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Grammys: Lorde, other newcomers score solidly in award nominations
Grammys: Lorde, other newcomers score solidly in award nominations

Pop music’s freshman class made a big splash on the sales charts in 2013, and now several can boast a raft of Grammy nominations, including Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar, hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, 17-year-old singer-songwriter Lorde and country songwriter-turned-singer Kacey Musgraves. Together the four acts collected 22 nominations as announced Friday night in Los Angeles, although rap superstar Jay Z led the field. The veteran artist earned nine nods, although most were collected in the rap categories rather than in the higher-profile general fields. The New Zealand-born Lorde, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor, is recognized in record and song of the...

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