Today’s Grammy Nominations Sure are a lot of fun.

fun_320fun. dominated tonight’s Grammy nominations landing in 6 categories including the big four: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Best New Artist. They are the first group to contend in all four categories in Grammy history. Also grabbing 6 nods were Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West and Jay Z. Multiple noms went to The Black Keyes, Hunter Hayes, Bruce Springsteen and Taylor Swift while my favorite, Kelly Clarkson, also picked up 3 nominations including Record of the Year for “Stronger” becoming the first American Idol vet to land in this category…. Take a look at all the big nominees below and check back for a more in-depth analysis tomorrow. Head to the Grammy website here for all of the nominees and find out which category pits the current First Lady Michelle Obama against Former President Bill Clinton.

2012 Grammy Nominees:

Album Of The Year:
“El Camino” — The Black Keys
“Some Nights” — FUN.
“Babel” — Mumford & Sons
“Channel Orange” — Frank Ocean
“Blunderbuss” — Jack White

Record Of The Year:
“Lonely Boy” — The Black Keys
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” — Kelly Clarkson
“We Are Young” — FUN. Featuring Janelle Monáe
“Somebody That I Used To Know” — Gotye Featuring Kimbra
“Thinkin Bout You” — Frank Ocean
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” — Taylor Swift

Best New Artist:
Alabama Shakes
FUN.
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

Song Of The Year:
“The A Team” — Ed Sheeran, songwriter (Ed Sheeran)
“Adorn” — Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)
“Call Me Maybe” — Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen & Josh Ramsay, songwriters (Carly Rae Jepsen)
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” — Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi,
songwriters (Kelly Clarkson)
“We Are Young” — Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (FUN. Featuring
Janelle Monáe)

Best Pop Solo Performance:
“Set Fire To The Rain (Live)” — Adele
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” — Kelly Clarkson      kelly-clarkson-stronger-what-doesnt-kill-you-video-premiere
“Call Me Maybe” — Carly Rae Jepsen
“Wide Awake” — Katy Perry
“Where Have You Been” — Rihanna

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
“Shake It Out” — Florence & The Machine
“We Are Young” — FUN. Featuring Janelle Monáe
“Somebody That I Used To Know” — Gotye Featuring Kimbra
“Sexy And I Know It” — LMFAO
“Payphone” — Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa

Best Pop Album:
Stronger- Kelly Clarkson
Some Nights- fun.
Ceremonials- Florence + the Machine
Overexposed- Maroon 5
The Truth About Love- P!nk

Dance Recording:
“Levels”- Avicil
“Lets Go”- Calvin Harris w/ NeYo
“Bangarang”- Skrillex
“Don’t You Worry Child”- Swedish House Mafia w/ John Martin
“I Cant Live Without You”- Al Wasler

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

Traditional Pop Album:
Christmas- Michael Buble
A Holiday Carole- Carole King
Kisses on the Bottom- Paul McCartney

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

Best Alternative Music Album:
Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel…
Bjork, Biophilia
Gotye, Making Mirrors
M83, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
Tom Waits, Bad as Me

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 Country Album:
Zac Brown Band, Uncaged
Hunter Hayes, Hunter Hayes
Jamey Johnson, Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran
Miranda Lambert, For the Record
The Time Jumpers, The Time Jumpers

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

Country Performance Duo/Group/Collaboration:
“Even If Your Heart Breaks”- Eli Young Band
“Pontoon”- Little Big Town
“Safe & Sound”- Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars
“On the Outskirts of Town”-The Time Jumpers
“I Just Come Here for the Music”-Don Williams w/ Allison Krauss

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

Best Musical Theater Cast Album:
Follies
The Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess
Newsies
Nice Work if You Can Get It
Once

Compilation Soundtrack:
The Descendants
Marley
Midnight in Paris
The Muppets
Rock of Ages

Best Score Soundtrack:
The Adventures of Tin Tin
The Artist
The Dark Knight Rises
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Journey

Best Song Written for Visual Media (award to the songwriters):
“Abraham’s Daughter”- written & performed by Arcade Fire (The Hunger Games)
“Learn Me Right”- written & performed by Mumford & Sons (Brave)
“Let Me Be Your Star”- performed by Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty, written by Marc Shaiman & Scott Witman (Smash)
“Man or Muppet”- performed by Jason Segel & Walter, written by Brett McKenzie (The Muppets)
“Safe & Sound”- written & performed by The Civil Wars and Taylor Swift (The Hunger Games)

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