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Grammys 2013: The Nominees

Frank Ocean, Fun., Mumford & Sons, Kelly Clarkson, Rihanna and Jay-Z vie for the music industry's most coveted award.



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    Taylor Swift poses with her awards in the press room at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010

    Music's biggest stars will assemble at the Staples Center in dowtown Los Angeles Sunday for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. Here are the biggest categories on the night:

    Album of the Year

    "El Camino," The Black Keys
    "Some Nights," Fun.
    "Babel," Mumford & Sons
    "Channel Orange," Frank Ocean
    "Blunderbuss," Jack White

    Best New Artist

    Alabama Shakes
    Hunter Hayes
    The Lumineers
    Frank Ocean

    Record of the Year

    "Lonely Boy," The Black Keys
    "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" Kelly Clarkson
    "We Are Young," Fun. feat. Janelle Monáe
    "Somebody That I Used To Know," Gotye feat. Kimbra
    "Thinkin Bout You," Frank Ocean
    "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," Taylor Swift

    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 and Josh Ramsay, songwriters (Carly Rae Jepsen)
    "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin and Ali Tamposi, songwriters (Kelly Clarkson)
    "We Are Young," Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost and Nate Ruess, songwriters (Fun. feat.
    Janelle Monáe)

    Best Pop Vocal Album

    "Stronger," Kelly Clarkson
    "Ceremonials," Florence & The Machine
    "Some Nights," Fun.
    "Overexposed," Maroon 5
    "The Truth About Love," Pink

    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. feat. Janelle Monáe
    "Somebody That I Used To Know," Gotye feat. Kimbra
    "Sexy And I Know It," LMFAO
    "Payphone," Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa

    Best Dance/Electronica Album

    "Wonderland," Steve Aoki
    "Don't Think," The Chemical Brothers
    "Album Title Goes Here," Deadmau5
    "Fire & Ice," Kaskade
    "Bangarang," Skrillex

    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

    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 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," Björk
    "Making Mirrors," Gotye
    "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming," M83
    "Bad As Me," Tom Waits

    Best 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

    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 Surprise," Tamia
    "Open Invitation," Tyrese

    Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

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

    Best Rap Performance

    "HYFR (Hell Ya F*****g Right)," Drake Featuring Lil Wayne
    "N****s In Paris," Jay-Z & Kanye West
    "Daughters," Nas
    "Mercy," Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
    "I Do," Young Jeezy Featuring Jay-Z & André 3000

    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

    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

    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

    Best Americana Album

    "The Carpenter," The Avett Brothers
    "From The Ground Up," John Fullbright
    "The Lumineers," The Lumineers
    "Babel," Mumford & Sons
    "Slipstream," Bonnie Raitt

    Best Blues Album

    "33 1/3," Shemekia Copeland
    "Locked Down," Dr. John
    "Let It Burn," Ruthie Foster
    "And Still I Rise," Heritage Blues Orchestra
    "Bring It On Home," Joan Osborne

    Best Spoken Word Album

    "American Grown (Michelle Obama)," Scott Creswell & Dan Zitt, producers (Various Artists)
    "Back To Work: Why We Need Smart Government For A Strong Economy," Bill Clinton
    "Drift: The Unmooring Of American Military Power," Rachel Maddow
    "Seriously … I'm Kidding," Ellen DeGeneres
    "Society's Child: My Autobiography," Janis Ian

    Best Comedy Album

    "Blow Your Pants Off," Jimmy Fallon
    "Cho Dependent (Live In Concert)," Margaret Cho
    "In God We Rust," Lewis Black
    "Kathy Griffin: Seaman 1st Class," Kathy Griffin
    "Mr. Universe," Jim Gaffigan
    "Rize Of The Fenix," Tenacious D

    The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will be air Sunday Feb. 10 on CBS. For a full list of nominees go to