Grammy Nominations Announced!

December 6, 2012

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We’ve already seen our fave musicians have a fantastic awards season at the Video Music Awards and American Music Awards, but now it’s time for music’s biggest night — the Grammys! The big sib of awards show is always a star-studded affair of all the best musicians looking glam and singing their hearts out.

The nominations list was just released and we’re totally geeking out over seeing so many familiar names: Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen and Katy Perry are just some of the awesome singers getting nods. Check out the full list below:

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
fun.
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

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

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

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 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/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 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

For a full list (there are 81 categories!), check out the official Grammy website. The awards show airs Feb. 10! Until then, head to the comments and Twitter and tell us YOUR picks!


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22 Comments

  1. SWIFTIEMENDIExx says:

    WANEGBT – Record of the year!!!!
    and the two noms: SAFE AND SOUND <3<3

  2. fleur123 says:

    yah huter hayes best new artist i love you:)hunter

  3. I love One Direction says:

    NO ONE DIRECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!1? :(

  4. Eleanor Calder says:

    WHERE IS ONE DIRECTION? THEY SHOULD BE ON THERE

  5. ilovemypuggle says:

    GO Taylor Swift!!!!!

  6. adkswagger says:

    One Direction???

  7. pixiestar says:

    KATY PERRY! KATY PERRY! KATY PERRY! <3

  8. Arabelle28 says:

    What ’bout 1D

  9. extrodinHARRY9 says:

    Where is One Direction????

  10. dancingqueen219 says:

    I’m so excited to see the Grammy’s!

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