Virginia Beach native Pharrell nabs seven Grammy nominations

Virginia Beach native Pharrell nabs seven Grammy nominations

Credit: "Revenge of the N.E.R.D", Pharrell

Virginia Beach native Pharrell nabs seven Grammy nominations

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by 13News Now & Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on December 7, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 10 at 5:14 PM

Artist/Producer Pharrell Williams, a Virginia Beach native, has been nominated for SEVEN Grammy awards, including two nominations for "Record of the Year". "Get Lucky" with Daft Punk and "Blurred Lines" with Robin Thicke and T.I. were both nominated in that category. Only Jay Z had more nominations.

Williams has been a major contributor to the community as well, including running a program called the "Summer Innovation Camp", which involves 200 kids in Virginia Beach getting involved in a free science and math education summer program.

Nominees announced Friday in top categories for the 56th annual Grammy Awards:

Record of the Year: "Get Lucky," Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams; "Radioactive," Imagine Dragons; "Royals," Lorde; "Locked Out of Heaven," Bruno Mars; "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams.

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.

Song of the Year: "Just Give Me a Reason," Pink featuring Nate Ruess; "Locked Out of Heaven," Bruno Mars; "Roar," Katy Perry; "Royals," Lorde; "Same Love," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert.

New Artist: James Blake, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves, Ed Sheeran.

Pop Vocal Album: "Paradise," Lana Del Rey; "Pure Heroine," Lorde; "Unorthodox Jukebox," Bruno Mars; "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke; "The 20/20 Experience - The Complete Experience," Justin Timberlake.

Rock Album: "13," Black Sabbath; "The Next Day," David Bowie; "Mechanical Bull," Kings of Leon; "Celebration Day," Led Zeppelin; "... Like Clockwork," Queens of the Stone Age; "Psychedelic Pill," Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

R&B Album: "R&B Divas," Faith Evans; "Girl on Fire," Alicia Keys; "Love in the Future," John Legend; "Better," Chrisette Michele; "Three Kings," TGT.

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.

Country Album: "Night Train," Jason Aldean; "Two Lanes of Freedom," Tim McGraw; "Based on a True Story ...," Blake Shelton; "Same Trailer Different Park," Kacey Musgraves; "Red," Taylor Swift.

Dance/Electronica Album: "Random Access Memories," Daft Punk; "Settle," Disclosure; "18 Months," Calvin Harris; "Atmosphere," Kaskade; A Color Map of the Sun," Pretty Lights.

Latin Pop Album: "Faith, Hope y Amor," Frankie J; "Viajero Frecuente," Ricardo Montaner; "Vida," Draco Rosa; "Syntec," Aleks Syntec; "12 Historias," Tommy Torres.

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