Grammy Nominations Announced

A great year for music in general calls for a great ceremony at 2013 Grammy Music Awards scheduled to be held on February 10th 2013. The awards ceremony will be hosted by Country Music sensation Taylor Swift and Hip Hop legend LL Cool J at the Staples Center in Los Angeles California. This is the 55th Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony and, like it is every year, this American music ritual is bound to be filled with great performances and the attendance of some of the world’s most renowned musicians. The Nominations have just come out and this years nominations are…

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
El Camino – The Black Keys
Some Nights – fun.
Babel – Mumford and Sons
Channel Orange – Frank Ocean
Blunderbuss – Jack White

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Lonely Boy – The Black Keys
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
We Are Young – fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
Somebody That I Used To Know – Gyote featuring Kimbra
Thinkin Bout You – Frank Ocean
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift

BEST NEW ARTIST
Alabama Shakes
fun.
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

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

BEST ROCK ALBUM
The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do – Fiona Apple
Biophilia – Björk
Making Mirrors – Gotye
Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming – M83
Bad as Me – Tom Waits

BEST R&B ALBUM
Black Radio – Robert Glasper Experiment
Back to Love – Anthony Hamilton
Write Me Back – R Kelly
Beautiful Surprise – Tamia
Open Invitation – Tyrese

BEST RAP ALBUM
Take Care – Drake
Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Part 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

BEST 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

By Cameron Holbrook

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