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2012 Grammy Nominees Announced

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The 2012 Grammy nominees were announced at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!, where Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Ludacris plus many more performed. All 78 categories were announced, with the biggest Grammy categories receiving special televised attention.

The Grammy for Record of the Year is one of the biggest the Recording Academy offers up to artists, and the nominees for the 2012 Grammy award are all more-than-deserving of this title. Adele received a nod for ‘Rolling in the Deep,’ as did Bruno Mars‘ ‘Grenade’ — both of which were also nominated for Song of the Year.

Katy Perry also recevied a Record of the Year nomination for ‘Firework,’ with the list being rounded out with folk-rockers Mumford and Sons and singer-songwriter Bon Iver. Kanye West is the ultimate frontrunner, with 7 nominations under his belt. Check out the rest of the 2012 Grammy nominees in the pop, dance, R&B and rap categories below.

Record of the Year
Adele, ‘Rolling in the Deep’
Bon Iver, ‘Holocene’
Bruno Mars, ‘Grenade’
Mumford & Sons, ‘The Cave’
Katy Perry, ‘Firework’

Song of the Year
Kanye West, ‘All of the Lights’ Feat. Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie (Songwriters: Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West)
Mumford & Sons, ‘The Cave’ (Songwriters: Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston)
Bruno Mars, ‘Grenade’ (Songwriters: Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Andrew Wyatt)
Bon Iver, ‘Holocene’ (Songwriter: Justin Vernon)
Adele, ‘Rolling in the Deep’ (Songwriters: Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth)

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

Album of the Year
Adele, ’21’
Foo Fighters, ‘Wasting Light’
Lady Gaga, ‘Born This Way’
Bruno Mars, ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’
Rihanna, ‘Loud’

Best Pop Solo Performance
Adele, ‘Someone Like You’
Lady Gaga, ‘You & I’
Bruno Mars, ‘Grenade’
Katy Perry, ‘Firework’
Pink, ‘F—in’ Perfect’

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse, ‘Body and Soul’ (From the Album ‘Duets II’)
The Black Keys, ‘Dearest’ (From the Album ‘Rave On Buddy Holly’)
Coldplay, ‘Paradise’ (From the Album ‘Mylo Xyloto’)
Foster the People, ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ (From the Album ‘Torches’)
Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera, ‘Moves Like Jagger’ (From the Album ‘Hands All Over’)

Best Pop Vocal Album
Adele, ’21’
Cee Lo Green, ‘The Lady Killer’
Lady Gaga, ‘Born This Way’
Bruno Mars, ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’
Rihanna, ‘Loud’

Best Dance Recording
Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech, ‘Raise Your Weapon’
Duck Sauce, ‘Barbra Streisand’
David Guetta & Avicii, ‘Sunshine’
Skrillex, ‘Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites’
Swedish House Mafia, ‘Save the World’

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Cut/Copy, ‘Zonoscope’
Deadmau5, ‘4×4=12′
David Guetta, ‘Nothing but the Beat’
Robyn, ‘Body Talk, Pt. 3′
Skrillex, ‘Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites’

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Eric Benét, ‘Sometimes I Cry’
Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona, ‘Fool for You’
R. Kelly, ‘Radio Message’
Raphael Saadiq, ‘Good Man’
Betty Wright & The Roots, ‘Surrender’

Best R&B Song
Marsha Ambrosius, ‘Far Away’ (Songwriters: Marsha Ambrosius, Sterling Simms & Justin Smith)
Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona, ‘Fool for You’ (Songwriters: Cee Lo Green & Jack Splash)
Kelly Price, ‘Not My Daddy’ Feat. Stokley (Songwriters: Kelly Price)
Ledisi, ‘Pieces of Me’ (Songwriters: Charles Harmon, Claude Kelly & Ledisi Young)
Charlie Wilson, ‘You Are’ (Songwriters: Dennis Bettis, Carl M. Days, Jr., Wirlie Morris, Charlie Wilson & Mahin Wilson)

Best R&B Album
Chris Brown, ‘F.A.M.E.’
El DeBarge, ‘Second Chance’
R. Kelly, ‘Love Letter’
Ledisi, ‘Pieces of Me’
Kelly Price, ‘Kelly’

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Beyonce, ‘Party’ Feat. Andre 300
DJ Khaled, ‘I’m on One’ Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey, ‘I Need A Doctor” —
Rihanna, ‘What’s My Name?’ Feat. Drake
Kelly Rowland, ‘Motivation’ Feat. Lil Wayne
Kanye West, ‘All of the Lights’ Feat. Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Best Rap Performance
Chris Brown, ‘Look at Me Now’ Feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
Jay-Z & Kanye West, ‘Otis’
Lupe Fiasco, ‘The Show Goes On’
Nicki Minaj, ‘Moment 4 Life’ Feat. Drake
Wiz Khalifa, ‘Black and Yellow’

Best Rap Song
Kanye West, ‘All of the Lights’ Feat. Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie (Songwriters: Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West)
Wiz Khalifa, ‘Black and Yellow’ (Songwriters: Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Cameron Thomaz)
Dr. Dre, ‘I Need a Doctor’ Feat. Skylar Grey & Eminem (Songwriters: Andre Young, Marshall Mathers III, Alexander Grant & Skylar Grey)
Chris Brown, ‘Look at Me Now’ Feat. Busta Rhymes & Lil Wayne (Songwriters: Jean Baptiste, Chris Brown, Ryan Buendia, Trevor Smith, Dwayne Carter, Jr. & Wesley Pentz)
Jay-Z and Kanye West, ‘Otis’ (Songwriters: Shawn Carter & Kanye West)
Lupe Fiasco, ‘The Show Goes On’ (Songwriters: Dustin William Brower, Jonathon Keith Brown, Daniel Johnson, Kane & Wasalu Muhammad Jaco)

Best Rap Album
Jay-Z and Kanye West, ‘Watch the Throne’
Lil Wayne, ‘Tha Carter IV’
Lupe Fiasco, ‘Lasers’
Nicki Minaj, ‘Pink Friday’
Kanye West, ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’

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