We hate to say we told you so, but … we told you so! All year we’ve been bringing you the best new music so you can stay aurally informed, and if you’ve been doing your homework and keeping abreast of the hottest new acts with us, you’ll notice that more than a few of our amazing You Oughta Know artists, both past and present, scored well-deserved props when the 2014 Grammy Nominees were announced tonight.
Our You Oughta Know alumni scored an impressive 17 nominations in total, including five nods in the big five categories. Our September 2013 YOK artist Lorde picked up four nominations tonight, including Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year for “Royals”; our May 2012 You Oughta Know artist Ed Sheeran scored a nomination for Best New Artist; and our YOK pal from way back in September of 2010, Bruno Mars, picked up five noms in total, including Record and Song Of The Year (but, we must say, was royally SNUBBED in the Album Of The Year category for his incredible Unorthodox Jukebox).
Here’s a complete list of the 2014 Grammy nominations that our awesome YOK alums took home tonight. #proud
- Bruno Mars, 5 nominations: Record Of The Year (“Locked Out Of Heaven”), Song Of The Year (“Locked Out Of Heaven”), Best Pop Solo Performance (“When I Was Your Man”), Best Pop Vocal Album (Unorthodox Jukebox), Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical (“Locked Out Of Heaven – Sultan + Ned Shepard Remix”)
- Lorde, 4 nominations: Record Of The Year (“Royals”), Song Of The Year (“Royals”), Best Pop Solo Performance (“Royals”), Best Pop Vocal Album (Pure Heroine)
- Gary Clark Jr., 2 nominations: Best Rock Song (“Ain’t Messin ‘Round”), Best Traditional R&B Performance (“Please Come Home”)
- Mumford & Sons, 2 nominations: Best Recording Package (The Road To Red Rocks: Special Edition), Best Music Film (The Road To Red Rocks)
- Ed Sheeran, one nomination: Best New Artist. (Quick aside: It’s also worth mentioning that Sheeran’s name is credited in Taylor Swift’s Album Of The Year nomination for Red, thanks to his co-writing credit on “Everything Has Changed.”)
- The Civil Wars, one nomination: Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“From This Valley”)
- Colbie Caillat, one nomination: Best Song Written For Visual Media (“We Both Know” from Safe Haven)
- Regina Spektor, one nomination: Best Song Written For Visual Media (“You’ve Got Time” from Orange Is The New Black)
We should also note that producers Rob Cavallo and Ariel Rechtshaid each got nominations for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical, thanks in part to their work with You Oughta Know artists Gary Clark Jr. (Cavallo), Regina Spektor (Cavallo), and HAIM (Rechtshaid).
Congrats to everyone in our You Oughta Know family who scored a prestigious nomination tonight, and you can bet we’ll have our fingers crossed for you on Grammy night!