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The biggest night in music is only two months away. Many tuned in and gathered at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee for “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!” show on Wednesday night. Televised on CBS, co-hosts LL Cool J and Taylor Swift help announce the nominations during the one-hour special for the upcoming 55th annual Grammy Awards.

Leading the way is none other than Frank Ocean. Who leads the pack with six nominations including “Record of the Year,” “Best New Artist,” and “Album of the Year,” for his stellar channel ORANGE debut. The Odd Future crooner ties Jay-Z and Kanye West, fun., Mumford & Sons, and Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys with six nods.

The major show down will be for “Best Rap Album” as Drake (Take Care), Rick Ross (God Forgives, I Don’t), 2 Chainz (Based on a T.R.U. Story), Nas (Life is Good) and The Roots (undun) battle for the win. Nas receivedfour nods, along with Miguel including “Best R&B Song” for “Adorn,” while Drake gets three selections for “Best Rap Album,” “Best Rap Song,” and “Best Rap Collaboration.” Other noteables include G.O.O.D. Music, Rihanna, Young Jeezy, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Usher, John Legend, Elle Varner, Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa.

Don’t miss the big event as the 2013 Grammy Awards airs Sunday, February 10 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

And the nominees are……click below.

2013 Grammy Awards Nominations:

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 Monáe
“Somebody That I Used To Know” — Gotye Featuring Kimbra
“Thinkin Bout You” — Frank Ocean
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” — Taylor Swift

Best New Artist:

Alabama Shakes
FUN.
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

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 & Josh Ramsay, songwriters (Carly Rae Jepsen)
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” — Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi,
songwriters (Kelly Clarkson)
“We Are Young” — Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (FUN. Featuring
Janelle Monáe)

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. Featuring Janelle Monáe
“Somebody That I Used To Know” — Gotye Featuring Kimbra
“Sexy And I Know It” — LMFAO
“Payphone” — Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa

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 Dance/Electronica Album:

“Wonderland” — Steve Aoki
“Don’t Think” — The Chemical Brothers
“> Album Title Goes Here <” — Deadmau5
“Fire & Ice” — Kaskade
“Bangarang” — Skrillex

Best Dance Recording:

“Levels” – Avicii
“Let’s Go” – Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo
“Bangarang” – Skrillex featuring Sirah
“Don’t You Worry Child” – Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin
“I Can’t Live Without You” – Al Walser

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 R&B Song:

“Adorn” — Miguel
“Beautiful Surprise” — Tamia
“Heart Attack” — Trey Songz
“Pray for Me” — Anthony Hamilton
“Refill” — Elle Varner

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:

“Wild Ones” — Flo Rida Featuring Sia
“No Church In The Wild” — Jay–Z & Kanye West Featuring Frank Ocean & The–Dream
“Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” — John Legend Featuring Ludacris
“Cherry Wine” — Nas Featuring Amy Winehouse
“Talk That Talk” — Rihanna Feautring Jay–Z

Best Rap Performance:

“HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing 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 Rap Song:

“Daughers” — Nas
“Lotus Flower Bomb” — Wale featuring Miguel
“Mercy” — Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
“The Motto” — Drake Featuring Lil Wayne
“N****s in Paris” — Jay-Z & Kanye West
“Young, Wild & Free” — Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Featuring Bruno Mars

Thanks to Billboard

View the nomination list for all 81 categories here.

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