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Thursday, December 01, 2011

54th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations!

54th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations!
Kanye West leads the field of Grammy award contenders for 2012 with seven nominations, including for his album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and his joint venture with Jay-Z, Watch the Throne. But Adele – whose album 21 is the biggest selling of 2011 – and Bruno Mars are close behind with six apiece, including nods for the three big awards of album, song and record of the year. 

Other leading contenders for the major music industry awards show include the Foo Fighters, also with six nominations, while Lil Wayne and newcomer Skrillex have five nominations apiece. The nominations for the top awards were announced during a televised concert in Los Angeles featuring performances by Lady Gaga, Usher and up-and-coming country singers The Band Perry.

Album Of The Year
Adele – 21
Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
Lady GaGa – Born This Way
Rihanna – Loud

Record Of The Year
Adele – ‘Rolling in the Deep’
Bon Iver – ‘Holocene’
Bruno Mars – ‘Grenade’
Mumford & Sons – ‘The Cave’
Katy Perry – ‘Firework’

Song Of The Year
Kanye West, ‘All of the Lights’ Feat. Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie (Songwriters: Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West)
Mumford & Sons, ‘The Cave’ (Songwriters: Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston)
Bruno Mars, ‘Grenade’ (Songwriters: Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Andrew Wyatt)
Bon Iver, ‘Holocene’ (Songwriter: Justin Vernon)
Adele, ‘Rolling in the Deep’ (Songwriters: Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth)

Best New Artist
Bon Iver
The Band Perry
J Cole
Nicki Minaj
Skrillex

Pop Field
Best Pop Solo Performance
Adele – ‘Someone Like You’
Lady GaGa – ‘Yoü And I’
Bruno Mars – ‘Grenade’
Katy Perry – ‘Firework’
Pink – ‘F**kin’ Perfect’

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse – ‘Body and Soul’
The Black Keys – ‘Dearest’
Coldplay – ‘Paradise’
Foster The People – ‘Pumped Up Kicks’
Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera – ‘Moves Like Jagger’

Best Pop Vocal Album
Adele – 21
Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Cee Lo Green – The Ladykiller
Lady GaGa – Born This Way
Rihanna – Loud

Dance/Electronica Field
Best Dance Recording
Deadmau5 and Greta Svabo Bech – ‘Raise Your Weapon’
Duck Sauce – ‘Barbra Streisand’
David Guetta and Avicii – ‘Sunshine’
Robyn – ‘Call Your Girlfriend’
Skrillex – ‘Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites’
Swedish House Mafia – ‘Save The World’

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Cut/Copy – Zonoscope
Deadmau5 – 4×4=12
David Guetta – Nothing But The Beat
Robyn – Body Talk, Pt. 3
Skrillex – Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites

Rock Field
Best Rock Performance
Coldplay – ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’
The Decemberists – ‘Down By The Water’
Foo Fighters – ‘Walk’
Mumford & Sons – ‘The Cave’
Radiohead – ‘Lotus Flower’

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
Dream Theater – ‘On The Backs Of Angels’
Foo Fighters – ‘White Limo’
Mastodon – ‘Curl Of The Burl’
Megadeth – ‘Public Enemy No. 1′
Sum 41 – ‘Blood In My Eyes’

Best Rock Song
Coldplay – ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’
The Decemberists – ‘Down By The Water’
Mumford & Sons – ‘The Cave’
Radiohead – ‘Lotus Flower’
Foo Fighters – ‘Walk’

Best Rock Album
Jeff Beck – Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honouring Les Paul
Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
Kings Of Leon – Come Around Sundown
Red Hot Chili Peppers – I’m With You
Wilco – The Whole Love

Alternative Field
Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver – Bon Iver
Death Cab For Cutie – Codes And Keys
Foster The People – Torches
My Morning Jacket – Circuital
Radiohead – The King of Limbs

Rap Field
Best Rap Performance
Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – ‘Look At Me Now’
Jay-Z and Kanye West – ‘Otis’
Lupe Fiasco – ‘The Show Goes On’
Nicki Minaj and Drake – ‘Moment 4 Life’
Wiz Khalifa – ‘Black and Yellow’

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Beyoncé and André 3000 – ‘Party’
DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne – ‘I’m On One’
Dr. Dre, Eminem and Skylar Grey – ‘I Need a Doctor’
Kelly Rowland and Lil Wayne – ‘Motivation’
Rihanna and Drake – ‘What’s My Name?’

Best Rap Song
Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – ‘Look At Me Now’
Dr. Dre, Eminem and Skylar Grey – ‘I Need a Doctor’
Jay-Z and Kanye West – ‘Otis’
Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie – ‘All of the Lights’
Wiz Khalifa – ‘Black and Yellow’

Best Rap Album
Jay-Z and Kanye West – Watch the Throne
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Lil Wayne – Tha Carter IV
Lupe Fiasco – Lasers
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday

Production Field
Producer of the Year (Non Classical)
Danger Mouse
Paul Epworth
The Smeezingtons
Ryan Tedder
Butch Vig

Music Video Field
Best Short Form Music Video
Adele – ‘Rolling in the Deep’
Memory Tapes – ‘Yes I Know’
OK Go – ‘All Is Not Lost’
Radiohead – ‘Lotus Flower’
Skrillex – ‘First Of The Year (Equinox)’
Al Yankovic – ‘Perform This Way’

Best Long Form Music Video
Beyoncé – I Am…World Tour
Foo Fighters – Foo Fighters: Back and Forth
Kings of Leon – Talihina Sky: The Story Of Kings Of Leon
A Tribe Called Quest – Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest
TV on the Radio – Nine Types Of Light

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