2014 Grammy Awards: TONIGHT !! Jay Z & Beyonce Perform + Many More
Los Angeles is filled to the brim this weekend with musical talent leading up to Sunday’s 56th annual Grammy Awards.
There’s a mix of new artists (Lorde and Kendrick Lamar) and veterans (Led Zeppelin and Paul McCartney) in the running this year. Jay Z leads the list of nominees with nine nods, and Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Lewis, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell Williams are not far behind with seven each.
So who will walk away a winner on Sunday? Spotify, for one, made its predictions based on song and album streams -– and came up with the following picks:
Record of the Year Nominees: Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers, “Get Lucky”; Lorde, “Royals”; Bruno Mars, “Locked Out Of Heaven”; Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”; Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”
Album of the Year Nominees: Sara Bareilles, “The Blessed Unrest”; Daft Punk, “Random Access Memories”; Kendrick Lamar, “Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City”; Taylor Swift, “Red”; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “The Heist”
Best New Artist Nominees: James Blake, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves, Ed Sheeran
But the Grammys, of course, won’t just be about prizes. There’s the fun and risky fashion on the red carpet, and of course, the performances. Plenty of pairings are in the works, including a reported Beyonce and Jay Z collaboration.
One major rumored performance is definitely happening: Madonna has been added to the bill. Also taking the stage? Gary Clark Jr., Hunter Hayes, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl, Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham, Sara Bareilles, Carole King, Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers of Chic, Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Metallic, Paul McCartney, Kacey Musgraves, Katy Perry, Pink Nate Ruess of fun., Ringo Starr, Robin Thicke, Chicago, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.