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55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees

It’s GRAMMY season and the nominees have just been announced. Leading the pack are the likes of Jay-Z, Kanye West, fun., Frank Ocean and Dan Auerbach. In the mix, we see 2 Chainz got the nod for Best Rap Album, and tough competition for Best Rap Performance. Check some of the nominations below and after the jump.

Music’s Biggest Night, the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, coming live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, air on CBS on February 10 at 8 p.m. EST.

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

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

Song Of The Year:
“The A Team” — Ed Sheeran, songwriter (Ed Sheeran)
“Adorn” — Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)
“Call Me Maybe” — Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen & Josh Ramsay, songwriters (Carly Rae Jepsen)
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” — Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi, songwriters (Kelly Clarkson)
“We Are Young” — Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Fun. featuring Janelle Monáe)

Best New Artist:
Alabama Shakes
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

Best R&B Album:
Robert Glasper Experiment -Black Radio
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

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12/06/2012 12:44AM
55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees
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