Adele, Kanye & Bruno Mars lead nominations at glittering Grammys bash

Amy Winehouse also receives nomination for her last recorded song

The nominations for the 2011 Grammy Awards were announced last night at a glittering Hollywood bash, and our very own Brit girl Adele did very well indeed.

Kayne West, already a 14-time Grammy Award winner, led the pack with seven nominations for both his solo work and collaborations with Jay-Z.

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However, Adele – whose album 21 is the biggest selling of 2011- and Bruno Mars also scored big with six nominations apiece, including nods for the three big awards of album, song and record of the year.

During last night’s star-studded show a dazzling Katy Perry, wearing a gorgeous strapless pink lace dress by Dolce & Gabbana, took to the stage to announce the Album of the Year nominations, a particularly fierce category where Adele will find herself up against Lady Gaga and Rihanna.

The late singer Amy Winehouse also received a nomination for her last ever song, a duet with Tony Bennett.

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LL Cool J hosted the televised show in Los Angeles which saw performances from Lady Gaga, Usher, Ludacris and country singers The Band Perry.

Rihanna, who also has nods for Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Song, had her performance of ‘We Found Love’ beamed in from London’s O2 Arena.

Other leading contenders for the major music industry awards show include Foo Fighters, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Mumford and Sons, Chris Brown amongst a whole host of others.

Winners in all 78 categories will be announced at the 54th annual Grammy Awards ceremony on 12 February.

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