everything you need to know about the grammy nominations

plus, stream our grammy’s playlist!

by liza darwin

On Friday night, the 2014 Grammy nominations were announced during a special performance event in LA. And as usual, there were a couple of shoe-ins, some surprises, and some seriously "WTF?" moments. Case in point: despite our predictions last week, Lorde got snubbed for the Best New Artist nom. However, the NZ pop star did manage to still garner four nominations, including Pop Album of the Year. Not too bad for someone who's still a teenager, right?

Other musicians who racked up the noms: Daft Punk, Rihanna, Sara Bareilles, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Pharrell and Justin Timberlake won major recognition as well, especially since both artists collaborated on hits like "Blurred Lines" and "Suit & Tie."  Since there's way too much information to sort through, we've made the ultimate cheat sheet below. Get the full list here, and check out our faves in our 2014 Grammy's playlist below. Because when there's an opportunity to add The Rolling Stones and Lana Del Rey to the same mixtape, you'd better bet we're going to take it.

Record of the Year

- "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk

- "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons

- "Royals" by Lorde

- "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke ft. Pharrell

- "Locked Out of Heaven" by Bruno Mars

Album of the Year


The Blessed Unrest

by Sara Bareilles


Random Access Memories

by  Daft Punk 


Good Kid, M.A.A.D City

by Kendrick Lamar


The Heist

by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis



by Taylor Swift

Best New Artist

- James Blake

- Kendrick Lamar

- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

- Kacey Musgraves

- Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Solo Performance

- "Brave" by Sara Bareilles

- "Royals" by  Lorde

- "When I Was Your Man" by Bruno Mars

- "Roar" by Katy Perry

- "Mirrors" by Justin Timberlake

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

- "Get Lucky" by  Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams

- "Just Give Me A Reason" by Pink Featuring Nate Ruess

- "Stay" by Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko

- "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell

- " Suit & Tie" by Justin Timberlake & Jay Z

Best Pop Vocal Album

- Paradise

by Lana Del Rey

- Pure Heroine

by Lorde

- Unorthodox Jukebox

by Bruno Mars

- Blurred Lines

by Robin Thicke

- The 20/20 Experience: The Complete Experience

by Justin Timberlake