Tamar Braxton, TGT, John Legend, and Fantasia Amongst Nominated Artists at 56th Annual Grammy Awards



2013 has been an amazing year for music, and the official list of nominees for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards is here to prove it!

Revealing the noms during the annual “GRAMMY Nominations Concert LIVE!!” special at the Nokia Theatre LIVE in L.A., many of the music industry’s elite were named as potential recipients for the upcoming show.

See if your favorite artist was nominated after the jump!

Amongst those nominees were R&B newcomers, TGT, Mack Wilds and Tamar Braxton as well as some past Grammy winning artists such as Alicia Keys and John Legend. Also nominated for the incredible work on her fourth studio album, Side Effects of You, was Grammy-Award winning artist, Fantasia with her first nomination since her 2010 winning “Best Female R&B Vocal Performance” track, “Bittersweet.”

Other artists who are nominated this year include powerhouse performer Justin Timberlake, Miguel, Robin Thicke, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Lorde and more, while rap artist Jay-Z is leading the race with 9 total nominations – including two in the “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration” category with wife Beyoncé, and tour mate Justin Timberlake.

Undeniably one of the best years for R&B with nominations, we are very excited to see who will be taking home a golden statue of excellence and send a huge congratulations to all nominated artists! You can catch the airing of the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, January 26 live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Check out the official list of nominated R&B acts below and let us know who should win!

Record of the Year
“Get Lucky” – Daft Punk
“Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons
“Royals” – Lorde
“Locked Out of Heaven” – Bruno Mars
“Blurred Lines”- Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell and T.I.

Song of the Year
“Just Give Me a Reason” – Pink feat. Nate Ruess
“Locked Out of Heaven” – Bruno Mars
“Roar” – Katy Perry
“Royals” – Lorde
“Same Love” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert

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

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

“Power Trip” – J. Cole feat. Miguel
“Part II (On The Run)” – Jay Z feat. Beyoncé
“Holy Grail” – Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake
“Now Or Never” – Kendrick Lamar feat. Mary J. Blige
“Remember You” – Wiz Khalifa feat. The Weeknd

Best R&B Album
R&B Divas – Faith Evans
Girl on Fire – Alicia Keys
Love in the Future – John Legend
Better – Chrisette Michele
Three Kings – TGT

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Love and War – Tamar Braxton
Side Effects of You – Fantasia
One: In the Chamber – Salaam Remi
Unapologetic – Rihanna
New York: A Love Story – Mack Wilds

Best R&B Performance
“Love and War” – Tamar Braxton
“Best of Me” – Anthony Hamilton
“Nakamarra” – Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip
“How Many Drinks?” – Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Something” – Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Please Come Home” – Gary Clark Jr.
“Get It Right” – Fantasia
“Quiet Fire” – Maysa
“Hey Laura” – Gregory Porter
“Yesterday” – Ryan Shaw

Best R&B Song
“Best of Me” – Anthony Hamilton
“Love and War” – Tamar Braxton
“Only One” – PJ Morton feat. Stevie Wonder
“Pusher Love Girl” – Justin Timberlake
“Without Me” – Fantasia feat. Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliott

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Get Lucky” – Daft Punk feat. Pharrell
“Just Give Me a Reason” – Pink feat. Nate Ruess
“Stay” – Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko
“Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell and T.I.
“Suit & Tie” – Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Brave” – Sara Bareilles
“Royals” – Lorde
“When I Was Your Man” – Bruno Mars
“Roar” – Katy Perry
“Mirrors” – Justin Timberlake

Best Pop Vocal Album
Paradise – Lana Del Rey
Pure Heroine – Lorde
Unorthodox Jukebox – Bruno Mars
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience – Justin Timberlake

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Rob Cavallo
Dr. Luke
Ariel Rechtshaid
Jeff Tweedy

Best Short Form Music Video
“Safe and Sound” – Capital Cities
“Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film” – Jay Z
“Can’t Hold Us” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton
“Suit & Tie” – Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z
“I’m Shakin’” – Jack White

For the full list of nominees, click here.

1 Comment
  1. VIC 8 years ago

    I can’t believe that Brandy’s Two Eleven did not get nominated. So sad and wrong. She really needs to make the Grammy committee notice her on this next record. However I do believe that the Grammy committee is moving more in a direction where they are nominating artists who also have much more commercial success and the artists geared towards a younger audience because they know that the ratings for their show has been suffering for a LONG time.

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