The 54th Annual Grammy Awards is happening Sunday February 12th at 8pm and the nominations are in! Check them out.

 

 

 

 

Album Of The Year:
21— Adele
Wasting Light— Foo Fighters
Born This Way— Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans — Bruno Mars
Loud — Rihanna  *Lady K's Pick*

Record Of The Year:
"Rolling In The Deep" — Adele  *Lady K's Pick*
"Holocene" — Bon Iver
"Grenade" — Bruno Mars
"The Cave" — Mumford & Sons
"Firework" — Katy Perry

Song Of The Year:
"All Of The Lights" — Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)  *Lady K's Pick*
"The Cave" — Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
"Grenade" — Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
"Holocene" — Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)
"Rolling In The Deep" — Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
"Party" — Beyoncé & André 3000  *Lady K's Pick*
"I'm On One" — DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
"I Need A Doctor" — Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey
"What's My Name?" — Rihanna & Drake
"Motivation" — Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne
"All Of The Lights" — Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Best Rap Performance:
"Look At Me Now" — Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
"Otis" — Jay-Z & Kanye West  *Lady K's Pick*
"The Show Goes On" — Lupe Fiasco
"Moment 4 Life" — Nicki Minaj & Drake
"Black And Yellow" — Wiz Khalifa

Best New Artist:
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole  *Lady K's Pick*
Nicki Minaj
Skrillex

These are just a few of the MANY categories. I was SHOCKED to see that Lil Wayne's "The Carter IV" got a nomination for best rap album and Beyonce's "4" didn't get any nominations as a whole. As a matter of fact, Beyonce is only on the list ONE TIME for her work with Andre 3000 for "Party." 

Songstress Jill Scott was publicly disappointed that her new album (and all the soul it provided) didn't get the recognition. She feels it's not a matter of "needing but deserving" and she's right. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy for Rihanna and all her nominations for her album "Loud" that dropped in late 2010 but come on!

I'm interested to see how this year's show goes. Performances will be interesting for sure. To check out the FULL NOMINATION LIST <-- Click There :)