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big whoppa
11-30-11, 11:14 PM
http://www.grammy.com/news/kanye-west-tops-54th-grammy-nominations



Kanye West Tops 54th GRAMMY Nominations
14-time GRAMMY winner Kanye West earns seven nods; Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars each garner six nods; Lil Wayne and Skrillex each receive five nods

Full List of Nominations here: http://www.grammy.com/nominees

November 30, 2011 -- 1:19 pm
GRAMMY.com


Nominations for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced tonight by The Recording Academy and reflected an eclectic mix of the best and brightest in music over the past year, as determined by the voting members of The Academy. For the fourth year, nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards were announced on primetime television as part of "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night," a one-hour special broadcast live on CBS from Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live.

Kanye West tops the nominations with seven; Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars each garner six nods; and Lil Wayne and Skrillex each are up for five awards. Drake; producers/songwriters Paul Epworth, Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine; Nicki Minaj; Mumford & Sons; Radiohead; Rihanna; and Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) each receive four nominations.

"Once again, it is most gratifying to see the GRAMMY Awards process produce a broad cross section of diverse and impressive nominees across multiple genres," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "This year's nominations truly reflect an exceptional and talented creative community that embodies some of the highest levels of excellence and artistry in their respective fields. Coupled with the fourth year of our primetime nominations special, the road to Music's Biggest Night, the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards in February, is off to an exciting and appropriate start."

Following are the nominations in the General Field categories:

Record Of The Year:
"Rolling In The Deep" — Adele
"Holocene" — Bon Iver
"Grenade" — Bruno Mars
"The Cave" — Mumford & Sons
"Firework" — Katy Perry

Album Of The Year:
21 — Adele
Wasting Light — Foo Fighters
Born This Way — Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans — Bruno Mars
Loud — Rihanna

Song Of The Year:
"All Of The Lights" — Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
"The Cave" — Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
"Grenade" — Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
"Holocene" — Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)
"Rolling In The Deep" — Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

Best New Artist:
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj
Skrillex

Following is a sampling of nominations in the GRAMMY Awards' other 29 Fields:

For Best Pop Solo Performance, the nominees are "Someone Like You" by Adele; "Yoü And I" by Lady Gaga; "Grenade" by Bruno Mars; "Firework" by Katy Perry; and "F***in' Perfect" by Pink.

The nominees for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance are "Body And Soul" by Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse; "Dearest" by the Black Keys; "Paradise" by Coldplay; "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster The People; and "Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera.

For Best Dance Recording the nominees are "Raise Your Weapon" by Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech; "Barbra Streisand" by Duck Sauce; "Sunshine" by David Guetta & Avicii; "Call Your Girlfriend" by Robyn; "Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites" by Skrillex; and "Save The World" by Swedish House Mafia.

For Best Alternative Music Album, the nominees are Bon Iver by Bon Iver; Codes And Keys by Death Cab For Cutie; Torches by Foster The People; Circuital by My Morning Jacket; and The King Of Limbs by Radiohead.

The nominees for Best R&B Album are F.A.M.E. by Chris Brown; Second Chance by El DeBarge; Love Letter by R. Kelly; Pieces Of Me by Ledisi; and Kelly by Kelly Price.

For Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, the nominees are "Party" by Beyoncé & André 3000; "I'm On One" by DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne; "I Need A Doctor" by Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey; "What's My Name?" by Rihanna & Drake; "Motivation" by Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne; and "All Of The Lights" by Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie.

For Best Country Solo Performance, the nominees are "Dirt Road Anthem" by Jason Aldean; "I'm Gonna Love You Through It" by Martina McBride; "Honey Bee" by Blake Shelton; "Mean" by Taylor Swift; and "Mama's Song" by Carrie Underwood.

The nominees for Best Americana Album are Emotional Jukebox by Linda Chorney; Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down by Ry Cooder; Hard Bargain by Emmylou Harris; Ramble At The Ryman by Levon Helm; and Blessed by Lucinda Williams.

The nominees for Best Folk Album are Barton Hollow by the Civil Wars; I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive by Steve Earle; Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes; Ukulele Songs by Eddie Vedder; and The Harrow & The Harvest by Gillian Welch.

The Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical nominees are Danger Mouse, Paul Epworth, the Smeezingtons (Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars), Ryan Tedder, and Butch Vig.

This year's GRAMMY Awards process registered more than 17,500 submissions over a 12-month eligibility period (Oct. 1, 2010 – Sept. 30, 2011). GRAMMY ballots for the final round of voting will be mailed on Dec. 14 to the voting members of The Recording Academy. They are due back to the accounting firm Deloitte by Jan. 11, 2012, when they will be tabulated and the results kept secret until the 54th GRAMMY telecast.

The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on Feb. 12, 2012, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures and John Cossette Productions for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, and Louis J. Horvitz is director.

Rypro 525
11-30-11, 11:27 PM
i like that Skrillex got a best new artist nomination

cdollaz
11-30-11, 11:30 PM
Even worse than usual.

big whoppa
12-01-11, 12:00 AM
http://awards.music.yahoo.com/news/356-kanye-gets-7-noms-adele-mars-foos-get-6-each

Kanye gets 7 noms; Adele, Mars, Foos get 6 each

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY

Adele scored six Grammy nominations on Wednesday, including for record, song and album of the year, but the owner of the 2011's best-selling album with "21" wasn't the night's top nominee — and that wasn't the evening's only surprise.

Kanye West came away with a leading seven nominations, including a bid for song of the year for his all-star song "All of the Lights." However, the album from which it came — "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," heralded by many critics as the best album of 2010 — was shut out of the best album category, and all of his other nominations were relegated to the rap fields.

Other notable omissions in the top categories included country phenomenon Taylor Swift and veteran crooner Tony Bennett.

Bruno Mars and the Foo Fighters tied Adele with six nominations each, including in the album of the year category. Critical-darling folky act Bon Iver scored four nominations, with two in the prestigious record and song of the year categories; and dubstep star Skrillex may have been the night's biggest surprise, getting five nominations, including a bid for best new artist.

The nominations were announced after the Recording Academy's fourth annual live concert special, which aired on CBS from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. The hour-long event featured key nominees like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj and the Band Perry.

Even though Adele didn't get the lion's share of nominations, she got them where it counted: Her "21," the mournful post-breakup album that produced smash hits like the torch ballad "Someone Like You" — was nominated for album of the year. The searing groove "Rolling in the Deep," which spent seven weeks at No. 1 this past summer, got nominations for both record and song of the year. Only Mars got nominations in all three categories as well.

Other nominees in the record of the year category included Bon Iver's ballad "Holocene"; Mars' ballad "Grenade"; Mumford & Sons' "The Cave"; and Katy Perry's inspirational anthem "Firework." For song of the year, which honors the writers of the tune, contenders included "The Cave," ''Grenade, "Holocene" and Lady Gaga's "You and I."

The best album category was as noteworthy for who was excluded as it was for who was nominated. Lady Gaga garnered her third straight nod in the category for "Born This Way," while veteran rockers the Foo Fighters were nominated for "Wasting Light," along with Mars' debut album, "Doo-Wops & Hooligans," and Rihanna's steamy dance album "Loud."

Shut out were perceived favorites like 85-year-old Bennett, who became the oldest person to score a No. 1 debut when his "Duets II" album was released earlier this year, and the megawatt collaboration of Jay-Z and West with the heavily hyped "Watch The Throne."

The biggest snub may have been to Swift, who won in the category in 2010 and was considered by some critics to be a favorite for "Speak Now," which has sold 3.7 million copies. She did get three nominations, however, including for best country album.

Unlike the past two years, which saw Swift and fellow country act Lady Antebellum soar in the general categories, the only country act that got a mainstream nomination was the country sibling act The Band Perry. Best known for their poignant ballad "If I Die Young," they got a nomination for best new artist. Their competition also includes Bon Iver, Jay-Z rap protégé J. Cole, Skrillex and rapper-singer Nicki Minaj, who scored four nominations in total.

The 54th Grammys will be held Feb. 12 in Los Angeles. The ceremony will mark the first since the academy shaved its categories from 109 to 78 this year, amid some protest. Some of the more niched categories, like best Zydeco or Cajun music album, were eliminated.

In addition, men and women now compete together in vocal categories for pop, R&B and country, instead of having separate categories for each sex. This year, the category is best pop solo performance and Bruno Mars is the only man nominated for "Grenade." His competition includes Adele for "Someone Like You," Lady Gaga for "You and I," Pink for "(Expletive) Perfect" and Perry for "Firework."

Alan Smithee
12-01-11, 12:38 AM
I keep hoping if I just ignore them, they'll go away...

Decker
12-01-11, 12:41 AM
I must say the absence of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy from the Best Album category is inexcusable. It's the best album I've heard in years, probably in a decade, it was at the top of every critic's list last year and for it to be bumped in favor of such middling albums as Born This Way, Doo-Wops and Loud is absurd. This may be the first year in eons that I actually own all of the Best Album nominees prior to the nominations, and I'm confident when I say that none of them even hold a candle to Fantasy. It's probably the most glaring omission of a major nomination I can think of in any of the awards show in my thirty-plus years of closely following entertainment awards. It's inexcusable. Hope Kanye boycotts.

I was prepared for the album to lose to 21, which I would put on the white-bread taste of the voters who often go for the tasteful and inoffensive over the brilliant and challenging (see : King's Speech vs Social Network). That would be on the voters. But for a so-called Blue Ribbon Panel to somehow exclude the far-and-away best album of the year in favor of a bunch of mediocre hits collection is beyond explanation. People go on and on about Jethro Tull over Metallica in 1988 as the pinnacle in Grammy myopia. This is like 100 times worse.

Giles
12-01-11, 12:47 AM
i like that Skrillex got a best new artist nomination

me too

freshticles
12-01-11, 12:47 AM
Fuck Skrillex. Anybody who's helping make Korn relevant again doesn't deserve anything but paralysis of their untalented, keyboard punching fingers.
Foo Fighters always gets nominated for these things, huh? The novelty of seeing someone actually playing an instrument must just baffle the shit out of these people. Imagine the possibilities if they knew there were others...

Throwing Copper
12-01-11, 12:56 AM
Kanye's album came out just a few days or so late for last year's nominations.

It is a fucking crime that Dark Twisted Fantasy is not up for Album of the Year. Just awful.

Yet they put Lady GaGa, Foo Fighters on there.

The Foo Fighters album was just fine, but not Album of the year material.

Throwing Copper
12-01-11, 12:58 AM
I must say the absence of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy from the Best Album category is inexcusable.

I agree. This will make it SO EASY for Adele to walk away with Best Album now. And I do love her work.

I feel bad for Kanye though. He may be an ass, but this just is not right.

rw2516
12-01-11, 04:57 AM
My bet, Adele sweeps all her catagories and Band Perry is best new artist.

big whoppa
12-01-11, 05:58 AM
Adele should pick up handfuls of Grammys. If she's lucky, she'll be well enough to sing live on the show. Nicki Minaj might give Band Perry some competition in the new artist category.

Throwing Copper
12-01-11, 06:06 AM
Adele should pick up handfuls of Grammys. If she's lucky, she'll be well enough to sing live on the show. Nicki Minaj might give Band Perry some competition in the new artist category.

I would put money on Nicki Minaj winning Best New Artist with no problem. She's unique, can rap, sing and delivers hit songs.

Nothing special about The Band Perry, although I do enjoy a couple of their songs.

conscience
12-01-11, 07:01 AM
Color me surprised that they managed to include Bon Iver in major categories. The album, like their first, is absolutely amazing. I've had 'Holocene' playing non-stop since I heard it again in 'We Bought a Zoo' last Saturday.

Again Grammy has the craziest placements, how exactly is Cee Lo's The Lady Killer a poalbum? And I'd put it and about five other albums in Album of the year (Bon Iver included) over Rihanna or Mars.

Record of the year and Song of the year are very good, tbh. I even liked Perry's Firework.

And like in past years Best Alternative Music Album continues to be one of the better categories with Bon Iver, Death Cab For Cutie, Foster The People, My Morning Jacket and Radiohead.

It's all about Adele, though, in the big categories. 21 is an excellent album and Rolling in the Deep is a great song. A deserving winner of Album of the Year and for record and song.

DVD Josh
12-01-11, 08:14 AM
I suppose Aerosmith will be up for best new artist soon? Bon Iver has been around for awhile, this isn't even their first ALBUM.

Anyway, Kayne's record is much better than his previous efforts, but it's still not great, not to say what was nominated outside of Wasted Light are either. Never will understand the love for it.

Throwing Copper
12-01-11, 09:54 AM
Color me surprised that they managed to include Bon Iver in major categories. The album, like their first, is absolutely amazing. I've had 'Holocene' playing non-stop since I heard it again in 'We Bought a Zoo' last Saturday.

Again Grammy has the craziest placements, how exactly is Cee Lo's The Lady Killer a poalbum? And I'd put it and about five other albums in Album of the year (Bon Iver included) over Rihanna or Mars.

Record of the year and Song of the year are very good, tbh. I even liked Perry's Firework.

And like in past years Best Alternative Music Album continues to be one of the better categories with Bon Iver, Death Cab For Cutie, Foster The People, My Morning Jacket and Radiohead.

It's all about Adele, though, in the big categories. 21 is an excellent album and Rolling in the Deep is a great song. A deserving winner of Album of the Year and for record and song.


If Nicki Minaj wasn't in Best New Artist, Bon Iver would take that for sure. And you never know, sometimes the academy will pick the artsy artist.

Chrisedge
12-01-11, 10:42 AM
The Foo Fighters album was just fine, but not Album of the year material.

Disagree. I think it's probably their best album and one of my favorites of the year. It will lose to Adele, but that album is also super strong so...

Decker
12-01-11, 11:04 AM
If Nicki Minaj wasn't in Best New Artist, Bon Iver would take that for sure. And you never know, sometimes the academy will pick the artsy artist.

The only time a rap act has ever won Best New Artist was Arrested Development in 1992. Last year Drake looked like a shoo- in and lost to Esperanza Spalding. I'd expect Bon Iver to win here.

Decker
12-01-11, 11:16 AM
I suppose Aerosmith will be up for best new artist soon? Bon Iver has been around for awhile, this isn't even their first ALBUM.
That's not in the criteria. The criteria is that they first "rose to prominence". It's a loose definition. Last year Drake was nominated for Best New Artist the year after he lost at the Grammys in a couple of Rap categories. Certainly Bon Iver qualifies by their rules this year.

Anyway, Kayne's record is much better than his previous efforts, but it's still not great, not to say what was nominated outside of Wasted Light are either. Never will understand the love for it.

Mostly because it's earth-shakingly, life-alteringly awesome. I've slept on it overnight and I still can't get my head around it -- a panel designated experts, chosen by the Academy to prevent any further embarrassments in the major categories after The Three Tenors at Dodgers Stadium was nominated for Album of the Year got together and decided to pick an album with a Metacritic score of 61 (http://www.metacritic.com/music/doo-wops-and-hooligans) done by an artist who plead guilty on felony cocaine charges over another with a Metacritic score of 94 (http://www.metacritic.com/music/my-beautiful-dark-twisted-fantasy) done by an artist whose biggest known crimes were accusing a former president of hating black people and interrupting Taylor Swift's VMA acceptance speech. It's mind-boggling.

cungar
12-01-11, 12:11 PM
Color me surprised that they managed to include Bon Iver in major categories. The album, like their first, is absolutely amazing. I've had 'Holocene' playing non-stop since I heard it again in 'We Bought a Zoo' last Saturday.


I haven't ventured into the Bon Iver world mostly because of the hype but also because the song I heard wasn't all that impressive.

Who would you compare them (him?) to?

I think what I heard was kind of like that soft whispered stuff that Sufjan Stevens used to do.

big whoppa
12-01-11, 12:14 PM
The only time a rap act has ever won Best New Artist was Arrested Development in 1992. Last year Drake looked like a shoo- in and lost to Esperanza Spalding. I'd expect Bon Iver to win here.

Losing Best New Artist isn't a bad thing considering it once spelled doom for newcomer's careers after winning.

CRM114
12-01-11, 12:33 PM
What a fucking joke.

First of all, if you are going to include Bon Iver and Mumford in this shitfest, it should be for album of the year, not song of the year. Second, Bon Iver a new artist? Tough call between them and Nicki Minaj.

CRM114
12-01-11, 12:34 PM
Disagree. I think it's probably their best album and one of my favorites of the year. It will lose to Adele, but that album is also super strong so...

Seems the Foo Fighters are the Grammys answer to anything "rock."

Decker
12-01-11, 12:47 PM
What a fucking joke.

First of all, if you are going to include Bon Iver and Mumford in this shitfest, it should be for album of the year, not song of the year. Second, Bon Iver a new artist? Tough call between them and Nicki Minaj.

Sigh No More isn't eligible for Album of the Year since it came out way back in February of 2010.

Michael Corvin
12-01-11, 12:55 PM
How about some real musicians?

Nominees for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance include:
'On The Backs Of Angels' - DREAM THEATER
'White Limo' - FOO FIGHTERS
'Curl Of The Burl' - MASTODON
'Public Enemy No. 1' - MEGADETH
'Blood In My Eyes' - SUM 41

^one of these is not like the rest. :lol:

Rypro 525
12-01-11, 01:06 PM
a stat that may make some people on here's head spin, With Born This Way being nominated, Lady Gaga becomes the first artist since the Beatles to be nominated for album of the year 3 years in a row, and i think has a legit chance of winning, 3rd times the charm

islandclaws
12-01-11, 01:53 PM
No more Heavy Metal category means expect heavy metal bands to lose every time to some hard rock bullshit.

cungar
12-01-11, 02:10 PM
Mostly because it's earth-shakingly, life-alteringly awesome.

How did it alter your life?

CRM114
12-01-11, 02:15 PM
Sigh No More isn't eligible for Album of the Year since it came out way back in February of 2010.

Which contains the song nominated for "Record of the Year." :confused:

CRM114
12-01-11, 02:18 PM
The only time a rap act has ever won Best New Artist was Arrested Development in 1992. Last year Drake looked like a shoo- in and lost to Esperanza Spalding. I'd expect Bon Iver to win here.

I think Justin Bieber was the consensus "shoe-in" last year. Good thing Spalding won - she has more talent than all of them combined.

conscience
12-01-11, 02:33 PM
Which contains the song nominated for "Record of the Year." :confused:

It was officially released as a single here in the United States in October 2010. The eligibility period is October 1, 2010 - September 30, 2011. So the song can compete in individual categories.

It's a great song from a great album. Too bad they weren't well known enough to get an Album of the Year mention in the past. It's one of the best in recent years.

Quake1028
12-01-11, 02:47 PM
MBDTF wasn't even the best hip-hop album released last year.

Decker
12-01-11, 04:02 PM
How did it alter your life?

It molded me into a master of hyperbole.

bootsy
12-01-11, 11:18 PM
MBDTF wasn't even the best hip-hop album released last year.

Uh wrong.

Throwing Copper
12-02-11, 12:27 AM
The only time a rap act has ever won Best New Artist was Arrested Development in 1992. Last year Drake looked like a shoo- in and lost to Esperanza Spalding. I'd expect Bon Iver to win here.

I hope you are right about Bon Iver. But I think Nicki Minaj will take it.