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Grammy Award Nominees

Another year, another set of classics to reward for keeping the flame of music aglow. The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 10, 2013, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The show will be broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT. it has a few hits and misses plus heavy snubs. look in

The nominees per category were:

General
Record of the Year
"Lonely Boy" – The Black Keys The Black Keys & Danger Mouse producers; Tom Elmhirst & Kennie Takahashi, engineers/mixers; Brian Lucey, mastering engineer

"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" – Kelly Clarkson Greg Kurstin, producer; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Greg Kurstin & Jesse Shatkin, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer

"We Are Young" – Fun featuring Janelle Monae Jeff Bhasker, producer Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dawson & Stuart White, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer

"Somebody That I Used to Know" – Gotye featuring Kimbra Wally de Backer, producer; Wally de Backer & François Tétaz, engineers/mixers; William Bowden, mastering engineer

"Thinkin Bout You" – Frank Ocean Frank Ocean, producer; Jeff Ellis, Pat Thrall & Marcos Tovar, engineers/mixers; Vlado Meller, mastering engineer

"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" – Taylor Swift Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, producers; Serban Ghenea, engineer/mixer; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer

Album of the Year
El Camino – The Black Keys The Black Keys & Danger Mouse, producers; Tchad Blake, Tom Elmhirst & Kennie Takahashi, engineers/mixers; Brian Lucey, mastering engineer

Some Nights – Fun Janelle Monáe, featured artist; Jeff Bhasker, Emile Haynie, Jake One & TommyD, producers; Jeff Bhasker, Pete Bischoff, Jeff Chestek, Andrew Dawson, Emile Haynie, Manny Marroquin, Sonny Pinnar & Stuart White, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer

Babel – Mumford & Sons Markus Dravs, producer; Robin Baynton & Ruadhri Cushnan, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer

Channel Orange – Frank Ocean André 3000, John Mayer & Earl Sweatshirt, featured artists; Om'Mas Keith, Malay, Frank Ocean & Pharell, producers; Calvin Bailif, Andrew Coleman, Jeff Ellis, Doug Fenske, Om'Mas Keith, Malay, Frank Ocean, Philip Scott, Mark "Spike" Stent, Pat Thrall, Marcos Tovar & Vic Wainstein, engineers/mixers; Vlado Meller, mastering engineer

Blunderbuss – Jack White Jack White, producer; Vance Powell & Jack White, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer

Song of the Year
"The A Team" Ed Sheeran, songwriter (Ed Sheeran)

"Adorn" Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)

"Call Me Maybe" Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen & Josh Ramsay, songwriters (Carly Rae Jepsen)

"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi, songwriters (Kelly Clarkson)

"We Are Young" Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Fun featuring Janelle Monae)

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

Pop
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 and the Machine
"We Are Young" – Fun featuring Janelle Monae
"Somebody That I Used to Know" – Gotye featuring Kimbra
"Sexy and I Know It" – LMFAO
"Payphone" – Maroon 5 featuring 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 tBlue Note Tokyo – Dave Koz
Rumbadoodle – Arun Shenoy
Best Pop Vocal Album
Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
Ceremonials – Florence and the Machine
Some Nights – Fun
Overexposed – Maroon 5
The Truth About Love – Pink

Dance/Electronica
Best Dance Recording
"Levels" - Avicii Tim Bergling & Ash Pournouri, producers; Tim Bergling, mixer

"Let's Go" - Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo Calvin Harris, producer; Calvin Harris, mixer

"Bangarang" - Skrillex Skrillex, producer; Skrillex, mixer

"Don't You Worry Child" - Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin Steve Angello, Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso, producers; Steve Angello, Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso, mixers

"I Can't Live Without You" - Al Walser Al Walser, producer; Al Walser, mixer

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Wonderland – Steve Aoki
Don't Think – The Chemical Brothers
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Fire & Ice – Kaskade
Bangarang – Skrillex

Traditional Pop
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Christmas – Michael Bublé
A Holiday Carole – Carole King
Kisses on the Bottom – Paul McCartney

Rock
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, songwriter (Jack White)

"I Will Wait" Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall & Marcus Mumford, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)

"Lonely Boy" Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton & Patrick Carney, songwriters (The Black Keys)

"Madness" Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)

"We Take Care of Our Own" Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)

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

Alternative
Best Alternative Music 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

R&B
Best 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
Best Traditional R&B Performance
"Lately" - Anita Baker
"Love on Top" - Beyoncé
"Wrong Side of a Love Song" - Melanie Fiona
"Real Good Hands" - Gregory Porter
"If Only You Knew" - SWV
Best R&B Song
"Adorn" Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)

"Beautiful Surprise" Tamia Hill, Claude Kelly & Salaam Remi, songwriters (Tamia)

"Heart Attack" Benjamin Levin, Rico Love & Tremaine Neverson, songwriters (Trey Songz)

"Pray for Me" Antonio Dixon, Kenny Edmonds, Anthony Hamilton & Patrick "jQue" Smith, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton)

"Refill" Darhyl "DJ" Camper, Elle Varner & Andrew "Pop" Wansel, songwriters (Elle Varner)

Best Urban Contemporany 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

Rap
Best Rap Performance
"HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right)" - Drake featuring Lil Wayne
"Ni**as in Paris" - Jay-Z & Kanye West
"Daughters" - Nas
"Mercy" - Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
"I Do" - Young Jeezy featuring Jay-Z & André 3000
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
"Wild Ones" - Flo Rida featuring Sia
"No Church in the Wild" - Jay-Z and Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream
"Tonight (Best You Ever Had)" - John Legend featuring Ludacris
"Cherry Wine" - Nas featuring Amy Winehouse
"Talk That Talk" - Rihanna featuring Jay-Z
Best Rap Song
"Daughters" Nas & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Patrick Adams, Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer & Paul Leka, songwriters) (Nas)

"Lotus Flower Bomb" Olubowale Akintimehin, S. Joseph Dew, Jerrin Howard, Walker Johnson & Miguel Jontel Pimentel, songwriters (Wale Featuring Miguel)

"Mercy" Sean Anderson, Tauheed Epps, Stephan Taft, James Thomas, Terrence Thornton & Kanye West, songwriters (Denzie Beagle, Winston Riley & Reggie Williams, songwriters) (Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz)

"The Motto" Dwayne Carter, Aubrey Graham & Tyler Williams, songwriters (Drake Featuring Lil' Wayne)

"Ni**as In Paris" Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis & Kanye West, songwriters (W.A. Donaldson, songwriter) (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

"Young, Wild & Free" Calvin Broadus, Chris Brody Brown, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Peter Hernandez & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (T. Bluechel, M. Borrow, T. Griffin, K. Jackson, N. Lee & M. Newman, songwriters) (Wiz Khalifa & Snoop Dogg featuring Bruno Mars)

Best 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

Country
Best Country Solo Performance
"Home" - Dierks Bentley
"Springsteen" - Eric Church
"Cost of Livin'" - Ronnie Dunn
"Wanted" - Hunter Hayes
"Over" - Blake Shelton
"Blown Away" - Carrie Underwood
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
"Even If It Breaks Your Heart" - Eli Young Band
"Pontoon" - Little Big Town
"Safe & Sound" - Taylor Swift featuring The Civil Wars
"On The Outskirts Of Town" - The Time Jumpers
"I Just Come Here For The Music" - Don Williams featuring Alison Krauss
Best Country Song
"Blown Away" Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)

"Cost of Livin'" Phillip Coleman & Ronnie Dunn, songwriters (Ronnie Dunn)

"Even If It Breaks Your Heart" Will Hoge & Eric Paslay, songwriters (Eli Young Band)

"So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore" Jay Knowles & Adam Wright, songwriters (Alan Jackson)

"Springsteen" Eric Church, Jeff Hyde & Ryan Tyndell, songwriters (Eric Church)

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

New Age
Best New Age Album
Echoes of Love - Omar Akram
Live Ananda - Krishna Das
Bindu - Michael Brant DeMaria
Deep Alpha - Steven Halpern
Light Body - Peter Kater
Troubadours on the Rhine - Loreena McKennitt

Jazz
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
"Cross Roads" - Ravi Coltrane, soloist
"Hot House" - Gary Burton & Chick Corea, soloists
"Alice in Wonderland" - Chick Corea, soloist
"J. Mac" - Kenny Garrett, soloist
"Ode" - Brad Mehldau, soloist
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Soul Shadows - Denise Donatelli
1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project - Kurt Elling
Live - Al Jarreau & The Metropole Orkest
The Book if Chet - Luciana Souza
Radio Music Society - Esperanza Spalding
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Further Explorations - Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez & Paul Motian
Hot House - Chick Corea & Gary Burton
Seeds from the Underground - Kenny Garrett
Blue Moon - Ahmad Jamal
Unity Band - Pat Metheny Unity Band
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Centennial: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans - Gil Evans Project
For the Moment - Bob Mintzer Big Band
Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You) - Kenny Garrett
Blue Moon - Arturo Sandoval
Best Latin Jazz Album Flamenco Sketches - Chano Domínguez
¡Ritmo! - The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band
Multiverse - Bobby Sanabria Big Band
Duos III - Luciana Souza
New Cuban Express - Manuel Valera New Cuban Express

Gospel/Contemporary Christian
Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Perfomance
"Jesus, Friend of Sinners" - Casting Crowns
"Take Me to the King" - Tamela Mann
"Go Get It" - Mary Mary
"10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)" - Matt Redman
"My Testimony" - Marvin Sapp
Best Gospel Song
"Go Get It" Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Mary Mary)

"Hold On" Cheryl Fortune, James Fortune & Terence Vaughn, songwriters (James Fortune & FIYA, Monica & Fred Hammond)

"I Feel Good" Phillip Feaster, Fred Hammond, Jonathan Miller & Calvin Rodgers, songwriters (Fred Hammond)

"My Testimony" Aaron Lindsey & Marvin Sapp, songwriters (Marvin Sapp)

"Released" Donald Lawrence, songwriter (Bill Winston & Living Word Featuring Donald Lawrence)

Best Contemporany Christian Music Song
"Jesus, Friend of Sinners" Mark Hall & Matthew West, songwriters (Casting Crowns)

"10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)" Jonas Myrin & Matt Redman, songwriters (Matt Redman)

"When Mercy Found Me" Jeff Pardo & Rhett Walker, songwriters (Rhett Walker Band)

"White Flag" Jason Ingram, Matt Maher, Matt Redman & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Passion & Chris Tomlin)

"Your Presence Is Heaven" Israel Houghton & Micah Massey, songwriters (Israel & New Breed)

Best Gospel Album
Identity" - James Fortune
Jesus at the Center: Live - Israel & New Breed
Gravity - Lecrae
I Win - Marvin Sapp
Worship Soul - Anita Wilson
Best Contemporany Christian Music Album
Come to the Well - Casting Crowns
Where I Find You - Kari Jobe
Gold - Britt Nicole
Eye on It - TobyMac
Into the Light - Matthew West

Latin
Best Latin Pop Album \
Independiente - Ricardo Arjona
Ilusión - Fonseca
Kany Garcia - Kany Garcia
¿Con Quién Se Queda El Perro? - Jesse & Joy
MTV Unplugged: Deluxe Edition - Juanes
Best Latin Rock Urban or Alternative Album
Campo - Campo
Déjenme Llorar - Carla Morrison
Imaginaries - Quetzal
Electro-Jarocho - Sistema Bomb
La Bala - Ana Tijoux
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (including Tejano)
Pecados Y Milagros - Lila Downs
Sembrando Flores - Los Cojolites
365 Días - Los Tucanes de Tijuana
Oye - Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
El Primer Ministro - Gerardo Ortiz
Best Tropical Latin Album
Cubano Soy - Raúl Lara y Sus Soneros
Desde Nueva York a Puerto Rico - Eddie Montalvo
Retro - Marlow Rosado Y La Riqueña
Formula, Vol. 1 - Romeo Santos

American Roots Music
Best Americana Album
The Carpenter - The Avett Brothers
From the Ground Up - John Fullbright
The Lumineers - The Lumineers
Babel - Mumford & Sons
Slipstream - Bonnie Raitt
Best Bluegrass Album
The Gospel Side Of - Dailey & Vincent
Life Finds a Way - The Grascals
Beat the Devil and Carry a Rail - Noam Pikelny
Scratch Gravel Road - Special Consensus
Nobody Knows You - Steep Canyon Rangers
Best Blues Album
33 1/3 - Shemekia Copeland
Locked Down - Dr. John
Let It Burn - Ruthie Foster
And Still I Rise - Heritage Blues Orchestra
Bring It on Home - Joan Osborne
Best Folk Album
Leaving Eden - Carolina Chocolate Drops
Election Special - Ry Cooder
Hambone's Meditations - Luther Dickinson
The Goat Rodeo Sessions - Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile
This One's for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark - Various Artists
Best Regional Roots Music Album
Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love) - Keola Beamer
Shi Kéyah - Songs for the People - Radmilla Cody
Pilialoha - Weldon Kekauoha
Nothin' But The Best - Corey Ledet with Anthony Dopsie, Dwayne Dopsie & André Thierry
The Band Courtbouillon - Wayne Toups, Steve Riley & Wilson Savoy

Music Video
Best Short Form Music Video
"Houdini" - Foster the People Daniels, video directors; Gaetano Crupi, video producer

"No Church in the Wild" - Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream Romain Gervais, video director; Mourad Belkeddan, video producer

"Bad Girls" - M.I.A. Romain Gavras, video director; Romain Gavras, video producer

"We Found Love" - Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris Melina Matsoukas, video director; Juliette Larthe & Ben Sullivan, video producers

"Run Boy Run" - Woodkid Yoann Lemoine, video director; Roman Pichon, video producer

Best Long Form Music Video
Big Easy Express - Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe, Magnetic Zeros & Old Crow Medicine Show Emmett Malloy, video director; Bryan Ling, Mike Luba & Tim Lynch, video producers

Bring Me Home: Live 2011 - Sade Sophie Muller, video director; Roger Davies, Grant Jue & Sophie Muller, video producers

Radio Music Society - Esperanza Spalding Pilar Sanz, video director; Esperanza Spalding, video producer

Get Along - Tegan and Sara Salazar, video director; Nick Blasko, Piers Henwood, Sara Quin & Tegan Quin, video producers

From the Sky Down - U2 Davis Guggenheim, video director; Belisa Balaban, Brian Celler, Davis Guggenheim & Ted Skillman, video producers

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