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Frank Ocean, fun. Lead 2013 Grammy Nominations With Album of the Year Nods

LL Cool J and Taylor Swift

On February 10, 2013, a wide array of artists will have plans at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z, and the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach landed the most nominations for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards with six apiece. 

Ocean’s nominations include Album of the Year, a category that finds the Odd Future member’s channel ORANGE competing with albums from the Black Keys, fun., Mumford & Sons, and Jack White. Taylor Swift, who co-hosted the televised nominations concert with LL Cool J, wasn’t eligible this year for Red, though she received other nominations, including Record of the Year.

The broadcast featured Swift and LL Cool J beatboxing the country-pop singer’s hit “Mean.” Live performers included fun. and Janelle Monáe, Dierks Bentley and the Band Perry, Ne-Yo, and Maroon 5 (twice!).

As a group, the Black Keys received five nominations, as did Miguel and Chick Corea.

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Check out the full list of major nominations below:

Album of the Year:
The Black Keys, El Camino
fun., Some Nights
Mumford & Sons, Babel
Frank Ocean, channel ORANGE
Jack White, Blunderbuss

Record of the Year:
The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy”
Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger”
fun. (feat. Janelle Monáe), “We Are Young”
Gotye, “Somebody That I Used to Know”
Frank Ocean, “Thinkin Bout You”
Taylor Swift, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

Song of the Year:
Ed Sheeran, “The A Team”
Miguel, “Adorn”
Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
fun. (feat. Janelle Monáe), “We Are Young”

Best New Artist:
Albama Shakes
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

Best Pop Vocal Album:
Kelly Clarkson, Stronger
Florence + the Machine, Ceremonials
fun., Some Nights
Maroon 5, Overexposed
Pink, The Truth About Love

Best Pop Solo Performance:
Adele, “Set Fire To The Rain (Live)”
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. (feat. Janelle Monáe), “We Are Young”
Gotye (feat. Kimbra), “Somebody That I Used To Know” 
LMFAO, “Sexy And I Know It”
Maroon and & Wiz Khalifa, “Payphone”

Best Rock Performance:
Alabama Shakes, “Hold On”
The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy” 
Coldplay, “Charlie Brown”
Mumford & Sons, “I Will Wait”
Bruce Springsteen, “We Take Care of Our Own”

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance:
Anthrax, “I’m Alive”
Halestorm, “Love Bites (So Do I)”
Iron Maiden, “Blood Brothers” 
Lamb of God, “Ghost Walking” 
Marilyn Manson, “No Reflection”
Megadeth, “Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)”

Best Rock Album:
The Black Keys, El Camino
Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto
Muse, The 2nd Law
Bruce Springsteen, Wrecking Ball
Jack White, Blunderbuss

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 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 Dance/Electronica Album:
Steve Aoki, Wonderland
The Chemical Brothers, Don’t Think
Deadmau5, > Album Title Goes Here  <
Kaskade, Fire & Ice 
Skrillex, Bangarang

Best R&B Performance:
Estelle, “Thank You”
Robert Glasper Experiment (feat. Ledisi), “Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)”
Luke James, “I Want You” 
Miguel, “Adorn”
Usher, “Climax”

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Chris Brown, Fortune 
Miguel, Kaleidoscope Dream
Frank Ocean, channel ORANGE

Best R&B Album:
Robert Glasper Experiment, Black Radio
Anthony Hamilton, Back To Love
R. Kelly, Write Me Back 
Tamia, Beautiful Surprise 
Tyrese, Open Invitation

Best R&B Song:
Miguel, “Adorn”
Tamia, “Beautiful Surprise”
Trey Songz, “Heart Attack”
Anthony Hamilton, “Pray for Me”
Elle Varner, “Refill”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
Flo Rida Featuring Sia, “Wild Ones”  
Jay-Z & Kanye West (feat. Frank Ocean & The-Dream), “No Church in the Wild” 
John Legend (feat. Ludacris), “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)”
Nas (feat. Amy Winehouse), “Cherry Wine”
Rihanna (feat. Jay-Z), “Talk That Talk”

Best Rap Performance:
Drake (feat. Lil Wayne), “HYFR (Hell Ya Fucking Right)”
Jay-Z & Kanye West, “Niggas in Paris”
Nas, “Daughters”
Kanye West (feat. Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz), “Mercy”
Young Jeezy (feat. Jay-Z and André 3000), “I Do”

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 Rap Song:
Nas, “Daughers”
Wale (feat. Miguel), “Lotus Flower Bomb”
Kanye West (feat. Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz), “Mercy”
Drake (feat. Lil Wayne), “The Motto”
Jay-Z & Kanye West, “Niggas in Paris”
Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa (feat. Bruno Mars), “Young, Wild & Free”

Best Latin Pop Album:
Ricard Arjona, Independiente 
Fonseca, Ilusion
Kany Garcia, Kany Garcia 
Jesse y Joy, Con Quien Se Queda El Perro? 
Juanes, MTV Unplugged

Best Dance Recording:
Avicii, “Levels”
Calvin Harris (feat. Ne-Yo), “Let’s Go”
Skrillex (feat. Sirah), “Bangarang”
Swedish House Mafia (feat. John Martin), “Don’t You Worry Child”
Al Walser, “I Can’t Live Without You”

Best Country Solo Performance:
Dierks Bentley, “Home”
Eric Church, “Springsteen”
Ronnie Dunn, “Cost of Livin'”
Hunter Hayes, “Wanted”
Blake Shelton, “Over”
Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”

Best Country Solo Performance:
Dierks Bentley, “Home”
Eric Church, “Springsteen”    
Ronnie Dunn, “Cost Of Livin'”
Hunter Hayes, “Wanted”
Blake Shelton, “Over”
Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”

Best Country Duo Performance:
Eli Young Band, “Even if it Breaks Your Heart”
Little Big Town, “Pontoon”
Taylor Swift & the Civil Wars, “Safe & Sound”
The Time Jumpers, “On the Outskirts of Town”
Don Williams (feat. Alison Krauss), “I Just Come Here for the Music”

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 Americana Album:
The Avett Brothers, The Carpenter 
John Fullbright, From the Ground Up
The Lumineers, The Lumineers
Mumford & Sons, Babel 
Bonnie Raitt, Slipstream

Best Blues Album:
Shemekia Copeland, 33 1/3 
Dr. John, Locked Down
Ruthie Foster, Let It Burn
Heritage Blues Orchestra, And Still I Rise
Joan Osborne, Bring it on Home

Best Spoken Word Album:
Scott Creswell & Dan Zitt, producers (Various Artists), American Grown (Michelle Obama)
Bill Clinton, Back To Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy
Rachel Maddow, Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power
Ellen DeGeneres, Seriously…I’m Kidding 
Janis Ian, Society’s Child: My Autobiography

Best Comedy Album:
Jimmy Fallon, Blow Your Pants Off  
Margaret Cho, Cho Dependent (Live In Concert)
Lewis Black, In God We Rust
Kathy Griffin, Kathy Griffin: Seaman 1st Class
Jim Gaffigan, Mr. Universe
Tenacious D, Rize of the Fenix

Producer of the Year:
Dan Auerbach
Jeff Bhasker
Markus Dravs
Salaam Remi

Best Short Form Music Video:
Foster the People, “Houdini”
Jay-Z and Kanye West (feat. Frank Ocean and The-Dream), “No Church in the Wild”
M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
Rihanna (feat. Calvin Harris), “We Found Love”
Woodkid, “Run Boy Run”