(USA Today)-- Every Grammy Awards race comes down to simple math: the entry with the most votes gets the trophy. But there's frivolity to be found in other figures. A statistical survey of this year's nominees:

Nominations held by this year's leading contender:9 (Jay Z)

Nominations earned by an artist with no headline status:7(Pharrell, for production and featured roles withKendrick Lamar,Daft PunkandRobin Thicke)

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Maximum trophies Pharrell can win:4(he's competing against himself in best album, record and pop/duo group)

Age of youngest Grammy nominee:17(Lorde)

Average age of singers in the rock album category:56

Age of the song that could winLed Zeppelinits first Grammy:40(Kashmir, recorded in 1974, up for rock performance as a live cut from 2012'sCelebration Day)

Nominations racked up by GrammylessSnoop Doggbefore he morphed intoSnoop Lionto garner a reggae album nod this year:15

Years sinceTony Bennett, up for his 12th traditional pop prize, won his first Grammy:51

Number of songwriters who will receive statuettes if Kanye West'sNew Slaveswins best rap song:13

Copies sold by the blockbuster everyone expected to win album of the year:2.43 million(Justin Timberlake's overlookedThe 20/20 Experience, 2013's top seller)

Copies sold by the shocker that supplanted20/20in the best album slot:236,000(Sara Bareilles'The Blessed Unrest)

Number of first-time nominees in the 10 dance/electronic entries:9(A*M*E, Disclosure,Duke Dumont, Foxes,Trevor Guthrie,MNEK,Pretty Lights,Arminvan Buuren, Zedd)

Number of times Robin Thicke'sBlurred Linesstreamed in 2013:138.8 million

Number of awards already won byBlurred Lines, up for best record, pop vocal album and pop duo/group:0(it lost at theMTV Video Music Awards,American Music Awards,Teen Choice AwardsandPeople's Choice Awards)

Number of costume changes expected byLady Gaga:0(she was shut out, as wereMiley Cyrus,Elton John,One Direction,Florida Georgia LineandRod Stewart)


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