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2014 GRAMMY(R) Nominees Album Debuts at No. 2, Highest-Ever Chart Entry in Collection's Two-Decade History

Joint Atlantic & Recording Academy Release Hits No. 1 at iTunes and Amazon

SANTA MONICA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/29/14 -- The 2014 GRAMMY® Nominees album -- jointly released by Atlantic Records and The Recording Academy®'s GRAMMY Recordings® -- has debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200/SoundScan album chart. This marks the highest-ever debut in the 20-year history of the annual GRAMMY collection. In addition, the album has hit No. 1 at iTunes and Amazon. On the international front, the album debuted today at No. 1 in Canada, while topping the iTunes charts in numerous countries around the world.

The 2014 GRAMMY® Nominees album includes many of the year's most prominent recordings and performers, including all the nominated artists in the Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best New Artist, Best Pop Solo Performance, and Best Country Album categories. The collection features the original recordings of many of the songs performed live on the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® show, including "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams, "Royals" by Lorde, and "Same Love" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert.

The album 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 were held on Sunday, Jan. 26 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, and were broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network.

About The Recording Academy:
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards -- the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music -- The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on Foursquare, GetGlue, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube

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Lourdes Lopez Patton
The Recording Academy
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Sheila Richman
Atlantic Records
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