55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees

ra-logo55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees – Partial List

1. Record Of The Year

Lonely Boy

The Black Keys
The Black Keys & Danger Mouse, producers; Tom Elmhirst & Kennie Takahashi, engineers/mixers; Brian Lucey, mastering engineer
Track from: El Camino
[Nonesuch]

Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)

Kelly Clarkson
Greg Kurstin, producer; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Greg Kurstin & Jesse Shatkin, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer
[RCA Records/19 Recordings Limited]

We Are Young

Fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe
Jeff Bhasker, producer; Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dawson & Stuart White, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer
Track from: Some Nights
[Fueled By Ramen]

Somebody That I Used To Know

Gotye Featuring Kimbra
Wally De Backer, producer; Wally De Backer & Francois Tetaz, engineers/mixers; William Bowden, mastering engineer
Track from: Making Mirrors
[Universal Republic]

Thinkin Bout You

Frank Ocean
Frank Ocean, producer; Jeff Ellis, Pat Thrall & Marcos Tovar, engineers/mixers; Vlado Meller, mastering engineer
Track from: Channel Orange
[Def Jam]

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Taylor Swift
Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, producers; Serban Ghenea, engineer/mixer; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
[Big Machine Records]

2. Album Of The Year

El Camino

The Black Keys
The Black Keys & Danger Mouse, producers; Tchad Blake, Tom Elmhirst & Kennie Takahashi, engineers/mixers; Brian Lucey, mastering engineer
[Nonesuch]

Some Nights

Fun.
Janelle Monáe, featured artist; Jeff Bhasker, Emile Haynie, Jake One & TommyD, producers; Jeff Bhasker, Pete Bischoff, Jeff Chestek, Andrew Dawson, Emile Haynie, Manny Marroquin, Sonny Pinnar & Stuart White, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer
[Fueled By Ramen]

Babel

Mumford & Sons
Markus Dravs, producer; Robin Baynton & Ruadhri Cushnan, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
[Glassnote]

Channel Orange

Frank Ocean
André 3000, John Mayer & Earl Sweatshirt, featured artists; Om’Mas Keith, Malay, Frank Ocean & Pharrell, producers; Calvin Bailif, Andrew Coleman, Jeff Ellis, Doug Fenske, Om’Mas Keith, Malay, Frank Ocean, Philip Scott, Mark “Spike” Stent, Pat Thrall, Marcos Tovar & Vic Wainstein, engineers/mixers; Vlado Meller, mastering engineer
[Def Jam]

Blunderbuss

Jack White
Jack White, producer; Vance Powell & Jack White, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
[Third Man/Columbia Records]

3. Song Of The Year

The A Team

Ed Sheeran, songwriter (Ed Sheeran)
Track from: +
[Elektra; Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing]

Adorn

Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)
[RCA/Bystorm Entertainment; Publisher: Art Dealer Chic]

Call Me Maybe

Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen & Josh Ramsay, songwriters (Carly Rae Jepsen)
[604 Records/Schoolboy Records/Interscope; Publishers: Jepsen Music Publishing, Regular Monkey Productions, Crowe Music Publishing]

Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)

Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi, songwriters (Kelly
Clarkson)
[RCA/19 Recordings; Publishers: Universal Music Publishing MGB Scandinavia, Perfect Storm Music Group/Sony ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia, BMG Gold Songs, Kurstin Music/EMI April Music]

We Are Young

Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Fun.
Featuring Janelle Monáe)
Track from: Some Nights
[Fueled By Ramen; Publishers: WB Music, FBR Music, Bearvon Music/Rough Art/Shira Lee Lawrence Rick Music/Way Above Music/Sony ATV Songs]

4. Best New Artist

Alabama Shakes

Fun.

Hunter Hayes

The Lumineers

Frank Ocean

5. Best Pop Solo Performance

Set Fire To The Rain [Live]

Adele
Track from: Live At The Royal Albert Hall
[XL/Columbia]

Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)

Kelly Clarkson
[RCA Records/19 Recordings Limited]

Call Me Maybe

Carly Rae Jepsen
[604 Records/Schoolboy Records/Interscope]

Wide Awake

Katy Perry
[Capitol]

Where Have You Been

Rihanna
Track from: Talk That Talk
[Def Jam]

6. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Shake It Out

Florence & The Machine
Track from: Ceremonials
[Universal Republic]

We Are Young

Fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe
Track from: Some Nights
[Fueled By Ramen]

Somebody That I Used To Know

Gotye Featuring Kimbra
Track from: Making Mirrors
[Universal Republic]

Sexy And I Know It

LMFAO
Track from: Sorry For Party Rocking
[will.i.am/Interscope/Cherrytree Records]

Payphone

Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa
Track from: Overexposed
[A & M/Octone]

7. Best Pop Instrumental Album

24/7

Gerald Albright & Norman Brown
[Concord Jazz]

Impressions

Chris Botti
[Columbia]

Four Hands & A Heart Volume One

Larry Carlton
[335 Records, Inc.]

Live At The Blue Note Tokyo

Dave Koz
[Just Koz Entertainment]

Rumbadoodle

Arun Shenoy
[Arun Shenoy Music Publishing]

8. Best Pop Vocal Album

Stronger

Kelly Clarkson
[RCA Records/19 Recordings LLC]

Ceremonials

Florence & The Machine
[Universal Republic]

Some Nights

Fun.
[Fueled By Ramen]

Overexposed

Maroon 5
[A&M/Octone]

The Truth About Love

Pink
[RCA Records]

9. Best Dance Recording

Levels

Avicii
Tim Bergling & Ash Pournouri, producers; Tim Bergling, mixer
[Levels/Atom Empire/Interscope]

Let’s Go

Calvin Harris Featuring Ne-Yo
Calvin Harris, producer; Calvin Harris, mixer
[Ultra Music]

Bangarang

Skrillex Featuring Sirah
Skrillex, producer; Skrillex, mixer
Track from: Bangarang
[OWSLA/Big Beat/Atlantic]

Don’t You Worry Child

Swedish House Mafia Featuring John Martin
Steve Angello, Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso, producers; Steve Angello, Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso, mixers
[Astralwerks]

I Can’t Live Without You

Al Walser
Al Walser, producer; Al Walser, mixer
[Cut The Bull Entertainment]

10. Best Dance/Electronica Album

Wonderland

Steve Aoki
[Ultra Music/ Dim Mak]

Don’t Think

The Chemical Brothers
[Astralwerks]

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Deadmau5
[Mau5trap Recordings/Ultra Music]

Fire & Ice

Kaskade
[Ultra Music]

Bangarang

Skrillex
[OWSLA/Big Beat/Atlantic]

11. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Christmas

Michael Bublé
[143/Reprise]

A Holiday Carole

Carole King
[Hear Music]

Kisses On The Bottom

Paul McCartney
[Hear Music]

12. Best Rock Performance

Hold On

Alabama Shakes
Track from: Boys & Girls
[ATO Records]

Lonely Boy

The Black Keys
Track from: El Camino
[Nonesuch]

Charlie Brown

Coldplay
[Capitol]

I Will Wait

Mumford & Sons
Track from: Babel
[Glassnote]

We Take Care Of Our Own

Bruce Springsteen
Track from: Wrecking Ball
[Columbia Records]

13. Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance

I’m Alive

Anthrax
[Megaforce]

Love Bites (So Do I)

Halestorm
Track from: The Strange Case Of…
[Atlantic]

Blood Brothers

Iron Maiden
Track from: En Vivo!
[UMe]

Ghost Walking

Lamb Of God
Track from: Resolution
[Epic]

No Reflection

Marilyn Manson
Track from: Born Villain
[Cooking Vinyl]

Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)

Megadeth
Track from: Th1rt3en
[Roadrunner Records]

14. Best Rock Song

Freedom At 21

Jack White, songwriter (Jack White)
Track from: Blunderbuss
[Columbia Records/ Third Man Records; Publisher: Third String Tunes]

I Will Wait

Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall & Marcus Mumford, songwriters (Mumford &
Sons)
Track from: Babel
[Glassnote]

Lonely Boy

Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton & Patrick Carney, songwriters (The Black Keys)
Track from: El Camino
[Nonesuch; Publisher: McMoore McLesst Publishing]

Madness

Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)
[Warner Bros.; Publisher: Warner Chappell]

We Take Care Of Our Own

Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)
Track from: Wrecking Ball
[Columbia Records; Publisher: Bruce Springsteen]

15. Best Rock Album

El Camino

The Black Keys
[Nonesuch]

Mylo Xyloto

Coldplay
[Capitol]

The 2nd Law

Muse
[WB]

Wrecking Ball

Bruce Springsteen
[Columbia Records]

Blunderbuss

Jack White
[Columbia Records/ Third Man Records]

16. 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
[Epic/Clean Slate]

Biophilia

Björk
[One Little Indian / Nonesuch]

Making Mirrors

Gotye
[Universal Republic]

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.

M83
[Mute]

Bad As Me

Tom Waits
[Anti Records]

17. Best R&B Performance

Thank You

Estelle
Track from: All Of Me
[Home School/Atlantic]

Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)

Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Ledisi
Track from: Black Radio
[Blue Note]

I Want You

Luke James
[Mercury]

Adorn

Miguel
[RCA Records / Bystorm Entertainment]

Climax

Usher
Track from: Looking 4 Myself
[RCA Records]

18. Best Traditional R&B Performance

Lately

Anita Baker
[Blue Note]

Love On Top

Beyoncé
Track from: 4
[Columbia Records]

Wrong Side Of A Love Song

Melanie Fiona
Track from: The MF Life
[SRC]

Real Good Hands

Gregory Porter
Track from: Be Good
[Motema Music]

If Only You Knew

SWV
Track from: I Missed Us
[Mass Appeal Entertainment/E1 Music]

19. Best R&B Song

Adorn

Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)
[RCA/Bystorm Entertainment; Publisher: Art Dealer Chic]

Beautiful Surprise

Tamia Hill, Claude Kelly & Salaam Remi, songwriters (Tamia)
[Plus 1 Music Group; Publishers: Plus 1 Publishing, Studiobeast Music/Warner Tamerlane Music/Linden Springfield/EMI Blackwood Music]

Heart Attack

Benjamin Levin, Rico Love & Tremaine Neverson, songwriters (Trey Songz)
Track from: Chapter V
[Songbook/Atlantic; Publishers: Matza Ball Music/Where Da Kasz At, EMI Foray Music, April’s Boy Muzik/Warner Chappell Music]

Pray For Me

Antonio Dixon, Kenny Edmonds, Anthony Hamilton & Patrick “jQue” Smith,
songwriters (Anthony Hamilton)
Track from: Back To Love
[RCA; Publishers: Tappy Whyte’s Music/Songs of Universal, Faze 2 Music/Songs of Universal, Antonio Dixon’s Muzik/EMI April Music, Christopher Matthew Music Publishing/Songs of Windswept Pacific]

Refill

Darhyl “DJ” Camper, Elle Varner & Andrew “Pop” Wansel, songwriters (Elle Varner)
Track from: Perfectly Imperfect
[RCA Records/MBK Entertainment; Publishers: Ellevision Music/Sony ATV Songs, Private Stock Entertainment/Songs of Universal, CampStar Music/EMI April]

20. Best Urban Contemporary Album

Fortune

Chris Brown
[RCA Records]

Kaleidoscope Dream

Miguel
[RCA Records / Bystorm Entertainment]

Channel Orange

Frank Ocean
[Def Jam]

See the Full List HERE

Nominations for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® (www.grammy.com) were announced tonight by The Recording Academy® and reflected an eclectic mix of the best and brightest in music over the past year, as determined by the voting members of The Academy. For the fifth year, nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards were announced on primetime television as part of “The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night®, a one-hour CBS (www.cbs.com) entertainment special broadcast live for the first time ever from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on “GRAMMY Sunday,” Feb. 10, 2013, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, www.facebook.com/thegrammys. For a complete nominations list, please visit www.grammy.com.

Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), FUN., Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, and Kanye West top the nominations with six each; The Black Keys, Chick Corea, and Miguel each garner five nods; and producer Jeff Bhasker, mastering engineer Bob Ludwig and Nas are each up for four awards.

“The GRAMMY Awards process once again has produced a diverse and impressive list of nominations across multiple genres,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “This year’s nominees truly represent an exceptional and vibrant creative community that exemplifies some of the highest levels of artistry and excellence in their respective fields. Combined with the fifth year of our primetime nominations special, we’re off to an exciting start on the road to Music’s Biggest Night, the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, on February 10.”

This year’s GRAMMY Awards process registered more than 17,000 submissions over a 12-month eligibility period (Oct. 1, 2011 – Sept. 30, 2012). GRAMMY ballots for the final round of voting will be mailed on Dec. 19 to the voting members of The Recording Academy. They are due back to the accounting firm of Deloitte by Jan. 16, 2013, when they will be tabulated and the results kept secret until the 55th GRAMMY telecast.

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, and Louis J. Horvitz is director.

“The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night,” hosted by two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J and six-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift, featured the announcement of nominations in several categories as well as performances by The Band Perry and Dierks Bentley in a special tribute to Johnny Cash; country artist Luke Bryan; pop/rock group FUN. with singer/songwriter Janelle Monáe; country artist Hunter Hayes; three-time GRAMMY-winning group Maroon 5; three-time GRAMMY winner Ne-Yo; and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients The Who. Presenters included nine-time GRAMMY winner Sheryl Crow, country group Little Big Town, Americana group The Lumineers, and country artist Chris Young.

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on Foursquare, GetGlue, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.

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Posted on December 5, 2012, in GRAMMY News, K*Chele Magazine and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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