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Best New Artist Nominees For 2014 Grammys Include Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde Snubbed

12/06/2013 10:50 pm ET | Updated Dec 07, 2013
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves, James Blake, Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran were nominated for Best New Artist during Friday's "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!"

To much surprise, Lorde was snubbed of a spot on the Best New Artist roster, but the 17-year-old sensation still score four overall nominations, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "Royals."

The Best New Artist is presented to "a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist."

Last year, the trophy was awarded to indie pop band fun., which beat out Alabama Shakes, Hunter Hayes, The Lumineers and Frank Ocean. In years prior, the winners included acts such as Bon Iver, Zac Brown Band, Adele, and Amy Winehouse.

To see the full list of Grammy nominees, head over to the Grammys website. The 56th annual Grammy Awards will take place on Jan. 26, 2014.

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