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.
Frank Ocean, the six-time GRAMMY nominee, has a list of artists he thought rose above the fray this year.
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“He threw me off just the fact how humble he was. Everything else was everything I imagined as far as the music and the work ethic,” he said.
“I love Kendrick dearly as a friend, but was not willing to compromise musically to the changes his team was making to my music.”
Gaga turned up at the Pitchfork Music Festival this weekend to show support for her friend and labelmate, Kendrick Lamar. Speculation was rampant about whether the pop star would be taking the stage.
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