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Kanye West leads Grammy nominations

12-03-2011 09:41 BJT

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The U.S.’s Gammy nominations have been announced and Kan-yay West leads the pack with seven nods, including a bid for Song of the Year for his hit "All of the Lights." And it continues to be a big year for Adele who got six nominations. Now let’s see who else may be taking home the prize.

Adele scored six Grammy nominations, including for Record, Song and Album of the Year.

Bruno Mars and the Foo Fighters tied with Adele, landing six nominations each, including in the Album of the Year category.

But the night truly belonged to Kanye West who packed in seven nominations.

Other multiple nominees were Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Radiohead, and dubstep artist Skrillex, who landed a bid for best new artist among his surprising five nominations.

Among the evening’s biggest eye-openers were the artists NOT mentioned in certain categories. Unlike the past two years, which saw Swift and fellow country act Lady Antebellum soar in the general categories, the only country act that got a mainstream nomination was The Band Perry.

The academy seemed to be fans of a wide variety of music as well, with nominees named from the genres of rap, pop, indie music, folk and dance.

The 54th Grammy Awards will be held Feb. 12th in Los Angeles. The ceremony will mark the first since the academy shaved its categories from 109 to 78 this year, amid some protest. Some of the more niche categories, like best Zydeco or Cajun music album, were eliminated.

In addition, men and women now compete together in vocal categories for pop, R&B and country, instead of having separate categories for each sex. This year, the category is best pop solo performance and "Grenade" by Bruno Mars is the only male performance nominated. His competition includes Adele for "Someone Like You," Lady Gaga for "You and I," Pink for "Perfect" and Katy Perry for "Firework."

 

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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