Macklemore & Lewis score early Grammy nomination

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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2013 file photo, musician Ben Haggerty, also known as Macklemore, left and Ryan Lewis perform on stage at the Good Morning America Concert Series at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield in New York City. Not a lot of fans knew who Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Lorde were when last we gathered a year ago to celebrate music with the Grammy Awards nominations. Yet thanks to a series of inescapable and smart hits, these upstarts could very well muscle Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift and other Grammy favorites out of the way when nominees are announced Friday night, Dec. 6, 2013, in a television special broadcast live on CBS. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis kicked off the "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!" with one hit, then were among the first nominees announced with another.

The Seattle rap act's "Same Love," featuring Mary Lambert, was among the five songs of the year nominees revealed Friday night during the hour-long television special to announce some of the nominees for the 56th annual Grammy Awards.

Pink's "Just Give Me a Reason" featuring Nate Ruess, "Locked Out of Heaven" by Bruno Mars, "Roar" by Katy Perry and "Royals" by Lorde joined "Same Love" in the first round of nominees announced.

Macklemore and Lewis began the show with a colorful, high energy version of their hit "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz. Host LL Cool J will announce more nominees as the evening unfolds.