Macklemore & Lewis score early Grammy nominations

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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2013 file photo, musician Ben Haggerty, also known as Macklemore, left and Ryan Lewis perform on stage at the Good Morning America Concert Series at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield in New York City. Not a lot of fans knew who Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Lorde were when last we gathered a year ago to celebrate music with the Grammy Awards nominations. Yet thanks to a series of inescapable and smart hits, these upstarts could very well muscle Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift and other Grammy favorites out of the way when nominees are announced Friday night, Dec. 6, 2013, in a television special broadcast live on CBS. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Taylor Swift, Pink, Pharrell Williams and Kendrick Lamar are among the multiple nominees announced at Friday night's Grammy nominations concert.

Macklemore and Lewis have been nominated for major awards best song, best album and best new artist of the year during the hour-long TV show to reveal some of the nominees for the 56th Grammys.

Joining Macklemore and Lewis in the best new artist category are fellow album of the year nominee Kendrick Lamar, country singer Kacey Musgraves and British musicians James Blake and Ed Sheeran.

Nominees for best album, best pop duo/group performance and best country album also have been announced by host LL Cool J. Nominees Swift, Katy Perry, Lorde and Macklemore performed during the Los Angeles show.



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