GRAMMY 2013 nominees announced

5 Dec 2012
updated on 6/12/2012 at 10h11
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LL Cool J and Taylor Swift joined as hosts of  the GRAMMY nominations live from Nashville, TN. Highlights of the night included a tribute to 15-time GRAMMY winner Johnny Cash by Dierkes Bentley and The Band Perry. Best New Artist nominee Hunter Hayes singing the nominees for Pop Vocal Album and performances from Maroon 5, The Who, Luke Bryan,. fun. and Janelle Monae performed "We Are Young," and Ne-Yo.

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Frank Ocean, Kelly Clarkson and fun. boast multiple nominations including Best New Artist and Record of the Year. In the Latin categories, Juanes, Carla Morrison and Romeo Santos have a chance to take home awards. LL Cool will host the 55th annual GRAMMY Awards will air February 10 on CBS. Here are the nominees of major categories:

Pop Vocal Album
Kelly Clarkson - Stronger
Florence & the Machine - Ceremonials
fun. - Some Nights
Maroon 5 - Overexposed
Pink - Truth About Love

Record of the Year
"Lonely Boy" - The Black Keys
"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" - Kelly Clarkson
"We Are Young" - fun.
"Somebody that I used to know" - Gotye
"Thinking About You" - Frank Ocean
"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" - Taylor Swift

Best New Artist
Alabama Shakes
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

Country Solo Performance
Home - Dierkes Bentley
Springsteen - Eric Church
Cost of Livin' - Ronnie Dunn
Wanted - Hunter Hynes
Over - Blake Shelton
Blown Away - Carrie Underwood

Album of the Year
El Camino - The Black Keys
Some Nights - fun.
Babel - Mumford and Sons
ChannelOrange - Frank Ocean
Blunderbuss - Jack White

Song of the Year
The A Team - Ed Sheeran
Adorn - Miguel
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson
We Are Young -fun.

Best Pop Solo Performance
Set Fire tothe 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 Monae
Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye
Sexy and I Know It - LMFAO
Payphone - Maroon 5

Best Dance Recording
Levels - Avicii
Let's Go - Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo
Bangrang - Skrillex featuring Sirah
Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia
I can't Live Without You - Al Walser

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Wonderland - Steve Aoki
Don't Think - Chemical Brothers
>Album Title Goes Here< - Deadmau5
Fire & Ice - Kaskade
Bangrang - 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 Hard Rock/Metal Performance
I'm Alive - Anthrax
Love Bites (So Do I) - Halestrom
Blood Brothers - Iron Maiden
Ghost Walking - Lamb of God
No Reflection - Marilyn Manson
Whose Life (Is it Anyways?) - Megadeth

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

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 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 R&B Song
Adorn - Miguel
Beautiful Surprise - Tamia
Heart Attack - Trey Songz
Pray for Me - Anthony Hamilton
Refill - Elle Varner

Best Urban Comtemporary
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 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/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 Featuring Jay-Z

Best Rap Song
Daughters -  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 and Kanye West
Young, Wild & Free -  Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Featuring Bruno Mars

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 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

Best Country Song
Blown Away - Carrie Underwood
Cost Of Livin' - Ronnie Dunn
Even If It Breaks Your Heart - Eli Young Band
So You Don't Have To Love Me Anymore - Alan Jackson
Springsteen - Eric Church

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 Latin Pop Album
Independiente - Ricardo Arjona
Ilusión - Fonseca
Kany Garcia - Kany Garcia
¿Con Quién Se Queda El Perro? - Jesse Y Joy
MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition - Juanes

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
Campo - Campo
Déjenme Llorar - Carla Morrison
Imaginaries - Quetzal
Electro-Jarocho - Sistema Bomb
La Bala - Ana Tijoux

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
Pecados Y Milagros - Lila Downs
Sembrando Flores - Los Cojolites
365 Días - Los Tucanes De Tijuana
Oye - Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
El Primer Ministro - Gerardo Ortiz

Best Tropical Latin Album
Cubano Soy - Raúl Lara Y Sus Soneros
Desde Nueva York A Puerto Rico - Eddie Montalvo
Retro - Marlow Rosado Y La Riqueña
Formula Vol. 1 - Romeo Santos

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