#GRAMMYS: FUN. LEAD THE WAY AT THE 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS
Nominees for the 55th annual GRAMMY Awards were announced at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and Kanye West, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons and fun. each tie for the lead with six nods apiece in what looks to be a wide-open year.
Pop Lovers fear not as some of the year’s biggest hits were recognized at tonight’s Nominations Concert, hosted by Taylor Swift and LL Cool J, including: Gotye‘s Somebody That I Used to Know being up for Record of the Year and our v. own Carly Rae Jepsen‘s Call Me Maybe being up for Song of the Year and Best Solo Pop Performance. In addition, Toronto was well-represented with Drake being up for three Awards including Best Rap Album for Take Care and Best Rap Song for The Motto and Best Rap Performance for HYFR. Meanwhile, Melanie Fiona is up for Best Traditional R&B Performance for Wrong Side of a Love Song.
Swift is nominated for Record of the Year with her smash Hit We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together and also Safe & Sound (w/The Civil Wars) in the Best Country/Duo Performance category. While fellow Nashville Native Kelly Clarkson also received major recognition, garnering nods for Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) in the important Song of the Year, Record of the Year categories, while her Disc Stronger earned nominations for Best Pop Vocal Album.
Best New Artist Nominees fun. are up for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Song of the Year and Record of the Year with We Are Young (ft. Janelle Monáe), while they also are in-contention for Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year with Some Nights.
For a complete list of Nominees, click here.
The 55th annual GRAMMY Awards will be held February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles at Staples Center.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)