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Here Are The 2013 Grammy Nominees (Bonus: Taylor Swift Beatboxing)

Since the Grammy Awards are no longer content with announcing nominations like a normal, sane entity, they broadcast the full list via a televised special Wednesday night in Nashville. Hosted by LL Cool J and Taylor Swift, "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" (double explanation points necessary) boasted lived performances from Maroon 5, fun., Ne-Yo, and more. However, the real treat--and by 'treat,' we mean 'horrifying experience'--was when the hosts dueted on a (thankfully) truncated version of Swift's 2011 hit "Mean." Watch T.Swift beatbox like the whitest girl at the ball and LL Cool J shuffle around on stage trying not to be mistaken for a real singer (don't worry, nobody was fooled).

More importantly, here are the 2013 Grammy nominations:

Album Of The Year:

"El Camino" -- The Black Keys
"Some Nights" -- FUN.
"Babel" -- Mumford & Sons
"Channel Orange" -- Frank Ocean
"Blunderbuss" -- Jack White

 Record Of The Year:

"Lonely Boy" -- The Black Keys
"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" -- Kelly Clarkson
"We Are Young" -- FUN. Featuring Janelle Monáe
"Somebody That I Used To Know" -- Gotye Featuring Kimbra
"Thinkin Bout You" -- Frank Ocean
"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" -- Taylor Swift

 Best New Artist:

Alabama Shakes
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

 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, songwriters (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. Featuring
Janelle Monáe)

 Best Pop Solo Performance:

"Set Fire To The Rain (Live)" -- Adele 
"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" -- Kelly Clarkson 
"Call Me Maybe" -- Carly Rae Jepsen 
"Wide Awake" -- Katy Perry
"Where Have You Been" -- Rihanna

 Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

"Shake It Out" -- Florence & The Machine
"We Are Young" -- FUN. Featuring Janelle Monáe
"Somebody That I Used To Know" -- Gotye Featuring Kimbra
"Sexy And I Know It" -- LMFAO 
"Payphone" -- Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa

 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 Rock Song:

"Freedom at 21" -- Jack White
"I Will Wait" -- Mumford & Sons
"Lonely Boy" -- The Black Keys
"Madness" -- Muse
"We Take Care of Our Own" -- Bruce Springsteen

 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 Dance/Electronica Album:

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

 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 R&B Song:

"Adorn" -- Miguel
"Beautiful Surprise" -- Tamia
"Heart Attack" -- Trey Songz
"Pray for Me" -- Anthony Hamilton
"Refill" -- Elle Varner

 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 Feautring 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 Rap Song:

"Daughers" -- Nas
"Lotus Flower Bomb" -- Wale featuring Miguel
"Mercy" -- Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
"The Motto" -- Drake Featuring Lil Wayne
"N****s in Paris" -- Jay-Z & Kanye West
"Young, Wild & Free" -- Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Featuring Bruno Mars

See the full list of nominees at

The 55th annual Grammy Awards airs Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.

[AUX / Billboard]

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