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Last night, some of the biggest names in music gathered at Nokia Theatre to find out who was in the running for the industry’s biggest prize…the GRAMMYS!

Rapper extraordinaire [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kanye West[/lastfm] pulled in an impressive 7 nominations, while [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Adele[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bruno Mars[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Foo Fighters[/lastfm] aren’t too far behind him with 6 apiece.

But what about fan favorites [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Maroon 5[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rihanna[/lastfm]? We’ll break down all the major categories for you!

Record of the Year:

  • “Rolling in the Deep,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Adele[/lastfm]
  • “Holocene,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bon Iver[/lastfm]
  • “Grenade,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bruno Mars[/lastfm]
  • “The Cave,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mumford & Sons[/lastfm]
  • “Firework,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Katy Perry[/lastfm]

Album of the Year:

  • “21,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Adele[/lastfm]
  • “Wasting Light,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Foo Fighters[/lastfm]
  • “Born This Way,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm]
  • “Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bruno Mars[/lastfm]
  • “Loud,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rihanna[/lastfm]

Song of the Year:

  • “All of the Lights,” Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kanye West[/lastfm], songwriters (performed by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kanye West[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rihanna[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kid Cudi[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Fergie[/lastfm])
  • “The Cave,” Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford and Country Winston, songwriters ([lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mumford & Sons[/lastfm])
  • “Grenade,” Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bruno Mars[/lastfm] and Andrew Wyatt, songwriters ([lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bruno Mars[/lastfm])
  • “Holocene,” Justin Vernon, songwriter ([lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bon Iver[/lastfm])
  • “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters ([lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Adele[/lastfm])
nicki minaj1 2012 GRAMMY Nominations List!

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New Artist:

  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Band Perry[/lastfm]
  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bon Iver[/lastfm]
  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]J. Cole[/lastfm]
  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nicki Minaj[/lastfm]
  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Skrillex[/lastfm]

Pop Vocal Album:

  • “21,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Adele[/lastfm]
  • “The Lady Killer,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Cee Lo Green[/lastfm]
  • “Born This Way,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm]
  • “Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bruno Mars[/lastfm]
  • “Loud,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rihanna[/lastfm]

Rock Album:

  • “Rock ‘n’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jeff Beck[/lastfm]
  • “Wasting Light,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Foo Fighters[/lastfm]
  • “Come Around Sundown,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kings of Leon[/lastfm]
  • “I’m With You,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Red Hot Chili Peppers[/lastfm]
  • “The Whole Love,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Wilco[/lastfm]
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R&B Album:

  • “F.A.M.E.,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Chris Brown[/lastfm]
  • “Second Chance,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]El DeBarge[/lastfm]
  • “Love Letter,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]R. Kelly[/lastfm]
  • “Pieces of Me,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ledisi[/lastfm]
  • “Kelly,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kelly Price[/lastfm]

Rap Album:

  • “Watch the Throne,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jay-Z[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kanye West[/lastfm]
  • “Tha Carter IV,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lil Wayne[/lastfm]
  • “Lasers,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lupe Fiasco[/lastfm]
  • “Pink Friday,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nicki Minaj[/lastfm]
  • “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kanye West[/lastfm]

Best Pop Solo Performance:

  • “Someone Like You,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Adele[/lastfm]
  • “Yoü And I,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm]
  • “Grenade,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bruno Mars[/lastfm]
  • “Firework,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Katy Perry[/lastfm]
  • “F***in’ Perfect,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Pink[/lastfm]
maroon 5 2012 GRAMMY Nominations List!

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Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

  • “Body And Soul,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tony Bennett[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Amy Winehouse[/lastfm]
  • “Dearest,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Black Keys[/lastfm]
  • “Paradise,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Coldplay[/lastfm]
  • “Pumped Up Kicks,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Foster The People[/lastfm]
  • “Moves Like Jagger,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Maroon 5[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Christina Aguilera[/lastfm]

Best Dance Recording:

  • “Raise Your Weapon,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Deadmau5[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Greta Svabo Bech[/lastfm]
  • “Barbra Streisand,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Duck Sauce[/lastfm]
  • “Sunshine,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]David Guetta[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Avicii[/lastfm]
  • “Call Your Girlfriend,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Robyn[/lastfm]
  • “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Skrillex[/lastfm]
  • “Save The World,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Swedish House Mafia[/lastfm]
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Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:

  • “Party,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beyoncé[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]André 3000[/lastfm]
  • “I’m On One,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]DJ Khaled[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Drake[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rick Ross[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lil Wayne[/lastfm]
  • “I Need A Doctor,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dr. Dre[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Eminem[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Skylar Grey[/lastfm]
  • “What’s My Name?,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rihanna[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Drake[/lastfm]
  • “Motivation,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kelly Rowland[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lil Wayne[/lastfm]
  • “All Of The Lights,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kanye West[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rihanna[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kid Cudi[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Fergie[/lastfm]

Best Rap Performance:

  • “Look At Me Now,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Chris Brown[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lil Wayne[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Busta Rhymes[/lastfm]
  • “Otis,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jay-Z[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kanye West[/lastfm]
  • “The Show Goes On,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lupe Fiasco[/lastfm]
  • “Moment 4 Life,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nicki Minaj[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Drake[/lastfm]
  • “Black And Yellow,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Wiz Khalifa[/lastfm]

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