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Grammy Nominations 2013: Top Category Nominees

2013 Grammy Nominations

Grammy nominations for the 55th annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday night.

Top categories for the awards ceremony were announced live on CBS from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee during a concert hosted by LL Cool J and Taylor Swift.

Here is a list of the top Grammy nominations for 2013:

Record of the Year: “Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys; “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Kelly Clarkson; “We Are Young,” fun. featuring Janelle Monae; “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 (performed by 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),” Jorgen 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 Monae).

New Artist: Alabama Shakes, fun., Hunter Hayes, The Lumineers, Frank Ocean.

Pop Vocal Album: “Stronger,” Kelly Clarkson; “Ceremonials,” Florence & The Machine; “Some Nights,” fun.; “Overexposed,” Maroon 5; “The Truth About Love,” Pink.

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

R&B Album: “Black Radio,” Robert Glasper Experiment; “Back To Love,” Anthony Hamilton; “Write Me Back,” R. Kelly; “Beautiful Surprise,” Tamia; “Open Invitation,” Tyrese.

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,” Chainz.

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.

Latin Pop, Rock or Urban Album: “Campo,” Campo; “Dejenme Llorar,” Carla Morrison; “Imaginaries,” Quetzal; “Electro-Jarocho,” Sistema Bomb; “La Bala,” Ana Tijoux.

Jazz Vocal Album: “Soul Shadows,” Denise Donatelli; “1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project,” Kurt Elling; “Live,” Al Jarreau (And The Metropole Orkest); “The Book Of Chet,” Luciana Souza; “Radio Music Society,” Esperanza Spalding.

The Grammy’s website lists the full catalog of 81 categories.

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