Jay Z tops list of Grammy nominees

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(CNN) — Jay Z once rapped about his 99 problems. But this number will have him smiling: nine Grammy Award nominations and the leading contender.

Other top nominees are rapper Kendrick Lamar, rap duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake, and Pharrell Williams. They each received seven nominations.

Daft Punk, Drake, Lorde, Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift also dominated the list.

Some of the nominees for the 56th Grammy Awards performed during a CBS special Friday night. The awards ceremony will be held on January 26.

Here’s a partial list of the nominees:

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” — 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

By Lateef Mungin

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