Thursday, December 01, 2011

Grammy Nominations Announced

Grammy nominees were announced last night, with Kanye West scoring the most nominations (7); however, surprisingly not netting an Album of the Year nod for last year's critical darling, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

In a decidedly pop-heavy slate, Album of the Year nominations went to Adele, Foo Fighters, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Rihanna (for last year's Loud).

Record of the Year nominations were snagged by Adele ("Rolling in the Deep"), Mars ("Grenade"), Katy Perry ("Firework"), Mumford and Son "(The Cave") and, also surprisingly, Bon Iver ("Holocene"). All but Perry were also honored in Song of the Year, where Kanye West's "All of the Lights" was also nominated.

As expected, Nicki Minaj tops the list of Best New Artist nominees, where she'll compete against The Band Perry, Bon Iver, J. Cole and surprise nominee Skrillex.

More to come later!


J.Mensah said...

So happy for Adele! I'm surprised Rihanna is nominated (especially over Beyonce... Even if I didn't like her album at all) but great for Adele!

ww_adh said...

I am surprised that Rihanna was nominated, although not that Beyonce was not. Her album has had little traction--even less in the US than in UK. Adele has this sewn up. If Kanye West had been nominated, I'd have thought he could be serious competition, but since he's not, she's got it in the bag.