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Your Philly Grammy Awards Guide

January 24, 2014 3:25 PM

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Music producing duo Calvin & Ivan. (Credit: Melony Roy)

Music producing duo Calvin & Ivan. (Credit: Melony Roy)

Reporting Melony Roy

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards take place Sunday, January 26th. Song of the year, best gospel song, and best R&B song are just a few of the categories represented by the Delaware Valley in this year’s awards.

Rapper Jay-Z received the most nominations with nine. Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Pharrell Williams all got seven nominations. Pharrell Williams is nominated twice for both Album of the Year and Record of the Year.

Grammy performers include Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, John Legend, Lorde, Taylor Swift, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar, Robin Thicke and Katy Perry. Sara Bareilles will sing with Carole King, while Stevie Wonder, Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers and Pharrell will perform together.

The Grammys will air live on CBS from the Staples Center.

KYW’s Melony Roy talked to local nominee’s Tye Tribbitt and the production duo Carvin and Ivan.

Here’s a list of the local nominees:

Song of the year
Just Give Me A Reason – Pink Featuring Nate Ruess

Best Rap Song
Started From The Bottom – Drake
*music producer William Michael Coleman (Mike Zombie) is a Willingboro, NJ native.

Best R&B Album
Love And War – Tamar Braxton
*Darhyl Camper is a music producer from South Jersey that worked on the album.

Better – Chrisette Michele
Three Kings – TGT
*Philly production duo Ivan Barias and Carvin Haggins worked on both albums.

Best Gospel /Contemporary Christian Music Performance
If He Did It Before… Same God [Live] – Tye Tibbett

Best Gospel Song
If He Did It Before… Same God [Live] – Tye Tibbett

Best Gospel Album
Greater Than [Live] – Tye Tibbett

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Out Here – Christian McBride Trio

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Night In Calisia -Randy Brecker

Who are you excited to see perform at the 2014 Grammys?

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