The original title for this was “Adele Has A Ton Of Grammy Noms And Will Possibly Win All Of Them” but we decided to be neat. Nominations for the 54th Grammy Awards were handed out last night and to no one’s surprise, Adele’s 21 got six nominations including the big ones of Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year (“Rolling In The Deep”) & Record Of The Year*. Kanye West, award show savior and probable temper tantrum thrower was granted a show high 7 nominations but none of which are in the Album Of The Year category for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Instead, that honor will be battled upon by Bruno Mars’ Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Foo Fighters Wasting Light, Born This Way from Lady Gaga, Rihanna’s Loud and the aforementioned Adele.

Kanye’ll have to settle for battling himself for Best Rap Album as MBDTF is up against Watch The Throne, Pink Friday and others. Newcomers J. Cole & Nicki Minaj were both nominated for Best New Artist along with dubstep king Skrillex (who has five noms in all, same for Lil Wayne). For a list of the awards many may care about, hit the jump and for the full list click here. The Grammys will air live on February 12th from Los Angeles.

* By the way, we’ve figured out the difference between Song Of The Year & Record Of The Year. Song of the Year is for the songwriters & Record Of The Year is for the artist. Write the song, get the song award. Don’t write yet perform the song, get the record award. Easy.

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 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 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 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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.