It looks like Jay Z is going to need a little more room in his trophy case. The Hip Hop mogul has been nominated in nine different categories for next month’s annual Grammy Awards. New comers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar weren’t far behind Jay, receiving seven major nominations, including best album and best new artist of the year.
The nominations were revealed last night at the annual Grammy Awards nominations concert.
Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations announced Friday with nine, but left-of-center rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar were among a group of new stars who took many of the major nominations. Macklemore and Lewis’ gay marriage anthem ”Same Love” was among song of the year nominees and the Seattle rap crew joined Los Angeles rapper Lamar with seven nominations apiece, including best album and best new artist of the year. Pharrell Williams had four major nominations among his seven and Justin Timberlake also had seven. (Boston)