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]