Nominees for 55th Annual Grammy Awards Announced
The Grammy Awards celebrated the diversity of music as six different artists tied for top nominee: Kanye West, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons and fun.
Auerbach received five nominations as a member of the Keys and also is up for producer of the year, earning a spot with the others at the top of the list as the Grammy's primetime television special came to his hometown Wednesday night.
The top nominations for Jay-Z and West, two of hip-hop's most important figures, is a familiar refrain; each has routinely been at or near the top of the nominations list for the last several years.
Indie pop band Fun, a featured performer during the show, aired live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on CBS, rode the success of its anthemic hit ``We Are Young,'' featuring Janelle Monae, to sweep of the major categories, earning nods for best new artist, song and record for ``We Are Young'' and album of the year for ``Some
As far as Canadian nominees go:
Drake earned three nominations: best rap album (``Take Care''); best rap song (``The Motto''); best rap performance (``HYFR'')
Carly Rae Jepsen earned two nominations: song of the year (``Call Me Maybe''); best pop solo performance (``Call Me Maybe'')
Arcade Fire: best song written for visual media (``Abraham's Daughter'' from ``The Hunger Games'')
Michael Buble: best traditional pop vocal album (``Christmas'')
Deadmau5: best dance/electronic album
Loreena McKennitt: best new age album (``Troubadours on theRhine'')
Tegan and Sara: best long form music video (``Get Along'')
The 55th annual Grammy Awards will be held Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. Trophies will be handed out in 81 categories.
LL Cool J returned as host, sharing duties with Swift, whose hit song ``We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together'' earned a nod in the jam-packed record of the year category.