves” – Yeezus
» “Started From The Bottom” – Drake
» “Thrift Shop” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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