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Mumford & Sons, the Black Keys, Among Top Grammy Nominees

Anne Erickson
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12.06.2012
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The votes are in, and this year’s leaders for Grammy nominations include the Black Keys, Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean and Kanye West. As for the coveted Album of the Year award, the Black Keys, .fun, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean and Jack White will vie for the honor.

Nominations were announced during a CBS special hosted by LL Cool J and Taylor Swift in Nashville, Tenn., last night (Dec. 5).

The 55th Grammy Awards will take place in Los Angeles on February 10, 2013, and the broadcast will air on CBS. For a full nominees, head to Grammy.com.

Check out a selection of nominees in various categories below:

Album of the Year
The Black Keys, El Camino
fun., Some Nights
Mumford & Sons, Babel
Frank Ocean, Channel Orange
Jack White, Blunderbuss

Record of the Year
The Black Keys, "Lonely Boy"
Kelly Clarkson, "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"
fun. featuring Janelle Monae, "We Are Young"
Gotye featuring Kimbra, "Somebody That I Used to Know"
Frank Ocean, "Thinkin Bout You"
Taylor Swift, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"

Song Of The Year [awarded to songwriter]
"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)," Jörgen 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 Vocal Album
Kelly Clarkson, Stronger
Florence + the Machine, Ceremonials
fun., Some Nights
Maroon 5, Overexposed
Pink, The Truth About Love

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 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 Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do, Fiona Apple
Biophilia, Björk
Making Mirrors, Gotye
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, M83
Bad As Me, Tom Waits

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 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 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

 


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