Kanye Leads Grammy Nominations

Mimi ON Dec 01, 2011 AT 10:08 am

Kanye West

Kanye West

Kanye West leads the Grammy Awards 2012 nominations with seven nods.

The rapper’s single ‘All of the Lights‘ is up for Song Of The Year, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Song, while his track ‘Otis’ – with Jay-Z – picks up two nods in the Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song categories.

Kanye - who has picked up 14 trophies at the annual US music awards since 2005 – also has two nominations in the Best Rap Album category, for his ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ record and his ‘Watch the Throne’ collaboration, a joint project with Jay-Z.

Adele and Foo Fighters follow with six nominations each, with the former picking up nods in some of the night’s biggest categories, including Record Of The Year and Song of the Year for single ‘Rolling in the Deep’ and Album Of The Year for ’21′.

Foo Fighters are nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Rock Album for ‘Wasting Light’, Best Rock Performance for single ‘Walk’ and Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, for ‘White Limo’.

Bruno Mars‘ single ‘Grenade’ picked up three nominations, for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance, while his ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ album is up for Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album.

Rapper Lil Wayne also has five nominations, while indie-folk act Bon Iver earned four, including nods in two major categories, Record of the Year and Song of the Year for his single ‘Holocene’.

Surprises of the nominations include a relatively low number of nods for two of the biggest selling artists of the year, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift, who released their ‘Born This Way’ and ‘Speak Now’ albums respectively, but gained only three nominations each.

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will take place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on February 12th 2012.

2012 Grammy Awards nominations, list of main categories:

Record Of The Year
Adele – ‘Rolling In The Deep’
Bon Iver – ‘Holocene’
Bruno Mars – ‘Grenade’
Mumford & Sons – ‘The Cave’
Katy Perry – ‘Firework’

Album Of The Year
Adele – ’21′
Foo Fighters – ‘Wasting Light’
Lady Gaga – ‘Born This Way’
Bruno Mars – ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’
Rihanna – ‘Loud’

Song Of The Year
‘All Of The Lights’ – Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie
‘The Cave’ – Mumford & Sons
‘Grenade’ – Mars
‘Holocene’ – Bon Iver
‘Rolling In The Deep’ – Adele

Best New Artist
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj

Best Pop Solo Performance
Adele – ‘Someone Like You’
Lady Gaga – ‘You And I’
Bruno Mars – ‘Grenade’
Katy Perry – ‘Firework’
Pink – ‘F***ing Perfect’

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse – ‘Body And Soul’
The Black Keys – ‘Dearest’
Coldplay – ‘Paradise’
Foster The People – ‘Pumped Up Kicks’
Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera – Moves Like Jagger

Best Pop Vocal Album
Adele – ’21′
Cee Lo Green – ‘The Lady Killer’
Lady Gaga – ‘Born This Way’
Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans’
Rihanna – ‘Loud’

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Cut/Copy – ‘Zonoscope’
Deadmau5 – ’4×4=12′
David Guetta – ‘Nothing But The Beat
Robyn – ‘Body Talk, Pt. 3′
Skrillex – ‘Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites’

Best Rock Performance
Coldplay – ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’
The Decemberists – ‘Down By The Water’
Foo Fighters – ‘Walk’
Mumford & Sons – ‘The Cave’
Radiohead – ‘Lotus Flower’

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
Dream Theater – ‘On The Backs Of Angels’
Foo Fighters – ‘White Limo’
Mastodon – ‘Curl Of The Burl’
Megadeth – ‘Public Enemy No. 1′
Sum 41 – ‘Blood In My Eyes’

Best Rock Song
‘The Cave’ – Mumford & Sons
‘Down By The Water’- The Decemberists
‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’ – Coldplay.
‘Lotus Flower’ – Radiohead.
‘Walk’ – Foo Fighters.

Best Rock Album
Jeff Beck – ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul’
Foo Fighters – ‘Wasting Light’
Kings Of Leon – ‘Come Around Sundown’
Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘I’m With You’
Wilco – ‘The Whole Love’

Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver – ‘Bon Iver’
Death Cab For Cutie – ‘Codes And Keys’
Foster The People – ‘Torches’
My Morning Jacket – ‘Circuital’
Radiohead – ‘The King Of Limbs’

Best R&B Album
Chris Brown – ‘F.A.M.E.’
El DeBarge – ‘Second Chance’
R. Kelly – ‘Love Letter’
Ledisi – ‘Pieces Of Me’
Kelly Price – ‘Kelly’

Best Rap Performance
Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – ‘Look At Me Now’
Jay-Z & Kanye West – ‘Otis’
Lupe Fiasco – ‘The Show Goes On’
Nicki Minaj & Drake – ‘Moment 4 Life’
Wiz Khalifa – ‘Black And Yellow’

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Beyonce & Andre 3000 – ‘Party’
DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne- ‘I’m On One’
Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey – ‘I Need A Doctor’
Rihanna & Drake – ‘What’s My Name?’
Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne – ‘Motivation’
Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie – ‘All Of The Lights’

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
Jay-Z & Kanye West – ‘Watch The Throne’
Lil Wayne – ‘Tha Carter IV’
Lupe Fiasco – ‘Lasers’
Nicki Minaj – ‘Pink Friday’
Kanye West – ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’

Best Country Solo Performance
Jason Aldean – ‘Dirt Road Anthem’
Martina McBride- ‘I’m Gonna Love You Through It’
Blake Shelton – ‘Honey Bee’
Taylor Swift – ‘Mean’
Carrie Underwood- ‘Mama’s Song’

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson – ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay’
Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter – ‘You And Tequila’
The Civil Wars – ‘Barton Hollow’
Thompson Square – ‘Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not’

Best Country Song
‘Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not’ – Thompson Square.
‘God Gave Me You’ – Blake Shelton.
‘Just Fishin” – Taylor Swift.
‘Threaten Me With Heaven’ – Vince Gill.
‘You And Tequila’ – Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter.

Best Country Album
Jason Aldean – ‘My Kinda Party’
Eric Church – ‘Chief’
Lady Antebellum – ‘Own The Night’
Blake Shelton – ‘Red River Blue’
George Strait – ‘Here For A Good Time’
Taylor Swift – ‘Speak Now’

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