urx unit loader 2013 Grammy Nominations: Kanye West, Jay Z, Frank Ocean, Fun., Mumford & Sons and The Black Keys earn most nods
grammy nominations grammy awards 2013 kanye west jay z 2013 Grammy Nominations: Kanye West, Jay Z, Frank Ocean, Fun., Mumford & Sons and The Black Keys earn most nodsAnd the winners of the 2013 Grammy Awards are … the men. Male artists dominate the nominees in the top categories for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, announced Wednesday night (Dec. 5).

Topping the list with six nominations each are Jay-Z, Kanye West, Fun., Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.

Taylor Swift, whose new album “Red” won’t be eligible for consideration until 2014, earned a single nod for Record of the Year with her hit breakup single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”

The biggest snubs are teen heartthrobs Justin Bieber and One Direction, who cleaned up at the American Music Awards, and Rihanna. The “Diamonds” singer earned a trio of nods (pop solo performance for her “Where Have You Been,” rap-sung collaboration nomination with Jay-Z for “Talk That Talk” and short-form music video for “We Found Love”) but is MIA from the major categories.

Vying for Album of the Year are Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange,” The Black Keys’ “El Camino,” Fun.’s “Some Nights,” Mumford & Sons’ “Babel” and Jack White’s “Blunderbuss.”

Here is the complete list of nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards:

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 Mon�e
“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
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)” – J�rgen 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 Mon�e)

Best Pop Solo Performance:
“Set Fire To The Rain (Live)” – Adele
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” – Kelly Clarkson
“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 Mon�e
“Somebody That I Used To Know” – Gotye Featuring Kimbra
“Sexy And I Know It” – LMFAO
“Payphone” – Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa

Best Dance/Electronica Album:
Wonderland – Steve Aoki
Don’t Think – The Chemical Brothers
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Fire & Ice – Kaskade
Bangarang – Skrillex

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

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

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

Best Alternative Music Album:
The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do – Fiona Apple
Biophilia – Bj�rk
Making Mirrors – Gotye
Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming – M83
Bad As Me – Tom Waits

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

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Fortune – Chris Brown
Kaleidoscope Dream – Miguel
Channel Orange – Frank Ocean

Best R&B Album:

Black Radio – Robert Glasper Experiment
Back To Love – Anthony Hamilton
Write Me Back – R. Kelly
Beautiful Surprise – Tamia
Open Invitation – Tyrese

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

Best Rap Performance:
“HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right)” – Drake Featuring Lil Wayne
“N****s In Paris” – Jay-Z & Kanye West
“Daughters” – Nas
“Mercy” – Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
“I Do” – Young Jeezy Featuring Jay-Z & Andr� 3000

Best Rap Album:
Take Care – Drake
Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1 – Lupe Fiasco
Life Is Good – Nas
Undun – The Roots
God Forgives, I Don’t – Rick Ross
Based On A T.R.U. Story – 2 Chainz

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

Best Country Album:
Uncaged – Zac Brown Band
Hunter Hayes – Hunter Hayes
Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran – Jamey Johnson
Four The Record – Miranda Lambert
The Time Jumpers – The Time Jumpers

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

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

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

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

This year’s Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical nominations go to Dan Auerbach, Jeff Bhasker, Diplo, Markus Dravs and Salaam Remi.