Grammy Nominations For 2013

Fun., Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean and Kanye West top the 2013 Grammy nominations with six each, followed by the Black Keys and Miguel with five noominations. The ladies of Pop were represented as well –  Kelly Clarkson, who scored 4 nominations, Taylor Swift got 3 and PCM favorite, newcomer Carly Rae Jepsen earned 2 nominations. The first Grammys event was held on May 4, 1959 inside the Grand Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton while other Academy members gathered on the East Coast in New York City at the same time. Billboard Magazine declared the evening a success, outdoing established award ceremonies like the Oscars and the Emmys thanks to “its precision-like pace in the handling the presentations.” Grammy-630 The 1959 Grammys were given to the best songs, albums and artists of 1958, and that tradition continues through today. The 2012 Grammys went to the 2011 winners. The 2013 Grammys go to the 2012 winners, and so on… Only 28 categories were presented the first Grammy night, the smallest amount in history, with the very first Record of the Year and Song of the Year awards handed out to foreign songwriter, Domenico Modugno, for his song “Nel Blu Dipinto Blu (Volare).” Although Frank Sinatra, who led the competition with six nominations, did not take home the big prizes, he did received Grammys for singing on his Lonely Heart Album, for which he also won an award for as art director. The following decades brought continued success as music’s biggest night got even bigger – with nearly 80 awards going out in 2013 (full list of 2013 Grammy Nominations). Some of the Major Grammy Nominations: 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 Album Of The Year El Camino – The Black Keys Some Nights – Fun. Babel – Mumford & Sons Channel Orange – Frank Ocean Blunderbuss – Jack White 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 New Artist Alabama Shakes Fun. Hunter Hayes The Lumineers Frank Ocean 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 Monáe Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye Featuring Kimbra Sexy And I Know It – Lmfao Payphone – Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa 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 Best R&B Song Adorn – Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel) Beautiful Surprise – Tamia Hill, Claude Kelly & Salaam Remi, songwriters (Tamia) Heart Attack – Benjamin Levin, Rico Love & Tremaine Neverson, songwriters (Trey Songz) Pray For Me – Antonio Dixon, Kenny Edmonds, Anthony Hamilton & Patrick “jque” Smith, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton) Refill – Darhyl “dj” Camper, Elle Varner & Andrew “pop” Wansel, songwriters (Elle Varner) Best Urban Contemporary Album Fortune – Chris Brown Kaleidoscope Dream – Miguel Channel Orange – Frank Ocean 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 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 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 Best Reggae Album Rebirth – Jimmy Cliff Miracle – The Original Wailers Tomahawk Technique – Sean Paul New Legend – Jamaica 50th Edition – Sly & Robbie & The Jam Masters Reggae Got Soul: Unplugged On Strawberry Hill – Toots And The Maytals Best World Music Album Folila – Amadou & Mariam On A Gentle Island Breeze – Daniel Ho Jabulani – Hugh Masekela Traveller – Anoushka Shankar The Living Room Sessions Part 1 – Ravi Shankar 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 Short Form Music Video Houdini – Foster The People | Daniels, Video Directors; Gaetano Crupi, Video Producer No Church In The Wild – Jay-Z & Kanye West Featuring Frank Ocean & The-dream | Romain Gervais, Video Director; Mourad Belkeddan, Video Producer Bad Girls – M.I.A | Romain Gavras, Video Director; Romain Gavras, Video Producer We Found Love – Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris | Melina Matsoukas, Video Director; Juliette Larthe & Ben Sullivan, Video Producers Run Boy Run – Woodkid | Yoann Lemoine, Video Director; Roman Pichon, Video Producer Long Form Music Video Big Easy Express – Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros & Old Crow Medicine Show | Emmett Malloy, Video Director; Bryan Ling, Mike Luba & Tim Lynch, Video Producers Bring Me Home – Live 2011 – Sade | Sophie Muller, Video Director; Roger Davies, Grant Jue & Sophie Muller, Video Producers Radio Music Society – Esperanza Spalding | Pilar Sanz, Video Director; Esperanza Spalding, Video Producer Get Along – Tegan & Sara | Salazar, Video Director; Nick Blasko, Piers Henwood, Sara Quin & Tegan Quin, Video Producers From The Sky Down – U2 | Davis Guggenheim, Video Director; Belisa Balaban, Brian Celler, Davis Guggenheim & Ted Skillman, Video Producers