Thursday, December 6, 2012

55th Annual Grammy Nominations




Mumford and Sons, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, and Dan Auerbach along with his band The Black Keys lead with six nominations each.

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)

POP FIELD
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

DANCE FIELD
Best Dance/Electronica Album:
Wonderland - Steve Aoki
Don't Think - The Chemical Brothers
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Fire & Ice - Kaskade
Bangarang - Skrillex

ROCK FIELD
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

ALTERNATIVE FIELD
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

R&B FIELD
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

RAP FIELD
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 featuring 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

COUNTRY FIELD
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 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

AMERICAN ROOTS FIELD
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

SPOKEN WORD FIELD
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

COMEDY FIELD
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


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