2013 Grammy Nominations Are In

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2013 Grammy Nominations Are In
Last night in Nashville, masters of ceremonies LL Cool J and Taylor Swift co-hosted “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live…Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” where they announced the nominees for this year’s 55th annual telecast.

It was an eclectic way of presenting the who’s-who of the music industry’s most prestigious awards show, but try to follow here: the categories were declared interspersed between performances from Maroon 5 and other acts with Hunter Hayes singing covers of artists nominated for “Best Pop Vocal Album.” It was a long night!

Competition is extra tense this year. The most overall nods was a six-way tie between artists Kanye West, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons and fun. Of those six, two go mano-a-mano in the “Best New Artist” category, which feels exciting.

The Grammys will air on February 10, 2013 on CBS at 8 p.m. live.

Check out some of the closest categories here:

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

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

Song 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. Featuring Janelle Monáe)

Best 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

Best Dance/Electronica Album:
Wonderland — Steve Aoki
Don't Think — The Chemical Brothers
> Album Title Goes Here Fire & Ice — Kaskade
Bangarang — Skrillex

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 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

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Fortune — Chris Brown
Kaleidoscope Dream — Miguel
Channel Orange — Frank Ocean

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 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

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 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

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