The 55th Annual Grammy Award Nominees


LL Cool J and Taylor Swift hosted the 55th Annual Grammy Awards Nominee special last night. The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Fun., Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, Kanye West lead 55th GRAMMY Awards field with six nods each. Keep reading for the rest of the list.

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 “> Album Title Goes Here

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 *Full list of nominees can be found here.



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