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1 December 2011
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Nominations for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards®(www.grammy.com) were announced tonight by The Recording Academy® and reflected an eclectic mix of the best and brightest in music over the past year, as determined by the voting members of The Academy. For the fourth year, nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards were announced on primetime television as part of "The GRAMMY®Nominations Concert Live!! - Countdown To Music's Biggest Night®," a one-hour special broadcast live on CBS from Nokia Theatre at L.A. LIVE.

Kanye West tops the nominations with seven; Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars each garner six nods; and Lil Wayne and Skrillex each are up for five awards. Drake, Paul Epworth, Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Nicki Minaj, Mumford & Sons, Radiohead, Rihanna, and Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) each receive four nominations. 

GENERAL FIELD
Album Of The Year:
21- Adele
Wasting Light- Foo Fighters
Born This Way- Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans - Bruno Mars
Loud - Rihanna

Record Of The Year:
"Rolling In The Deep" - Adele
"Holocene" - Bon Iver
"Grenade" - Bruno Mars
"The Cave" - Mumford & Sons
"Firework" - Katy Perry
 
Best New Artist:
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj
Skrillex
 
Song Of The Year:
"All Of The Lights" - Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters
(Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
"The Cave" - Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
"Grenade" - Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Andrew Wyatt,
songwriters (Bruno Mars)
"Holocene" - Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)
"Rolling In The Deep" - Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)
 
POP FIELD
Best Pop Solo Performance
"Someone Like You" - Adele 
"Yoü And I" - Lady Gaga 
"Grenade" - Bruno Mars 
"Firework" - Katy Perry
"F***in' Perfect" - Pink 
 
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
"Body And Soul" - Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
"Dearest" - The Black Keys
"Paradise" - Coldplay 
"Pumped Up Kicks" - Foster The People 
"Moves Like Jagger" - Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera 
 
DANCE FIELD
Best Dance Recording:
"Raise Your Weapon" - Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech
"Barbra Streisand" - Duck Sauce
"Sunshine" - David Guetta & Avicii
"Call Your Girlfriend" - Robyn
"Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites" - Skrillex
"Save The World" - Swedish House Mafia
 
ROCK FIELD
Best Rock Performance:
"Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall" - Coldplay
"Down By The Water" - The Decemberists
"Walk" - Foo Fighters
"The Cave" - Mumford & Sons
"Lotus Flower" - Radiohead

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance:
"On The Backs Of Angels" - Dream Theater
"White Limo" - Foo Fighters
"Curl Of The Burl"- Mastodon
"Public Enemy No. 1" - Megadeth
"Blood In My Eyes"- Sum 41
 
Best Rock Album:
Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul- Jeff Beck
Wasting Light- Foo Fighters
Come Around Sundown- Kings Of Leon
I'm With You- Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Whole Love- Wilco
 
ALTERNATIVE FIELD
Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver- Bon Iver
Codes And Keys- Death Cab For Cutie
Torches- Foster The People
Circuital - My Morning Jacket
The King Of Limbs- Radiohead
 
R&B FIELD
Best Traditional R&B Performance:
"Sometimes I Cry" - Eric Benét
"Fool For You" - Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona
"Radio Message" - R. Kelly
"Good Man" - Raphael Saadiq
"Surrender" - Betty Wright & The Roots
 
Best R&B Album:
F.A.M.E.- Chris Brown
Second Chance - El DeBarge
Love Letter - R. Kelly
Pieces Of Me- Ledisi
Kelly- Kelly Price
 
RAP FIELD
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
"Party" - Beyoncé & André 3000 
"I'm On One" - DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
"I Need A Doctor" - Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey
"What's My Name?" - Rihanna & Drake
"Motivation" - Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne
"All Of The Lights" - Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie
 
Best Rap Performance:
"Look At Me Now" - Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
"Otis" - Jay-Z & Kanye West
"The Show Goes On" - Lupe Fiasco
"Moment 4 Life" - Nicki Minaj & Drake
"Black And Yellow" - Wiz Khalifa
 
COUNTRY FIELD
Best Country Solo Performance:
"Dirt Road Anthem" - Jason Aldean
"I'm Gonna Love You Through It" - Martina McBride         
"Honey Bee" - Blake Shelton
"Mean" - Taylor Swift
"Mama's Song" - Carrie Underwood
 
Best Country Song:
"Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" - Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy, songwriters (Thompson Square)
"God Gave Me You" - Dave Barnes, songwriter (Blake Shelton)
"Just Fishin'" - Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill, songwriters (Trace Adkins)
"Mean" - Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
"Threaten Me With Heaven" - Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley & Dillon O'Brian, songwriters (Vince Gill)
"You And Tequila" - Matraca Berg & Deana Carter, songwriters (Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter)
 
AMERICAN ROOTS FIELD 
Best Americana Album:
Emotional Jukebox- Linda Chorney
Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down- Ry Cooder
Hard Bargain- Emmylou Harris
Ramble At The Ryman- Levon Helm
Blessed- Lucinda Williams
 
Best Blues Album:
Low Country Blues - Gregg Allman
Roadside Attractions- Marcia Ball
Man In Motion- Warren Haynes
The Reflection - Keb'Mo'
Revelator- Tedeschi Trucks Band
 
Best Folk Album:
Barton Hollow- The Civil Wars
I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive- Steve Earle
Helplessness Blues- Fleet Foxes
Ukulele Songs- Eddie Vedder
The Harrow & The Harvest- Gillian Welch
 
This year's Producer Of The YearNon-Classical nominations go to Danger Mouse, Paul Epworth, the Smeezingtons (Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars), Ryan Tedder, and Butch Vig. 

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