macklemore and ryan lewis
The nominees for the 2014 GRAMMYs are in and Jay Z tops the list with nine nominations — though you wouldn’t know it from watching the nominations concert.
Jay Z led the nominations with nine nods, followed closely by Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with seven noms each.
“We’re going to make music again [in 2014] because we haven’t really had time to do that all year,” Macklemore said.
The track took some heat around the VMAs based on the perception that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis spoke on behalf of a community they don’t actually belong to.
With six nominations each, Justin Timberlake and Macklemore are tied for the most MTV VMA nominations at this year’s awards show, taking place on August 25 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.