We hate to say we told you so, but… we told you so! All year we’ve been bringing you the best new music so you can stay aurally informed, and if you’ve been doing your homework and keeping abreast of the hottest new acts with us, you’ll notice more than a few of our amazing You Oughta Know artists on the 2012 Grammy Nominees list. We made our predictions for nominees for Song of the Year and Record of the Year, Best New Artist, and Album of the Year yesterday, and now we’re pretty excited to see some of the artists that we’ve introduced to you succeeding so decisively in their different genres. Here’s a little recap of the members of the VH1 family that were awarded Grammy nominations last night:
As we predicted, Adele was a shoo-in for a fistful of nominations, given that her fandom is almost universal and that she’s widely regarded by the industry as seminal in the singer/songwriter field. “Rolling In The Deep” scored nominations for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Short Form Music Video, while “Someone Like You” was nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance. Adele’s album, 21, was nominated for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. You can check out Adele exclusively answering 5 intimate questions for VH1’s You Oughta Know here.
We’d catch a grenade for Bruno Mars, although we hope we’ll never have to! The intergalactic artist picked up six nominations, with his song “Grenade” nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. His album, Do-Wops & Hooligans was nominated for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, and Mars was also nominated for Producer Of The Year (Non-Classical). We’ve been getting sentimental and watching our archive of videos from Mars’ days as VH1’s You Oughta Know featured artist, including this live performance of “Dr. Feel Good” with Travie McCoy.
MUMFORD & SONS
Mumford & Sons impressed us when they performed “The Cave” live for VH1 Unplugged, and now we’re proud to see the uplifting, sentimental hit nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song.
FOSTER THE PEOPLE
It’s almost as though we never didn’t know Foster The People. Their breakaway hit, “Pumped Up Kicks” had us dancing all summer after they played it live at our New York offices, and now the track has been nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Torches was also nominated for Best Alternative Music Album.
THE CIVIL WARS
We’ve fallen in love with The Civil Wars and are glad the Grammys have too, giving the haunting folk duo nominations for Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“Barton Hollow”) and Best Folk Album (Barton Hollow). The song is divine live, and a well deserved nod for the pair.
Grace Potter of Grace Potter & The Nocturnals joined Kenny Chesney to provide vocals for “You and Tequila” and the pair have been nominated for the Best Country Duo/Group Performance (the song has also received a nomination for Best Country Song). Have a look at your 5 questions with Grace here!