Mumford & Sons, Fun. & Frank Ocean Dominate The 2013 Grammy Award Nominations

2013 Grammy Award Nominees

The 2013 Annual Grammy Award Nominees have been announced, and as always, there’s plenty to talk about. Fun., Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean and Kanye West dominate this year’s slate with six nominations each, followed closely by the Black Keys and Miguel with five, and Kelly Clarkson and Taylor Swift with four and three nominations respectively.

Teen idols One Direction, PSY, Justin Bieber and The Wanted were all (thankfully) left out of the picture, with the exception of Carly Rae Jepsen and her viral sensation “Call Me Maybe,” which has a chance to take home Song Of The Year honors.

Avicii, Skrillex, Deadmau5, Swedish House Mafia and Kaskade will all be battling it out in the electronic dance categories, with “Levels” being the slight favorite over “Don’t You Worry Child” for Best Dance Recording. The Best Remixed Recording award (which you’ll have to scroll down for) is definitely one of note this year, as it’s comprised of names like Axwell, Tommy Trash, Eric Prydz and Nero. Another notable name in dance music, Diplo, is up for Non-Classical Producer Of The Year up against Fun.’s Jeff Bhasker, The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and Mumford & Sons / Coldplay’s Markus Dravs.

Also, this Rebecca Black impersonation from Al Walser was nominated for Best Dance Recording…seriously…

…what?

The hip hop / R&B side of things seems pretty straightforward in 2013, although how 2 Chainz’ Based On A T.R.U. Story was nominated for Rap Album Of The Year is quite frankly beyond me.

One thing to note before diving in to the nominations, the cutoff date for this years awards was September 30th.

Check out the full list of nominees below, and catch the 55th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday, February 10, on CBS.

Record Of The Year:

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

Album Of The Year:

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

Song Of The Year:

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

Best New Artist

The Alabama Shakes
Fun.
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

Best Pop Solo Performance

Adele – Set Fire to the Rain (Live)
Kelly Clarkson – “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
Katy Perry – Wide Awake
Rihanna – Where Have You Been

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Florence and the Machine – Shake It Out
Fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe – We Are Young
Gotye Featuring Kimbra – Somebody That I Used to Know
LMFAO – Sexy and I Know It
Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa – Payphone

Best Pop Vocal Album

Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
Florence & The Machine – Ceremonials
Fun. – Some Nights
Maroon 5 – Overexposed
Pink – The Truth About Love

Best Dance Recording

Avicii – Levels
Calvin Harris Featuring Ne-Yo – Let’s Go
Skrillex Featuring Sirah – Bangarang
Swedish House Mafia Featuring John Martin – Don’t You Worry Child
Al Walser – I Can’t Live Without You

Best Dance / Electronica Album

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

Best Rock Performance

Alabama Shakes – Hold On
The Black Keys – Lonely Boy
Coldplay – Charlie Brown
Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait
Bruce Springsteen – We Take Care of Our Own

Best Rock Song

Jack White – Freedom at 21
Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait
The Black Keys – Lonely Boy
Muse – Madness
Bruce Springsteen – We Take Care of Our Own

Best Rock Album

The Black Keys – El Camino
Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
Muse – The 2nd Law
Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball
Jack White – Blunderbuss

Best Alternative Music Album

Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
Bjork – Biophilia
Gotye – Making Mirrors
M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.
Tom Waits – Bad As Me

Best R&B Performance

Estelle – Thank You
Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Ledisi – Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)
Luke James – I Want You
Miguel – Adorn
Usher – Climax

Best R&B Song

Miguel – Adorn
Tamia – Beautiful Surprise
Trey Songz – Heart Attack
Anthony Hamilton – Pray For Me
Elle Varner – Refill

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Chris Brown – Fortune
Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

Best R&B Album

Robert Glasper Experiment – Black Radio
Anthony Hamilton – Back To Love
R. Kelly – Write Me Back
Tamia – Beautiful Surprise
Tyrese – Open Invitation

Best Rap Performance

Drake Featuring Lil’ Wayne – HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right)
Jay-Z & Kanye West – N****s In Paris
Nas – Daughters
Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz – Mercy
Young Jeezy Featuring Jay-Z & André 3000 – I Do

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Flo Rida Featuring Sia – Wild Ones
Jay-Z & Kanye West Featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream – No Church In The Wild
John Legend Featuring Ludacris – Tonight (Best You Ever Had)
Nas Featuring Amy Winehouse – Cherry Wine
Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z – Talk That Talk

Best Rap Song

Nas – Daughters
Wale Featuring Miguel – Lotus Flower Bomb
Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz – Mercy
Drake Featuring Lil’ Wayne – The Motto
Jay-Z & Kanye West – N****s In Paris
Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Featuring Bruno Mars – Young, Wild & Free

Best Rap Album

Drake – Take Care
Lupe Fiasco – Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1
Nas – Life Is Good
The Roots – Undun
Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t
2 Chainz – Based On A T.R.U. Story

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

John Williams – The Adventures Of Tintin – The Secret Of The Unicorn
Ludovic Bource – The Artist
Hans Zimmer – The Dark Knight Rises
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Howard Shore – Hugo
Austin Wintory – Journey

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Dan Auerbach
Jeff Bhasker
Diplo
Markus Dravs
Salaam Remi

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl Featuring Georgi Kay – In My Mind (Axwell Remix)
Moby – Lie Down In Darkness (Photek Remix)
M83 – Midnight City (Eric Prydz Private Remix)
Nero – Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix)
Deadmau5 Featuring Chris James – The Veldt (Tommy Trash Remix)

Best Short Form Music Video

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

View the comprehensive list of all 80 awards on grammy.com/nominees.

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