Atlantic Records and The Recording Academy's GRAMMY Recordings will release the 2014 GRAMMY Nominees album on Jan. 21 in stores and via digital retailers. The 20th anniversary installment of the best-selling series features 18 top-charting hits from a diverse array of this year's GRAMMY-nominated artists and songwriters. In conjunction with the album's release, music fans will have the opportunity to win trips to the 56th or 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
The 2014 GRAMMY Nominees album includes many of the year's most prominent recordings and performers, highlighted by all the nominated artists and songs in the high-profile Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best New Artist, Best Pop Solo Performance, and Best Country Album categories. Artists featured on the collection include Jason Aldean, Sara Bareilles, James Blake, Daft Punk, Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Bruno Mars, Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves, Katy Perry, Pink, Ed Sheeran, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, Robin Thicke, Justin Timberlake, and Pharrell Williams.
"For more than 20 years we have been creating some incredible editions of the GRAMMY Nominees album, which again represents some of the great songs and talented artists that make up this year's remarkable nominees," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "We thank Atlantic Records for its collaboration on this project, which provides much needed support for the invaluable programs and initiatives our charities produce year-round. We look forward to another successful GRAMMY compilation."
"We are honored to be joining with The Recording Academy to release this fantastic collection of GRAMMY-nominated performances and songs," said Atlantic Chairman and COO Julie Greenwald. "It's an exciting reflection of the tremendous range of talent that captured the ears of the public and the industry alike over the past year. And we're especially proud to be associated with an album that helps support the essential missions of The Academy's charitable endeavors."
Atlantic Records and The Recording Academy will offer two opportunities to attend Music's Biggest Night. First, when pre-ordering the 2014 GRAMMY Nominees album at GRAMMY.com/2014GRAMMYAlbum by Jan. 20, music fans can enter for a chance to win a trip for two to the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26. In addition, each 2014 GRAMMY Nominees album purchased in stores will include a special game piece featuring a unique code for a chance to play the GRAMMY Ticket Game. To participate, the code must be used at GRAMMY.com/2014GRAMMYAlbum for the opportunity to win a trip for two to the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2015 or a second-place prize of an official GRAMMY Awards T-shirt.
The collection is made possible by a special arrangement with all of the major music distribution companies and rotates labels from year to year. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the album benefits the year-round efforts of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Foundation — two charitable organizations of The Recording Academy.
The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 26 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). For updates and breaking news, visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook.