Jay Z
Jay Z leads the nominations for next year's Grammy awards. Reuters

Rapper Jay Z is dominating the nominations for the 2014 Grammy Awards after earning nine nods.

The hip hop icon is set to go head-to-head with stars including Drake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis after being honoured in almost every rap category.

Songs from his latest album Magna Carta Holy Grail are in the running in categories including best rap song and best rap album.

Surprisingly, he missed out in the most coveted categories - Record, Song and Album of the Year.

Meanwhile Kanye West's Yeezus, which has been named album of the year by Entertainment Weekly and Spin, received only two nominations.

His track New Slaves is up for Best Rap Song and Yeezus is up for Best Rap Album.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar and Justin Timberlake have seven nominations each, while Drake picked up five. Country songbird Taylor Swift received four nominations, including Album of the Year, for Red.

The 56th annual Grammy Awards will be held on 26 January and will be aired live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Grammy 2014 Nominations FULL LIST

Record of the Year

Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky

Imagine Dragons - Radioactive

Lorde - Royals

Bruno Mars - Locked Out of Heaven

Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams - Blurred Lines

Album of the Year

Sara Bareilles - The Blessed Unrest

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist

Taylor Swift - Red

Song of the Year

Pink feat. Nate Ruess - Just Give Me a Reason

Bruno Mars - Locked Out of Heaven

Katy Perry - Roar

Lorde - Royals

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Same Love

Best New Artist

James Blake

Kendrick Lamar

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Kacey Musgraves

Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Solo Performance

Sara Bareilles - Brave

Lorde - Royals

Bruno Mars - When I Was Your Man

Katy Perry - Roar

Justin Timberlake - Mirrors

Best Pop Vocal Album

Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience: The Complete Experience

Lorde - Pure Heroine

Lana Del Rey - Paradise

Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines

Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky

Pink Featuring Nate Ruess - Just Give Me A Reason

Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko - Stay

Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams - Blurred Lines

Justin Timberlake & Jay Z - Suit & Tie

Best Dance/Electronica Album

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

Disclosure - Settle

Calvin Harris - 18 Months

Kaskade - Atmosphere

Pretty Lights - A Color Map Of The Sun

Best Rock Performance

Alabama Shakes - Always Alright

David Bowie - The Stars (Are Out Tonight)

Imagine Dragons - Radioactive

Led Zeppelin - Kashmir (Live)

Queens Of The Stone Age - My God Is The Sun

Jack White - I'm Shakin'

Best Rock Album

Black Sabbath - 13

David Bowie - The Next Day

Kings of Leon - Mechanical Bull

Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day

Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork

Neil Young With Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill

Best Rock Song

Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear - Cut Me Some Slack

Gary Clark Jr. - Messin' Around

The Rolling Stones - Doom and Gloom

Muse - Panic Station

Black Sabbath - God Is Dead?

Best Alternative Music Album

Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You

The National - Trouble Will Find Me

Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks

Tame Impala - Lonerism

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City

Best R&B Performance

Tamar Braxton - Love And War

Anthony Hamilton - Best Of Me

Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip - Nakamarra

Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar - How Many Drinks?

Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway - Something

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Tamar Braxton - Love And War

Fantasia - Side Effects Of You

Salaam Remi - One: In The Chamber

Rihanna - Unapologetic

Mack Wilds - New York: A Love Story

Best R&B Album

Faith Evans - R&B Divas

Alicia Keys - Girl On Fire

John Legend - Love In The Future

Chrisette Michele - Better

TGT - Three Kings

Best Rap Performance

Drake - Started From The Bottom

Eminem - Berzerk

Jay Z - Tom Ford

Kendrick Lamar - Swimming Pools (Drank)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz - Thrift Shop

Best Rap Song

ASAP Rocky Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar - Fuckin' Problems

Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake - Holy Grail

Kanye West - New Slaves

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop

Drake - Started From the Bottom

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

J.Cole Featuring Miguel - Power Trip

Jay Z Featuring Beyoncé - Part II (On The Run)

Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake - Holy Grail

Kendrick Lamar Featuring Mary J. Blige - Now Or Never

Wiz Khalifa Featuring The Weeknd - Remember You

Best Rap Album

Drake - Nothing Was The Same

Jay Z - Magna Carta...Holy Grail

Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, M.A.A.D City

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist

Kanye West - Yeezus

Best Country Album

Jason Aldean - Night Train

Tim McGraw - Two Lanes Of Freedom

Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park

Blake Shelton - Based On A True Story

Taylor Swift - Red

Best Song Written For Visual Media

Coldplay - Atlas (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)

Jessie J - Silver Lining (The Silver Linings Playbook)

Adele - Skyfall (Skyfall)

Colbie Caillat Featuring Gavin DeGraw - We Both Know (Safe Haven)

Lana Del Rey - Young and Beautiful (The Great Gatsby)

Regina Spektor - You've Got Time (Orange Is the New Black)

Producer of the Year

Rob Cavallo

Dr. Luke

Ariel Rechtshaid

Jeff Tweedy

Pharrell Williams