Grammys 2013: VH1 You Oughta Know Artists Earn 17 Nominations

The come up!

Now that the BeyBowl is safely in the rearview mirror, we now turn our attention towards the 2013 Grammys, which will be airing live from Los Angeles this Sunday night, February 10. Just today, we learned that our You Oughta Know alumnus Bruno Mars is set to perform alongside Sting (which makes PERFECT sense when you consider that “Locked Out Of Heaven” sounds exactly like an old Police song), which is yet another in a long line of performances that we’re looking forward to on Sunday. And while we’re on the topic of You Oughta Know artists…

Our You Oughta Know alumni scored an impressive 17 nominations when the 2013 Grammy nominations were announced back in December, 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 awards that our awesome YOK alums are nominated for this weekend:

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”)