4E’s Guide to the 2014 Grammy Awards

grammy guideSo, the Super Bowl is a week away (and let’s be honest, who really cares about the Pro Bowl tonight?). Fortunately, all of you football fans can still be entertained by the Grammys! It’s time to expand your horizons. This is college. Although the event itself is more of a three-hour concert than an awards show, with the bulk of the awards scheduled to be given out earlier today, this year’s show is certainly going to be full of surprises. The classic duet between Jay Z (who leads in nominations this year) and Beyoncé will undoubtedly be epic, the less-than-classic duet between Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons will hopefully sound something like this and it would be great to see someone virtually unknown by the audience go up to the stage and introduce himself as “Bob Ludwig, more nominations than Kanye.”

With all of that in mind, here are some of the nominations this year:

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” — Pink featuring Nate Ruess
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Bruno Mars
“Roar” — Katy Perry
“Royals” — Lorde
“Same Love” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert

Best New Artist:

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

Best Music Video:

“Safe And Sound” — Capital Cities
“Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film” — Jay Z
“Can’t Hold Us” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton
“Suit & Tie” — Justin Timberlake ft. Jay Z
“I’m Shakin” — Jack White

The Grammys air tonight at 8 p.m. on CBS, so be sure to tune in and hear LL Cool J make more labored references to social media. Last year, he discovered hashtags; what could it be this year?


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