The nominations for the 54th annual Grammy Awards were announced tonight, and for once, it feels like some of the best music is being nominated.
Kanye's masterpiece, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which is eligible for this Grammys in 2012 despite coming out in 2010, garnered the leading total of seven Grammys. However, Kanye was shut out of the Album of the Year category, being relegated to Song of the Year, Rap Album (where it competes with Watch the Throne) and others.
Adele's 2011 sales domination bought her six nominations, including Album of the Year. Expect her to dominate the song categories though.
The most surprising nominee? Bon Iver, who was nominated for Best New Artist, and in the Record of the Year and the Song of the Year categories for "Holocene." Indie has arrived, the world has changed, etc.
The Grammys are on Feb. 12, 2012. Here's a list of the major categories:
Rap Album: "Watch the Throne," Jay-Z and Kanye West; "Tha Carter IV," Lil Wayne; "Lasers," Lupe Fiasco; "Pink Friday," Nicki Minaj; "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," Kanye West.
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