All you need to know about the 56th Annual Grammy Awards

Saturday, 25 January 2014 - 7:22pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk

Once more the greats of the industry come together to celebrate music's biggest night - the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will be held at the usual venue, the Staples Centre in Los Angeles and will be broadcast on CBS at 8pm PST. The show was pushed back to January to avoid competing with the 2014 Winter Olympics. This year, the competition is quite intense with veterans Taylor Swift, Madonna, Bruno Mars, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Katy Perry, and newcomers Lorde, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

The biggest event in music this year will see the return of last year's host LL Cool J.

Jay-Z garnered the most nominations with nine, while Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Pharrell Williams all got seven nominations respectively. Pharrell Williams a favourite of the night has garnered nominations in two of the biggest categories, Album of the Year and Record of the Year.

Daft Punk, Billie Joe Armstrong, Madonna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Pink, Jay-Z and Beyonce are just some of the singers that will be performing.

Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Lorde, Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and Bruno Mars being top contenders in their respective categories, are expected to take away at least one of the coveted statues. 

Here are the major categories, for the complete set of nominees in all categories, click here.

Record of the Year

Radioactive, Imagine Dragons

Get Lucky, Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers

Locked Out Of Heaven, Bruno Mars

Royals, Lorde

Blurred Lines, Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell


Album of the Year

The Blessed Unrest, Sara Bareilles

Random Access Memories, Daft Punk

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, Kendrick Lamar

Red, Taylor Swift

The Heist, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Song of the Year (Given to the songwriters)

Just Give Me A Reason, Pink


Same Love, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Mary Lambert

Roar, Katy Perry
Locked Out Of Heaven, Bruno Mars

Royals, Lorde

Best New Artist

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Kendrick Lamar

James Blake

Ed Sheeran

Kacey Musgraves

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