Hip-Hop Gets A Big Look With 2014 Grammy Nominations

(Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on their seven nominations)

Hip-Hop artists have had a turbulent relationship with the Recording Academy for over a decade now, with artists like Jay Z and Kanye West openly boycotting the Grammy Awards for their snubs, but this year, rap makes a much stronger showing than usual. Jay Z leads the 2014 Grammy nominations with nine, while Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are tied for seven in their first year nominated. Drake racked up five. Read the full story at MTV News, and check out the hip-hop categories below.

Album Of The Year

» The Blessed Unrest - Sara Bareilles

» Random Access Memories - Daft Punk

» good kid, m.A.A.d city - Kendrick Lamar

» The Heist - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

» Red - Taylor Swift

Best New Artist

» James Blake

» Kendrick Lamar

» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

» Kasey Musgraves

» Ed Sheeran

Best Rap Performance

» "Started From The Bottom" - Drake

» "Berzerk" - Eminem

» "Tom Ford" - Jay Z

» "Swimming Pools (Drank)" - Kendrick Lamar

» "Thrift Shop" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

» "Power Trip" - J. Cole Featuring Miguel

» "Part II (On The Run)" - Jay Z Featuring Beyonce

» "Holy Grail" - Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake

» "Now Or Never" - Kendrick Lamar Featuring Mary J. Blige

» "Remember You" - Wiz Khalifa Featuring The Weeknd

Best Rap Song

» "F***in' Problems" - Long.Live.ASAP

» "Holy Grail" - Magna Carta...Holy Grail

» "New Slaves" - Yeezus

» "Started From The Bottom" - Drake

» "Thrift Shop" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Rap Album

» Nothing Was The Same - Drake

» Magna Carta...Holy Grail - Jay Z

» Good Kid, M.A.A.D City - Kendrick Lamar

» The Heist - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

» Yeezus - Kanye West