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2013 Grammys Nominees: Frank Ocean, Kanye West Receive Most Nods

2013 Grammys Nominees: Frank Ocean, Kanye West Receive Most Nods

The 2013 Grammy nominees were announced in Nashville tonight, and Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and The Black Keys led the way with six nods apiece.

Rihanna earned three nominations for “Talk That Talk,” “We Found Love” and “Where Have You Been,” while beau Chris Brown earned one for Best Urban Contemporary Album for Fame.

Kelly Clarkson earned three nods, including Record of the Year (Stronger), Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Solo Performance, and while Taylor Swift’s 1.21 million-selling Red was released too late for album eligibility, she was still able to snag three noms for her hit single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and her tune on The Hunger Games soundtrack, “Safe and Sound.”

Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” picked up two nominations, including Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance, and country star Carrie Underwood picked up two nods as well.

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 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 Monae
“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)” — Jorgen 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 Monae)

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 Monae
“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 — Bjork
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 & Andre 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 Musical Theater Album
Follies
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Newsies
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Once: A New Musical

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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