News: Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, Miguel And Elle Varner Score Grammy Noms

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Jay-Z scored 6 nominations. Miguel got 6 noms. Frank Ocean got 5 nominations and Elle Varner got away with 1.  It’s a shame that Kendrick Lamar received nothing.  His album will be considered a classic for yeas to come.  The show airs Feb 10th at 8p.  Check the nominations by clicking below for more.

Best Pop Vocal Album

Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
Florence + the Machine – Ceremonials
fun. – Some Nights
Maroon 5 – Overexposed
Pink – The Truth About Love

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. Jenelle Monae – “We Are Young”
Gotye feat. Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used To Know”
Frank Ocean – “Thinking About You”
Taylor Swift – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

Best New Artist
The Alabama Shakes
Fun.
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

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”

Here are more of the nominees at the upcoming 55th annual Grammy Awards:

Song of the year (goes to writer)
The A Team (performed by Ed Sheeran)
Adorn (performed by Miguel)
Call Me Maybe (performed by Carly Rae Jepsen)
Stronger (performed by Kelly Clarkson)
We Are Young (performed by fun. featuring Janelle Monáe)

Pop solo performance
Set Fire to the Rain (Live), Adele
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You), Kelly Clarkson
Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen
Wide Awake, Katy Perry
Where Have You Been, Rihanna

Pop duo/group performance
Shake It Out, Florence & The Machine
We Are Young, fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye featuring Kimbra
Sexy and I Know It, LMFAO
Payphone, Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa

Dance recording
Let’s Go, Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo
Bangarang, Skrillex featuring Sirah
Don’t You Worry Child, Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin
I Can’t Live Without You, Al Walser

Dance/electronica album
Wonderland, Steve Aoki
Don’t Think, The Chemical Brothers
> Album Title Goes Here Fire & Ice, Kaskade
Bangarang, Skrillex

Traditional pop vocal album
Christmas, Michael Bublé
A Holiday Carole, Carole King
Kisses on the Bottom, Paul McCartney

R&B song (goes to writer)
Adorn (performed by Miguel)
Beautiful Surprise (performed by Tamia)
Heart Attack (performed by Trey Songz)
Pray for Me (performed by Anthony Hamilton)
Refill (performed by Elle Varner)

Traditional R&B performance
Lately, Anita Baker
Love on Top, Beyonce
Wrong Side of a Love Song, Melanie Fiona
Real Good Hands, Gregory Porter
If Only You Knew, SWV

R&B performance
Thank You, Estelle
Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.), Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Ledisi
I Want You, Luke James
Adorn, Miguel
Climax, Usher

R&B song (goes to writer)
Adorn (performed by Miguel)
Beautiful Surprise (performed by Tamia)
Heart Attack (performed by Trey Songz)
Pray for Me (performed by Anthony Hamilton)
Refill (performed by Elle Varner)

R&B album
Black Radio, Robert Glasper Experiment
Back to Love, Anthony Hamilton
Write Me Back, R. Kelly
Beautiful Surprise, Tamia
Open Invitation, Tyrese

Urban contemporary album
Fortune, Chris Brown
Kaleidoscope Dream, Miguel
Channel Orange, Frank Ocean

Rap performance
HYFR, Drake featuring Lil’ Wayne
N—– In Paris, Jay-Z and Kanye West
Daughters, Nas
Mercy, Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz
I Do, Young Jeezy featuring Jay-Z and André 3000

Rap/sung collaboration
Wild Ones, Flo Rida featuring Sia
No Church in the Wild, Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean and The-Dream
Tonight (Best You Ever Had), John Legend featuring Ludacris
Cherry Wine, Nas featuring Amy Winehouse
Talk That Talk, Rihanna featuring Jay-Z

Rap song (goes to writer)
Daughters (performed by Nas)
Lotus Flower Bomb (performed by Wale featuring Miguel)
Mercy (performed by Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz)
The Motto (performed by Drake featuring Lil’ Wayne)
N—– In Paris (performed by Jay-Z and Kanye West)
Young, Wild & Free (performed by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa featuring Bruno Mars)

Rap album
Take Care, Drake
Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1, Lupe Fiasco
Life Is Good, Nas
Undun, The Roots
God Forgives, I Don’t, Rick Ross
Based on a T.R.U. Story, 2 Chainz

Rock performance
Hold On, Alabama Shakes
Lonely Boy, The Black Keys
Charlie Brown, Coldplay
I Will Wait, Mumford & Sons
We Take Care of Our Own, Bruce Springsteen

Hard rock/metal performance
I’m Alive, Anthrax
Love Bites (So Do I), Halestorm
Blood Brothers, Iron Maiden
Ghost Walking, Lamb of God
No Reflection, Marilyn Manson
Whose Life (Is It Anyways?), Megadeth

Rock song (goes to writer)
Freedom at 21 (performed by Jack White)
I Will Wait (performed by Mumford & Sons)
Lonely Boy (performed by the Black Keys)
Madness (performed by Muse)
We Take Care of Our Own (performed by Bruce Springsteen)

Rock album
El Camino, The Black Keys
Mylo Xyloto, Coldplay
The 2nd Law, Muse
Wrecking Ball, Bruce Springsteen
Blunderbuss, Jack White

Alternative album
The Idler Wheel Is Wiser …, Fiona Apple
Biophilia, Björk
Making Mirrors, Gotye
Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, M83
Bad As Me, Tom Waits

 

Country duo/group performance
Even If It Breaks Your Heart, Eli Young Band
Pontoon, Little Big Town
Safe & Sound, Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars
On the Outskirts of Town, The Time Jumpers
I Just Come Here for the Music, Don Williams featuring Alison Krauss

Country song (goes to writer)
Blown Away (performed Carrie Underwood)
Cost Of Livin’ (performed by Ronnie Dunn)
Even If It Breaks Your Heart (performed by Eli Young Band)
So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore (performed by Alan Jackson)
Springsteen (performed by Eric Church)

Country album
Uncaged, Zac Brown Band
Hunter Hayes, Hunter Hayes
Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran, Jamey Johnson
Four the Record, Miranda Lambert
The Time Jumpers, The Time Jumpers

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