Music Bite: 55th Annual Grammy Nominations Revealed

December 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

LL Cool J & Taylor Swift at last night's nomination event.

LL Cool J & Taylor Swift at last night’s nomination event.

It’s that time again – where every music fan and critic wait anxiously to hear the list of Grammy nominations! For the 2013 awards show, the nominations are refreshingly diverse and well-deserved.

Kanye West, Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, and The Black Keys lead the pack this year, with six nominations each.

Some highlights from the list include Miguel’s “Adorn” for Song of the Year, Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange for Album of the Year, Calvin Harris’s “Let’s Go” for Best Dance Recording, and Jack White’s Blunderbuss for Best Rock Album.

The 55th annual Grammy Awards will premiere live on CBS at 8 p.m. EST on February 10, 2013.

View the nominations after the jump!

RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Lonely Boy” — The Black Keys
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” — Kelly Clarkson
“We Are Young” — fun. feat. Janelle Monae
“Somebody That I Used To Know” — Gotye feat. Kimbra
“Thinkin About 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. feat. Janelle Monae

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
El CaminoThe Black Keys
Some Nightsfun.
BabelMumford & Sons
Channel OrangeFrank Ocean
BlunderbussJack White

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

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. feat. Janelle Monae
“Somebody That I Used To Know” — Gotye feat. Kimbra
“Sexy And I Know It” — LMFAO
“Payphone” — Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa

BEST POP INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
24/7Gerald Albright & Norman Brown
ImpressionsChris Botti
Four Hands & A Heart Volume OneLarry Carlton
Live At The Blue Note TokyoDave Koz
RumbadoodleArun Shenoy

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
StrongerKelly Clarkson
CeremonialsFlorence + The Machine
Some Nightsfun.
OverexposedMaroon 5
The Truth About LovePink

BEST DANCE RECORDING
“Levels” — Avicii
“Let’s Go” — Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo
“Bangarang” — Skrillex feat. Sirah
“Don’t You Worry Child” — Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin
“I Can’t Live Without You” — Al Walser

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM
WonderlandSteve Aoki
Don’t ThinkThe Chemical Brothers
> Album Title Goes Here <Deadmau5
Fire & IceKaskade
BangarangSkrillex

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM
ChristmasMichael Buble
A Holiday CaroleCarole King
Kisses On The BottomPaul McCartney

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 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 CaminoThe Black Keys
Mylo XylotoColdplay
The 2nd LawMuse
Wrecking BallBruce Springsteen
BlunderbussJack White

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
The Idler Wheel…, Fiona Apple
BiophiliaBjörk
Making MirrorsGotye
Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, M83
Bad As MeTom Waits

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE
“Thank You” — Estelle
“Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)” — Robert Glasper Experiment feat. Ledisi
“I Want You” — Luke James
“Adorn” — Miguel
“Climax” — Usher

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE
“Lately” — Anita Baker
“Love On Top” — Beyonce
“Wrong Side Of A Love Song” — Melanie Fiona
“Real Good Hands” — Gregory Porter
“If Only You Knew” — SWV

BEST R&B SONG
“Adorn” — Miguel
“Beautiful Surprise” — Tamia
“Heart Attack” — Trey Songz
“Pray For Me” — Anthony Hamilton
“Refill” — Elle Varner

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
FortuneChris Brown
Kaleidoscope DreamMiguel
Channel OrangeFrank Ocean

BEST R&B ALBUM
Black RadioRobert Glasper Experiment
Back To LoveAnthony Hamilton
Write Me BackR. Kelly
Beautiful SurpriseTamia
Open InvitationTyrese

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE
“HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right)” — Drake feat. Lil’ Wayne
“N****s In Paris” —  Jay-Z & Kanye West
“Daughters” — Nas
“Mercy” —  Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
“I Do” —  Young Jeezy feat. Jay-Z & André 3000

Check out the full list of nominees here.

[Source: Idolator]

Photo Courtesy of: Vulture

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