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Grammy Nominations 2011: Kanye West, Adele lead nominations

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The nomination list for the upcoming 54th Annual Grammy Awards is unveiled soon after the live nominee’s concert has been wrapped up. The rap mogul, Kanye West and pop singing sensation, Adele has dominated the pack by grabbing up a total of seven and six nods respectively.

Kanye West got received the nods in the categories of ‘Song of the Year’, ‘Best Rap/Sung Collaboration’, ‘Best Rap Song’ and ‘Best Rap Album’. In the two categories mentioned last, the ‘All of the Lights’ hit-maker scores double nominations through his solo work and collaboration with Jay-Z.

The live concert was initiated to the road to ‘Music’s Biggest Night’ will culminate with the celebration of the 54th annual Grammy Awards. It will be taking place at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on Sunday, 12th February, 2012. However, partial nominees are in the following list, and the full one can be obtained on Grammy official site.

2011 Grammy Nominations Full List:

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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