Macklemore & Lewis score early Grammy nomination

CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer Published:

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis kicked off the "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!" with one hit, then were among the first nominees announced with another.

The Seattle rap act's "Same Love," featuring Mary Lambert, was among the five songs of the year nominees revealed Friday night during the hour-long television special to announce some of the nominees for the 56th annual Grammy Awards.

Pink's "Just Give Me a Reason" featuring Nate Ruess, "Locked Out of Heaven" by Bruno Mars, "Roar" by Katy Perry and "Royals" by Lorde joined "Same Love" in the first round of nominees announced.

Macklemore and Lewis began the show with a colorful, high energy version of their hit "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz. Host LL Cool J will announce more nominees as the evening unfolds.

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