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55th Annual GRAMMY Nominations [List]

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It’s time for the nominees for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

The nominees were announced last night during the  Live GRAMMY Nomination concert. This year’s list of artists is full of surprises, with some veterans of the industry mixed in as well.

 Frank Ocean,  Kanye West, The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Fun., Jay-Z, and Mumford & Sons top the list of nominations with six each; while the Black Keys, Chick Corea and Miguel each nabbed five nods.

“The GRAMMY Awards process once again has produced a diverse and impressive list of nominations across multiple genres,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “This year’s nominees truly represent an exceptional and vibrant creative community that exemplifies some of the highest levels of artistry and excellence in their respective fields. Combined with the fifth year of our primetime nominations special, we’re off to an exciting start on the road to Music’s Biggest Night, the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, on February 10.”

Check out the full list of nominees below.

POP VOCAL ALBUM
Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
Florence + the Machine – Ceremonials
fun. – Some Nights
Maroon 5 – Overexposed
P!nk – The Truth About Love

RECORD OF THE YEAR
The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”
Kelly Clarkson – “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
fun. – “Tonight”
Goyte – “Somebody I Used to Know”
Frank Ocean – “Think About You”
Taylor Swift – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

BEST NEW ARTIST
Alabama Shakes
fun.
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE
Dierks Bentley – “Home”
Eric Church – “Springsteen”
Ronnie Dunn – “Cost of Livin’”
Hunter Hayes – “Wanted”
Blake Shelton – “Over”
Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away”

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Black Keys El Camino
fun. – Some Nights
Mumford and Sons – Babel
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
Jack White – Blunderbuss

BEST ROCK ALBUM
The Black Keys – El Camino
Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
Muse – The 2nd Law
Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball
Jack White – Blunderbuss

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
Björk – Biophilia
Gotye – Making Mirrors
M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.
Tom Waits – Bad As Me

BEST RAP ALBUM
Drake – Take Care
Lupe Fiasco – Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1
Nas – Life Is Good
The Roots – Undun
Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t
2 Chainz – Based On A T.R.U. Story

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
Zac Brown Band – Uncaged
Hunter Hayes – Hunter Hayes
Jamey Johnson – Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran
Miranda Lambert – Four The Record
The Time Jumpers – The Time Jumpers

BEST ROCK SONG
Jack White – “Freedom At 21″
Mumford & Sons – “I Will Wait”
The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”
Muse – “Madness”
Bruce Springsteen – “We Take Care Of Our Own”

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
Adele, “Set Fire to the Rain”
Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Rihanna, “Where Have You Been”

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
Florence + the Machine, “Shake It Out”
fun., “We Are Young”
Gotye, “Somebody That I Used to Know”
LMFAO, “Sexy and I Know It”
Maroon 5, “Payphone”
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SONG OF THE YEAR
Ed Sheeran, “The A Team”
Miguel Pimentel, “Adorn”
Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
fun. “We Are Young”

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Posted on December 6, 2012, in ENTERTAINMENT NEWS. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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