Jay Z tops the nominations with nine; Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake, and Pharrell Williams each garner seven nods; Drake and mastering engineer Bob Ludwig are up for five awards.

Nominations for the 56th GRAMMY Awards were announced tonight by The Recording Academy and reflected one of the most diverse years with the Album Of The Year category alone representing the rap, pop, country and dance/electronica genres, as determined by the voting members of The Academy.

Once again, nominations in select categories for the annual GRAMMY Awards were announced on primetime television as part of “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night,” a one-hour CBS entertainment special broadcast live from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.

Kendrick Lamar earned 7 nominations for the 2014 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, Best New Artist and Best Rap Album. He will also perform at the Grammys.

Eminem recieved 1 nomination for Best Rap Performance for “Berzerk”.

CBS will televise the 56th Annual Grammy Awards live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Jan. 26 at 8PM ET.

more information: Grammy.com

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