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Lorde performs during the Grammy Nominations Concert at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on December 6, 2013. The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on January 26, 2014.
The world of film has the Golden Globes and the Oscars, but Sunday night musicians get their time to shine. The 56th Grammy Awards offers a smorgasbord of sound with rap and hip-hop featuring prominently.
Jay-Z, who has refused to attend the Grammys in the past, leads the way with nine nominations, followed by seven nods apiece for acts including L.A.'s Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Pharrell Williams.
Newcomer, Kacey Musgraves represents country crooners, while New Zealand's Lorde continues to dine out on her hit, 'Royals'.
What are your top hits of 2013? Who would you like to see walk away with an award on Sunday? Are the Grammys a good indicator of what people are really listening to?
Lorraine Ali, Music Editor, Los Angeles Times
Simon Vozick-Levinson, Senior Editor, Rolling Stone