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Male artists dominate the 2013 Grammy nominations

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KANYE West, Mumford & Sons and Jay-Z have landed six nominations each for the Grammy Awards 2013.

The hip-hop artists and folk-rockers were joined by Frank Ocean and The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach in gaining the most nods when the shortlist was announced in Nashville, Tennessee, Wednesday night (05.12.12).

Indie group fun. also boasted an impressive haul, scoring nominations in the four major categories; Record of the Year and Song of the Year for their single 'We Are Young feat. Janelle Monae', Album of the Year for their debut 'Some Nights', and Best New Artist.

>>See the list of Grammy nominations

Speaking after they had performed at the nominations, fun. singer Nate Ruess said: "Tonight, all I wanted to do was get up and really give it our all receiving the nomination is amazing and a culmination of hard work the three of us have put into this band."

fun. share three of their nominations with Frank, who's 'Channel Orange' is up for Album of the Year, his single 'Thinkin' Bout You' is up for Record of the Year, and who also has a nomination in the Best New Artist category.

Rounding out the Record of the Year category are The Black Keys' 'Lonely Boy', Kelly Clarkson's 'Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)', Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used To Know' and Taylor Swift's 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together'.

Album of the Year sees fun. and Frank joined by The Black Keys' 'El Camino', Mumford and Sons' 'Babel' and Jack White's 'Blunderbuss'.

The other non-genre specific category, Song of the Year, also featured nominations for Ed Sheeran for 'The A Team', Miguel Pimentel for 'Adorn', Carly Rae Jepsen for 'Call me Maybe' and Kelly Clarkson's 'Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)', alongside fun.

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Grammy Nominations 2013:

Record Of The Year

  • 'Lonely Boy' - The Black Keys
  • 'Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)' - Kelly Clarkson
  • 'We Are Young' - Fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
  • 'Somebody That I Used to Know' - Gotye Featuring Kimbra
  • 'Thinkin Bout You' - Frank Ocean
  • 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' - Taylor Swift

Album Of The Year

  • 'El Camino' - The Black Keys
  • 'Some Nights' - Fun.
  • 'Babel' - Mumford & Sons
  • 'Channel Orange' - Frank Ocean
  • 'Blunderbuss' - Jack White

Song Of The Year

  • 'The A Team' - Ed Sheeran
  • 'Adorn' - Miguel Pimentel
  • 'Call Me Maybe' - Carly Rae Jepsen
  • 'Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)' - Kelly Clarkson
  • 'We Are Young' - Fun. featuring Janelle Monáe

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 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 Featuring Ne-yo
  • 'Bangarang' - Skrillex Featuring Sirah
  • 'Don't You Worry Child' - Swedish House Mafia Featuring John Martin
  • 'I Can't Live Without You' - Al Walser

Best Dance/Electronica Album

  • 'Wonderland' - Steve Aoki
  • 'Don't Think' - The Chemical Brothers
  • '>Album Title Goes Here<' - Deadmau5
  • 'Fire & Ice' - Kaskade
  • 'Bangarang' - Skrillex

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 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 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

Best R&B Song

  • 'Adorn' - Miguel Pimentel
  • 'Beautiful Surprise' - Tamia
  • 'Heart Attack' - Trey Songz
  • 'Pray For Me' - Anthony Hamilton
  • 'Refill' - Elle Varner

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 ... Right)' - Drake Featuring Lil' Wayne
  • '... 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 Song

  • 'Daughters' - Nas
  • 'Lotus Flower Bomb' - Wale
  • 'Mercy' - Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
  • 'The Motto' - Drake Featuring Lil' Wayne
  • '... In Paris' - Jay-Z & Kanye West
  • 'Young, Wild & Free' - Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa 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

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 Featuring Alison Krauss

Best Country Song

  • 'Blown Away' - Carrie Underwood
  • 'Cost Of Livin' - Ronnie Dunn
  • 'Even If It Breaks Your Heart' - Eli Young Band
  • 'So You Don't Have To Love Me Anymore' - Alan Jackson
  • 'Springsteen' -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

Topics:  frank ocean, fun., gotye, grammys, jay-z, kanye west, mumford & sons, music awards


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