Wednesday, November 30, 2011

54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

The nominations have been announced for this year's Grammy Awards with Kanye West leading the pack with seven nominations and Adele, Bruno Mars and The Foo Fighters each receiving six.

This is the first year where the awards in each major music category has eliminated segregating the artists by gender and has combined them in to just one. There are now fewer awards to be handed out but that also means that there will be fewer opportunities for artists to be nominated.  In some ways it's good because there have been many years where there have been questionable nominations given just to be able to fill out the categories but this could cause certain deserving artists to be possibly overlooked. We'll see what happens in the future.

The 54th annual Grammy Awards will be presented on February 12th 2012 on CBS.

For complete list of the nominations, please go to:
Grammy.com

Album of the Year

"21" – Adele

"Doo-Wops & Hooligans" – Bruno Mars

"Born This Way" – Lady Gaga

"Wasting Light "– Foo Fighters

"Loud" – Rihanna

Record of the Year

“Rolling in the Deep” – Adele

“Grenade” – Bruno Mars

“Holocene” – Bon Iver

“The Cave” – Mumford & Sons

“Firework” – Katy Perry

Song of the Year

“Rolling in the Deep” – Adele

“Holocene” – Bon Iver

“Grenade” – Bruno Mars

“The Cave” – Mumford & Sons

“All of the Lights” – Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Best New Artist

Bon Iver

The Band Perry

Nicki Minaj

J. Cole

Skrillex

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 Vocal Album

"21" – Adele

"The Lady Killer" – Cee Lo Green

"Born This Way" – Lady Gaga

"Doo-Wops & Hooligans" – Bruno Mars

"Loud" – Rihanna

Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group

“Body and Soul” – Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

“Dearest” – The Black Keys

“Paradise” – Coldplay

“Pumped Up Kicks” – Foster the People

“Moves Like Jagger” – Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

Best Dance Recording

“Raise Your Weapon” – Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech

“Barbra Streisand” – Duck Sauce

“Sunshine” – David Guetta & Avicii

“Call Your Girlfriend” – Robyn

“Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” – Skrillex

“Save The World” – Swedish House Mafia

Best Dance/Electronica Album

"Zonoscope"– Cut/Copy

"4×4=12" – Deadmau5

"Nothing But The Beat" – David Guetta

"Body Talk, Pt. 3" – Robyn

"Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites" – Skrillex

Best R&B Performance

“Far Away” – Marsha Ambrosius

“Pieces of Me” – Ledisi

“Not My Daddy” – Kelly Price & Stokley

“Is This Love” – Corinne Bailey Rae

“You Are” – Charlie Wilson

Best Traditional R&B Performance

“Sometimes I Cry” – Eric Benét

“Fool for You” – Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona

“Radio Message” – R. Kelly

“Good Man” – Raphael Saadiq

“Surrender” – Betty Wright & The Roots

Best R&B Song

“Far Away” – Marsha Ambrosius

“Fool for You” – Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona

“Not My Daddy” – Kelly Price

“Pieces of Me” – Ledisi

“You Are” – Charlie Wilson

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

Best Rap Performance

“Look at Me Now” – Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes

“Otis” – Jay-Z & Kanye West

“The Show Goes On” – Lupe Fiasco

“Moment 4 Life” – Nicki Minaj & Drake

“Black and Yellow” – Wiz Khalifa

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

“Party” – Beyoncé & André 3000

“I’m on One” – DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne

“I Need a Doctor” – Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey

“What’s My Name?” – Rihanna & Drake

“Motivation” – Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne

“All of the Lights” – Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Best Rap Song

“All of the Lights” – Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

“Black and Yellow” – Wiz Khalifa

“I Need a Doctor” – Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey

“Look at Me Now” – Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes

“Otis” – Jay-Z & Kanye West

“The Show Goes On” – Lupe Fiasco

Best Rap Album

"Watch the Throne" – Jay-Z & Kanye West

"Tha Carter IV" – Lil Wayne

"Lasers" – Lupe Fiasco

"Pink Friday" – Nicki Minaj

"My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" – Kanye West

Best Country Album

"My Kinda Party" - Jason Aldean

"Chief " - Eric Church

"Own the Night"  - Lady Antebellum

"Red River Blue"  - Blake Shelton

"Here for a Good Time " - George Strait

"Speak Now" - Taylor Swift.

Producer of the Year (Non-Classical)

Danger Mouse

Paul Epworth

The Smeezingtons

Ryan Tedder

Butch Vig

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