Kendrick Lamar Gets an Album of the Year Nomination from the Grammy’s. Jay Z Gets 9 Noms. Here’s the List of All Nominees in Hip-Hop’s Strongest Showing Ever.

Hi. We recently created AFH TV, Ambrosia For Heads’ streaming video service, because we believe real Hip-Hop deserves its own dedicated TV home, but we need your help to make it great. Please subscribe to AFH TV. It is only $1.99/month or $12/year, and already features some amazing content, but the best is yet to come. Thank you for all of your support.
Hi. We recently created AFH TV, Ambrosia For Heads’ streaming video service, because we believe real Hip-Hop deserves its own dedicated TV home, but we need your help to make it great. Please subscribe to AFH TV. It is only $1.99/month or $12/year, and already features some amazing content, but the best is yet to come. Thank you for all of your support.

Though he released good kid, m.A.A.d. city in 2012, 2013 has belonged to Kendrick Lamar. In the Spring, he was named MTV’s Hottest MC of the Year. By Summer, his Control verse became the biggest story in Hip-Hop in the last several years. In the Fall, he again shook up the industry with his Cypher verse. Now, King Kendrick has been officially coronated by the Grammy’s with 7 nominations, including 1 for album of the year where he will faceoff against Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Only Lauryn Hill and OutKast have ever taken home that trophy as Hip-Hop artists. Kendrick is not the only Hip-Hop artist being celebrated, however. In fact, it was Jay Z, not Kendrick who received the most nominations of any artist, amassing 9. Hov did not receive the album of the year nod, though. Pharrell, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Drake and Kanye West each received several nominations, as well. See below for the entire list of nominations as well as a video of Kendrick Lamar discussing what winning a Grammy would mean to him.

Here is the full list of Grammy 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 Leiws
Red – Taylor Swift

Record of the Year
“Get Lucky” – Daft Punk and Pharrell
“Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons
“Royals” – Lorde
“Locked Out of Heaven” – Bruno Mars
“Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke ft. T.I. and Pharrell

Song of the Year
“Just Give Me a Reason” – Pink ft. Nate Ruess
“Locked Out of Heaven” – Bruno Mars
“Roar” – Katy Perry
“Royals” – Lorde
“Same Love” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. 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 and Pharrell
“Just Give Me a Reason” – Pink ft. Nate Ruess
“Stay” – Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko
“Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke ft. T.I and Pharrell
“Suit & Tie” – Justin Timberlake ft. Jay Z< 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 Best Rock Performance “Always Alright” — Alabama Shakes “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” — David Bowie “Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons “Kashmir” (Live) — Led Zeppelin “My God Is the Sun” — Queens of the Stone Age “I’m Shakin’” — Jack White Best Rock Album 13 — Black Sabbath The Next Day — David Bowie Mechanical Bull — Kings of Leon Celebration Day — Led Zeppelin …Like Clockwork — Queens of the Stone Age Psychedelic Pill — Neil Young With Crazy Horse Best Alternative Music Album The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You — Neko Case Trouble Will Find Me — The National Hesitation Marks — Nine Inch Nails Lonerism — Tame Impala Modern Vampires of the City — Vampire Weekend Best R&B Performance “Love and War” — Tamar Braxton “Best of Me” — Anthony Hamilton “Nakamarra” — Hiatus Kaiyote ft. Q-Tip “How Many Drinks?” — Miguel ft. 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 Michele Three Kings — TGT Best Rap Performance “Started from the Bottom” — Drake “Berzerk” — Eminem “Tom Ford” — Jay Z “Swimming Pools (Drank)” — Kendrick Lamar “Thrift Shop” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz Best Rap/Sung Collaboration “Power Trip” — J.Cole ft. Miguel “Part II (On the Run)” — Jay Z ft. Beyoncé “Holy Grail” — Jay Z ft. Justin Timberlake “Now Or Never” — Kendrick Lamar ft. Mary J. Blige “Remember You” — Wiz Khalifa ft. 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 Country Solo Performance “I Drive Your Truck” — Lee Brice “I Want Crazy” — Hunter Hayes “Mama’s Broken Heart” — Miranda Lambert “Wagon Wheel” — Darius Rucker “Mine Would Be You” — Blake Shelton Best Country Album Night Train – Jason Aldean Two Lanes of Freedom – Tim McGraw< Same Trailer Different Park – Kacey Musgraves Based on a True Story… – Blake Shelton Red – Taylor Swift Best Jazz Instrumental Album Guided Tour — The New Gary Burton Quartet Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue — Terri Lyne Carrington Life Forum — Gerald Clayton Pushing the World Away — Kenny Garrett Out Here — Christian McBride Trio Best Gospel Album Grace (Live) — Tasha Cobbs Best for Last: 20 Year Celebration Vol. 1 — Donald Lawrence Best Days Yet — Bishop Paul S. Morton God Chaser (Live) — William Murphy Greater Than (Live) — Tye Tribbett Best Tropical Latin Album 3.0 — Marc Anthony Como Te Voy a Olvidar — Los Angeles Azules Pacific Mambo Orchestra — Pacific Mambo Orchestra Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants — Various Artists Corazón Profundo — Carlos Vives Best Americana Album Old Yellow Moon — Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Love Has Come for You — Steve Martin & Edie Brickell Buddy and Jim — Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale One True Vine — Mavis Staples Songbook — Allen Toussaint Best Comedy Album Calm Down Gurrl — Kathy Griffin I’m Here to Help — Craig Ferguson A Little Unprofessional — Ron White Live — Tig Notaro That’s What I’m Talkin’ About — Bob Saget Producer of the Year, Non-Classical Rob Cavallo Dr. Luke Ariel Rechtshaid Jeff Tweedy Pharrell Williams kendrickgrammy