The 2014 Grammy nominees were announced on Friday night, during a concert event called the Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night. The nominees included many usual suspects such including Taylor Swift, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Daft Punk — all of whom dominated the charts in 2013.

However, there were also some surprises in store for the 56th Grammy Awards, such as Sara Bareilles‘ nomination for Album of the Year, Kendrick Lamar’s ascendancy and the fact that up-and-comer Lorde was overlooked in the Best New Artist category.

Here are some of this year’s biggest Grammy snub and surprises:

Perhaps the most notable eye-opener was Sara Bareilles’ The Blessed Unrest earning a nom for Album of the Year. Even Bareilles was seemingly shocked by the announcement:

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