Frank Ocean, Fun And Jay-Z Snag 6 Grammy Nominations

By Mack Rawden 2012-12-05 22:54:54
Nominations for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced this evening, and not surprisingly, critic’s darling Frank Ocean cleaned up. The twenty-five-year-old R&B sensation who broke out in a big way this year tied for the lead with six nominations including Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year and Best New Artist. In addition to Ocean, Fun., Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons and Kanye West also scored six nominations a piece, narrowly edging The Black Keys, Chick Corea and Miguel who all grabbed five.

As usual, this year’s pack of Grammy nominees are an uneasy partnership between the extremely popular megastars of now, the classic artists of yesteryear and a few extremely progressive innovators. The choices were announced during a special concert event hosted by LL Cool J and Taylor Swift earlier this evening, and you can take a look at the nominees in all the major categories below…

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”

Album Of The Year:
The Black Keys--El Camino
Fun.--Some Nights
Mumford & Sons--Babel
Frank Ocean--Channel Orange
Jack White--Blunderbuss

Song Of The Year:
“The A Team”
“Adorn”
“Call Me Maybe”
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
“We Are Young”

Best New Artist:
Alabama Shakes
Fun.
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

Best Pop Solo Performance:
Adele—“Set Fire To The Rain”
Kelly Clarkson—“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
Carly Rae Jepsen—“Call Me Maybe”
Katy Perry—“Wide Awake” Rihanna—“Where Have You Been”

Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance
Florence & The Machine—“Shake It Out”
Fun. Featuring Janelle Monae—“We Are Young”
Gotye Featuring Kimbra—“Somebody That I Used To Know”
LMFAO—“Sexy And I Know It”
Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa—“Payphone”

Best Rock Performance:
Alabama Shakes—“Hold On”
The Black Keys—“Lonely Boy”
Coldplay—“Charlie Brown”
Mumford & Sons—“I Will Wait”
Bruce Springsteen—“We Take Care Of Our Own”

Best Rock Album:
The Black Keys--El Camino
Coldplay--Mylo Xyloto
Muse--The 2nd Law
Bruce Springsteen--Wrecking Ball
Jack White--Blunderbuss

For a full list of nominees, head on over to the Grammy Awards’ official website.
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