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2013 Grammy Award Nominees

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Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" was the catchiest song of 2012, but was it the best? The band fun. has taken over the radio, but are they the best artist to emerge in the past year? The Grammy Awards will answer these questions and more as top artists compete to be named number one. Listen to some of the biggest songs of the past year and decide who gets your vote for a Grammy win.

» See the full list of nominees at grammy.com.

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Top awards | Pop/Dance | Rock/Alt | R&B | Rap | Country | Music video



Top Awards


Record of the Year

Album of the Year

El Camino - The Black Keys

Some Nights - fun.

Babel - Mumford and Sons

Channel Orange - Frank Ocean

Blunderbuss - Jack White

 

Song of the Year

 

Best New Artist

Alabama Shakes

fun.

Hunter Hayes

The Lumineers

Frank Ocean

 

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Pop/Dance


Best Pop Solo Performance

 

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

 
Best Dance Recording

Levels - Avicii, Let's Go - Calvin Harris f. Ne-Yo; Bangarang - Skillrex f. Sirah; Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia f. John Martin; I Can't Live Without You - Al Walser

Best Pop Instrumental Album

24/7 - Gerald Albright and Norman Brown; Impressions - Chris Botti; Four Hands and a Heart Volume One - Larry Carlton; Live at the Blue Note Tokyo - Dave Koz; Rumbadoodle - Arun Shenoy

Best Pop Vocal Album

Stronger - Kelly Clarkson; Ceremonials - Florence and the Machine; Some Nights - fun.; Overexposed - Maroon 5; The Truth About Love - Pink

Best Dance/Electronica Album

Wonderland - Steve Aoki; Don't Think - The Chemical Brothers; >Album Title Goes Here< - Deadmau5; Fire & Ice - Kaskade; Bangarang - Skillrex

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Christmas - Michael Buble; A Holiday Carole - Carole King; Kisses on the Bottom - Paul McCartney

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Rock/Alternative


Best Rock Performance

 
Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance

I'm Alive - Anthrax; Love Bites (So Do I) - Halestorm; Blood Brothers - Iron Maiden; Ghost Walking - Lamb of God; No Reflection - Marilyn Manson; Whose Life (Is it Anyways?) - Megadeth

Best Rock Song

Freedom at 21 - Jack White, songwriter (Jack White); I Will Wait - Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall, Marcus Mumford, songwriters (Mumford and Sons); Lonely Boy - Dan Auerback, Brian Burton, Patrick Carney, songwriters (The Black Keys); Madness - Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse); We Take Care of Our Own - Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)

Best Rock Album

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

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 - Bjork; Making Mirrors - Gotye; Hurry Up, We're Dreaming - M83; Bad As Me - Tom Waits

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R&B


Best R&B Performance

 
Best 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

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 - Arhyl "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 R&B Album

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

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Rap


Best Rap Performance

 
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Wild Ones - Flo Rida Featuring Sia; No Church In The Wild - Jay-Z, Kanye West f. Frank Ocean, The-Dream; Tonight (Best You Ever Had) - John Legend f. Ludacris; Cherry Wine - Nas f. Amy Winehouse; Talk That Talk - Rihanna f. Jay-Z

Best Rap Song

Nasir Jones & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Patrick Adams, Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer & Paul Leka, songwriters) (Nas); Lotus Flower Bomb - Olubowale Akintimehin, S. Joseph Dew, Jerrin Howard, Walker Johnson & Miguel Jontel Pimentel, songwriters (Wale Featuring Miguel); Mercy - Sean Anderson, Mike Dean, Tauheed Epps, Willie Hansbro, Malik Yusef Jones, Anthony Khan, Stephen Taft, James Thomas, Terrence Thornton, Herbert Turner & Kanye West, songwriters (Denzie Beagle, Winston Riley, Reggie Stepper & Reggie Williams, songwriters); The Motto - Dwayne Carter, Aubrey Graham, Noah "40" Shebib & Tyler Williams, songwriters (Drake Featuring Lil' Wayne); N----s in Paris - Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis & Kanye West, songwriters (W.A. Donaldson, songwriter) (Jay-Z & Kanye West); Young, Wild and Free - Calvin Broadus, Chris Brody Brown, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Peter Hernandez & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (T. Bluechel, M. Borrow, T. Griffin, K. Jackson, N. Lee & M. Newman, songwriters) (Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Featuring Bruno Mars)

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

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Country


Best Country Solo Performance

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

 
Best Country Song

Blown Away - Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood); Cost of Livin' - Phillip Coleman & Ronnie Dunn, songwriters (Ronnie Dunn); Even if it Breaks Your Heart - Will Hoge & Eric Paslay, songwriters (Eli Young Band); So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore - Jay Knowles & Adam Wright, songwriters (Alan Jackson); Springsteen - Eric Church, Jeff Hyde & Ryan Tyndell, songwriters (Eric Church)

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

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Music Video


Best Short-form Music Video

Houdini - Foster the People

No Church in the Wild - Jay-Z & Kanye West f. Frank Ocean & The-Dream

Bad Girls - M.I.A.

We Found Love - Rihanna f. Calvin Harris

Run Boy Run - Woodkid

 
Best Long-form Music Video

Big Easy Express - Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Old Crow Medicine Show; Bring Me Home Live 2011 - Sade; Radio Music Society - Esperanza Spalding; Get Along - Tegan and Sara; From the Sky Down - U2

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