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GRAMMY 2012 NOMINEES ANNOUNCED!

1 Dec

While the equally talented Miguel and Jill Scott were snubbed during last night’s Grammy nominee announcements whilst tweeting about the dissapointment(UNDERSTANDABLY), their peers of a different genre and alike got the chance to celebrate their first if not multiple nomination(s).  Yeezy takes the lead with 7 nods between his work on his 5th solo effort “My Twisted Dark Fantasy” and his much anticipated full album collab’ “Watch The Throne” cd along boss and fellow  Rap Mogul Jay-Z.

Right behind Kanye is the U.K.’s own Adele who made her more than lukewarm introduction partially into the U.S. almost 3 yrs ago with her single “Chasing Pavements” via multi-platinum sellin debut album 19, this time around shaking up this side of the water’s charts with her #1 album 21..This years Grammy’s are going to be a definite must see, seeing as though in my opinion one or two(just one) artist’s may have been a little over-rated this year, but hey im not a Grammy judge..hhmph.. here are the nominees and my “urban” predictions..Thoughts?

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

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

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

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

Best Pop Solo Performance
» Adele – “Someone Like You”
» Lady Gaga – “Yoü and I”
» Bruno Mars – “Grenade”
» Katy Perry – “Firework”
» Pink – “F***in’ Perfect”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
» Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse – “Body and Soul”
» The Black Keys – “Dearest”
» Coldplay – “Paradise”
» Foster The People – “Pumped Up Kicks”
» Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera – “Moves Like Jagger”

Best Dance Recording
» deadmau5 and Greta Svabo Bech – “Raise Your Weapon”
» Duck Sauce – “Barbra Streisand”
» David Guetta and Avicii – “Sunshine”
» Robyn – “Call Your Girlfriend”
» Skrillex – “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites”
» Swedish House Mafia – “Save The World”

Best Rock Performance
» Coldplay – “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall”
» The Decemberists – “Down By the Water”
» Foo Fighters – “Walk”
» Mumford & Sons – “The Cave”
» Radiohead – “Lotus Flower”

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
» Dream Theater – “On The Backs of Angels”
» Foo Fighters – “White Limo”
» Mastodon – “Curl of the Burl”
» Megadeth – “Public Enemy No. 1”
» Sum 41 – “Blood In My Eyes”

Best Rock Album
» Jeff Beck – Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul
» Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
» Kings Of Leon – Come Around Sundown
» Red Hot Chili Peppers – I’m With You
» Wilco – The Whole Love

Best Alternative Music Album
» Bon Iver – Bon Iver
» Death Cab for Cutie – Codes and Keys
» Foster the People – Torches
» My Morning Jacket – Circuital
» Radiohead – The King Of Limbs

Best Traditional R&B Performance
» Eric Benet – “Sometimes I Cry”
» Cee Lo Green and Melanie Fiona – “Fool for You”
» R. Kelly – “Radio Message”
» Raphael Saadiq – “Good Man”
» Betty Wright and the Roots – “Surrender”

Best R&B Album
» Chris Brown – F.A.M.E. 
» El DeBarge – Second Chance
» R. Kelly – Love Letter
» Ledisi – Pieces of Me
» Kelly Price – Kelly

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

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
» Beyoncé and Andre 3000 – “Party”
» DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne – “I’m On One”
» Dr. Dre, Eminem and Skylar Grey – “I Need a Doctor”
» Rihanna and Drake – “What’s My Name?”
» Kelly Rowland and Lil Wayne – “Motivation”
» Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie – “All Of The Lights”

Best Rap Performance
» Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”
» Jay-Z and Kanye West – “Otis”
» Lupe Fiasco – “The Show Goes On”
» Nicki Minaj and Drake – “Moment 4 Life”
» Wiz Khalifa – “Black And Yellow”

Best Country Solo Performance
» Jason Aldean – “Dirt Road Anthem”
» Martina McBride – “I’m Gonna Love You Through It”
» Blake Shelton – “Honey Bee”
» Taylor Swift – “Mean”
» Carrie Underwood – “Mama’s Song”

Best Country Song
» Thompson Square – “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not”
» Blake Shelton – “God Gave Me You”
» Trace Adkins – “Just Fishin’ “
» Taylor Swift – “Mean”
» Vince Gill – “Threaten Me With Heaven”
» Kenny Chesney (featuring Grace Potter) – “You and Tequila”

Best Americana Album
» Linda Chorney – Emotional Jukebox
» Ry Cooder – Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down
» Emmylou Harris – Hard Bargain
» Levon Helm – Ramble At The Ryman
» Lucinda Williams – Blessed

Best Blues Album
» Gregg Allman – Low Country Blues
» Marcia Ball – Roadside Attractions
» Warren Haynes – Man In Motion
» Keb’ Mo’ – The Reflection
» Tedeschi Trucks Band – Revelator

Best Folk Album
» The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow
» Steve Earle – I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive
» Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
» Eddie Vedder – Ukulele Songs
» Gillian Welch – The Harrow & The Harvest

PREDICTIONS:

Album of the Year- Adele~21
Record of the Year-Adele~Rolling the Deep
Best New Artist-Nicki Minaj
Song of the Year-Bruno Mars~Grenade
Best Pop Solo Performance-Adele~Someone Like You
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance-Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera~Moves Like Jagger
Best Traditional R&B Performance-Cee Lo&Melanie Fiona~Fool for You
Best R&B-Chris Brown~F.A.M.E
Best Rap Album-Nicki Minaj~P!NK FRIDAY
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration-Rihanna&Drake~Whats My Name
Best Rap Performance-Chris Brown ft Lil Wayne&Busta Rhymes~Look at Me Now

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