The Recording Academy announced the nominations for February's 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards last night at a live concert featuring performances from several of the nights nominees. This year's nomination process included over 17,000 submissions from records released during the Oct. 1, 2011 – Sept. 30, 2012 eligibility period. The final ballots will be mailed to The Recording Academy's voting members on December 19 and are due back by Jan 16, 2013. To find out more about joining The Recording Academy, check out GRAMMY U.
The awards represent a long standing tradition of honoring accomplishments of fellow musicians, but it wouldn't be the same without the similar long standing tradition of analyzing the nominations and forecasting who the big prize will go to. So, tell us what you think. Who would you vote for, what nominees do you love, and who do you think is missing?
FUN., Jay-Z, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, and Kanye West stand out with six nominations each with Chick Corea, Miguel, and The Black Keys not far behind with five. Here's a look at the "Big Four" nominations for this year:
Album Of The Year:
El Camino — The Black Keys
Some Nights — FUN.
Babel — Mumford & Sons
Channel Orange — Frank Ocean
Blunderbuss — Jack White
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
Best New Artist:
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