The Grammy Nominations concert was held Friday night in Los Angeles and in the midst of all the performances, Jay-Z emerged as the 2013 King of music, leading the way with 9 Grammy nominations.
Although he ranked Magna Carter Holy Grail as his fifth favorite album of his long discography, competition was still for Jay and it is a bit surprising that he’s at the top of the leaderboard. His nominations include Best Rap Album for MCHG and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Part II (On The Run)” featuring Beyoncé. The latter has actually helped Bey become the most nominated Female artist in Grammy history with 46 nominations!
On The R&B side of things, Tamar Braxton came away with three nominations, including one for Best R&B contemporary album You know “SHE” will be talking about this forever. Newcomer Mack Wilds was also nominated in the same category for his mixtape New York: A Love Story.
John Legend was only nominated for one award and wife Chrissy Teigen described it as “some bulls**t. Some f***ing bulls**t.” You have to love a woman who’ll say the things her man won’t say due to music industry “politics.”
Noticeably absent from the list of nominations was Janelle Monaé. Electric Lady was pushed nonstop leading up to its early September release date and while it seemed to be popular among consumers, the Grammy committee didn’t appear to feel the same way.
K. Michelle also feels she was snubbed. After the show was over, she immediately took to Twitter:
Well, okay then, girl.
The 56th Grammy Awards will take place Sunday, January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles. Check here for a complete list of Grammy nominations.