Jay Z leads Grammy nominations

Jay Z looks set to enjoy success at the Grammy Awards in January after being nominated nine times across seven categories, including Best Rap Album and Best Music Video

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Jay Z leads the way in the 2014 Grammy Awards shortlist with nine nominations.

The star has picked up several nods ahead of the ceremony next year including two in both the Best Music Video and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration categories.

He was also nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Album and Best Recording Package.

Nominations were revealing during a special live concert last night (06.12.13) and Jay Z's collaborator Justin Timberlake is also in the running to dominate the ceremony in January.

As well as being nominated alongside his friend in four categories, the 'Mirrors' hitmaker is on the shortlist for Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album and Best R&B Song.

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on January 26, and the duo face stiff competition across all categories.

Selected 2014 Grammy Award Nominations:

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

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

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 & Pharrell Williams

'Just Give Me A Reason', Pink Featuring Nate Ruess

'Stay', Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko

'Blurred Lines', Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell

'Suit & Tie', Justin Timberlake & Jay Z

Best Pop Vocal Album

'Paradise', Lana Del Rey

'Pure Heroine', Lorde

'Unorthodox Jukebox', Bruno Mars

'Blurred Lines', Robin Thicke

'The 20/20 Experience' - The Complete Experience, Justin Timberlake

Best Rock Performance

'Always Alright', Alabama Shakes

'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)', David Bowie

'Radioactive', Imagine Dragons

'Kashmir', Led Zeppelin

'My God Is the Sun', Queens Of The Stone Age

'I'm Shakin' Jack White

Best Rock Song

'Ain't Messin 'Round', Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)

'Cut Me Some Slack', Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear)

'Doom And Gloom', Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, songwriters (The Rolling Stones)

'God Is Dead?', Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi & Ozzy Osbourne, songwriters (Black Sabbath)

'Panic Station', Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)

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 R&B Song

'Best Of Me', Anthony Hamilton & Jairus Mozee, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton)

'Love And War', Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper, Jr., LaShawn Daniels & Makeba Riddick, songwriters (Tamar Braxton)

'Only One', PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring Stevie Wonder)

'Pusher Love Girl', James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)

'Without Me', Fantasia Barrino, Missy Elliott, Al Sherrod Lambert, Harmony Samuels & Kyle Stewart, songwriters (Fantasia Featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot)

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 Featuring Wanz

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

'Power Trip', J. Cole Featuring Miguel

'Part II (On The Run)', Jay Z Featuring Beyoncé

'Holy Grail', Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake

'Now Or Never', Kendrick Lamar Featuring Mary J. Blige

'Remember You', Wiz Khalifa Featuring The Weeknd

Best Rap Song

'Problems', Tauheed Epps, Aubrey Graham, Kendrick Lamar, Rakim Mayers & Noah Shebib, songwriters (ASAP Rocky Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)

'Holy Grail', Shawn Carter, Terius Nash, J. Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic, songwriters) (Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake)

'New Slaves', Christopher Breaux, Ben Bronfman, Mike Dean, Louis Johnson, Malik Jones, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, Che Smith, Kanye West & Cydell Young, songwriters (Anna Adamis & Gabor Presser, songwriters) (Kanye West)

'Started From The Bottom', W. Coleman, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Bruno Sanfilippo, songwriter) (Drake)

'Thrift Shop', Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz)

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 Recording Package

'Automatic Music Can Be Fun', Mike Brown, Zac Decamp, Brian Grunert & Annie Stoll, art directors (Geneseo)

'Long Night Moon', Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly)

'Magna Carta...Holy Grail', Brian Roettinger, art director (Jay Z)

'Metallica Through The Never' (Music From The Motion Picture), Bruce Duckworth, Sarah Moffat & David Turner, art directors (Metallica)

'The Next Day', Jonathan Barnbrook, art director (David Bowie)

Best Music Video

'Safe And Sound', Capital Cities Grady Hall, video director; Buddy Enright, video producer

'Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film', Jay Z Mark Romanek, video director; Shawn Carter & Aristides McGarry, video producers

'Can't Hold Us', Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton Jon Jon Augustavo, Jason Koenig & Ryan Lewis, video directors; Tricia Davis, Honna Kimmerer & Jenny Koenig, video producers

'Suit & Tie', Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z David Fincher, video director; Timory King, video producer

'I'm Shakin', Jack White Dori Oskowitz, video director; Raquel Costello, video producer

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