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Dec 06, 2012 -- 6:12am

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The nominees for the "55th Grammy Awards" were announced last night . . . and Kanye WestJay-ZFunDan Auerbach ofThe Black Keys, and Frank Ocean led the way, with six nominations apiece.

 

 

--Following with five were:  Miguel, jazz pianist Chick Corea, and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys.  (--He had one fewer than Dan Auerbach, because Dan picked up a solo Producer of the Year nomination.)

 

 

--The Black Keys, Fun and Frank Ocean were nominated in the Album of the Year category . . . along with Mumford & Sons andJack White.

 

 

--Some of the nominees were announced in "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live" special.  It was mostly uneventful . . . but one of the few highlights came when TAYLOR SWIFT beat-boxed during a duet with LL COOL J.  (--Here's video.)

 

 

--The Grammys air live on February 10th on CBS.

 

 

(--Here's the list of nominees . . .)

 

 

 

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

 

 

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 featuring Janelle Monae

 

 

Best New Artist:

 

--Alabama Shakes

--Fun

--Hunter Hayes

--The Lumineers

--Frank Ocean

 

 

Best Pop Vocal Album:

 

--"Stronger",  Kelly Clarkson

--"Ceremonials",  Florence and the Machine

--"Some Nights",  Fun

--"Overexposed",  Maroon 5

--"The Truth About Love",  Pink

 

 

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 Performance By a Duo or Group:

 

--"Shake It Out",  Florence and the Machine

--"We Are Young",  Fun featuring Janelle Monae

--"Somebody That I Used to Know",  Gotye featuring Kimbra

--"Sexy and I Know It",  LMFAO

--"Pay Phone",  Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa

 

 

Best Dance Recording:

 

--"Levels",  Avicii

--"Let's Go",  Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo

--"Bangarang",  Skrillex featuring Sirah

--"Don't You Worry Child",  Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin

--"I Can't Live Without You",  Al Walser

 

 

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 Camino",  The Black Keys

--"Mylo Xyloto",  Coldplay

--"The 2nd Law",  Muse

--"Wrecking Ball",  Bruce Springsteen

--"Blunderbuss",  Jack White

 

 

Best Alternative Music Album:

 

--"The Idler Wheel . . .",  Fiona Apple

--"Biophilia",  Bjork

--"Making Mirrors",  Gotye

--"Hurry Up, We're Dreaming",  M83

--"Bad As Me",  Tom Waits

 

 

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 R&B Song:

 

--"Adorn",  Miguel

--"Beautiful Surprise",  Tamia

--"Heart Attack",  Trey Songz

--"Pray for Me",  Anthony Hamilton

--"Refill",  Elle Varner

 

 

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 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 Traditional R&B Vocal Performance:

 

--"Lately",  Anita Baker

--"Love on Top",  Beyoncé

--"Wrong Side of a Love Song",  Melanie Fiona

--"Real Good Hands",  Gregory Porter

--"If Only You Knew",  SWV

 

 

Best Rap Song:

 

--"Daughters",  Nas

--"Lotus Flower Bomb",  Wale featuring Miguel

--"Mercy",  Kanye West featuring Big SeanPusha T and 2 Chainz

--"The Motto",  Drake featuring Lil Wayne

--"[N-words] in Paris",  Jay-Z and Kanye West

--"Young, Wild & Free",  Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa featuring Bruno Mars

 

 

Best Rap Album:

 

--"Take Care",  Drake

--"Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album, Part 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 Performance:

 

--"HYFR (Hell Ya [Effin] Right)",  Drake featuring Lil Wayne

--"[N-words] in Paris",  Jay-Z and Kanye West

--"Daughters",  Nas

--"Mercy",  Kanye West featuring Big SeanPusha T and 2 Chainz

--"I Do",  Young Jeezy featuring Jay-Z and Andre 3000

 

 

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:

 

--"Wild Ones",  Flo Rida featuring Sia

--"No Church in the Wild",  Jay-Z & Kanye West with Frank Ocean &The-Dream

--"Tonight (Best You Ever Had)",  John Legend featuring Ludacris

--"Cherry Wine",  Nas featuring Amy Winehouse

--"Talk That Talk",  Rihanna featuring Jay-Z

 

 

Best Country Song:

 

--"Blown Away",  Carrie Underwood

--"Cost of Livin'",  Ronnie Dunn

--"Even If It Breaks Your Heart",  Eli Young Band

--"So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore",  Alan Jackson

--"Springsteen",  Eric Church

 

 

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 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 Performance By a Duo or Group:

 

--"Even If It Breaks Your Heart",  Eli Young Band

--"Pontoon",  Little Big Town

--"Safe & Sound",  Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars

--"On the Outskirts of Town",  The Time Jumpers

--"I Just Come Here for the Music",  Don Williams featuring Alison Krauss

 

 

(You can sort through ALL 81 categories at Grammy.com)

 

 

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