Kanye West earned a leading seven nominations for the 54th annual Grammy Awards today, followed by Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars.
West only scored one nomination in the top Grammy categories of song, record and album of the year,earning a nod for song of the year for “All of the Lights,” which also featured Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie. Other songs nominated in the category were “The Cave” by Mumford & Sons, “Grenade” by Bruno Mars, “Holocene” by Bon Iver and “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele.
“The Cave,” “Grenade,” “Holocene” and “Rolling in the Deep” also earned nominations for record of the year, along with “Firework” by Katy Perry.
Adele and Bruno Mars also landed nominations for album of the year for “21″ and “Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” respectively. Also up for best album are the Foo Fighters for “Wasting Light,” Lady Gaga for “Born This Way” and Rihanna for “Loud.”
The Band Perry, Bon Iver, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj and Skrillex were nominated for best new artist.
The nominations were announced during a star-studded concert at the Nokia Theatre. The number of Grammy categories was cut from 109 last year to 78 this year, as The Recording Academy looks to streamline the awards show.
Among the performers during the nominations concert were Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Jason Aldean, Lupe Fiasco, Sugarland, The Band Perry, Common, Grandmaster Flash and Ludacris.
The Grammy Awards will be presented Feb. 12 at Staples Center.
Nominees announced Yesterday in top categories for the 54th annual Grammy Awards:
Record of the Year:
“Rolling in the Deep,” Adele; “Holocene,” Bon Iver; “Grenade,” Bruno Mars; “The Cave,” Mumford & Sons; “Firework,” Katy Perry.
Album of the Year:
“21,” Adele; “Wasting Light,” Foo Fighters; “Born This Way,” Lady Gaga; “Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” Bruno Mars; “Loud,” Rihanna.
Song of the Year:
“All of the Lights,” Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter and Kanye West, songwriters (performed by Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie); “The Cave,” Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford and Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons); “Grenade,” Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars and Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars); “Holocene,” Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver); “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele).
The Band Perry, Bon Iver, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, Skrillex.
Pop Vocal Album:
“21,” Adele; “The Lady Killer,” Cee Lo Green; “Born This Way,” Lady Gaga; “Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” Bruno Mars; “Loud,” Rihanna.
“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.
“F.A.M.E.,” Chris Brown; “Second Chance,” El DeBarge; “Love Letter,” R. Kelly; “Pieces of Me,” Ledisi; “Kelly,” Kelly Price.
“Watch the Throne,” Jay-Z and Kanye West; “Tha Carter IV,” Lil Wayne; “Lasers,” Lupe Fiasco; “Pink Friday,” Nicki Minaj; “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” Kanye West.
“My Kinda Party,” Jason Aldean; “Chief,” Eric Church; “Own the Night,” Lady Antebellum; “Red River Blue,” Blake Shelton; “Here for a Good Time,” George Strait; “Speak Now,” Taylor Swift.
Latin Pop, Rock or Urban Album:
“Entren Los Que Quieran,” Calle 13; “Entre La Ciudad y El Mar,” Gustavo Galindo; “Nuestra,” La Vida BohGeme; “Not So Commercial,” Los Amigos Invisibles; “Drama y Luz,” ManDa.
Jazz Vocal Album:
“`Round Midnight,” Karrin Allyson; “The Mosaic Project,” Terri Lyne Carrington & Various Artists; “The Gate,” Kurt Elling; “American Road,” Tierney Sutton (Band); “The Music of Randy Newman,” Roseanna Vitro.
Contemporary Classical Composition:
“Elmer Gantry,” Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein; “The Ghosts of Alhambra,” George Crumb; “String Quartet No. 3,” Jefferson Friedman; “Lonely Motel-Music from Slide,” Steven Mackey; “Piano Concerto No. 2,” Poul Ruders.
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