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Dec 6th 2012 6:57 am
55th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees

The Grammy Awards nominations were announced live Wednesday night by the Recording Academy. Here are the contenders in key races:

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 MonŠe
Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye featuring Kimbra
Thinkin Bout You, Frank Ocean
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Taylor Swift

Song of the year (goes to writer)

The A Team (performed by Ed Sheeran)
Adorn (performed by Miguel)
Call Me Maybe (performed by Carly Rae Jepsen)
Stronger (performed by Kelly Clarkson)
We Are Young (performed by fun. featuring Janelle MonŠe)

Best new artist

Alabama Shakes
fun.
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean


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


Pop duo/group performance

Shake It Out, Florence & The Machine
We Are Young, fun. featuring Janelle MonŠe
Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye featuring Kimbra
Sexy and I Know It, LMFAO
Payphone, Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa


R&B song(goes to writer)

Adorn (performed by Miguel)
Beautiful Surprise (performed by Tamia)
Heart Attack (performed by Trey Songz)
Pray for Me (performed by Anthony Hamilton)
Refill (performed by Elle Varner)

Traditional R&B performance

Lately, Anita Baker
Love on Top, Beyonce
Wrong Side of a Love Song, Melanie Fiona
Real Good Hands, Gregory Porter
If Only You Knew, SWV

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

R&B song (goes to writer)

Adorn (performed by Miguel)
Beautiful Surprise (performed by Tamia)
Heart Attack (performed by Trey Songz)
Pray for Me (performed by Anthony Hamilton)
Refill (performed by Elle Varner)

R&B album

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

Urban contemporary album

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

Rap performance

HYFR, Drake featuring Lil' Wayne
N----- In Paris, Jay-Z and Kanye West
Daughters, Nas
Mercy, Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz
I Do, Young Jeezy featuring Jay-Z and Andrť 3000

Rap/sung collaboration

Wild Ones, Flo Rida featuring Sia
No Church in the Wild, Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean and The-Dream
Tonight (Best You Ever Had), John Legend featuring Ludacris
Cherry Wine, Nas featuring Amy Winehouse
Talk That Talk, Rihanna featuring Jay-Z

Rap song (goes to writer)

Daughters (performed by Nas)
Lotus Flower Bomb (performed by Wale featuring Miguel)
Mercy (performed by Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz)
The Motto (performed by Drake featuring Lil' Wayne)
N----- In Paris (performed by Jay-Z and Kanye West)
Young, Wild & Free (performed by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa featuring Bruno Mars)

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

Source: USA Today