nominees//THE 54TH GRAMMY AWARDS



The nominations for the 54th Grammy Awards were announced this evening during an interesting ceremony hosted by LL Cool J. The list of nominees includes a great mix of surprises (Rihanna for Album of the Year?) and saw-it-comings (Adele, Adele, and Adele). There are roughly 80 different categories of Grammy Awards, so here's a list at the "big four" categories. 
Oh, and a special shout out to The Civil Wars, Mumford & Sons, and Bon Iver; three of my favorite groups who all received more than one nomination tonight.

Record of the Year
"Rolling in the Deep", ADELE, 21
"Holocene", BON IVER, Bon Iver
"Grenade", Bruno Mars, Doo-Wops & Hooligans
"The Cave", Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More
"Firework", Katy Perry, Teenage Dream

Album of the Year
21, ADELE
Wasting Light, FOO FIGHTERS
Born This Way, LADY GAGA
Doo-Wops & Hooligans, BRUNO MARS
Loud, RIHANNA

Song of the Year
"All of the Lights", KANYE WEST, RIHANNA, FERGIE, & KID CUDI, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
"The Cave", MUMFORD & SONS, Sigh No More
"Grenade", BRUNO MARS, Doo-Wops & Hooligans
"Holocene", BON IVER, Bon Iver
"Rolling in the Deep", ADELE, 21

Best New Artist
THE BAND PERRY
BON IVER
J. COLE
NICKI MINAJ
SKRILLEX

The 54th Grammy Awards will air LIVE on CBS February 12, 2012 at 8/7c. For a complete list of nominees, visit www.grammy.com.

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