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The 2012 Grammy nominations are in! Kanye West leads the pack with 7 nominations, but our ladies are doing well, with Rihanna following quickly behind with 6 nods. Adele is up for 5 awards, and Nicki Minaj has the chance at winning 3 statues. Momma-to-be Beyonce is only up for 1 this year, but we’re sure next winter will be different!

Music’s biggest night will air live from L.A.’s Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. on CBS.


Album Of The Year

Loud, Rihanna

21, Adele

Born This Way, Lady Gaga

Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Bruno Mars

Wasting Light, Foo Fighters

Record Of The Year (Given to artist & producers)

Rolling In the Deep, Adele

Firework, Katy Perry

Grenade, Bruno Mars

Holocene, Bon Iver

The Cave, Mumford & Sons

Song Of The Year (Given to writer)

All of the Lights (performed by Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie)

Rolling In the Deep (performed by Adele)

Grenade (performed by Bruno Mars)

The Cave (performed by Mumford & Sons)

Holocene (performed by Bon Iver)

Best New Artist

Nicki Minaj

J. Cole

The Band Perry

Bon Iver



R&B Album

F.A.M.E., Chris Brown

Love Letter, R. Kelly

Pieces of Me, Ledisi

Kelly, Kelly Price

Second Chance, El DeBarge

R&B Song (Given to writer)

Far Away (performed by Marsha Ambrosius)

Fool For You (performed by Cee Lo Green and Melanie Fiona)

Not My Daddy (performed by Kelly Price and Stokley)

Pieces of Me (performed by Ledisi)

You Are (performed by Charlie Wilson)

R&B Performance

Far Away, Marsha Ambrosius

Pieces of Me, Ledisi

Not My Daddy, Kelly Price and Stokley

Is This Love, Corinne Bailey Rae

You Are, Charlie Wilson

Traditional R&B Performance

Fool for You, Cee Lo Green and Melanie Fiona

Radio Message, R. Kelly

Sometimes I Cry, Eric Benét

Good Man, Raphael Saadiq

Surrender, Betty Wright and The Roots


Pop Vocal Album

Loud, Rihanna

21, Adele

The Lady Killer, Cee Lo Green

Born This Way, Lady Gaga

Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Bruno Mars

Pop Solo Performance

Someone Like You, Adele

Yoü And I, Lady Gaga

Grenade, Bruno Mars

Firework, Katy Perry

F***in’ Perfect, Pink

Pop Duo/Group Performance

Paradise, Coldplay

Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera

Body and Soul, Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse

Dearest, The Black Keys

Pumped Up Kicks, Foster the People

Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Duets II, Tony Bennett and various artists

The Gift, Susan Boyle

In Concert on Broadway, Harry Connick Jr.

Music Is Better Than Words, Seth MacFarlane

What Matters Most, Barbra Streisand


Rap Album

Watch the Throne, Jay-Z and Kanye West

Pink Friday, Nicki Minaj

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West

Tha Carter IV, Lil Wayne

Lasers, Lupe Fiasco

Rap Song (Given to writer)

Look At Me Now (performed by Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes)

Otis (performed by Jay-Z and Kanye West)

All of the Lights (performed by Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie)

Black and Yellow (performed by Wiz Khalifa)

I Need A Doctor (performed by Dr. Dre, Eminem and Skylar Grey)

The Show Goes On (performed by Lupe Fiasco)

Rap Performance

Look At Me Now, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes

Otis, Jay-Z and Kanye West

Moment 4 Life, Nicki Minaj and Drake

Black and Yellow, Wiz Khalifa

The Show Goes On, Lupe Fiasco

Rap/Sung Collaboration

Party, Beyoncé and André 3000

I’m on One, DJ Khaled, Drake, and Lil Wayne

I Need A Doctor, Dr. Dre, Eminem and Skylar Grey

What’s My Name?, Rihanna and Drake

Motivation, Kelly Rowland and Lil Wayne

All of the Lights, Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie


Dance Recording

Raise Your Weapon, Deadmau5 and Greta Svabo Bech

Barbra Streisand, Duck Sauce

Sunshine, David Guetta and Avicii

Call Your Girlfriend, Robyn

Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, Skrillex

Save the World, Swedish House Mafia

Dance/Electronica album

Nothing But the Beat, David Guetta

Body Talk, Pt. 3, Robyn

Zonoscope, Cut/Copy

4×4=12, Deadmau5

Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, Skrillex


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

Rock Song (Given to writer)

The Cave (performed by Mumford & Sons)

Down By the Water (performed by The Decemberists)

Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (performed by Coldplay)

Lotus Flower (performed by Radiohead)

Walk (performed by Foo Fighters)

Rock Performance

Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall, Coldplay

Down By the Water, The Decemberists

Walk, Foo Fighters

The Cave, Mumford & Sons

Lotus Flower, Radiohead

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

Alternative 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


Country Album

Speak Now, Taylor Swift

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

Country Song (Given to writer)

Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not (performed by Thompson Square)

God Gave Me You (performed by Blake Shelton)

Just Fishin’ (performed by Trace Adkins)

Mean (performed by Taylor Swift)

Threaten Me With Heaven (performed by Vince Gill)

You and Tequila (performed by Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter)

Country Solo Performance

Dirt Road Anthem, Jason Aldean

I’m Gonna Love You Through It, Martina McBride

Honey Bee, Blake Shelton

Mean, Taylor Swift

Mama’s Song, Carrie Underwood

Country Duo/Group Performance

Don’t You Wanna Stay, Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson

You and Tequila, Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter

Barton Hollow, The Civil Wars

Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not, Thompson Square


Producer (non-classical)

The Smeezingtons

Ryan Tedder

Danger Mouse

Paul Epworth

Butch Vig (continue)

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