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Kanye West, Adele, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars Nominated For Top Grammy Awards

Kanye West leads in overall nominations

Matthew Perpetua Dec 02, 2011
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Kanye West, Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars lead the nominations for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on February 12th at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. West has the highest number of nominations, with seven in total, though Adele leads in the top categories, with her blockbuster album 21 up for Album of the Year, and her single “Rolling in the Deep” nominated for both Record and Song of the Year. Foo Fighters also have six nominations, including Album of the Year for Wasting Light.

The Best New Artist category includes a few surprises this year, with dubstep artist Skrillex getting a nod along with Bon Iver, who is also up for Record and Song of the Year for his album track “Holocene.”

The nominations for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards are as follows:

Album Of The Year:
21 ”” Adele
Wasting Light ”” Foo Fighters
Born This Way ”” Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans ”” Bruno Mars
Loud ”” Rihanna

Record Of The Year:
“Rolling In The Deep” ”” Adele
“Holocene” ”” Bon Iver
“Grenade” ”” Bruno Mars
“The Cave” ”” Mumford & Sons
“Firework” ”” Katy Perry

Best New Artist:
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj

Song Of The Year:
“All Of The Lights” ”” Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters
(Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
“The Cave” ”” Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
“Grenade” ”” Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Andrew Wyatt,
songwriters (Bruno Mars)
“Holocene” ”” Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)
“Rolling In The Deep” ”” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

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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 Duo/Group Performance
“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 Dance Recording
“Raise Your Weapon” ”” Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech
“Barbra Streisand” ”” Duck Sauce
“Sunshine” ”” David Guetta & Avicii
“Call Your Girlfriend” ”” Robyn
“Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” ”” Skrillex
“Save The World” ”” Swedish House Mafia

Best Rock Performance
“Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” ”” Coldplay
“Down By The Water” ”” The Decemberists
“Walk” ”” Foo Fighters
“The Cave” ”” Mumford & Sons
“Lotus Flower” ”” Radiohead

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
“On The Backs Of Angels” ”” Dream Theater
“White Limo” ”” Foo Fighters
“Curl Of The Burl” ”” Mastodon
“Public Enemy No. 1” ”” Megadeth
“Blood In My Eyes” ”” Sum 41

Best Rock Album
Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul ”” Jeff Beck
Wasting Light ”” Foo Fighters
Come Around Sundown ”” Kings Of Leon
I’m With You ”” Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Whole Love ”” Wilco

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Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver ”” Bon Iver
Codes and Keys ”” Death Cab For Cutie
Torches ”” Foster The People
Circuital ”” My Morning Jacket
The King of Limbs ”” Radiohead

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 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

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