Taylor Swift & LL Cool J Reveal Grammy Nominations

December 6, 2012 8:49 am

The countdown to music’s biggest night began Wednesday evening as Taylor Swift and LL Cool J hosted the “Grammy Nominations Concert Live” in Nashville.

Best of 2012 Pop Mash-Up – Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Katy Perry & More

Featuring performances by Maroon 5, Luke Bryan, Fun. with Janelle Monae and Ne-Yo, the ceremony kicked off what is sure to be one impressive award show season. Fans of Frank Ocean, Fun. and Kelly Clarkson had reasons to celebrate as the artists were awarded top nominations.  In comparison, Justin Bieber, One Direction and Psy were given no love with zero nominations.

Best of 2012 — ‘Gangnam Style’ Remixes and Parodies

Mark your calendars for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, scheduled to air Sunday Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. on CBS.

Album of the Year (revealed by Taylor Swift and LL Cool J)

Black Keys, El Camino
Fun., Some Nights
Mumford & Sons, Babel
Frank Ocean, Channel Orange
Jack White, Blunderbuss

Song of the Year

Ed Sheeran, “The A Team”
Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
Miguel, “Adorn”
Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You”)
Fun., “We Are Young”

Record of the Year: (revealed by Sheryl Crow and Chris Young)

Black Keys, Lonley Boy
Kelly Clarkson, Stronger
Fun., We Are Young
Gotye feat. Kimbra, Somebody That I Used to Know
Frank Ocean, “Thinking About You”
Taylor Swift, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

Best New Artist: (revealed by Little Big Town)

Alabama Shakes
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

Pop Vocal Album: (revealed by Hunter Hayes)

Kelly Clarkson, Stronger
Florence + the Machine, Ceremonials
fun., Some Nights
Maroon 5, 
The Truth About Love

Best Rock Album:

The Black Keys, El Camino
Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto
Muse, The 2nd Law
Bruce Springsteen, Wrecking Ball
Jack White, Blunderbuss

Best Alternative Music Album:

Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel…
Bjork, Biophilia
Gotye, Making Mirrors
M83, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
Tom Waits, Bad as Me

Best Rap Album:

Drake, Take Care
Lupe Fiasco, Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1
Nas, Life Is Good
The Roots, Undun
Rick Ross, God Forgives, I Don’t
2 Chainz, Based on a T.R.U. Story

Best Country Album:

Zac Brown Band, Uncaged
Hunter Hayes, Hunter Hayes
Jamey Johnson, Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran
Miranda Lambert, For the Record
The Time Jumpers, The Time Jumpers

Best Dance/Electronica Album:

Steve Aoki, Wonderland
The Chemical Brothers, Don’t Think
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Kaskade, Fire & Ice
Skrillex, Bangarang

Country Solo Performance: (revealed by The Lumineers)

Dierks Bentley “Home”
Eric Church “Springsteen”
Hunter Hays “Wanted”
Ronnie Dunn “Cost of Livin’”
Blake Shelton “Over”
Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”

For a full list of nominees, visit the Grammy’s official website here!


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