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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Grammy Nominations 2013

The nominations for the 2013 Grammys were announced Wednesday night, and Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, fun., and Frank Ocean are up for awards.

Taylor Swift and LL Cool J hosted the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! in Nashville, which featured performances by Maroon 5, fun., and Luke Bryan, among others. Cool J has hosted the the nominations concert every year since the first "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!" in 2008.

The 2012 Grammys gave big recognition to Adele, who ended the night with six awards. The most awards that any artist has won in a night at the Grammys is eight - won by Michael Jackson in 1984.


The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major nominees for the Grammys, being held Feb. 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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




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