Grammy Nominations: The List Of Who’s Up For What, Including Frank Ocean, Fun. & Taylor Swift

Once again, Taylor Swift and LL Cool J came together for a little Grammy co-hosting pomp and cheesiness — this time for The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!, which was broadcast from Nashville. Swift herself, no stranger to racking of industry nods and statues, found herself up for Record Of The Year (for her Hot 100 chart topper “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”). But it became clear early on that a pair of artists were favorites with capital Fs — well, at least one capital F — this time around: Frank Ocean and fun. (both up for Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Best New Artist).

Head below to see the list of nominees for the 55th annual Grammy Awards, which will air live on CBS at 8 p.m. EST on February 10, 2013.

RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Lonely Boy” — The Black Keys
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” — Kelly Clarkson
“We Are Young” — fun. feat. Janelle Monae
“Somebody That I Used To Know” — Gotye feat. Kimbra
“Thinkin About You” — Frank Ocean
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” — Taylor Swift

SONG OF THE YEAR
“The A Team” — Ed Sheeran
“Adorn” — Miguel
“Call Me Maybe” — Carly Rae Jepsen
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” — Kelly Clarkson
“We Are Young” — fun. feat. Janelle Monae

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

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

BEST 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

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
“Shake It Out” — Florence + The Machine
“We Are Young” — fun. feat. Janelle Monae
“Somebody That I Used To Know” — Gotye feat. Kimbra
“Sexy And I Know It” — LMFAO
“Payphone” — Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa

BEST POP INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
24/7, Gerald Albright & Norman Brown
Impressions, Chris Botti
Four Hands & A Heart Volume One, Larry Carlton
Live At The Blue Note Tokyo, Dave Koz
Rumbadoodle, Arun Shenoy

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

BEST DANCE RECORDING
“Levels” — Avicii
“Let’s Go” — Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo
“Bangarang” — Skrillex feat. Sirah
“Don’t You Worry Child” — Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin
“I Can’t Live Without You” — Al Walser

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM
Wonderland, Steve Aoki
Don’t Think, The Chemical Brothers
> Album Title Goes Here <, Deadmau5
Fire & Ice, Kaskade
Bangarang, Skrillex

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM
Christmas, Michael Buble
A Holiday Carole, Carole King
Kisses On The Bottom, Paul McCartney

BEST 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

BEST 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

BEST ROCK SONG
“Freedom At 21″ — Jack White
“I Will Wait” — Mumford & Sons
“Lonely Boy” — The Black Keys
“Madness” — Muse
“We Take Care Of Our Own” — Bruce Springsteen

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

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
The Idler Wheel…, Fiona Apple
Biophilia, Björk
Making Mirrors, Gotye
Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, M83
Bad As Me, Tom Waits

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE
“Thank You” — Estelle
“Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)” — Robert Glasper Experiment feat. Ledisi
“I Want You” — Luke James
“Adorn” — Miguel
“Climax” — Usher

BEST 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

BEST R&B SONG
“Adorn” — Miguel
“Beautiful Surprise” — Tamia
“Heart Attack” — Trey Songz
“Pray For Me” — Anthony Hamilton
“Refill” — Elle Varner

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
Fortune, Chris Brown
Kaleidoscope Dream, Miguel
Channel Orange, Frank Ocean

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 PERFORMANCE
“HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right)” — Drake feat. Lil’ Wayne
“N****s In Paris” —  Jay-Z & Kanye West
“Daughters” — Nas
“Mercy” —  Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
“I Do” —  Young Jeezy feat. Jay-Z & André 3000

Catch the full list of Grammy nominees here.

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  • Danny

    Well KC made a comeback. (Kinda shocked)

  • modoc33

    I am really excited about the nominations for Florence and the Machine! That was my absolute favorite album of last year. It is great that America is recognizing her amazing talent!