Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List
Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (Dec. 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major nominees for the Grammys, being held Feb. 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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 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 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

Best Rock Album:

"El Camino" -- The Black Keys
"Mylo Xyloto" -- Coldplay
"The 2nd Law" -- Muse
"Wrecking Ball" -- Bruce Springsteen
"Blunderbuss" -- Jack White

Best Rock Song:

"Freedom at 21" -- Jack White
"I Will Wait" -- Mumford & Sons
"Lonely Boy" -- The Black Keys
"Madness" -- Muse
"We Take Care of Our Own" -- Bruce Springsteen

Best Alternative Music Album:

The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes
Will Ever Do -- Fiona Apple
Biophilia -- Björk
Making Mirrors -- Gotye
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming -- M83
Bad As Me -- Tom Waits

Best Dance/Electronica Album:

"Wonderland" -- Steve Aoki
"Don't Think" -- The Chemical Brothers
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"Fire & Ice" -- Kaskade
"Bangarang" -- Skrillex

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 R&B Album:

"Black Radio" -- Robert Glasper Experiment
"Back To Love" -- Anthony Hamilton
"Write Me Back" -- R. Kelly
"Beautiful Surprise" -- Tamia
"Open Invitation" -- Tyrese

Best R&B Song:

"Adorn" -- Miguel
"Beautiful Surprise" -- Tamia
"Heart Attack" -- Trey Songz
"Pray for Me" -- Anthony Hamilton
"Refill" -- Elle Varner

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 Rap Song:

"Daughers" -- Nas
"Lotus Flower Bomb" -- Wale featuring Miguel
"Mercy" -- Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
"The Motto" -- Drake Featuring Lil Wayne
"N****s in Paris" -- Jay-Z & Kanye West
"Young, Wild & Free" -- Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Featuring Bruno Mars

Best Latin Pop Album:

"Independiente" -- Ricard Arjona
"Ilusion" -- Fonseca
"Kany Garcia" -- Kany Garcia
"Con Quien Se Queda El Perro?" -- Jesse Y Joy
MTV Unplugged -- Juanes

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 Duo 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

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

Best Americana Album:

"The Carpenter" -- The Avett Brothers
"From The Ground Up" -- John Fullbright
"The Lumineers" -- The Lumineers
"Babel" -- Mumford & Sons
"Slipstream" -- Bonnie Raitt

Best Blues Album:

"33 1/3" -- Shemekia Copeland
"Locked Down" -- Dr. John
"Let It Burn" -- Ruthie Foster
"And Still I Rise" -- Heritage Blues Orchestra
"Bring It On Home" -- Joan Osborne

Best Spoken Word Album:

"American Grown" (Michelle Obama) -- Scott Creswell & Dan Zitt, producers (Various Artists)
"Back To Work: Why We Need Smart Government For A Strong Economy" -- Bill Clinton
"Drift: The Unmooring Of American Military Power" -- Rachel Maddow
"Seriously…I'm Kidding" -- Ellen DeGeneres
"Society's Child: My Autobiography" -- Janis Ian

Best Comedy Album:

Blow Your Pants Off -- Jimmy Fallon
Cho Dependent (Live In Concert) -- Margaret Cho
In God We Rust -- Lewis Black
Kathy Griffin: Seaman 1st Class -- Kathy Griffin
Mr. Universe -- Jim Gaffigan
Rize Of The Fenix -- Tenacious D

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