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Taylor Swift, Lorde, Katy Perry Score Grammy Noms – But Miley Cyrus is Shut Out

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The song of the summer – Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines” – was a no-brainer for a record of the year nod when the 2014 Grammy nominations were announced Friday night during a live concert at the Nokia Theater in L.A.

But Miley Cyrus, whose headline-making songs “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball” were eligible, was shut out of the major categories.

Jay-Z leads the pack with nine nominations, Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis scored seven apiece while newcomer Lorde received four.

LL Cool J hosted the annual event, which included performances by Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and Keith Urban and Miguel, who dueted on the classic “Ain’t No Sunshine.”

LL Cool J
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Here are the major nominations announced Friday night. For the complete list of nominees, go to

Song of the Year
“Just Give Me a Reason” – Pink featuring Nate Ruess (Songwriters: Pink, Jeff Bhasker, Nate Ruess)
“Locked Out of Heaven” – Bruno Mars (Songwriters: Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine)
“Roar” – Katy Perry (Songwriters: Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Henry Walter)
“Royals” – Lorde (Songwriters: Ella Yelich O’Connor and Joel Little)
“Same Love” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert (Songwriters: Ben Haggerty, Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert)

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Get Lucky” – Daft Punk featuring Pharrell
“Just Give Me a Reason” – Pink featuring Nate Ruess
“Stay” – Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko
“Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell
“Suit & Tie” – Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z

Album of the Year
The Blessed Unrest – Sara Barielles
Random Access Memories – Daft Punk
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City – Kendrick Lamar
The Heist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Red – Taylor Swift

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 New Artist
James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

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

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will air live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET on Jan. 26.

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