2012 Grammy Nominations: The Complete List (In All The Categories That You Care About)

by (@unclegrambo)

The nominees for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards were announced in Los Angeles tonight during a live special that aired on CBS. The 2012 Grammys will be broadcast on CBS February 12th at 8/7c. Kanye West led all nominees with 7 nods, despite being royally snubbed in the Album of the Year category, closely followed by Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars (who each snagged six nominations).

However, big surprise of the evening was certainly the recognition bestowed upon Bon Iver, who scored nominations in three of the “Big 4″ categories (Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best New Artist). He is a virtual unknown to most Americans, and not even presenter and fellow Best New Artist nominee Nicki Minaj knew how to pronounce his name (she probably should’ve watched this YouTube video with the correct pronunciation of Bon Iver before heading out on stage). However, music industry insiders clearly know of him, and his performance at the awards in February will likely be the most lovably awkward televised performed since Elliott Smith showed up at the Oscars in 1998.

Here’s a (mostly) complete list of the 2012 Grammy Nominations:

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Adele, “Rolling In The Deep” [WATCH]
Bon Iver, “Holocene” [WATCH]
Bruno Mars, “Grenade” [WATCH]
Mumford & Sons, “The Cave” [WATCH]
Katy Perry, “Firework” [WATCH]

SONG OF THE YEAR
Adele, “Rolling In The Deep”
Bon Iver, “Holocene”
Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
Kanye West, “All Of The Lights”
Mumford & Sons, “The Cave”

BEST NEW ARTIST
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj
Skrillex

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Adele, 21
Bruno Mars, Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Foo Fighters, Wasting Light
Lady Gaga, Born This Way
Rihanna, Loud

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

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 Pop Instrumental Album
Wish Upon A Star, Jenny Oaks Baker
E Kahe Malie, Daniel Ho
The Road From Memphis, Booker T. Jones
Hello Tomorrow, Dave Koz
Setzer Goes Instru-Mental!, Brian Setzer

Best Pop Vocal Album
21, Adele
The Lady Killer, Cee Lo Green
Born This Way, Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Bruno Mars
Loud, Rihanna

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 Song
The Cave, Mumford & Sons
Down By The Water, The Decemberists
Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall, Coldplay
Lotus Flower, Radiohead
Walk, Foo Fighters

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 R&B Performance
Far Away, Marsha Ambrosius
Pieces Of Me, Ledisi
Not My Daddy, Kelly Price & Stokley
Is This Love, Corinne Bailey Rae
You Are, Charlie Wilson

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 Song
Far Away, Marsha Ambrosius
Fool For You, Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona
Not My Daddy, Kelly Price & Stokley
Pieces Of Me, Ledisi
You Are, Charlie Wilson

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 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/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 Song
All Of The Lights, Kanye West
Black And Yellow, Wiz Khalifa
I Need A Doctor, Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey
Look At Me Now, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
Otis, Jay-Z & Kanye West
The Show Goes On, Lupe Fiasco

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 Duo/Group Performance
Don’t You Wanna Stay, Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson
You And Tequila, Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter
Barton Hollow, The Civil Wars
Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not, Thompson Square

Best Country Song
Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not, Thompson Square
God Gave Me You, Blake Shelton
Just Fishin’, Trace Adkins
Mean, Taylor Swift
Threaten Me With Heaven, Vince Gill
You And Tequila, Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter

Best Country Album
My Kinda Party, Jason Aldean
Chief, Eric Church
Own The Night, Lady Antebellum
Red River Blue, Blake Shelton
Here For A Good Time, George Strait
Speak Now, Taylor Swift

For a complete list of ALL of the nominees in ALL SEVENTY EIGHT (!!!) categories, head on over to Grammy.com.

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