Grammy nominations announced: Frank Ocean, fun., Mumford & Sons, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Jay-Z lead the pack

By Daniel S Levine,

The Grammy nominations for the 55th annual ceremony were announced during the live special on CBS Wednesday night. Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, fun., Jay-Z and Kanye West lead the pack with the most nominations with six each.

Several acts earned five nominations each, including The Black Keys, jazz pianist Chick Corea and singer/songwriter Miguel. Nas, fun. producer Jeff Bhasker and mastering engineer Bob Ludwig earned four nods each, notes E! News.

Taylor Swift, who co-hosted the event with LL Cool J, was one of the nominees for the Record of The Year for “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” Her competition includes Ocean (“Thinkin Bout You”), Gotye (“Somebody That I Used To Know”), fun. (“We Are Young”), Kelly Clarkson (“Stronger [What Doesn’t Kill You]”) and The Black Keys (“Lonely Boy”).

fun.’s Some Nights will compete with The Black Keys’ El Camino for Album of the Year. The other albums nominated in the category include Jack White’s Blunderbuss, Babel by Mumford & Sons and Ocean’s Channel Orange.

Song of the Year nominations went to Ed Sheeran’s “The A Team,” fun.’s “We Are Young,” Clarkson’s “Stronger” and Miguel’s “Adorn.” Recording Academy voters have also fallen in love with Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” and the song also earned a Song of the Year nod.

Jay-Z and West’s nominations come for their album Watch The Throne. “N---gas in Paris” earned nominations for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance.

Jepsen was also nominated in the Best Pop Vocal category, but she’ll have to beat Adele. Her live recording of 21’s “Set Fire to the Rain” was nominated in the same category.

You can check out the full list of nominees at Grammy.com.

The awards will be handed out on Feb. 10 at 8pm on CBS.

image: CBS



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