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2012 Grammy Nominations Announced!

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It looks like Adele and Kanye West are the leading lady and man for this year’s Grammy nominations.
the nominations were announced during a live broadcasting on CBS, Wednesday night.

Adele snagged the nominations in some of the most notable categories, including ‘Song of the Year’, ‘Record of the Year’, ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Best Pop Vocal Album’ and ‘Best Pop Solo Performance’ for critically acclaimed and well received album ’21’. Kanye West leads with 7 nominations, stemming from his solo album, ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’, and collaboration with Jay-Z on ‘Watch The throne’. Their song “Otis” was nominated for Best Rap Performance. They’ll go up against Nicki Minaj & Drake; Lupe Fiasco; Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes and newcomer Wiz Khalifa. kanye’s own “All of the Lights” was also nominated in the category.

Rock band Foo Fighters was second in command with six nominations.

Bruno Mars also has many reasons to smile. He’s up for ‘Record of the Year’, ‘Song of the Year’, ‘Best Pop Solo Performance’ and ‘Best Pop Vocal Album’. The queens of pop, Lady Gaga and Rihanna will compete for ‘Album of the Year’, Beyonce, unfortunately, didn’t score many nods this year or even in any of the major categories. She did however score a nod for ‘Best Rap/Song Collaboration’ with “Party” featuring André 3000. She’ll go up against former band mate Kelly Rowland with “Motivation” featuring Lil Wayne, Rihanna “What’s My Name” featuring Drake, and Kanye West for “All Of The Lights” again featuring Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie as well as Eminem and DJ Khaled.

Congrats to both Nicki Minaj and J. Cole for their ‘Best New Artist’ nods. I wonder why Wiz Khalifa didn’t make the cut. Also, congrats to Melanie Fiona on her callabo with Cee-Lo on “Fool For You”, Ledisi garnering 3 nods on album ‘Pieces Of Me’.

Although deceased, Amy Winehouse, managed to sang a nomination for her collaboration with Tony Bennett on “Body & Soul”.

Best wishes to all the nominees. Here’s the list of nominations.

Album Of The Year:
21— Adele
Wasting Light— Foo Fighters
Born This Way— Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans — Bruno Mars
Loud — Rihanna

Record Of The Year:
“Rolling In The Deep” — Adele
“Holocene” — Bon Iver
“Grenade” — Bruno Mars
“The Cave” — Mumford & Sons
“Firework” — Katy Perry

Song Of The Year:
“All Of The Lights” — Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
“The Cave” — Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
“Grenade” — Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
“Holocene” — Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)
“Rolling In The Deep” — Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Someone Like You” — Adele
“Yoü And I” — Lady Gaga
“Grenade” — Bruno Mars
“Firework” — Katy Perry
“F***in’ Perfect” — Pink

Best Rock Album:
Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul— Jeff Beck
Wasting Light— Foo Fighters
Come Around Sundown— Kings Of Leon
I’m With You— Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Whole Love— Wilco

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
“Party” — Beyoncé & André 3000
“I’m On One” — DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
“I Need A Doctor” — Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey
“What’s My Name?” — Rihanna & Drake
“Motivation” — Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne
“All Of The Lights” — Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Best Rap Performance:
“Look At Me Now” — Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
“Otis” — Jay-Z & Kanye West
“The Show Goes On” — Lupe Fiasco
“Moment 4 Life” — Nicki Minaj & Drake
“Black And Yellow” — Wiz Khalifa

Best New Artist:
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj
Skrillex

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
“Body And Soul” — Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
“Dearest” — The Black Keys
“Paradise” — Coldplay
“Pumped Up Kicks” — Foster The People
“Moves Like Jagger” — Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

Best Dance Recording:
“Raise Your Weapon” — Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech
“Barbra Streisand” — Duck Sauce
“Sunshine” — David Guetta & Avicii
“Call Your Girlfriend” — Robyn
“Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” — Skrillex
“Save The World” — Swedish House Mafia

Best Traditional R&B Performance:
“Sometimes I Cry” — Eric Benét
“Fool For You” — Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona
“Radio Message” — R. Kelly
“Good Man” — Raphael Saadiq
“Surrender” — Betty Wright & The Roots

Best R&B Album:
F.A.M.E.— Chris Brown
Second Chance — El DeBarge
Love Letter — R. Kelly
Pieces Of Me— Ledisi
Kelly— Kelly Price

For the full list of nominations, please go to Grammy Nominees.

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