Jay-Z tops Grammy award nominations

By Drum Digital
07 December 2013

Rapper Jay-Z topped nominees for the 2014 Grammys with nine nods.

Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake, and Pharrell Williams each garnered seven nods; Drake and mastering engineer Bob Ludwig are up for five awards.

Kanye only received two nominations this year — Best Rap Song for “New Slaves” and Best Rap album for Yeezus.

“This year’s nominations reflect the talented community of music makers who represent some of the highest levels of excellence and artistry of the year in their respective fields,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy.


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