The 54th Grammy Awards Nominations Announced

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November 30th, 2011

via press release:

KANYE WEST LEADS GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS WITH SEVEN;

ADELE, FOO FIGHTERS AND BRUNO MARS EACH EARN SIX;

AND LIL WAYNE AND SKRILLEX EACH GARNER FIVE

 

ADELE, FOO FIGHTERS, LADY GAGA, BRUNO MARS AND RIHANNA

VIE FOR ALBUM OF THE YEAR ON

“THE 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMYAWARDS,” FEB. 12, 2012, LIVE ON CBS

 

            Nominations for "THE 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS" were announced tonight on "THE GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE! – COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT.®"  This one-hour special – broadcast live on CBS from Nokia Theatre at L.A. LIVE and hosted by two-time GRAMMY-winner LL COOL J – featured the announcement of nominations in several categories as well asperformances by country star Jason Aldean, two-time GRAMMY winner Common, hip-hop innovator Grandmaster Flash, five-time GRAMMY winner Lady Gaga, LL COOL J, three-time GRAMMY winner Ludacris, GRAMMY winner Lupe Fiasco, GRAMMY-winning hip-hop artist Melle Mel, four-time GRAMMY winner Rihanna, rapper Scorpio, singer/songwriter Valerie Simpson, GRAMMY winner Mike Stoller, GRAMMY-winning duo Sugarland, country music sensation The Band Perry and seven-time GRAMMY winner Usher.

 

Presenters included Academy Award-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson, GRAMMY winner Bruno Mars, R&B/rap star Nicki Minaj and pop singer/songwriter Katy Perry.  The road to Music's Biggest Night culminates with "THE 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS" at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles live on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 (8:00-11:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

 

Kanye West tops the nominations with seven; Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars each garner six nods; and Lil Wayne and Skrillex each are up for five awards. Drake, Paul Epworth, Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Nicki Minaj, Mumford & Sons, Radiohead, Rihanna  and Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) each receive four nominations.

 

Following is a sampling of nominations in 78 categories from the GRAMMY Awards' 30 fields:

 

GENERAL FIELD

 

Album Of The Year:

21 — Adele

Wasting Light — Foo Fighters

Born This Way — Lady Gaga

Doo-Wops & Hooligans — Bruno Mars

Loud — Rihanna

 

Record Of The Year:

"Rolling In The Deep" — Adele

"Holocene" — Bon Iver

"Grenade" — Bruno Mars

"The Cave" — Mumford & Sons

"Firework" — Katy Perry

 

Best New Artist:

The Band Perry

Bon Iver

J. Cole

Nicki Minaj

Skrillex

 

Song Of The Year:

"All Of The Lights" — Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter and Kanye West, songwriters

(Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie)

"The Cave" — Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford and Country Winston, songwriters

(Mumford & Sons)

"Grenade" — Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars and

Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

"Holocene" — Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)

"Rolling In The Deep" — Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

 

POP FIELD

 

Best Pop Solo Performance

"Someone Like You" — Adele 

"Yoü And I" — Lady Gaga 

"Grenade" — Bruno Mars 

"Firework" — Katy Perry

"F***in' Perfect" — Pink 

 

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

"Body And Soul" — Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse

"Dearest" — The Black Keys

"Paradise" — Coldplay 

"Pumped Up Kicks" — Foster The People 

"Moves Like Jagger" — Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera 

 

DANCE FIELD

 

Best Dance Recording:

"Raise Your Weapon" — Deadmau5 and Greta Svabo Bech

"Barbra Streisand" — Duck Sauce

"Sunshine" — David Guetta and Avicii

"Call Your Girlfriend" — Robyn

"Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites" — Skrillex

"Save The World" — Swedish House Mafia

 

ROCK FIELD

 

Best Rock Performance:

"Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall" — Coldplay

"Down By The Water" — The Decemberists

"Walk" — Foo Fighters

"The Cave" — Mumford & Sons

"Lotus Flower" — Radiohead

 

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance:

"On The Backs Of Angels" — Dream Theater

"White Limo" — Foo Fighters

"Curl Of The Burl" — Mastodon

"Public Enemy No. 1" — Megadeth

"Blood In My Eyes" — Sum 41

 

Best Rock Album:

Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul — Jeff Beck

Wasting Light — Foo Fighters

Come Around Sundown — Kings Of Leon

I'm With You — Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Whole Love — Wilco

 

ALTERNATIVE FIELD

 

Best Alternative Music Album

Bon Iver — Bon Iver

Codes And Keys — Death Cab For Cutie

Torches — Foster The People

Circuital — My Morning Jacket

The King Of Limbs — Radiohead

 

R&B FIELD

 

Best Traditional R&B Performance:

"Sometimes I Cry" — Eric Benét

"Fool For You" — Cee Lo Green and Melanie Fiona

"Radio Message" — R. Kelly

"Good Man" — Raphael Saadiq

"Surrender" — Betty Wright and The Roots

 

Best R&B Album:

F.A.M.E. — Chris Brown

Second Chance — El DeBarge

Love Letter — R. Kelly

Pieces Of Me — Ledisi

Kelly — Kelly Price

 

RAP FIELD

 

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:

"Party" — Beyoncé and André 3000 

"I'm On One" — DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne

"I Need A Doctor" — Dr. Dre, Eminem and Skylar Grey

"What's My Name?" — Rihanna and Drake

"Motivation" — Kelly Rowland and Lil Wayne

"All Of The Lights" — Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie

 

Best Rap Performance:

"Look At Me Now" — Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes

"Otis" — Jay-Z and Kanye West

"The Show Goes On" — Lupe Fiasco

"Moment 4 Life" — Nicki Minaj and Drake

"Black And Yellow" — Wiz Khalifa

 

COUNTRY FIELD

 

Best Country Solo Performance:

"Dirt Road Anthem" — Jason Aldean

"I'm Gonna Love You Through It" — Martina McBride      

"Honey Bee" — Blake Shelton

"Mean" — Taylor Swift

"Mama's Song" — Carrie Underwood

 

Best Country Song:

"Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" — Jim Collins and David Lee Murphy, songwriters

(Thompson Square)

"God Gave Me You" — Dave Barnes, songwriter (Blake Shelton)

"Just Fishin'" — Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell and Ed Hill, songwriters (Trace Adkins)

"Mean" — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)

"Threaten Me With Heaven" — Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley and Dillon O'Brian,

songwriters (Vince Gill)

"You And Tequila" — Matraca Berg and Deana Carter, songwriters (Kenny Chesney Featuring

Grace Potter)

 

AMERICAN ROOTS FIELD 

 

Best Americana Album:

Emotional Jukebox — Linda Chorney

Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down — Ry Cooder

Hard Bargain — Emmylou Harris

Ramble At The Ryman — Levon Helm

Blessed — Lucinda Williams

 

Best Blues Album:

Low Country Blues — Gregg Allman

Roadside Attractions — Marcia Ball

Man In Motion — Warren Haynes

The Reflection — Keb' Mo'

Revelator — Tedeschi Trucks Band

 

Best Folk Album:

Barton Hollow — The Civil Wars

I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive — Steve Earle

Helplessness Blues — Fleet Foxes

Ukulele Songs — Eddie Vedder

The Harrow & The Harvest — Gillian Welch

 

This year's Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical nominations go to Danger Mouse, Paul Epworth, the Smeezingtons (Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars), Ryan Tedder and Butch Vig.

 

For more information on "THE 54th ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS," please visit http://www.cbs.com/specials/grammys/.

 

The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures and John Cossette Productions for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, and Louis J. Horvitz is director.

 

About The Recording Academy

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