54th Grammy Awards - nominations

shoutOut on 5/12/11 by DuncanBoxie in peeps


There are few events in the music industry that brings the world together quite like the Grammy Awards. Every year the best of the best battle it out for their respective Grammy title and the winners walk away with bragging rights of the highest order.

If you get your hands on one of these awesome golden gramophones it’s a sign that your career is well and truly….well, golden!

The nominations for next year’s 54th Grammy Awards 2012 have just been released and I’m super stoked to see that tons of my favourite artists are up for nomination.

The leader of the Grammy Pack is Kanye West who has been nominated for 7 awards. Following closely on his heels is Foo Fighter (yay), Bruno Mars and Adele, who each have 6 in hand. Skrillex and Lil Wayne trail with 5 Grammy nominations each.  While Kanye may be sitting pretty with 7 nominations, the proof is in the proverbial ‘pudding’ and who knows how many he will actually leave with. Personally I am a massive Foo Fighers fan and I hope they kick some serious butt and walk away with the most actual wins! They can do it ;)

Here is a list of the categories that have gotten everybody talking:

1. Record of the year

Rolling In The Deep by Adele

Holocene by Bon Iver

Grenade by Bruno Mars

The Cave by Mumford & Sons

Firework by Katy Perry

2. Album of the year

21 by Adele

Wasting Light by Foo Fighters

Born This Way by Lady Gaga

Doo-Wops & Hooligans by Bruno Mars

Loud by Rihanna

3. Song of the year

All Of The Lights by Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

The Cave by Mumford & Sons

Album: Sigh No More

Grenade by Bruno Mars

Album: Doo-Wops & Hooligans

Holocene by Bon Iver

Album: Bon Iver

Rolling In The Deep by Adele

Album: 21

4. Best new artist

The Band Perry

Bon Iver

J. Cole

Nicki Minaj


5. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Body And Soul by Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

Album: Duets II

Dearest by The Black Keys

Album: Rave On Buddy Holly

Paradise by Coldplay

Pumped Up Kicks by Foster The People

Album: Torches

Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

Album: Hands All Over

6. Best Dance/Electronica Album

Zonoscope by Cut/Copy

4x4=12 by Deadmau5

Nothing But The Beat by David Guetta

Body Talk, Pt. 3 by Robyn

Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites by Skrillex

7. Best Rock Album

Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul by Jeff Beck

Wasting Light by Foo Fighters

Come Around Sundown by Kings Of Leon

I'm With You by Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Whole Love by Wilco

8. Best Alternative Music Album

Bon Iver by Bon Iver

Codes And Keys by Death Cab For Cutie

Torches by Foster The People

Circuital by My Morning Jacket

The King Of Limbs by Radiohead

9. Best Rap Album

Watch The Throne by Jay-Z & Kanye West

Tha Carter IV by Lil Wayne

Lasers by Lupe Fiasco

Pink Friday by Nicki Minaj

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West


These are but a few of the 78 music categories which will be celebrated at the 54th Grammy Awards 2012.
Here is the full Grammy Nomination list.

What do you think guys and girls, any early-bird guesses as to who will win these categories?

The 54th Grammy Awards 2012 may only be next year on 12 February, but time flies and soon enough the hype will be well and truly underway. Then it will be all about the fashion, the fails, the controversies and the LEGENDS!!!

Good luck to all the artists that have been nominated….remember it’s an honour just to be nominated (snicker).


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