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2013 GRAMMY Nominees Announced in Nashville

Posted Thursday December 6, 2012 1:00 AM GMT

It’s an exciting time of year for music fans, as the nominations for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced during a star-studded spectacle in Nashville on Wednesday night (December 5)!

Taking center stage at the Bridgestone Arena venue was Taylor Swift, who co-hosted The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! ceremony alongside LL Cool J.

Along with unveiling the contenders for the granddaddy of all recording artists' ceremonies, the night saw performances from the likes of Adam Levine, Ne-Yo and The Band Perry.

As for the cream of the crop over the past year, the fellas led the way with "Watch the Throne" collaborators Jay-Z and Kanye West joined by Frank Ocean, Dan Auerbach, fun., and Mumford & Sons with GRAMMY-topping six nominations apiece.

With the full rundown of hardware hopefuls, the 2013 GRAMMY's will air on February 10, 2013 from Los Angeles' Staples Center at 8/7 central on CBS.

POP VOCAL ALBUM
Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
Florence + the Machine – Ceremonials
fun. – Some Nights
Maroon 5 – Overexposed
P!nk – The Truth About Love

RECORD OF THE YEAR
The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”
Kelly Clarkson – “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
fun. – “Tonight”
Goyte – “Somebody I Used to Know”
Frank Ocean – “Think About You”
Taylor Swift – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

BEST NEW ARTIST
Alabama Shakes
fun.
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE
Dierks Bentley – “Home”
Eric Church – “Springsteen”
Ronnie Dunn – “Cost of Livin’”
Hunter Hayes – “Wanted”
Blake Shelton – “Over”
Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away”

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Black Keys El Camino
fun. – Some Nights
Mumford and Sons – Babel
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
Jack White – Blunderbuss

BEST ROCK ALBUM
The Black Keys – El Camino
Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
Muse – The 2nd Law
Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball
Jack White – Blunderbuss

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
Björk – Biophilia
Gotye – Making Mirrors
M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.
Tom Waits – Bad As Me

BEST RAP ALBUM
Drake – Take Care
Lupe Fiasco – Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1
Nas – Life Is Good
The Roots – Undun
Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t
2 Chainz – Based On A T.R.U. Story

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
Zac Brown Band – Uncaged
Hunter Hayes – Hunter Hayes
Jamey Johnson – Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran
Miranda Lambert – Four The Record
The Time Jumpers – The Time Jumpers

BEST ROCK SONG
Jack White – “Freedom At 21″
Mumford & Sons – “I Will Wait”
The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”
Muse – “Madness”
Bruce Springsteen – “We Take Care Of Our Own”

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
Adele, “Set Fire to the Rain”
Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Rihanna, “Where Have You Been”

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
Florence + the Machine, “Shake It Out”
fun., “We Are Young”
Gotye, “Somebody That I Used to Know”
LMFAO, “Sexy and I Know It”
Maroon 5, “Payphone”
Payphone

SONG OF THE YEAR
Ed Sheeran, “The A Team”
Miguel Pimentel, “Adorn”
Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
fun. “We Are Young”

Enjoy the pictures from the Grammy Awards Nomination Concert in Nashville (December 5).

Photo Credit: Getty Images