And The Grammy Nominations Are In.... [Tamar Braxton, K. Michelle & Mack Wilds React]

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The 56th Annual Grammys are quickly approaching next month, and by the looks of things, rap had a huge year this year.

First, Jay Z lead the pack with nine nominations for his new LP Magna Carta Holy Grail. New rules! Following close behind Jay was Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who snagged seven nominations after dominating the radio all year long with hits like "Thrift Shop," "Same Love" and "Can't Hold Us." Tying them with seven nominations was newcomer Kendrick Lamar, super producer Pharrell Williams (Winning!!!), and Justin Timberlake who all had seven nods each. Right behind them is Drake with five, and newcomer Lorde's "Royals" smash helped her snag four.

Chrisette Michele will go up against Faith Evans, Alicia Keys, John Legend, and TGT for Best R&B Album, and after taking a break from acting to focus on his music career, Mack Wilds has snagged his first Grammy ever in the Best Urban Contemporary Album category. He wrote on Instagram:

It's crazy... I dreamed about this as a kid... Now it's real. And here. I don't even know what to say. This sh-t is the most surreal feeling ever... I fought for this. I struggled through so much to get here!!!!!!!!! And we're just getting started!!!!!!! This nomination is for my city!!!! It's for my f-ckin' WildThings!!!!!!!!!! This is for each and everyone of you that made this sh-t possible!!!!!!!! I'm in my hotel room tearing up, on my knees, thanking God!!!!!!!!!!! f-ck yo! All I can say is Thank You.

After an exciting and controversial year with Yeezus, Kanye nabs two spots in Best Rap Song and Best Rap Album, and Rihanna is up for three, as well as Fantasia and Tamar Braxton, who hopped on Twitter and reacted:

#lookatgod. #Tamartianfriends we are going to the @TheGRAMMYs_ ! Thank you so much 4 riding for me!! What ever happens NEXT.. It is WELL with my SOUL!

A few snubs from the Grammys included Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home," Wale's "Bad" with Tiara Thomas, and K. Michelle who wrote:

Wow major Grammy snub. I guess a little black girl who truly speaks her mind was a little 2much huh? Gotta work harder next year.

Check out some highlight categories below:


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


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

Song of the Year

Just Give Me A Reason — Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Pink Featuring Nate Ruess)

Locked Out Of Heaven — Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

Roar — Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter, songwriters (Katy Perry)

Royals — Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor, songwriters (Lorde)

Same Love —- Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Mary Lambert)


Best New Artist

James Blake

Kendrick Lamar

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Kacey Musgraves

Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Solo Performance

Brave —- Sara Bareilles

Royals — Lorde

When I Was Your Man — Bruno Mars

Roar —- Katy Perry

Mirrors —- Justin Timberlake


Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Get Lucky — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams

Just Give Me A Reason — Pink Featuring Nate Ruess

Stay — Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko

Blurred Lines — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell

Suit & Tie — Justin Timberlake & Jay Z


Best Pop Instrumental Album

Steppin' Out — Herb Alpert

The Beat —- Boney James

Handpicked — Earl Klugh

Summer Horns — Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair & Richard Elliot

Hacienda — Jeff Lorber Fusion


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

Best Dance Recording

Need U (100%) — Duke Dumont Featuring A*M*E & MNEK

Sweet Nothing — Calvin Harris Featuring Florence Welch

Atmosphere — Kaskade

This Is What It Feels Like — Armin Van Buuren Featuring Trevor Guthrie

Clarity — Zedd Featuring Foxes


Best Dance/Electronica Album

Random Access Memories — Daft Punk

Settle — Disclosure

18 Months — Calvin Harris

Atmosphere — Kaskade

A Color Map of the Sun — Pretty Lights

R&B Field


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 & Jairus Mozee, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton)

Love And War - Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper, Jr., LaShawn Daniels & Makeba Riddick, songwriters (Tamar Braxton)

Only One - PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring Stevie Wonder)

Pusher Love Girl - James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)

Without Me - Fantasia Barrino, Missy Elliott, Al Sherrod Lambert, Harmony Samuels & Kyle Stewart, songwriters (Fantasia Featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot)


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 Album

R&B Divas - Faith Evans

Girl On Fire - Alicia Keys

Love In The Future - John Legend

Better - Chrisette Michele

Three Kings - TGT

Rap Field


Best Rap Performance

Started From The Bottom - Drake

Berzerk - Eminem

Tom Ford - Jay Z

Swimming Pools (Drank) - Kendrick Lamar

Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz


Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Power Trip - J. Cole Featuring Miguel

Part II (On The Run) - Jay Z Featuring Beyoncé

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

...Problems - Tauheed Epps, Aubrey Graham, Kendrick Lamar, Rakim Mayers & Noah Shebib, songwriters (ASAP Rocky Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)

Holy Grail - Shawn Carter, Terius Nash, J. Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic, songwriters) (Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake)

New Slaves - Christopher Breaux, Ben Bronfman, Mike Dean, Louis Johnson, Malik Jones, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, Che Smith, Kanye West & Cydell Young, songwriters (Anna Adamis & Gabor Presser, songwriters) (Kanye West)

Started From The Bottom - W. Coleman, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Bruno Sanfilippo, songwriter) (Drake)

Thrift Shop - Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz)


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

Check out the full list over at the Grammys website.

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