GRAMMY Nods Showcase Depth of BMI Roster

Posted in News on January 16, 2014
Pictured: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Pictured: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards are less than two weeks away and the dozens of BMI affiliates nominated are well positioned for a huge evening. Rapidly ascendant newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis snagged an impressive seven nods, including  Album of the Year for The Heist, Song of the Year and Best New Artist, while the women of BMI’s country roster made a strong showing with crossover queen Taylor Swift and up-and-comer Kacey Musgraves each receiving four award nominations, including Album of the Year for Swift and Best New Artist for Musgraves. Dance sensations Daft Punk are also up for four awards, primarily for their smash summer hit “Get Lucky.”

Showcasing the diversity of our repertoire, BMI affiliates are up for awards in more than sixty categories, spanning from five nominees for Best Rock Performance to Zachary Richard’s nomination for Best Regional Roots Music Album and Justin Roberts’ nod for Best Children’s Album.

See the entire list of BMI nominees below, and best of luck to everyone on the 26th!  

Record Of The Year

Get Lucky
Daft Punk

Imagine Dragons
Alex Da Kid

Locked Out Of Heaven
Jeff Bhasker
Mark Ronson

Album Of The Year

Random Access Memories
Daft Punk
Nile Rodgers

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Jay Rock, MC Eiht, Hit-Boy, Skhye Hutch, Dawaun Parker, Jack Splash, Tabu, and T-Minus

The Heist
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Ray Dalton, Hollis, Schoolboy Q, and Allen Stone

Taylor Swift
Gary Lightbody & Ed Sheeran, Jeff Bhasker, Nathan Chapman, Jacknife Lee, Joe Baldridge, and Justin Niebank

Song Of The Year

Just Give Me A Reason
Jeff Bhasker

Bonnie McKee

Same Love
Ben Haggerty and Ryan Lewis

Best New Artist

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Get Lucky
Daft Punk

Just Give Me A Reason

Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko

Best Pop Instrumental Album

The Beat
Boney James

Summer Horns
Dave Koz
Richard Elliot

Best Dance Recording

Need U (100%)

Ryan Raddon

This Is What It Feels Like
Armin Van Buuren & Benno De Goeij


Best Dance/Electronica Album

Random Access Memories
Daft Punk


Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

The Standards
Gloria Estefan

Cee Lo’s Magic Moment
Cee Lo Green

Dionne Warwick

Best Rock Performance

Always Alright
Alabama Shakes

The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
David Bowie

Imagine Dragons

My God Is The Sun
Queens Of The Stone Age

I’m Shakin’
Jack White

Best Metal Performance

The Enemy Inside
Dream Theater

In Due Time
Killswitch Engage

Room 24

Best Rock Song

Ain’t Messin ‘Round
Gary Clark Jr

Cut Me Some Slack
Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear

Best Rock Album

The Next Day
David Bowie

Mechanical Bull
Kings Of Leon

…Like Clockwork
Queens Of The Stone Age

Best Alternative Music Album

Tame Impala

Best R&B Performance

Love And War
Tamar Braxton

Best Of Me
Anthony Hamilton

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Please Come Home
Gary Clark Jr.

Get It Right

Best R&B Song

Best Of Me

Love And War
Tamar Braxton
Makeba Riddick

Without Me
Fantasia Barrino

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Love And War
Tamar Braxton

Side Effects Of You

One: In The Chamber
Salaam Remi


New York: A Love Story
Mack Wilds

Best R&B Album

R&B Divas
Faith Evans

Love In The Future
John Legend

Best Rap Performance


Thrift Shop
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Power Trip
J. Cole

Remember You
Wiz Khalifa

Best Rap Song

F***in’ Problems
Tauheed Epps

New Slaves
Mike Dean, Louis Johnson, and Kanye West

Thrift Shop
Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis

Best Rap Album

The Heist
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Kanye West

Best Country Solo Performance

I Drive Your Truck
Lee Brice

I Want Crazy
Hunter Hayes

Mama’s Broken Heart
Miranda Lambert

Mine Would Be You
Blake Shelton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

From This Valley
The Civil Wars

Don’t Rush
Vince Gill

Your Side Of The Bed
Little Big Town

Highway Don’t Care
Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban

You Can’t Make Old Friends
Dolly Parton

Best Country Song

Begin Again
Taylor Swift

I Drive Your Truck
Connie Harrington & Jimmy Yeary

Mama’s Broken Heart
Kacey Musgraves

Merry Go ‘Round
Kacey Musgraves

Mine Would Be You
Connie Harrington

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

Taylor Swift

Best New Age Album

Brian Eno

Peter Kater

Final Call

Love’s River
Laura Sullivan

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Don’t Run
Terence Blanchard

Song For Maura
Paquito D’Rivera

Song Without Words #4: Duet
Fred Hersch

Stadium Jazz
Donny McCaslin

Wayne Shorter

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Liquid Spirit
Gregory Porter

Cécile McLorin Salvant

After Blue
Tierney Sutton

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Guided Tour
The New Gary Burton Quartet

Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue
Terri Lyne Carrington

Pushing The World Away
Kenny Garrett

Out Here
Christian McBride Trio

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Night In Calisia
Randy Brecker

Wild Beauty
Joe Lovano

Best Latin Jazz Album

Song For Maura
Paquito D’Rivera

Omar Sosa

Latin Jazz-Jazz Latin
Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

Lord, I Need You
Matt Maher

Best Gospel Song

Have Your Way
Deitrick Haddon

If I Believe
Charlie Wilson

Percy Bady

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

Love Take Me Over
Steven Curtis Chapman

Christopher Stevens

Speak Life
Toby McKeehan

Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)
Ed Cash

Best Gospel Album

Best For Last: 20 Year Celebration Vol. 1 [Live]
Donald Lawrence

Best Days Yet
Bishop Paul S. Morton

God Chaser [Live]
William Murphy

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

We Won’t Be Shaken
Building 429

All The People Said Amen [Live]
Matt Maher

Burning Lights
Chris Tomlin

Best Latin Pop Album

Faith, Hope Y Amor
Frankie J

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco
Café Tacvba

Treinta Días
La Santa Cecilia

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

El Free
Banda Los Recoditos

A Mi Manera
Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea

Best Tropical Latin Album

Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants
Various Artists

Corazón Profundo
Carlos Vives

Best American Roots Song

Build Me Up From Bones
Sarah Jarosz

Shrimp Po-Boy, Dressed
Allen Toussaint

Best Americana Album

One True Vine
Mavis Staples

Allen Toussaint

Best Bluegrass Album

It’s Just A Road
The Boxcars

Brothers Of The Highway
Dailey & Vincent

This World Oft Can Be
Della Mae

The Streets Of Baltimore
Del McCoury Band

Best Blues Album

Remembering Little Walter
Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia & James Harman

Cotton Mouth Man
James Cotton

Get Up!
Charlie Musselwhite

Beth Hart

Down In Louisiana
Bobby Rush

Best Folk Album

Sweetheart Of The Sun
The Greencards

Build Me Up From Bones
Sarah Jarosz

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Le Fou
Zachary Richard

Dockside Sessions
Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience

Best Reggae Album

Snoop Lion

Best World Music Album

No Place For My Dream
Femi Kuti

Best Children’s Album

Blue Clouds
Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower

Justin Roberts

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

Carrie And Me
Carol Burnett

Still Foolin’ ’Em
Billy Crystal

The Storm King
Pete Seeger

Best Comedy Album

Calm Down Gurrl
Kathy Griffin

A Little Unprofessional
Ron White

Best Musical Theater Album

Kinky Boots
Billy Porter & Cyndi Lauper

Matilda: The Musical
Tim Minchin

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

Sound City: Real To Reel
Dave Grohl
Butch Vig

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

Alexandre Desplat

Life Of Pi
Mychael Danna

John Williams

Thomas Newman

Zero Dark Thirty
Alexandre Desplat

Best Song Written For Visual Media

Adele Adkins

We Both Know
Colbie Caillat
Gavin DeGraw

You’ve Got Time
Regina Spektor

Best Instrumental Composition

Bound Away
Chuck Owen

Koko On The Boulevard
Scott Healy

Pensamientos For Solo Alto Saxophone And Chamber Orchestra
Clare Fischer

Best Instrumental Arrangement

Side Hikes - A Ridge Away
Chuck Owen

Best Recording Package

Automatic Music Can Be Fun
Mike Brown
Zac Decamp

Best Album Notes

Electric Music For The Mind & Body
Alec Palao

Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard: Hard Time, Good Time & End Time Music, 1923-1936
Nathan Salsburg

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

The Blue Room
Leslie Ann Jones

The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
Paul Figueroa

…Like Clockwork
Joe Barresi & Mark Rankin
Gavin Lurssen

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Jeff Tweedy

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Locked Out Of Heaven

One Love/People Get Ready
Rupert Parkes

Best Surround Sound Album

Live Kisses
Al Schmitt

Sailing The Seas Of Cheese (Deluxe Edition)
Les Claypool

Signature Sound Opus One
Leslie Ann Jones

Sixteen Sunsets
Jane Ira Bloom

Best Music Video

Can’t Hold Us
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Ray Dalton

Suit & Tie
David Fincher

I’m Shakin‘
Jack White

Best Music Film

I’m In I’m Out And I’m Gone: The Making Of Get Up!
Charlie Musselwhite


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