Grammy Awards 2013 Nominees: From Frank Ocean to Black Keys and Rick Ross


Last night, amid goofy, sexually tense intergenerational banter between co-hosts LL Cool J and Taylor Swift, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States announced the nominees for its 54th Grammy Awards, airing Sunday, February 10, on CBS.

Genre-bending R&B guy Frank Ocean scored with six nods. So did Fun., Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, and Kanye West. Meanwhile, the Black Keys and Miguel grabbed five nominations. Even Miami rap stars like the Bawse Ricky Ross and Flo Rida got named.

Check the cut for Grammy Awards 2013 nominees.

Album of the Year

The Black Keys' El Camino

Fun.'s Some Nights

Mumford & Sons' Babel

Frank Ocean's Channel Orange

Jack White's Blunderbuss

Record of the Year

The Black Keys' "Lonely Boy"

Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger"

Fun.'s "We Are Young" featuring Janelle Monae

Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" featuring Kimbra

Frank Ocean's "Thinkin Bout You"

Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"

Best New Artist

The Alabama Shakes


Hunter Hayes

The Lumineers

Frank Ocean

Best Pop Vocal Album

Kelly Clarkson's Stronger

Florence and the Machine's Ceremonials

Fun.'s Some Nights

Maroon 5's Overexposed

Pink's The Truth About Love

Song of the Year

Ed Sheeran's "The A Team"

Miguel's "Adorn"

Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe"

Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"

Fun.'s "We Are Young"

Best Pop Solo Performance

Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain (Live)"

Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"

Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe"

Katy Perry's "Wide Awake"

Rihanna's "Where Have You Been"

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Florence and the Machine's "Shake It Out"

Fun.'s "We Are Young"

Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" featuring Kimbra

LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It"

Maroon 5's "Payphone"

Best Dance Recording

Avicii's "Levels"

Calvin Harris's "Let's Go" featuring Ne-Yo

Skrillex's "Bangarang" featuring Sirah

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Swedish House Mafia's "Don't You Worry Child" featuring John Martin

Al Walser's "I Can't Live Without You"

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Steve Aoki's Wonderland

The Chemical Brothers' Don't Think

Deadmau5's >Album Title Goes Here

Kaskade's Fire & Ice

Skrillex's Bangarang

Best Rock Performance

Alabama Shakes' "Hold On"

The Black Keys' "Lonely Boy"

Coldplay's "Charlie Brown"

Mumford & Sons' "I Will Wait"

Bruce Springsteen's "We Take Care of Our Own"

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance

Anthrax's "I'm Alive"

Halestorm's "Love Bites (So Do I)"

Iron Maiden's "Blood Brothers"

Lamb of God's "Ghost Walking"

Marilyn Manson's "No Reflection"

Megadeth's "Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)"

Best Rock Song

Jack White's "Freedom at 21"

Mumford & Sons' "I Will Wait"

The Black Keys' "Lonely Boy"

Muse's "Madness"

Bruce Springsteen's "We Take Care of Our Own"

Best Rock Album

The Black Keys' El Camino

Muse's The 2nd Law

Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto

Bruce Springsteen's Wrecking Ball

Jack White's Blunderbuss

Best Alternative Music Album

Fiona Apple's The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do

Bjork's Biophilia

Gotye's Making Mirrors

M83's Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

Tom Waits's Bad As Me

Best R&B Performance

Estelle's "Thank You"

Robert Glasper Experiment's "Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)" featuring Ledisi

Luke James's "I Want You"

Miguel's "Adorn"

Usher's "Climax"

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Anita Baker's "Lately"

Beyonce's "Love on Top"

Melanie Fiona's "Wrong Side of a Love Song"

Gregory Porter's "Real Good Hands"

SWV's "If Only You Knew"

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Chris Brown's Fortune

Miguel's Kaleidoscope Dream

Frank Ocean's Channel Orange

Best R&B Album

Robert Glasper Experiment's Black Radio

Anthony Hamilton's Back To Love

R. Kelly's Write Me Back

Tamia's Beautiful Surprise

Tyrese's Open Invitation

Best Rap Performance

Drake's "HYFR (Hell Ya F---ing Right)" featuring Lil' Wayne

Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Niggas In Paris"

Nas's "Daughters"

Kanye West's "Mercy" featuring Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz

Young Jeezy's "I Do" featuring Jay-Z and Andre 3000

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Flo Rida's "Wild Ones" featuring Sia

Jay-Z and Kanye West's "No Church in the Wild" featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream

John Legend's "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)" featuring Ludacris

Nas's "Cherry Wine" featuring Amy Whinehouse

Rihanna's "Talk That Talk" featuring Jay-Z

Best Rap Song

Nas's "Daughters"

Wale's "Lotus Flower Bomb" featuring Miguel

Kanye West's "Mercy" featuring Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz

Drake's "The Motto" featuring Lil' Wayne

Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Niggas In Paris"

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa's "Young, Wild & Free" featuring Bruno Mars

Best Rap Album

Drake's Take Care

Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1

The Roots's Undun

Nas's Life Is Good

Rick Ross's God Forgives, I Don't

2 Chainz's Based on a T.R.U. Story

Best Country Song

Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away"

Ronnie Dunn's "Cost of Livin' "

Eli Young Band's "Even If It Breaks Your Heart"

Alan Jackson's "So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore"

Eric Church's "Springsteen"

Best Country Solo Performance

Dierks Bentley's "Home"

Eric Church's "Springsteen"

Ronnie Dunn's "Cost of Livin' "

Hunter Hayes's "Wanted"

Blake Shelton's "Over"

Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away"

Best Americana Album

The Avett Brothers' The Carpenter

John Fullbright's From the Ground Up

The Lumineers's The Lumineers

Mumford & Sons' Babel

Bonnie Raitt's Slipstream

Best Blues Album

Shemekia Copeland's 33 1/3

Dr. John's Locked Down

Ruthie Foster's Let It Burn

Heritage Blues Orchestra's And I Still Rise

Joan Osborne's Bring It on Home

The 55th annual Grammy Awards air Sunday, February 10, on CBS.

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