The HOT 97 Morning Show


The 2014 Grammy Nominations have been announced. New York's own Hov is the leading artist in Grammy Award Nominations with nine nominations. Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Kanye West, Eminem, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Pharrell are also up for nominations. Let's hope they air these categories. Do you think these nominations are accurate?

R&B *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 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 MicheleThree Kings — TGT

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 (A Songwriters Award) -"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 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 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

Best Rap Song -"F***in' 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 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 Williams
-"Suit & Tie" — Justin Timberlake & Jay Z

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

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