Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore To Duke It Out For ‘Best Rap Album’ Grammy

12.06.13 4 years ago 67 Comments

The 2014 Grammy nominations are out and just like Justin predicted, Drake and Kendrick Lamar will indeed be battling it out for a golden gramophone dedicated to ‘Best Rap Album.’ Also predictably nominated were Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for The Heist, Jay Z for MCHG and Kanye for Yeezus.

Kendrick and Macklemore will also square off two more times as both were nominated in the ‘Best New Artist’ and ‘Album Of The Year’ categories. If K-Dot pulls an upset over fellow nominees Daft Punk, Sara Bareilles, and Taylor Swift’s albums, the Compton rapper will be just the third Hip-Hop act to win the coveted AOTY prize in the award show’s history. In 1999, Lauryn Hill made history when she picked up AOTY for The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill. Five years later, OutKast took home the top honor for their dual album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.

The award show airs live on January 26, 2014, followed by post-show rioting January 27, 2014.

Check the abridged list below and full list here.

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
“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 Album
Nothing Was the Same – Drake
Magna Carta…Holy Grail – Jay Z
good kid, m.A.A.d city – Kendrick Lamar
Yeezus – Kanye West
The Heist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Rap Song
“F*ckin’ Problems” – A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar
“Holy Grail” – Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake
“New Slaves” – Kanye West
“Started From The Bottom” – Drake
“Thrift Shop” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz

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