Jay Z picked up nominations across nine categories in the pop and rap categories, including best pop duo performance for "Suit & Tie" with Justin Timberlake, and best rap album for his July release, "Magna Carta...Holy Grail."
But the 44-year-old Brooklyn, New York-born rapper failed to land solo nominations in the top Grammy categories for record, song and album of the year, scoring only one as a producer on Lamar's "Good Kid, M.A.A.D City" record, nominated in the album of the year category.
Lamar's album will face off against Sara Barielles' "The Blessed Unrest," French electro-dance duo Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories," Taylor Swift's "Red" and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "The Heist" for album of the year.
A Ukrainian journalist, who was arrested after attempting to upstage Adele at the Grammys, says his stunt was spontaneous and he hopes it doesn't hurt his chances to remain in Los Angeles.
TV journalist Vitalii Sediuk says he accepts responsibility for entering the show without a ticket, but that he hopes the incident has exposed some security lapses.
The 24-year-old was arrested on Sunday after briefly taking the microphone before Adele accepted her Grammy on the show's telecast. He was shooed away by presenter Jennifer Lopez and later released by police.
He says he had to get creative to report from the show because he didn't have media credentials.
Sediuk has gained notoriety for being slapped by Will Smith after trying to kiss the actor on a red carpet last year.