Posted: 1:08 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013
By Cliff Renfrew
Not so long ago she was an unknown teenager from New Zealand but not any longer.
The 17-year-old pop star was nominated for four Grammy awards on Friday evening.
Her smash hit Royals earned nominations for record of the year, song of the year and best pop solo performance – while her debut album Heroine was also nominated for best pop album.
Other big nominees at The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday night were hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis who garnered seven nominations.
While Jay Z scooped the most nominations for the 56th Grammy Awards with nine in total. Justin Timberlake scored eight with Pharrell Williams, and Kendrick Lamar also grabbing seven each.
The 2014 Grammy Awards will air live at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.