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 that more than a few of our amazing You Oughta Know artists, both past and present, scored well-deserved props when the 2013 Grammy Nominees were announced tonight.
Our You Oughta Know alumni scored an impressive 17 nominations in total, including four nominations in the big four categories. Our February 2012 YOK artist Gotye picked up a nomination for Record Of The Year for his song “Somebody I Used To Know,” a song that he performed for a standing room only crowd in our 20th floor lobby earlier this year; our May 2012 You Oughta Know artist Ed Sheeran scored a nomination for Song Of The Year for his haunting ballad “The A Team”; our July pick, The Lumineers, were nominated for Best New Artist; and our YOK friends from way back in 2010, Mumford & Sons, picked up a nod in the Album Of The Year category for their massive new LP, Babel.
Here’s a complete list of the 2013 Grammy nominations that our awesome YOK alums took home tonight. #proud
5 nominations for Mumford & Sons: Album Of The Year (Babel), Best Rock Performance (“I Will Wait”), Best Rock Song, Best Americana Album, Best Song Written For Visual Media (“Learn Me Right” from Brave)
3 nominations for Gotye: Record Of The Year (“Somebody I Used To Know”), Best Pop/Duo Performance, Best Alternative Music Album (Making Mirrors)
2 nominations for The Civil Wars: Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“Safe & Sound” from The Hunger Games), Best Song Written For Visual Media
2 nominations for The Lumineers: Best New Artist, Best Americana Album
1 nomination for Adele: Best Pop Solo Performance (“Set Fire To The Rain”)
1 nomination for Ed Sheeran: Song Of The Year (“The A Team”)
1 nomination for Sia: Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (“Wild Ones”)
1 nomination for Bruno Mars: Best Rap Song (“Young, Wild & Free”)
1 nomination for Foster The People: Best Short Form Music Video (“Houdini”)