Kanye West leads Grammy Nominations

The nominees in the top categories for the 54th annual Grammy Awards were announced Wednesday night in Los Angeles. Kanye West leads the list with seven nominations, including best Rap Album. Adele, Bruno Mars, and Foo Fighters follow the lead with six whereas Lil Wayne and Skrillex respectively nabbed five and Drake, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Mumford & Sons, Radiohead, and Bon Iver earned four nominations. Winners will be unveiled on live from L.a.’s Staples Center on Sunday, February 12, at 8 p.m. on CBS. see the list below.

Grammy Awards 2012 nominations list

Album of the Year21 – AdeleDoo-Wops & Hooligans – Bruno MarsBorn this Way – Lady GagaWasting Light – Foo FightersLoud – 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 ArtistBon IverThe Band PerryNicki MinajJ. ColeSkrillex

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 Album21 – AdeleThe Lady Killer – Cee Lo GreenBorn this Way – Lady GagaDoo-Wops & Hooligans – Bruno MarsLoud – 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 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 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 AlbumWatch the Throne – Jay-Z & Kanye WestTha Carter IV – Lil WayneLasers – Lupe FiascoPink Friday – Nicki MinajMy beautiful dark Twisted Fantasy – Kanye West

Best Short Form Music Video“Rolling in the Deep” – Adele“Yes I Know” – Memory Tapes“All is Not Lost” – OK Go“Lotus Flower” – Radiohead“First of the Year (Equinox)” – Skrillex“Perform this Way” – “Weird Al” Yankovic

Best Long Form Music VideoI Am…World Tour – BeyoncéFoo Fighters: Back and Forth – Foo FightersTalihina Sky: The story of Kings of Leon – Kings Of LeonBeats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest – a Tribe Called QuestNine Types of Light – TV on the Radio

Producer of the Year, Non-ClassicalDanger MousePaul EpworthThe SmeezingtonsRyan TedderButch Vig

The complete list of nominees can be seen here.

Kanye West leads Grammy Nominations


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