55th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees


     The Grammy Awards nominations were announced live Wednesday night by the Recording Academy. Here are the contenders in key races:

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

    Record 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

    Song of the year (goes to writer)
    The A Team (performed by Ed Sheeran)
    Adorn (performed by Miguel)
    Call Me Maybe (performed by Carly Rae Jepsen)
    Stronger (performed by Kelly Clarkson)
    We Are Young (performed by fun. featuring Janelle Monáe)

    Best new artist
    Alabama Shakes
    Hunter Hayes
    The Lumineers
    Frank Ocean

    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

    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 and Wiz Khalifa

    Pop vocal album
    Stronger, Kelly Clarkson
    Ceremonials, Florence & The Machine
    Some Nights, fun.
    Overexposed, Maroon 5
    The Truth About Love, Pink

    Dance recording
    Let’s Go, Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo
    Bangarang, Skrillex featuring Sirah
    Don’t You Worry Child, Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin
    I Can’t Live Without You, Al Walser

    Dance/electronica album
    Wonderland, Steve Aoki
    Don’t Think, The Chemical Brothers
    > Album Title Goes Here <, Deadmau5
    Fire & Ice, Kaskade
    Bangarang, Skrillex

    Traditional pop vocal album
    Christmas, Michael Bublé
    A Holiday Carole, Carole King
    Kisses on the Bottom, Paul McCartney

    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

    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

    Rock song (goes to writer)
    Freedom at 21 (performed by Jack White) 
    I Will Wait (performed by Mumford & Sons)
    Lonely Boy (performed by the Black Keys)
    Madness (performed by Muse)
    We Take Care of Our Own (performed by Bruce Springsteen)

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

    Alternative album
    The Idler Wheel Is Wiser …, Fiona Apple
    Biophilia, Björk
    Making Mirrors, Gotye
    Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, M83
    Bad As Me, Tom Waits

    R&B song(goes to writer)
    Adorn (performed by Miguel)
    Beautiful Surprise (performed by Tamia)
    Heart Attack (performed by Trey Songz)
    Pray for Me (performed by Anthony Hamilton)
    Refill (performed by Elle Varner)

    Traditional R&B performance
    Lately, Anita Baker
    Love on Top, Beyonce
    Wrong Side of a Love Song, Melanie Fiona
    Real Good Hands, Gregory Porter
    If Only You Knew, SWV

    R&B performance
    Thank You, Estelle
    Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.), Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Ledisi
    I Want You, Luke James
    Adorn, Miguel
    Climax, Usher

    R&B song (goes to writer)
    Adorn (performed by Miguel)
    Beautiful Surprise (performed by Tamia)
    Heart Attack (performed by Trey Songz)
    Pray for Me (performed by Anthony Hamilton)
    Refill (performed by Elle Varner)

    R&B album
    Black Radio, Robert Glasper Experiment
    Back to Love, Anthony Hamilton
    Write Me Back, R. Kelly
    Beautiful Surprise, Tamia
    Open Invitation, Tyrese

    Urban contemporary album
    Fortune, Chris Brown
    Kaleidoscope Dream, Miguel
    Channel Orange, Frank Ocean

    Rap performance
    HYFR, Drake featuring Lil’ Wayne
    N—– In Paris, Jay-Z and Kanye West
    Daughters, Nas
    Mercy, Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz
    I Do, Young Jeezy featuring Jay-Z and André 3000

    Rap/sung collaboration
    Wild Ones, Flo Rida featuring Sia
    No Church in the Wild, Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean and The-Dream
    Tonight (Best You Ever Had), John Legend featuring Ludacris
    Cherry Wine, Nas featuring Amy Winehouse
    Talk That Talk, Rihanna featuring Jay-Z

    Rap song (goes to writer)
    Daughters (performed by Nas)
    Lotus Flower Bomb (performed by Wale featuring Miguel)
    Mercy (performed by Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz)
    The Motto (performed by Drake featuring Lil’ Wayne)
    N—– In Paris (performed by Jay-Z and Kanye West)
    Young, Wild & Free (performed by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa featuring Bruno Mars)

    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

    Country solo performance
    Home, Dierks Bentley
    Springsteen, Eric Church
    Cost of Livin’, Ronnie Dunn
    Wanted, Hunter Hayes
    Over, Blake Shelton
    Blown Away, Carrie Underwood

    Country duo/group performance
    Even If It Breaks Your Heart, Eli Young Band
    Pontoon, Little Big Town
    Safe & Sound, Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars
    On the Outskirts of Town, The Time Jumpers
    I Just Come Here for the Music, Don Williams featuring Alison Krauss

    Country song (goes to writer)
    Blown Away (performed Carrie Underwood)
    Cost Of Livin’ (performed by Ronnie Dunn)
    Even If It Breaks Your Heart (performed by Eli Young Band)
    So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore (performed by Alan Jackson)
    Springsteen (performed by Eric Church)

    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

    Producer (non-classical)
    Dan Auerbach
    Jeff Bhasker
    Markus Dravs
    Salaam Remi
    For the complete list of nominations in all 81 categories, visit Grammy.com.

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