Exploring the pop field at the 56th GRAMMYs
January 23, 2014 | 4:10pm
January 23, 2014 | 4:10pm
ON THE CHARTS
POP FIELD NOMINATIONS
Best Pop Solo Performance
"Brave" - Sara Bareilles
"Roar" - Katy Perry
"Mirrors" - Justin Timberlake
"Locked Out of Heaven" - Bruno Mars
"Royals" - Lorde
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
"Get Lucky" - Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams)
"Stay" - Rihanna (feat. Mikky Ekko)
"Just Give Me A Reason" - P!nk (feat. Nate Ruess)
"Suit & Tie" - Justin Timberlake (feat. Jay Z)
"Blurred Lines" - Robin Thicke (feat. T.I. & Pharrell Williams)
Best Pop Vocal Album
Pure Heroine - Lorde
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Paradise - Lana Del Rey
The 20/20 Experience - The Complete Experience - Justin Timberlake
Unorthodox Jukebox - Bruno Mars
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What a year it's been for pop—from "Blurred Lines" to "Roar" to "Timber", we've seen nine songs top the Hot 25 this year that has had a hint of pop in it. Here's a sneak peak of the 'Pop' field at the 56th GRAMMYs.
Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best R&B Song, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Rap Song, Best Music Video
Justin Timberlake's comeback is arguably one of the most impressive the music industry has seen in a long time. He took the stage at last year's GRAMMYs with Jay Z—the duo performed "Suit & Tie" and "Pusher Love Girl" to promote The 20/20 Experience, being released a month later. Both The 20/20 Experience and it's re-release 2 of 2 topped the Billboard 200, and 2 of 2 crowned the BenBoard 10 for two weeks.
Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album
Bruno Mars' hits have taken over the charts since his debut back in 2011. He has been nominated for Record of the Year at three out of the four years he's been nominated at the GRAMMYs, and has also snagged several Song and Album of the Year nods.
Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance
At every GRAMMY Awards since 2009, Katy Perry has been nominated; but surprisingly has not won a single award. Perry has been up for Album of the Year (for Teenage Dream) in the past, and is nominated for Song of the Year this year (for "Roar"). We're keeping our fingers crossed that she will take home her first GRAMMY on Sunday!
Record of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album
"Blurred Lines" was undoubtedly the song of 2013, so it scored a ROTY nomination without a doubt. The song is also up for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and the album is up for Best Pop Vocal Album. These are his first solo GRAMMY nominations, and he is also performing on the show.
Other nominated pop artists at the GRAMMYs this year include Sara Bareilles, Lorde, Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, P!nk, Robin Thicke, Lana Del Rey, and more.