Taylor Swift and LL Cool J were on hand to announce the nominees for the 2013 Grammy Awards during Wednesday night awards announcement special. The GRAMMY Nominations Live Concert was held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Frank Ocean and The Throne (Jay Z & Kanye West) lead with six nominations they tie with Mumford & Son, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and indie group Fun for six nominations. Miguel nabbed five nominations with his critically acclaimed album ‘Adorned’, and Nas received four noms for ‘Life Is Good’. Although the ladies didn’t fair well this go around, Rihanna and Janelle Monae were able to capture three nominations each.
Other nominees included, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Estelle, Elle Varner, Tamia, Tyrese, Anthony Hamilton, SWV, R. Kelly, and Luke James in the R&B category while Drake, Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, Wale, and Lupe Fiasco among the rappers.
Check out some of the more note worthy nominations below.
Okay my fashionistas, September 6th is a night of pure fashion madness. From 6pm-11pm, designers, models, editors, and celebs will hit the stores worldwide to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out. This iconic event is celebrating it’s 4th year anniversary and it’s intended to be more eventful than the previous years.
At just 22 years old Taylor Swift was named Billboard’s ‘Women of the Year’ Sunday night during their annual award ceremony.
The award acknowledged her many musical achievements; three multi-platinum selling albums and sold out tours, as well as her philanthropic work.
Upon accepting her award Taylor says, “The first time I ever saw my song on the Billboard charts, I was 16 and I was on a radio tour … in a rental car, going to three or four different stations a day and homeschooling in the back seat,” Taylor called upon accepting the award. “That seems like forever ago, thanks to so many people — but mostly my family, everyone who’s helped me get here and the fans. I just love you so much! I’m so humbled and honored.”
I think she’s deserving don’t you? Congrats Taylor!