Jay Z dominates Grammys shortlists with nine nominations


's album topped the charts in the US and UK

Rapper has dominated this year’s Grammy nominations, being shortlisted for nine awards.

He is in the running in categories including best rap song and best rap album but has missed out on the
prestigious album and record of the year for Magna Carta Holy Grail.

Justin Timberlake, up for seven awards, also saw his best-selling album of 2013, The 20/20 Experience, snubbed.

Mercury prize-winner James Blake has been nominated for best new artist.

He is up against fellow Brit Ed Sheeran, rappers Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and
country singer Kasey Musgraves.

Album of the Year nominees included Sara Bareilles, Taylor Swift and new artist nominees Kendrick
Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Pop music has dominated the song of the year with Pink, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry in the running against teenage newcomer Lorde.

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