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The Grammy Nominees Have Been Announced

12/6/2012




The nominees for the "55th Grammy Awards" were announced last night. and Kanye West, Jay-Z, Fun, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, and Frank Ocean led the way, with six nominations apiece.  Following with five were:  Miguel, jazz pianist Chick Corea, and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys.  (--He had one fewer than Dan Auerbach, because Dan picked up a solo Producer of the Year nomination.)  The Black Keys, Fun and Frank Ocean were nominated in the Album of the Year category, along with Mumford & Sons and Jack White.

Some of the nominees were announced in "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live" special.  It was mostly uneventfu, but one of the few highlights came when TAYLOR SWIFT beat-boxed during a duet with LL COOL J(--Here's video.)

 

 

The Grammys air live on February 10th on CBS.

Here's the list of nominees . . .

 

Album of the Year:

"El Camino"The Black Keys
"Some Nights"Fun
"Babel"Mumford & Sons
"Channel Orange"Frank Ocean
"Blunderbuss"Jack White

 

 

Record of the Year:

"Lonely Boy"The Black Keys
"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"Kelly Clarkson
"We Are Young"Fun featuring Janelle Monae
"Somebody That I Used to Know"Gotye featuring Kimbra
"Thinkin Bout You"Frank Ocean
"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"Taylor Swift

 

 

Song of the Year:

"The A Team"Ed Sheeran
"Adorn"Miguel
"Call Me Maybe"Carly Rae Jepsen
"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"Kelly Clarkson
"We Are Young"Fun featuring Janelle Monae

 

 

Best New Artist:

Alabama Shakes
Fun
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

 

 

Best Pop Vocal Album:

"Stronger"Kelly Clarkson
"Ceremonials"Florence and the Machine
"Some Nights"Fun
"Overexposed"Maroon 5
"The Truth About Love"Pink

 

 

Best Pop Solo Performance:

"Set Fire to the Rain [Live]"Adele
"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"Kelly Clarkson
"Call Me Maybe"Carly Rae Jepsen
"Wide Awake"Katy Perry
"Where Have You Been"Rihanna

 

 

Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group: 

"Shake It Out",  Florence and the Machine
"We Are Young"Fun featuring Janelle Monae
"Somebody That I Used to Know"Gotye featuring Kimbra
"Sexy and I Know It"LMFAO
"Pay Phone"Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa

 

 

Best Dance Recording: 

"Levels"Avicii
"Let's Go"Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo
"Bangarang"Skrillex featuring Sirah
"Don't You Worry Child"Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin
"I Can't Live Without You"Al Walser

 

 

Best Rock Song: 

"Freedom at 21"Jack White
"I Will Wait"Mumford & Sons
"Lonely Boy"The Black Keys
"Madness"Muse
"We Take Care of Our Own"Bruce Springsteen

 

 

Best Rock Album:

"El Camino"The Black Keys
"Mylo Xyloto"Coldplay
"The 2nd Law"Muse
"Wrecking Ball"Bruce Springsteen
"Blunderbuss"Jack White

 

 

Best Alternative Music Album:

"The Idler Wheel . . ."Fiona Apple
"Biophilia"Bjork
"Making Mirrors"Gotye
"Hurry Up, We're Dreaming"M83
"Bad As Me"Tom Waits

 

 

Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance:

"I'm Alive"Anthrax
"Love Bites (So Do I)"Halestorm
"Blood Brothers"Iron Maiden
"Ghost Walking"Lamb of God
"No Reflection"Marilyn Manson
"Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)"Megadeth

 

 

Best R&B Song: 

"Adorn"Miguel
"Beautiful Surprise"Tamia
"Heart Attack"Trey Songz
"Pray for Me"Anthony Hamilton
"Refill"Elle Varner

 

 

Best R&B Album:

"Black Radio"Robert Glasper Experiment
"Back to Love"Anthony Hamilton
"Write Me Back"R. Kelly
"Beautiful Surprise"Tamia
"Open Invitation"Tyrese

 

 

Best R&B Performance

"Thank You"Estelle
"Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)"Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Ledisi
"I Want You"Luke James
"Adorn"Miguel
"Climax"Usher

 

 

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: 

"Lately"Anita Baker
"Love on Top"Beyoncé
"Wrong Side of a Love Song"Melanie Fiona
"Real Good Hands"Gregory Porter
"If Only You Knew"SWV

 

 

Best Rap Song:

"Daughters"Nas
"Lotus Flower Bomb"Wale featuring Miguel
"Mercy"Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz
"The Motto"Drake featuring Lil Wayne
"[N-words] in Paris"Jay-Z and Kanye West
"Young, Wild & Free"Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa featuring Bruno Mars

 

 

Best Rap Album:

"Take Care"Drake
"Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album, Part 1"Lupe Fiasco
"Life Is Good"Nas
"Undun"The Roots
"God Forgives, I Don't"Rick Ross
"Based on a T.R.U. Story"2 Chainz

 

 

Best Rap Performance:

"HYFR (Hell Ya [Effin] Right)"Drake featuring Lil Wayne
"[N-words] in Paris"Jay-Z and Kanye West
"Daughters"Nas
"Mercy"Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz
"I Do"Young Jeezy featuring Jay-Z and Andre 3000

 

 

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:

"Wild Ones"Flo Rida featuring Sia
"No Church in the Wild"Jay-Z & Kanye West with Frank Ocean &The-Dream
"Tonight (Best You Ever Had)"John Legend featuring Ludacris
"Cherry Wine"Nas featuring Amy Winehouse
"Talk That Talk"Rihanna featuring Jay-Z

 

 

Best Country Song:

"Blown Away"Carrie Underwood
"Cost of Livin'"Ronnie Dunn
"Even If It Breaks Your Heart"Eli Young Band
"So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore"Alan Jackson
"Springsteen"Eric Church

 

 

Best Country Album:

"Uncaged"Zac Brown Band
"Hunter Hayes"Hunter Hayes
"Living for a Song:  A Tribute to Hank Cochran"Jamey Johnson
"Four the Record"Miranda Lambert
"The Time Jumpers"The Time Jumpers

 

 

Best Country Solo Performance:

"Home"Dierks Bentley
"Springsteen"Eric Church
"Cost of Livin'"Ronnie Dunn
"Wanted"Hunter Hayes
"Over"Blake Shelton
"Blown Away"Carrie Underwood

 

 

Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group:

"Even If It Breaks Your Heart"Eli Young Band
"Pontoon"Little Big Town
"Safe & Sound"Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars
"On the Outskirts of Town"The Time Jumpers
"I Just Come Here for the Music"Don Williams featuring Alison Krauss

 

 

(You can sort through ALL 81 categories at Grammy.com.)