Grammys 2013 nominations announced

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  • Record of the Year nominee Taylor Swift helped kick off the 55th Annual Grammy Awards

    Record of the Year nominee Taylor Swift helped kick off the 55th Annual Grammy Awards as she hosted the nominations concert live from Nashville, which will see six artists and groups battling it out for the biggest winner of the evening with six nominations apiece.

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    In what is undoubtedly the biggest night for the music industry, 2013’s Grammy Awards, taking place on 10 February in LA, will pin established pros like Kanye West and Jay-Z alongside strong new contenders like Frank Ocean, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons and fun. – each nominated for six Grammy Awards apiece – as they vy to take home the most accolades of the evening.

    The nominations announcement came in concert form from Nashville on Wednesday, where co-hosts Taylor Swift – looking dainty in a cream lace mini-dress – and LL Cool J took to the stage to perform with nominees including fun. and Maroon 5’s Adam Levine.

    And not only has Taylor bagged Harry Styles as a new boyfriend, the singer is up for three awards including Record of the Year for We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Best Song Written for Visual Media for Safe & Sound.

    Among our other favourite artists nominated for top accolades are Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Carly Rae Jepson, Katy Perry and Rihanna, who scored three nominations. Beyoncé also got a nod for Traditional R&B Performance for her single Love on Top.

    Read nominations for the top categories, below:

    Album Of The Year
    The Black Keys – El Camino
    fun. – Some Nights
    Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
    Mumford & Sons – Babel
    Jack White – Blunderbuss

    Record Of The Year
    The Black Keys – ‘Lonely Boy’
    Kelly Clarkson – ‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)’
    fun. featuring Janelle Monáe – ‘We Are Young’
    Gotye featuring Kimba – ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’
    Frank Ocean – ‘Thinkin’ ‘Bout You’
    Taylor Swift – ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’

    Song Of The Year
    Ed Sheeran – ‘The A Team’
    Miguel – ‘Adorn’
    Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Call Me Maybe’
    Kelly Clarkson – ‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)’
    fun. featuring Janelle Monáe – ‘We Are Young’

    Best New Artist
    Alabama Shakes
    fun.
    Hunter Hayes
    The Lumineers
    Frank Ocean

    Best Pop Solo Performance

    Adele – ‘Set Fire To The Rain’ [Live at the Royal Albert Hall]
    Kelly Clarkson – ‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)’
    Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Call Me Maybe’
    Katy Perry – ‘Wide Awake’
    Rihanna – ‘Where Have You Been’

    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
    Florence & The Machine – ‘Shake It Out’
    fun. featuring Janelle Monáe – ‘We Are Young’
    Gotye featuring Kimbra – ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’
    LMFAO – ‘Sexy And I Know It’
    Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa – ‘Payphone’

    Best Pop Vocal Album
    Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
    Florence + the Machine – Ceremonials
    fun. – Some Nights
    Maroon 5 – Overexposed
    Pink – The Truth About Love

    Who do you wants to see take home a Grammy in 2013? Let us know in a comment below.

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