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For the second year in a row, a Hip -Hop Artist leads in Grammy Nominations. Kanye West  led the way with 7 Nominations, followed by Eminem (last year’s leader).  West received nominations for both Watch The Throne & My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.  West finds himself in competition with his favorite person in the world…Himself.

 

The two albums go head-to-head in the Rap Album of The Year Category, which bodes well for West’s chances of taking home the honor.  Shockingly, West was left off of the Album of The Year Category, which seems like a huge mistake by the committee.

 

The rest of the nominations are listed below.

Album of the Year

Adele – 21

Foo Fighters – Wasting Light

Lady Gaga – Born This Way

Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans

Rihanna – Loud

Record of the Year

Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”

Bon Iver – “Holocene”

Bruno Mars – “Grenade”

Mumford & Sons – “The Cave”

Katy Perry – “Firework”

Best New Artist

The Band Perry

Bon Iver

J. Cole

Nicki Minaj

Skrillex

Song of the Year

Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie – “All of the Lights” »Mumford & Sons – “The Cave”

Bruno Mars – “Grenade”

Bon Iver – “Holocene”

Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”

Best Pop Solo Performance

Adele – “Someone Like You”

Lady Gaga – “Yoü and I”

Bruno Mars – “Grenade”

Katy Perry – “Firework”

Pink – “F***in’ 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 and Christina Aguilera – “Moves Like Jagger”

Best Dance Recording

Deadmau5 and Greta Svabo Bech – “Raise Your Weapon”

Duck Sauce – “Barbra Streisand”

 David Guetta and Avicii – “Sunshine”

Robyn – “Call Your Girlfriend”

Skrillex – “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites”

Swedish House Mafia – “Save The World”

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 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 Traditional R&B Performance

Eric Benet – “Sometimes I Cry”

Cee Lo Green and Melanie Fiona – “Fool for You”

R. Kelly – “Radio Message”

Raphael Saadiq – “Good Man”

Betty Wright and the Roots – “Surrender”

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 Album

Jay-Z and 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 Rap/Sung Collaboration

Beyoncé and Andre 3000 – “Party”

DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne – “I’m On One”

Dr. Dre, Eminem and Skylar Grey – “I Need a Doctor”

Rihanna and Drake – “What’s My Name?”

Kelly Rowland and Lil Wayne – “Motivation”

Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie – “All Of The Lights”

Best Rap Performance

Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”

Jay-Z and Kanye West – “Otis”

Lupe Fiasco – “The Show Goes On”

Nicki Minaj and Drake – “Moment 4 Life”

Wiz Khalifa – “Black And Yellow”

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 Song

Thompson Square – “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not”

Blake Shelton – “God Gave Me You”

Trace Adkins – “Just Fishin’ ”

Taylor Swift – “Mean”

Vince Gill – “Threaten Me With Heaven”

Kenny Chesney (featuring Grace Potter) – “You and Tequila”

Best Americana Album

Linda Chorney – Emotional Jukebox

Ry Cooder – Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down

Emmylou Harris – Hard Bargain

Levon Helm – Ramble At The Ryman

Lucinda Williams – Blessed

Best Blues Album

Gregg Allman – Low Country Blues

Marcia Ball – Roadside Attractions

Warren Haynes – Man In Motion

Keb’ Mo‘ – The Reflection

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Revelator

Best Folk Album

The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow

Steve Earle – I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive

Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues

Eddie Vedder – Ukulele Songs

Gillian Welch – The Harrow & The Harvest

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