• Thu, Dec 6 2012

In Case The World Doesn’t End In 2012, Here Are Your 2013 Grammy Award Nominees

After zero days of suspense, we’ve finally gotten ahold of the 2013 Grammy Award nominee list. Even though the awards won’t be given out until February 10th, 2013, you can now sleep more soundly at night knowing that Carly Rae Jepsen got nominated for Most Likely Not To Be Remembered By the 2014 Grammys. Also for “Call Me Maybe.”

I find it to be the most peculiar thing that we’re still planning 2013 award shows as if the world’s not ending in a few weeks. Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one in the entire entertainment industry with access to a Mayan calendar. Frankly, it’s a lonely feeling to know more than everyone else.

But alas, on the slight chance that we do all wake up alive and intact on January 1st, 2013, you’ll probably want to know which of your favorite musical artists got nominated for a Grammy Award.

So here are the categories you care about.

1. Record of the Year

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

2.  Album of the Year

El Camino, The Black Keys
Some Nights, Fun.
Babel, Mumford & Sons
Channel Orange, Frank Ocean
Blunderbuss, Jack White

3. Song of the Year

“The A Team”
“Miguel Pimentel”
“Call Me Maybe”
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
“We Are Young”

4. Best New Artist

Alabama Shakes
Fun.
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

5. 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

6. 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

8. Best Pop Vocal Album

Stronger, Kelly Clarkson
Ceremonials, Florence & The Machine
Some Nights, Fun.
Overexposed, Maroon 5
The Truth About Love, Pink

9. Best Dance Recording

“Levels,” Avicii
“Let’s Go,” Calvin Harris Featuring Ne-Yo
“Bangarang,” Skrillex Featuring Sirah
“Don’t You Worry Child,” Swedish House Mafia Featuring John Martin
“I Can’t Live Without You,” Al Walser

10. Best Dance/Electronica Album

Wonderland, Steve Aoki
Don’t Think, The Chemical Brothers
> Album Title Goes Here Fire & Ice, Kaskade
Bangarang, Skrillex

11. 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

14. Best Rock Song

“Freedom At 21″
“I Will Wait”
“Lonely Boy”
“Madness”
“We Take Care Of Our Own”

15. Best Rock Album

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

16. 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, Björk
Making Mirrors, Gotye
Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming., M83
Bad As Me, Tom Waits

17. Best R&B Performance

“Thank You,” Estelle
“I Want You,” Luke James
“Adorn,” Miguel
“Climax,” Usher

18. Best Traditional R&B Performance

“Lately,” Anita Baker
“Love On Top,” Beyoncé
“Wrong Side Of A Love Song,” Melanie Fiona
“Real Good Hands,” Gregory PorterTrack
“If Only You Knew,” SWV

19. Best R&B Song

“Adorn,” Miguel Pimentel
“Beautiful Surprise,” Tamia Hill, Claude Kelly & Salaam Remi
“Heart Attack,” Benjamin Levin, Rico Love & Tremaine Neverson
“Pray For Me,” Antonio Dixon, Kenny Edmonds, Anthony Hamilton & Patrick “jQue” Smith,
“Refill,” Darhyl “DJ” Camper, Elle Varner & Andrew “Pop” Wansel, songwriters (Elle Varner)

20. Best Urban Contemporary Album

Fortune, Chris Brown
Kaleidoscope Dream, Miguel
Channel Orange, Frank Ocean

21. 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

22. 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 & André 3000

23. 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

24. Best Rap Song

“Daughters,” Nasir Jones & Ernest Wilson,
“Lotus Flower Bomb,” Olubowale Akintimehin, S. Joseph Dew, Jerrin Howard, Walker Johnson & Miguel Jontel Pimentel
“Mercy,” Sean Anderson, Tauheed Epps, Stephan Taft, James Thomas, Terrence Thornton & Kanye West
“N****s In Paris,” Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis & Kanye West, songwriters
“Young, Wild & Free,” Calvin Broadus, Chris Brody Brown, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Peter Hernandez & Cameron Thoma

25. 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

26. 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

27. Best Country Duo/Group Performance

“Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” 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 Featuring Alison Krauss

28. Best Country Song

“Blown Away,” Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins
“Cost Of Livin’,” Phillip Coleman & Ronnie Dunn
“Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” Will Hoge & Eric Paslay
“So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore,” Jay Knowles & Adam Wright
“Springsteen,” Eric Church, Jeff Hyde & Ryan Tyndell

29. 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

For the full list of all 81 (Yes, 81!) categories, you can click right here for the official site.

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