Grammy Concert 2012 – Nomination List and Performances!

UPDATE:  Here’s the tally

  • Kelly Clarkson nominated for 3 awards – Pop Vocal Album, Record of the Year and Solo Pop Performance. The “Stronger” songwriters were nominated for Song of the Year.
  • Carrie Underwood nominated for Country Solo Performance and the writers of “Blown Away” for Country Song of the Year.
  • Carly Rae Jepsen nominated for Song of the Year for co-writing “Call Me Maybe”
  • Maroon 5 nominated for Pop Vocal Album,  Pop Duo/Group Performance
  • Blake Shelton nominated for Country Solo Performance
  • The songwriters of Let Me Be Your Star (From Smash feat. Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty) nominated for Song Written for Visual Media
  • Jimmy Fallon’s “Blow Your Pants Off” album nominated Comedy Album – “Friday” features Taylor Hicks

The Grammy Nomination concert will reveal nominees in between concert performances. I’ll be live blogging more or less right here. And watch for a link to the full list afterward! It’s LIVE FROM NASHVILLE.

LL Cool J and Taylor Swift will host. Taylor beatboxing while LL sings “Mean.” Oh ha ha ha ha. Not.

There will be a tribute to Johnny Cash tonight. There he is at the Grammys in 1973 the first time they came to Nashville. The Band Perry and Dierks Bentley take the stage to honor him. Medley! Johnny won 15 Grammys in his lifetime!

Hunter Hays will sing snips of songs from each o the nominees for Pop Vocal Album. Hm.

Taylor is super wooden. Maroon 5 is next to sing a medley of hits from Overexposed.

Record of the Year nominees are next! KELLY IS NOMINATED FOR HER SECOND GRAMMY!

A short film of the legendary Who singing “Won’t Get Fooled Again” is next. Too bad it was cut off.

Luke Bryan sings “I Don’t Want this Night to End”

Little Big Town announces “Best New Artist” nominations. Why are they singing “Yesterday”?

fun. takes the stage with Janelle Monae to sing “We Are Young”

Ne-Yo performs “Let Me Love You” and Maroon 5 close the show with “Payphone”

Short list of Grammy Nominations

Best New Artist

Alabama Shakes
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

Record of the Year

Lonely Boy by The Black Keys
Stronger by Kelly Clarkson
We Are Young by fun. feat Janelle Monae
Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye
Think About You by Frank Ocean
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Again by Taylor Swift

Pop Vocal Album

Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
Florence + The Machine – Deremonials
fun. – Some Nights
Maroon 5 – Overexposed
Pink – The Truth About Love

Best Pop Solo Performance

Set Fire to the Rain – Live – Adele
Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
Wide Awake – Katy Perry
Where Have You Been – Rihanna

Album of the Year

El Camino – Black Keyes
Some Nights – fun.
Babel – Mumford and Sons
Channel Orange – Frank Ocean
Blunderbuss by Jack White

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 (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.)

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Shake it Out – Florence + The Machine
We Are Young – fun.
Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye feat Kimbra
Sexy and I Know It – LMFAO
Payphone – Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa 

Best Country Song

Blown Away –  Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
Cost of Livin’ –  Phillip Coleman & Ronnie Dunn, songwriters (Ronnie Dunn)
Even If It Breaks Your Heart –  Will Hoge & Eric Paslay, songwriters (Eli Young Band)
So You Don’t Love Me Anymore –  Jay Knowles & Adam Wright, songwriters (Alan Jackson)
Eric Church, Jeff Hyde & Ryan Tyndell, songwriters (Eric Church)

Country Solo Performance:

“Home” by Dierks Bently
“Springsteen” by Eric Church
Cost of Living by Ronnie Dunn
“Wanted” by Hunter Hayes
“Over” by Blake Shelton
“Blown Away” by Carrie Underwood

Best Country Album

Uncaged – Zac Brown Band
Hunter Hayes – Hunter Hayes
Living For a Song – Jamey Johnson
For the Record – Miranda Lambert
The Time Jumpers – The Time Jumpers

Best Song Written for Visual Media

Abraham’s Daughter (From The Hunger Games) – T Bone Burnett, Win Butler & Régine Chassagne, songwriters (Arcade Fire)
Learn Me Right (From Brave) – Mumford & Sons, songwriters (Birdy & Mumford & Sons)
Let Me Be Your Star (From Smash) – Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, songwriters (Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty)
Man Or Muppet (From The Muppets)
Bret McKenzie, songwriter – (Jason Segel & Walter)
Safe & Sound (From The Hunger Games) – T Bone Burnett, Taylor Swift, John Paul White & Joy Williams, songwriters

Best Comedy Album:

Blow Your Pants Off — Jimmy Fallon (Feat. Taylor Hicks on “Friday”
Cho Dependent (Live In Concert) — Margaret Cho
In God We Rust — Lewis Black
Kathy Griffin: Seaman 1st Class — Kathy Griffin
Mr. Universe — Jim Gaffigan

Best Dance/Electronica Album:

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

Best Rock Performance:

“Hold On” — Alabama Shakes
“Lonely Boy” — The Black Keys
“Charlie Brown” — Coldplay
“I Will Wait” — Mumford & Sons
“We Take Care Of Our Own” — Bruce Springsteen

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance:

“I’m Alive” — Anthrax
“Love Bites (So Do I)” — Halestorm
“Blood Brothers” — Iron Maiden
“Ghost Walking” — Lamb Of God
“No Reflection” — Marilyn Manson
“Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)” — Megadeth

Best Rock Album:

El Camino — The Black Keys
Mylo Xyloto — Coldplay
The 2nd Law — Muse
Wrecking Ball — Bruce Springsteen
Blunderbuss — Jack White

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 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 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 featuring 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 Americana Album:

The Carpenter — The Avett Brothers
From The Ground Up — John Fullbright
The Lumineers — The Lumineers
Babel — Mumford & Sons
Slipstream — Bonnie Raitt

Best Blues Album:

33 1/3 — Shemekia Copeland
Locked Down — Dr. John
Let It Burn — Ruthie Foster
And Still I Rise — Heritage Blues Orchestra
Bring It On Home — Joan Osborne

Best Spoken Word Album:

American Grown (Michelle Obama) — Scott Creswell & Dan Zitt, producers (Various Artists)
Back To Work: Why We Need Smart Government For A Strong Economy — Bill Clinton
Drift: The Unmooring Of American Military Power — Rachel Maddow
Seriously…I’m Kidding — Ellen DeGeneres
Society’s Child: My Autobiography — Janis Ian
Rize Of The Fenix — Tenacious D

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