Music lovers are buzzing this morning about the 54th Annual Grammy Awards nominations, which were announced Wednesday night on CBS.

Rapper Kanye West led the pack with seven nominations, though he was only honored in one of the four main categories, receiving a Song of the Year nod for his single, "All of the Lights." Otherwise he was largely relegated to his genre, being honored for Best Rap Performance for "Otis," on which he collaborated with Jay-Z, and Best Rap Song for both "Otis" and "All of the Lights."

West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was passed up for the coveted category of Best Album, though Lady Gaga's Born This Way, Rihanna's Loud and Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans will contend with Foo Fighters' Wasting Light and Adele's 21 in this category. Also interestingly passed up for Best Album was Kanye's awards ceremony rival, Taylor Swift for her album Speak Now, which recently swept the Country Music Awards and the American Music Awards.

All told, Adele, Foo Fighters, and Bruno Mars all tied for second place with six nominations each, followed by Lil Wayne and surprise honoree Skrillex with five, including a Best New Artist nod for the latter. Rihanna, Radiohead, Bon Iver, Drake, and Mumford & Sons each came in with four nominations. The late Amy Winehouse was nominated for her posthumously released duet with Tony Bennett, "Body and Soul."

The Grammys will air February 12 at 8:00 p.m. EST on CBS.

Read here for a more complete list of nominees, or visit the Grammy's website.

Album Of The Year:

21— Adele

Wasting Light— Foo Fighters

Born This Way— Lady Gaga

Doo-Wops & Hooligans — Bruno Mars

Loud — Rihanna

Record Of The Year:

"Rolling In The Deep" — Adele

"Holocene" — Bon Iver

"Grenade" — Bruno Mars

"The Cave" — Mumford & Sons

"Firework" — Katy Perry

Song Of The Year:

"All Of The Lights" — Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)

"The Cave" — Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)

"Grenade" — Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

"Holocene" — Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)

"Rolling In The Deep" — Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

Best Pop Solo Performance

"Someone Like You" — Adele

"Yoü And I" — Lady Gaga

"Grenade" — Bruno Mars

"Firework" — Katy Perry

"F***in' Perfect" — Pink

Best Alternative Music Album:

Bon Iver— Bon Iver

Codes And Keys— Death Cab For Cutie

Torches— Foster The People

Circuital — My Morning Jacket

The King Of Limbs— Radiohead

Best Rock Performance:

"Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall" — Coldplay

"Down By The Water" — The Decemberists

"Walk" — Foo Fighters

"The Cave" — Mumford & Sons

"Lotus Flower" — Radiohead

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance:

"On The Backs Of Angels" — Dream Theater

"White Limo" — Foo Fighters

"Curl Of The Burl"— Mastodon

"Public Enemy No. 1" — Megadeth

"Blood In My Eyes"— Sum 41

Best Rock Album:

Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul— Jeff Beck

Wasting Light— Foo Fighters

Come Around Sundown— Kings Of Leon

I'm With You— Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Whole Love— Wilco

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 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 New Artist:

The Band Perry

Bon Iver

J. Cole

Nicki Minaj

Skrillex

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

"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 Dance Recording:

"Raise Your Weapon" — Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech

"Barbra Streisand" — Duck Sauce

"Sunshine" — David Guetta & Avicii

"Call Your Girlfriend" — Robyn

"Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites" — Skrillex

"Save The World" — Swedish House Mafia

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 R&B Album:

F.A.M.E.— Chris Brown

Second Chance — El DeBarge

Love Letter — R. Kelly

Pieces Of Me— Ledisi

Kelly— Kelly Price

Best Blues Album:

Low Country Blues — Gregg Allman

Roadside Attractions— Marcia Ball

Man In Motion— Warren Haynes

The Reflection — Keb'Mo'

Revelator— Tedeschi Trucks Band

Best Folk Album:

Barton Hollow— The Civil Wars

I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive— Steve Earle

Helplessness Blues— Fleet Foxes

Ukulele Songs— Eddie Vedder

The Harrow & The Harvest— Gillian Welch

Best Country Solo Performance:

"Dirt Road Anthem" — Jason Aldean

"I'm Gonna Love You Through It" — Martina McBride

"Honey Bee" — Blake Shelton

"Mean" — Taylor Swift

"Mama's Song" — Carrie Underwood

Best Country Song:

"Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" — Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy, songwriters (Thompson Square)

"God Gave Me You" — Dave Barnes, songwriter (Blake Shelton)

"Just Fishin'" — Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill, songwriters (Trace Adkins)

"Mean" — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)

"Threaten Me With Heaven" — Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley & Dillon O'Brian, songwriters (Vince Gill)

1 Comments

  • Matthew Zingg
    Matthew Zingg on

    That's too bad for Kanye. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is a truly great album and should at least be nominated. I mean, Bruno Mars, c'mon.

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