Buzz Bites (12/9/13): Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar + Justin Timberlake Lead Grammy Nominations

Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Justin Timberlake lead the 2014 Grammy nominations.

Jay Z nabbed the most 2014 Grammy nominations.

+ Jay Z is the 2014 Grammy nominations leader with nine nods, while Kendrick Lamar, Justin TimberlakeMacklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Pharrell Williams each scored seven. See the complete list of nominees. (MTV News)

+ One Direction delivered the debut performance of the Midnight Memories song “Through The Dark” during their stint as musical guest on “Saturday Night Live.” The lads also joined host Paul Rudd for the opening monologue and made a cameo in a hilarious 1D-themed short. (MTV News)

+ Little Monsters and Britney’s Army may be getting their wish for a collab. Britney Spears recently revealed that her dream duet would be with Lady Gaga, which prompted the “Do What U Want” singer to tweet: “@britneyspears lets do this b**ch its time.” (That Grape Juice)

+ Listen to Justin Bieber‘s final installment in the #MusicMondays series. The tune, “Confident,” features Chance The Rapper. (MTV News)

+ Missed any of Justin’s past #MusicMondays songs? Don’t worry, because “Heartbreaker,” “PYD,” “All That Matters,” and the rest — plus five unreleased tracks — will be available as a full collection titled Journals on iTunes from Dec. 16 to Jan. 2. (Billboard)

+ On Friday night, L.A.-based pop radio station KIIS FM held its annual Jingle Ball. Performers included Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Miley Cyrus, who twerked up on a faux Santa Claus (played by a very #festive Cheyne Thomas). Hmmm, does that qualify for the naughty or nice list? (Billboard)

+ Lea Michele has unveiled the track list for her debut solo album, Louder. The 11-song LP is slated for release next year. (Just Jared)

+ Watch Jamie Lynn Spears cover big sister Britney during a performance in Decatur, Ga. Jamie was in the midst of her own tune “Ms. Mississippi” when she dropped in a verse of “Oops!… I Did It Again.” (E!)

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