Nominations for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards ®




” Nominations for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards ® ( were announced tonight by The Recording Academy ® and reflected an eclectic mix of the best and brightest in music over the past year, as determined by the voting members of The Academy.

For the fifth year, nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards were announced on primetime television as part of “The GRAMMY ® Nominations Concert Live!! “” Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night ®,” a one-hour CBS ( entertainment special broadcast live for the first time ever from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on “GRAMMY Sunday,” Feb. 10, 2013, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 ““ 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook:,

For a complete nominations list, please visit Auerbach (The Black Keys), FUN., Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, and Kanye West top the nominations with six each; The Black Keys, Chick Corea, and Miguel each garner five nods; and producer Jeff Bhasker, mastering engineer Bob Ludwig and Nas are each up for four awards.

“The GRAMMY Awards process once again has produced a diverse and impressive list of nominations across multiple genres,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “This year’s nominees truly represent an exceptional and vibrant creative community that exemplifies some of the highest levels of artistry and excellence in their respective fields.

Combined with the fifth year of our primetime nominations special, we’re off to an exciting start on the road to Music’s Biggest Night, the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, on February 10.”Following is a sampling of nominations in 81 categories from the GRAMMY Awards’ 30 Fields:GENERAL FIELDAlbum Of The Year:El Camino “” The Black KeysSome Nights “” FUN.

Babel “” Mumford & SonsChannel Orange “” Frank OceanBlunderbuss “” Jack WhiteRecord Of The Year:”Lonely Boy” “” The Black Keys”Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” “” Kelly Clarkson”We Are Young” “” FUN. Featuring Janelle Monáe”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 ShakesFUN.Hunter HayesThe LumineersFrank OceanSong 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)” “” Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi,

songwriters (Kelly Clarkson)”We Are Young” “” Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (FUN. FeaturingJanelle Monáe)POP FIELDBest 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 Monáe”Somebody That I Used To Know” “” Gotye Featuring Kimbra”Sexy And I Know It” “” LMFAO”Payphone” “” Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa

DANCE FIELDBest Dance/Electronica Album:Wonderland “” Steve AokiDon’t Think “” The Chemical Brothers> Album Title Goes Here < “” Deadmau5Fire & Ice “” KaskadeBangarang “” SkrillexROCK FIELD

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 KeysMylo Xyloto “” ColdplayThe 2nd Law “” MuseWrecking Ball “” Bruce SpringsteenBlunderbuss “” Jack WhiteALTERNATIVE FIELD

Best Alternative Music AlbumThe Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than RopesWill Ever Do “” Fiona AppleBiophilia “” BjörkMaking Mirrors “” GotyeHurry Up, We’re Dreaming “” M83Bad As Me “” Tom WaitsR&FIELD

Best R&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 AlbumFortune “” Chris BrownKaleidoscope Dream “” MiguelChannel Orange “” Frank OceanBest R&Album:Black Radio “” Robert Glasper ExperimentBack To Love “” Anthony HamiltonWrite Me Back “” R. KellyBeautiful Surprise “” TamiaOpen Invitation “” TyreseRAP FIELD

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 & André 3000

Best Rap AlbumTake Care “” DrakeFood & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1 “” Lupe FiascoLife Is Good “” NasUndun “” The RootsGod Forgives, I Don’t “” Rick RossBased On A T.R.U. Story “” 2 ChainzCOUNTRY FIELD

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 Album:Uncaged “” Zac Brown BandHunter Hayes “” Hunter HayesLiving For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran “” Jamey JohnsonFour The Record “” Miranda LambertThe Time Jumpers “” The Time JumpersAMERICAN ROOTS FIELD

Best Americana Album:The Carpenter “” The Avett BrothersFrom The Ground Up “” John FullbrightThe Lumineers “” The LumineersBabel “” Mumford & SonsSlipstream “” Bonnie RaittBest Blues Album:33 1/3 “” Shemekia CopelandLocked Down “” Dr. JohnLet It Burn “” Ruthie FosterAnd Still I Rise “” Heritage Blues OrchestraBring It On Home “” Joan Osborne

SPOKEN WORD FIELDBest 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 ClintonDrift: The Unmooring Of American Military Power “” Rachel MaddowSeriously”¦I’m Kidding “” Ellen DeGeneresSociety’s Child: My Autobiography “” Janis Ian

COMEDY FIELD Best Comedy AlbumBlow Your Pants Off “” Jimmy FallonCho Dependent (Live In Concert) “” Margaret ChoIn God We Rust “” Lewis BlackKathy Griffin: Seaman 1st Class “” Kathy GriffinMr. Universe “” Jim GaffiganRize Of The Fenix “” Tenacious DThis year’s Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical nominations go to Dan Auerbach, Jeff Bhasker, Diplo, Markus Dravs, and Salaam Remi.

This year’s GRAMMY Awards process registered more than 17,000 submissions over a 12-month eligibility period (Oct. 1, 2011 ““ Sept. 30, 2012). GRAMMY ballots for the final round of voting will be mailed on Dec. 19 to the voting members of The Recording Academy.

They are due back to the accounting firm of Deloitte by Jan. 16, 2013, when they will be tabulated and the results kept secret until the 55th GRAMMY telecast.The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, and Louis J. Horvitz is director.

“The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! “” Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night,” hosted by two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J and six-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift, featured the announcement of nominations in several categories as well as performances by The Band Perry and Dierks Bentley in a special tribute to Johnny Cash; country artist Luke Bryan; pop/rock group FUN.

with singer/songwriter Janelle Monáe; country artist Hunter Hayes; three-time GRAMMY-winning group Maroon 5; three-time GRAMMY winner Ne-Yo; and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients The Who. Presenters included nine-time GRAMMY winner Sheryl Crow, country group Little Big Town, Americana group The Lumineers, and country artist Chris Young.


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