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Grammy's 2013 nominations announced: Fun, Jay-Z, Black Keys, Kanye West lead the pack
Nominations for music industry's prestigious award are out loud and clear with few surprises and bit of disappointment. The nominees were announced at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live in Nashville hosted by LL Cool J and Taylor Swift. The show opened with a beat-box version of Swift's hit 'Mean.' Others who performed that night were Maroon5, Fun, Ne-Yo.

LEADING THE nominations for the 55th Annual Grammy Award is the Indie pop band – Fun with six nominations including the top category – Album of the year, Record of the year, New Artist and Song of the year for “We are young”. Followed by American Rock band – The Black Keys and Frank Ocean with five each, Kelly Clarkson, Mumford & Sons, Jay-Z and Kanye West with four nominations each.

This year’s nomination doesn’t feature much of the female prowess. With only one nomination each for R&B sensations Rihanna, Beyonce, Country music’s sweetheart Taylor Swift and the biggest winner of last year’s Grammy – Adele, the female contingent is led by Kelly Clarkson followed by Carly Rae Jepsen and Carrie Underwood with two nominations each.

A bit of disappointment came in for teen pop sensation Justin Bieber; he was completely shut out of the award despite the success of his third studio album, Believe, for which he was nominated and won the Billboard Award, MTV Awards and American Music Award this year. Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun took to Twitter to express his disappointment. He tweeted, “I just plain DISAGREE. The kid (Justin Bieber) deserved it. Grammy board u blew it on this one. To all those nominated…you do deserve it. You worked hard and u earned it. Just feel like so did JB.”

While on the other hand, one-hit wonder Carly Rae Jepsen is over the moon excited for her two nominations - Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Call me maybe”. Guess the Grammy Jury got her number after all.

Following is the list of the major categories out of the total 81 categories. The 55th Annual Grammy Award 2013 will be held on 10th February in Los Angeles.

Album of the Year

» The Black Keys - El Camino

» Fun. - Some Nights

» Mumford & Sons - Babel

» Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

» Jack White - Blunderbuss

Record of the Year

» The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”

» Kelly Clarkson – “Stronger”

» Fun. feat. Janelle Monae – “We Are Young”

» Gotye feat. Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used to Know”

» Frank Ocean – “Thinkin Bout You”

» Taylor Swift – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

Best New Artist

» The Alabama Shakes

» Fun.

» Hunter Hayes

» The Lumineers

» Frank Ocean

Best Pop Vocal Album

» Kelly Clarkson - Stronger

» Florence and the Machine - Ceremonials

» Fun. - Some Nights

» Maroon 5 - Overexposed

» Pink - The Truth About Love

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. – “We Are Young”

Best Pop Solo Performance

» Adele – “Set Fire to the Rain (Live)”

» 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 and the Machine – “Shake It Out”

» Fun. – “We Are Young”

» Gotye feat. Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used to Know”

» LMFAO – “Sexy and I Know It”

» Maroon 5 – “Payphone”

Best Dance Recording

» Avicii – “Levels”

» Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo – “Let’s Go”

» Skrillex feat. Sirah – “Bangarang”

» Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – “Don’t You Worry Child”

» Al Walser – “I Can’t Live Without You”

Best Dance/Electronic Album

» Steve Aoki - Wonderland

» The Chemical Brothers Don’t Think

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» Kaskade Fire & Ice

» Skrillex Bangarang

Best Rock Performance

» Alabama Shakes – “Hold On”

» The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”

» Coldplay – “Charlie Brown”

» Mumford & Sons – “I Will Wait”

» Bruce Springsteen – “We Take Care of Our Own”

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance

» Anthrax – “I’m Alive”

» Halestorm – “Love Bites (So Do I)”

» Iron Maiden – “Blood Brothers”

» Lamb of God – “Ghost Walking”

» Marilyn Manson – “No Reflection”

» Megadeth – “Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)”

Best Rock Song

» Jack White – “Freedom at 21″

» Mumford & Sons – “I Will Wait”

» The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”

» Muse – “Madness”

» Bruce Springsteen – “We Take Care of Our Own”

Best Rock Album

» The Black Keys, El Camino

» Muse, The 2nd Law

» Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto

» Bruce Springsteen, Wrecking Ball

» Jack White, Blunderbuss

Best Alternative Music Album

» Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do

» Bjork, Biophilia

» Gotye, Making Mirrors

» M83, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

» Tom Waits, Bad As Me

Best R&B Performance

» Estelle – “Thank You”

» Robert Glasper Experiment feat. Ledisi – “Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)

» Luke James – “I Want You”

» Miguel – “Adorn”

» Usher – “Climax”

Best Traditional R&B Performance

» Anita Baker – “Lately”

» Beyonce – “Love on Top”

» Melanie Fiona – “Wrong Side of a Love Song”

» Gregory Porter – “Real Good Hands”

» SWV – “If Only You Knew”

Best Urban Contemporary Album

» Chris Brown, Fortune

» Miguel, Kaleidoscope Dream

» Frank Ocean, Channel Orange

Best R&B Album

» Robert Glasper Experiment, Black Radio

» Anthony Hamilton, Back To Love

» R. Kelly, Write Me Back

» Tamia, Beautiful Surprise

» Tyrese, Open Invitation

Best Rap Performance

» Drake feat. Lil’ Wayne – “HYFR (Hell Ya F—ing Right)”

» Jay-Z & Kanye West – “N—as In Paris”

» Nas – “Daughters”

» Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz – “Mercy”

» Young Geezy feat. Jay-Z & Andre 3000 – “I Do”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

» Flo Rida feat. Sia – “Wild Ones”

» Jay-Z & Kanye West feat. Frank Ocean & The-Dream – “No Church in the Wild”

» John Legend feat. Ludacris – “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)”

» Nas feat. Amy Whinehouse – “Cherry Wine”

» Rihanna feat. Jay-Z – “Talk That Talk”

Best Rap Song

» Nas – “Daughters”

» Wale feat. Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”

» Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz – “Mercy”

» Drake feat. Lil’ Wayne – “The Motto”

» Jay-Z & Kanye West – “N—as In Paris”

» Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Featuring Bruno Mars – “Young, Wild & Free”

Best Rap Album

» Drake, Take Care

» Lupe Fiasco, Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1

» The Roots, Undun

» Nas, Life Is Good

» Rick Ross, God Forgives, I Don’t

» 2 Chainz, Based on a T.R.U. Story

Best Country Song

» Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away”

» Ronnie Dunn -”Cost of Livin’ “

» Eli Young Band – “Even If It Breaks Your Heart”

» Alan Jackson – “So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore”

» Eric Church – “Springsteen”

Best Country Solo Performance

» Dierks Bentley – “Home”

» Eric Church – “Springsteen”

» Ronnie Dunn – “Cost of Livin’ “

» Hunter Hayes – “Wanted”

» Blake Shelton – “Over”

» Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away”

Best Americana Album

» The Avett Brothers, The Carpenter

» John Fullbright, From the Ground Up

» The Lumineers, The Lumineers

» Mumford & Sons, Babel

» Bonnie Raitt, Slipstream

Best Blues Album

» Shemekia Copeland, 33 1/3

» Dr. John, Locked Down

» Ruthie Foster, Let It Burn

» Heritage Blues Orchestra, And I Still Rise

» Joan Osborne, Bring It on Home

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