2012 Grammy Nods Are In!

Well the list is out, the 2012 Grammy Nominees have been announced! Now, upon my *ahem* thorough review of the list, we have Kanyeezy leading the pack with a total of seven nominations including Song of the Year for “All of the Lights”, Best Rap Performance for “Otis” then he pulled a double whammy in the Best Rap Album category snagging nods for both “Watch the Throne” and “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” (which ever the hell album that is). Despite all of the nominations our dear friend Yeezy has received, he did not get nominated for the most important award of them all, Album of the Year. Personally i can not WAIT too see what coonery Mr. West is gonna pull behind that call. But nevertheless , Kayne will be leaving home with something! This guy has been putting in major work this past year so he definitely deserves it! #Clap4Him

Then we have Ms. Adele who is right behind Yeezy with six nominations, including Best Pop Solo Performance for “Someone Like You”, Song of the Year “Rolling in the Deep” *that’s my jam!*, and Album of the Year for “21”.  I’m a big fan of Adele so I’m rooting for her!

The category I am most pleased with is Best R&B Album. The nominations are Chris Brown for “F.A.M.E”, R. Kelly for “Love Letter”, Ledisi for “Pieces of Me”, Kelly Price for “Kelly”, and El DeBarge for “Second Chance”. Now, this category stood out to me the most because for one, I had no idea some of these people were even making any noise yet alone had an album out *side eyes to Kelly Price and El DeBarge* but I noticed one thing, all of these nominees (well minus Ledisi) share a common ground. Chris, El, and both Kelly’s have all once reign supreme and been at the top of the game but then, they have all hit valley lows and at some point, dare I say it, been a non mother F’n factor =/ But just like the title of El DeBarge’s album, they have also all been given a “Second Chance”. A second chance at being appreciated and recognized for their talent, hard work, and dedication vs. their legal woes, personal issues, and drug addictions. So it  really warms my heart that these greats were acknowledged and given the honor of being nominated for music’s most prestige award, kudos to them!

The 2012 Grammys will be held at the Staples Center on February 12th, so be sure to tune in. If you’re interested in the full list of nominees, it is listed below. Good luck to all of the nominee and may the best man/woman win!

2012 Grammy Nominations

Album of the Year
Adele, 21
The Foo Fighters, Wasting Light
Lady Gaga, Born This Way
Bruno Mars, Doo-Wops and Hooligans
Rihanna, Loud

Record of the Year
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Bon Iver, “Holocene”
Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
Mumford & Sons, “The Cave”
Katy Perry, “Firework”

Song of the Year
Kanye West, “All of the Lights”
Mumford & Sons, “The Cave”
Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
Bon Iver, “Holocene”
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”

Best New Artist
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj
Skrillex

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Someone Like You” — Adele
“Yoü And I” — Lady Gaga
“Grenade” — Bruno Mars
“Firework” — Katy Perry
“F***in’ Perfect” — Pink

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Body And Soul” — Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
“Dearest” — The Black Keys
“Paradise” — Coldplay
“Pumped Up Kicks” — Foster The People
“Moves Like Jagger” — Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

Best Dance Recording
“Raise Your Weapon” — Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech
“Barbra Streisand” — Duck Sauce
“Sunshine” — David Guetta & Avicii
“Call Your Girlfriend” — Robyn
“Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” — Skrillex
“Save The World” — Swedish House Mafia

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Zonoscope, Cut/Copy
4×4=12, Deadmau5
Nothing But The Beat, David Guetta
Body Talk, Pt. 3, Robyn
Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites, Skrillex

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Duets II, Tony Bennett & Various Artists
The Gift, Susan Boyle
In Concert On Broadway, Harry Connick Jr.
Music Is Better Than Words, Seth MacFarlane
What Matters Most – Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of Alan And Marilyn Bergman, Barbra Streisand

Best Rock Performance
“Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” — Coldplay
“Down By The Water” — The Decemberists
“Walk” — Foo Fighters
“The Cave” — Mumford & Sons
“Lotus Flower” — Radiohead

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
“On The Backs Of Angels” — Dream Theater
“White Limo” — Foo Fighters
“Curl Of The Burl” — Mastodon
“Public Enemy No. 1″ — Megadeth
“Blood In My Eyes” — Sum 41

Best Rock Album
Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul — Jeff Beck
Wasting Light — Foo Fighters
Come Around Sundown — Kings Of Leon
I’m With You — Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Whole Love — Wilco

Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver — Bon Iver
Codes and Keys — Death Cab For Cutie
Torches — Foster The People
Circuital — My Morning Jacket
The King of Limbs — Radiohead

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Sometimes I Cry” — Eric Benét
“Fool For You” — Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona
“Radio Message” — R. Kelly
“Good Man” — Raphael Saadiq
“Surrender” — Betty Wright & The Roots

Best R&B Album
F.A.M.E. — Chris Brown
Second Chance — El DeBarge
Love Letter — R. Kelly
Pieces Of Me — Ledisi
Kelly — Kelly Price

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“Party” — Beyoncé & André 3000
“I’m On One” — DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
“I Need A Doctor” — Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey
“What’s My Name?” — Rihanna & Drake
“Motivation” — Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne
“All Of The Lights” — Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Best Rap Performance
“Look At Me Now” — Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
“Otis” — Jay-Z & Kanye West
“The Show Goes On” — Lupe Fiasco
“Moment 4 Life” — Nicki Minaj & Drake
“Black And Yellow” — Wiz Khalifa

Best Rap Album
Watch The Throne, Jay-Z & Kanye West
Tha Carter IV, Lil Wayne
Lasers, Lupe Fiasco
Pink Friday, Nicki Minaj
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West

Best Country Solo Performance
“Dirt Road Anthem” — Jason Aldean
“I’m Gonna Love You Through It” — Martina McBride
“Honey Bee” — Blake Shelton
“Mean” — Taylor Swift
“Mama’s Song” — Carrie Underwood

Best Country Song
“Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” — Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy
“God Gave Me You” — Dave Barnes
“Just Fishin’” — Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill
“Mean” — Taylor Swift
“Threaten Me With Heaven” — Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley & Dillon O’Brian
“You And Tequila” — Matraca Berg & Deana Carter

Best Americana Album
Emotional Jukebox — Linda Chorney
Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down — Ry Cooder
Hard Bargain — Emmylou Harris
Ramble At The Ryman — Levon Helm
Blessed — Lucinda Williams

Best Blues Album
Low Country Blues — Gregg Allman
Roadside Attractions — Marcia Ball
Man In Motion — Warren Haynes
The Reflection — Keb’ Mo’
Revelator — Tedeschi Trucks Band

Best Folk Album
Barton Hollow — The Civil Wars
I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive — Steve Earle
Helplessness Blues — Fleet Foxes
Ukulele Songs — Eddie Vedder
The Harrow & The Harvest — Gillian Welch

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2 thoughts on “2012 Grammy Nods Are In!

  1. Yo Yo…its phat kat (lls)..good content and nice touch adding the list of nominees. It does seem like there are extra commas or ones missing. Also using “but” unnecessarily. May be because you are writing it like you are talking to someone? If thats your goal I think you should tailor it down a bit as this may be a turnoff for some people. Also be careful of re-using phrases (like “warms my heart”) me personally – I don’t like to see writers re-use phrases unless its their catch phrase.

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