Dec 7, 2013 09:15 AM
Watch the throne indeed!
The nominations for the 2014 Grammy Awards were officially announced Friday night as LL Cool J helped reveal the nods during the star-studded live concert event and it appears that Jay-Z is still king!
The Brooklyn bred rapper/Beyonce's husband is ahead of the class with a whopping nine nominations, followed by notable artists like Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell Williams, and Kendrick Lamar, who each garnered seven apiece.
There were even a few surprise additions to this year's grouping as British musician James Blake, who nabbed a Best New Artist nom while singer-songwriter Sarah Bareilles is up for the coveted Album of the Year.
Check out the full list of nominees after the jump. The 2014 Grammy Awards will air live in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26 on CBS.