Jay Z leads this year’s 56th GRAMMY nominees with 9 nominations. Below is the breakdown:
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Suit & Tie”
Best Rap Performance for “Tom Ford”
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Holy Grail”
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “On The Run (Part II)”
Best Rap Song for “Holy Grail”
Best Rap Album for Magna Carta…Holy Grail
Best Music Video for “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film”
Best Music Video for “Suit & Tie”
Album Of The Year for Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (Featured artist)
Keith Urban and Miguel rehearsing for tonight’s The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!
Lorde rehearsing last night for The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! tonight on CBS!
Robbie Robertson recounts the making of the Band’s 1968 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame-inducted opus
Music From Big Pink
(As told to Lynne Margolis)
[During] the making of Music From Big Pink, we were completely in our own underground. And while we were making this record, it was a very private thing, because we were trying to do something that was a culmination of a lot of music that we had pulled in over the years. And it had nothing to with what we did with Bob Dylan. It had nothing to do with what we did with the Hawks. It had nothing to do with what we did with Ronnie Hawkins. It had nothing to do with any way that we had played in the past.
So we were reinventing ourselves, and at the same time, it was who we were in that discovery process. And when that record came out, the way that it was received was like, “Oh my God, where could this have come from? Who are these people? What are they doing?” And we were like, “What do you mean, what are we doing?” It was just a combination of all the music that we loved.
We had been together for seven years before we made Music From Big Pink. We had done our woodshedding. We had paid our dues, and this was the result of that. We didn’t get guitars for Christmas and say, “Let’s start a band.” So there was a beautiful depth to that. And then the way that the world received [the album], finally … to this day, it’s still a tremendously influential record.