Duke Dumont breaks through with nomination, Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories' up for album of the year at 56th Grammys55th Grammy Awards

Duke Dumont breaks through with nomination, Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories' up for album of the year at 56th Grammys

This year’s Grammy Nominations have just wrapped up and dance music has once again established itself as a real presence in the constantly evolving music landscape. Daft Punk and Pharrell landed a nomination in the Best Pop/Duo Group Performance category for “Get Lucky,” rubbing elbows with Pink, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke. The robotic duo are also in the running for the coveted Album of the Year, with Random Access Memories up against Sara Bareilles, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Taylor Swift.  Daft Punk are also in the running for Record of the Year  with “Get Lucky,” putting the duo in a position to sweep three separate categories.

Electronic music also broke into the Best New Artist category with James Blake representing the genre against Kendrick Lamar, Kacey Musgraves, Ed Sheeran and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. But the real stand out nomination this year lies with Duke Dumont, whose hit “Need U 100%” earns a place in the Best Dance Recording category alongside “Sweet Nothing,” “Atmosphere,” “This Is What It Feels Like” and “Clarity.”

In the Best Dance/Electronica Album category, UK’s star duo Disclosure stands with Calvin Harris, Kaskade, Pretty Lights and dance icons Daft Punk but Producer of the Year credits fall on the shoulders of the robot’s collaborator, Pharrell, who represents only a sliver of electronic influence in the category. We’re shocked to see that Avicii’s TRUE isn’t included here but competition was extremely steep this year.

Up for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical are Alesso, Sultan & Ned Shepard, Photek and Cedric Gervais as well as Andy Caldwell – who has earned two Grammy nominations in the past but whose remix you might not recognize; Listen to it here.

Last year’s dance music Grammy nominations called the entire nomination process into question when Al Walser manipulated his way into the awards alongside Avicii, Skrillex, Calvin Harris and Swedish House Mafia. Thankfully, the Grammys list of nominations this year — with Duke Dumont and Pretty Lights earning well-deserved recognition — are a clear step in the right direction for not only dance music, but the Grammys themselves.

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


Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Get Lucky — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams

Just Give Me A Reason — Pink Featuring Nate Ruess

Stay — Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko

Blurred Lines — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell

Suit & Tie — Justin Timberlake & Jay Z


Best Dance Recording

Need U (100%) — Duke Dumont Featuring A*M*E & MNEK

Sweet Nothing — Calvin Harris Featuring Florence Welch

Atmosphere — Kaskade

This Is What It Feels Like — Armin Van Buuren Featuring Trevor Guthrie

Clarity — Zedd Featuring Foxes


Best Dance/Electronica Album

Random Access Memories — Daft Punk

Settle — Disclosure

18 Months — Calvin Harris

Atmosphere — Kaskade

A Color Map of the Sun — Pretty Lights


Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Rob Cavallo

Dr. Luke

Ariel Rechtshaid

Jeff Tweedy

Pharrell Williams


Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Days Turn Into Nights (Andy Caldwell Remix) – Andy Caldwell, remixer (Delerium Featuring Michael Logen)

If I Lose Myself (Alesso Vs. OneRepublic) – Alesso, remixer (OneRepublic)

Locked Out Of Heaven (Sultan + Ned Shepard Remix) – Ned Shepard & Sultan, remixers (Bruno Mars)

One Love/People Get Ready (Photek Remix) – Rupert Parkes, remixer (Bob Marley And The Wailers)

Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix) – Cedric Gervais, remixer (Lana Del Rey)


Via: LA Times