@FrankOcean, Jay-Z (@S_C_), @KanyeWest, @Beyonce & More Rack In 55th Annual Grammy Nominations

| December 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Last night the nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced, and some of our favorite hip hop and r&b star power took over. Nominees included artists such as Frank Ocean, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Chris Brown, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Lupe Fiasco, Estelle, Miguel, Trey Songz, Elle Varner and more.

Frank Ocean cemented his place as the new generation’s R&B savior as he tied with veterans Jay-Z and Kanye West for six nominations each. The 55th Annual Grammy Awards takes place live on February 10th at L.A.’s Staples Center. Until then, check out more of the nominations below along with Ne’Yo’s Wednesday night performance of “Let Me Love You” at the Grammy Nominee Concert.
Album of the Year

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

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

Song of the Year

  • “The A Team” – Ed Sheeran
  • “Adorn” – Miguel
  • “Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen
  • “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” – Kelly Clarkson
  • “We Are Young” – fun. featuring Janelle Monáe

Best New Artist

  • Hunter Hayes
  • Frank Ocean
  • Alabama Shakes
  • The Lumineers
  • fun.

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
  • “Beautiful Surprise” – Tamia
  • “Heart Attack” – Trey Songz
  • “Pray For Me” – Anthony Hamilton
  • “Refill” – Elle Varner

Best Urban Contemporary 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

Best Rap Performance

  • “HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right)” – Drake featuring Lil Wayne
  • “N****s 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 & 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
  • “Lotus Flower Bomb” – Wale featuring Miguel
  • “Mercy” – Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
  • “The Motto” – Drake featuring Lil Wayne
  • “N****s In Paris” – Jay-Z & Kanye West
  • “Young, Wild & Free” – Snoop Dogg & 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 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 + the Machine
  • “We Are Young” – fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
  • “Somebody That I Used To Know” – Gotye featuring Kimbra
  • “Sexy And I Know It” – LMFAO
  • “Payphone” – Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa

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

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

  • Dan Auerbach
  • Jeff Bhasker
  • Diplo
  • Markus Dravs
  • Salaam Remi

Best Short Form Music Video

  • “Houdini” – Foster The People
  • “No Church In The Wild” – Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream
  • “Bad Girls” – M.I.A.
  • “We Found Love” – Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris
  • “Run Boy Run” – Woodkid

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