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Kanye West, Adele lead nominations list of Grammy Awards

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Published: Thursday, December 1, 2011, 17:21 [IST]

Rapper Kanye West and pop singer Adele are leading the nomination list for the upcoming 54th annual Grammy Awards, which was unveiled yesterday after the live nominees concert in Los Angeles. The rap mogul and the British singing sensation have grabbed a total of seven and six nods respectively.

Kanye West bagged the nominations in categories like Song of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Album. In the two categories, he scored double nominations through his solo work and collaboration with Jay-Z. Meanwhile, Adele received nominations in the most coveted spots like Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Other musicians like Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, rap mogul Lil Wayne, newbie Skrillex, Nicki Minaj, Mumford and Sons, Radiohead, Rihanna and Bon Iver also land multiple nominations. However, the winners of the 54th annual Grammy Awards will be announced at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 12, 2012.

The following is the nomination list for the upcoming 54th annual Grammy Awards:

Record of the Year:

  • Rolling in the Deep - Adele
  • Holcene - Bon Iver
  • Grenade - Bruno Mars
  • The Cave - Mumford & Sons
  • Firework - Katy Perry


Album of the Year:

  • 21 - Adele
  • Wasting Light - Foo Fighters
  • Born This Way - Lady GaGa
  • Doo - Wops & Hooligans - Bruno Mars
  • Loud - Rihanna


Song of the Year:

  • Rolling in the Deep - Adele
  • Holcene - Bon Iver
  • Grenade - Bruno Mars
  • The Cave - Mumford & Sons
  • All of the Lights - Kanye West ft. Rihanna and Kid Cudi


Best New Artist:

  • Skillex
  • Bon Iver
  • The Band Perry
  • Nicki Minaj
  • J. Cole


Best Pop Solo Performance:

  • Someone Like You - Adele
  • You and I - Lady GaGa
  • Firework - Katy Perry
  • Grenade - Bruno Mars
  • F**kin' Perfect - Pink


Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

  • Body and Soul - Tony Bennett ft. Amy Winehouse
  • Dearest - The Black Keys
  • Paradise - Coldplay
  • Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
  • Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera


Best Pop Vocal Album:

  • 21 - Adele
  • The Lady Killer - Cee-Lo Green
  • Born This Way - Lady GaGa
  • Doo - Wops & Hooligans - Bruno Mars
  • Loud - Rihanna


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 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 Rap/Sung Collaboration:

  • Party - Beyonce Knowles ft. Andre 3000 (Andre Benjamin)
  • I'm on One - DJ Khaled ft. Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne
  • I Need a Doctor - Dr. Dre ft. Eminem and Skylar Grey
  • What's My Name? - Rihanna ft. Drake
  • Motivation - Kelly Rowland ft. Lil Wayne
  • All of the Lights - Kanye West ft. Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie (Stacy Ferguson)


Best Rap Song:

  • All of the Lights - Kanye West ft. Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie (Stacy Ferguson)
  • Black and Yellow - Wiz Khalifa
  • I Need a Doctor - Dr. Dre ft. Eminem and Skylar Grey
  • Look at Me Now - Chris Brown ft. Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne
  • Otis - Jay-Z and Kanye West
  • The Show Goes On - Lupe Fiasco


Best Rap Album:

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


Best Country Album:

  • My Kinda Party - Jason Aldean
  • Chief - Eric Church
  • Own The Night - Lady Antebellum
  • Red River Blue - Blake Shelton
  • Here for a Good Time - George Strait
  • Speak Now - Taylor Swift

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