The 55th Annual Grammy Awards – Nominations

With the year coming to an end, it's officially time for Grammy season. Tonight, CBS aired its annual "Grammy Nominations Concert Live" special, revealing its list of nominees. The artist to make leave the biggest impression would have to go to none other than Odd Future's Frank Ocean, who received six nominations, including "Album of the Year," "Record of the Year," "Best New Artist" and "Best Urban Contemporary Album." Other artists to receive six nominations include Fun., Mumford & SonsKanye WestJay-Z, and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. Other notable artists who were also honored with their multiple nominations include Miguel (5), Nas (4), 2 Chainz (3), Gotye (3) and Wiz Khalifa (2). Down below you can view a list of the major categories and nominees, and for the full list, visit the official Grammy Awards website. Let us know how you feel on the nominations down below. Anyone get snubbed?

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 Monáe
"Somebody That I Used To Know" -- Gotye Featuring Kimbra
"Thinkin Bout You" -- Frank Ocean
"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" -- Taylor Swift

Best New Artist:

Alabama Shakes
FUN.
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

Song Of The Year:

"The A Team" -- Ed Sheeran, songwriter (Ed Sheeran)
"Adorn" -- Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)
"Call Me Maybe" -- Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen & Josh Ramsay, songwriters (Carly Rae Jepsen)
"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" -- Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi,
songwriters (Kelly Clarkson)
"We Are Young" -- Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (FUN. Featuring
Janelle Monáe)

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 Duo/Group Performance:

"Shake It Out" -- Florence & The Machine
"We Are Young" -- FUN. Featuring Janelle Monáe
"Somebody That I Used To Know" -- Gotye Featuring Kimbra
"Sexy And I Know It" -- LMFAO
"Payphone" -- Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa

Best Rock Performance:

"Hold On" -- Alabama Shakes
"Lonely Boy" -- The Black Keys
"Charlie Brown" -- Coldplay
"I Will Wait" -- Mumford & Sons
"We Take Care Of Our Own" -- Bruce Springsteen

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 Rock Album:

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

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 Alternative Music Album

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

Best Dance/Electronica Album:

"Wonderland" -- Steve Aoki
"Don't Think" -- The Chemical Brothers
"> Album Title Goes Here <" -- Deadmau5
"Fire & Ice" -- Kaskade
"Bangarang" -- Skrillex

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 Urban Contemporary Album

"Fortune" -- Chris Brown
"Kaleidoscope Dream" -- Miguel
"Channel Orange" -- Frank Ocean

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 Song:

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

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:

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

Best Rap Performance:

"HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right)" -- Drake Featuring Lil Wayne
"N****s In Paris" -- Jay--Z & Kanye West
"Daughters" -- Nas
"Mercy" -- Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
"I Do" -- Young Jeezy Featuring Jay--Z & André 3000

Best Rap Album:

"Take Care" -- Drake
"Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 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 Song:

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

Best Latin Pop Album:

"Independiente" -- Ricard Arjona
"Ilusion" -- Fonseca
"Kany Garcia" -- Kany Garcia
"Con Quien Se Queda El Perro?" -- Jesse Y Joy
MTV Unplugged -- Juanes

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 Duo Performance:

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

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 Americana Album:

"The Carpenter" -- The Avett Brothers
"From The Ground Up" -- John Fullbright
"The Lumineers" -- The Lumineers
"Babel" -- Mumford & Sons
"Slipstream" -- Bonnie Raitt

Best Blues Album:

"33 1/3" -- Shemekia Copeland
"Locked Down" -- Dr. John
"Let It Burn" -- Ruthie Foster
"And Still I Rise" -- Heritage Blues Orchestra
"Bring It On Home" -- Joan Osborne

Best Spoken Word Album:

"American Grown" (Michelle Obama) -- Scott Creswell & Dan Zitt, producers (Various Artists)
"Back To Work: Why We Need Smart Government For A Strong Economy" -- Bill Clinton
"Drift: The Unmooring Of American Military Power" -- Rachel Maddow
"Seriously…I'm Kidding" -- Ellen DeGeneres
"Society's Child: My Autobiography" -- Janis Ian

Best Comedy Album

Blow Your Pants Off -- Jimmy Fallon
Cho Dependent (Live In Concert) -- Margaret Cho
In God We Rust -- Lewis Black
Kathy Griffin: Seaman 1st Class -- Kathy Griffin
Mr. Universe -- Jim Gaffigan
Rize Of The Fenix -- Tenacious D

By: Richard Brooks / News / December 6, 2012 / 3002 Views / Source: Billboard
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  • http://tamoorc.com/ Tamoor Chaudhry

    Where is Kendrick...

  • Kdot

    Next year bruh

  • Bad.myopic.sheep

    i wonder when the cut of date was because i'm definitely not impressed with the hip hop section

  • xiomara

    so glad frank, miguel, and robert glasper experiment are getting recognized for some of the best albums of the year!

  • malcolm

    hold up. DId 2 Chainz album really get nominated for best rap album of the year?

  • http://twitter.com/iSkeptic TonyTooCool

    yo real talk this is some fucking bullshit. whoever made this list needs to douse themselves in gasoline and light it. this unacceptable. wtf

  • faith_restored

    fiona apple, the roots, frank ocean, robert glasper experiment.. grammys people stepping up their shit this year.

  • Mj_Hovito

    Sept. 30 cut off date.

  • tim

    who cares about grammys anymore? this list is shit

  • 6

    I swear if Drake wins is his first Grammy this year man..

  • 6

    Then yes.. I will bring out the cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gabriel-Robert-Thomas/732364835 Gabriel Robert Thomas

    the hip hop list on the grammys gets worst every year, only a couple of deserving artists and songs are on the list

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  • The JET

    Cut off date was 9/30.

  • http://twitter.com/graye_matter Graye Matter

    who the fuck are the judges?! i dnt think this is determined by talent or skill but sales. sad day for music

  • magga

    NO BIEBER.

    FAITH IN HUMANITY = RESTORED

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