Kanye West leads Grammy nominations

The nominees in the top categories for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Wednesday

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The nominees in the top categories for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Wednesday night in Los Angeles. Kanye West leads the list with seven nominations, including ‘Best Rap Album.’ Adele, Bruno Mars, and Foo Fighters follow the lead with six whereas Lil Wayne and Skrillex respectively nabbed five and Drake, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Mumford & Sons, Radiohead and Bon Iver earned four nominations. Winners will be unveiled live from LA’s Staples Center on Sunday, February 12 at 8 p.m. on CBS. See the list below.

Grammy Awards 2012 nominations list

Album of the Year
21 – Adele
Doo-Wops & Hooligans – Bruno Mars
Born This Way – Lady Gaga
Wasting Light – Foo Fighters
Loud – Rihanna

Record of the Year
“Rolling in the Deep” – Adele
“Grenade” – Bruno Mars
“Holocene” – Bon Iver
“The Cave” – Mumford & Sons
“Firework” – Katy Perry

Song of the Year
“Rolling in the Deep” – Adele
“Holocene” – Bon Iver
“Grenade” – Bruno Mars
“The Cave” – Mumford & Sons
“All of the Lights” – Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Best New Artist
Bon Iver
The Band Perry
Nicki Minaj
J. Cole
Skrillex

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 Vocal Album
21 – Adele
The Lady Killer – Cee Lo Green
Born This Way – Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans – Bruno Mars
Loud – Rihanna

Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group
“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

Best R&B Performance
“Far Away” – Marsha Ambrosius
“Pieces of Me” – Ledisi
“Not My Daddy” – Kelly Price & Stokley
“Is This Love” – Corinne Bailey Rae
“You Are” – Charlie Wilson

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 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

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 Song
“All of the Lights” – Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie
“Black and Yellow” – Wiz Khalifa
“I Need a Doctor” – Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey
“Look at Me Now” – Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
“Otis” – Jay-Z & Kanye West
“The Show Goes On” – Lupe Fiasco

Best Rap Album
Watch the Throne – Jay-Z & Kanye West
Tha Carter IV – Lil Wayne
Lasers – Lupe Fiasco
Pink Friday – Nicki Minaj
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – Kanye West

Best Short Form Music Video
“Rolling in the Deep” – Adele
“Yes I Know” – Memory Tapes
“All Is Not Lost” – OK Go
“Lotus Flower” – Radiohead
“First of the Year (Equinox)” – Skrillex
“Perform This Way” – “Weird Al” Yankovic

Best Long Form Music Video
I Am…World Tour – Beyoncé
Foo Fighters: Back and Forth – Foo Fighters
Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon – Kings Of Leon
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest – A Tribe Called Quest
Nine Types of Light – TV on the Radio

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Danger Mouse
Paul Epworth
The Smeezingtons
Ryan Tedder
Butch Vig

The complete list of nominees can be seen here.

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