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2013 Grammy Award Nominations

The nominees for the 55th annual Grammy Awards are in and the odds have never been closer as musical styles are blending and mixing more than ever!

And the nominees are:

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

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 Pop Solo Performance

“Set Fire To The Rain” [Live] – Adele

“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” – Kelly Clarkson

“Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen

“Wide Awake” – Katy Perry

“Where Have You Been” -Rihanna

Best Pop Vocal Album

“Stronger” – Kelly Clarkson

“Ceremonials” – Florence & The Machine

“Some Nights” – Fun.

“Overexposed” – Maroon 5

“The Truth About Love” – Pink

Best R&B Performance

“Thank You” – Estelle

“Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)” – Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Ledisi

“I Want You”- Luke James

“Adorn” – Miguel

“Climax” – Usher

Best Traditional R&B Performance

“Lately” – Anita Baker

“Love On Top” – Beyoncé

“Wrong Side Of A Love Song” -Melanie Fiona

“Real Good Hands” -Gregory Porter

“If Only You Knew” – SWV

Best Urban Contemporary Album

“Fortune” Chris Brown

“Kaleidoscope Dream” Miguel

“Channel Orange” Frank Ocean

Best R&B Album

“Black Radio” Robert Glasper Experiment

“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

“Niggas In Paris” – Jay-Z & Kanye West

“Daughters” – Nas

“Mercy” –Kanye West

“I Do” – Young Jeezy Featuring Jay-Z & André 3000

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


Fun, Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Jay-Z, and Kanye West were all nominated for six awards each. These artists top the list and also usher in a great sense of diversity that hasn’t been seen in recent award shows. Rhythm and blues album, “Kaleidoscope Dream”, was not only nominated for Best Urban Contemporary but it also has been listed as the best R&B album of the year.

One pop artist that did not receive any nominations is Justin Bieber. His manager, Scooter Braun, eagerly took to Twitter to share his disappointment, “He deserved to be recognized and I don’t really have any kind nice positive things to say about a decision I don’t agree with”. This does not take away from the success of his recent album or the overwhelming amount of awards Bieber received at the American Music Awards.

Tune in on February 10, 2013 at 8/7c on CBS to see which of your favorite artists win big!

by Jayelle Dorsainville

As the Social Media & Content Specialist of InterFACE, I'm here to provide you with up-to-date Entertainment, Fashion and InterFACE news!