Grammy nominations favour six

By Drum Digital
06 December 2012

Six artists garnered five Grammy nominations each, setting up a tight race for the top prizes in the US music business.

Indie rockers Fun., whose hit We Are Young has dominated the charts this year, were arguably the most popular nominee Wednesday night after they scored a rare grand slam of nominations in all the major categories: best new artist and song, record and album of the year for Some Nights.

Also earning five nods were perennial Grammy favourites Kanye West and Jay-Z as well as breakout R&B star Frank Ocean, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and country band Mumford & Sons.

Ocean earned nods in three of the top four categories: best new artist, record of the year (Thinkin About You) and album of the year for his Channel Orange.

The other nominees for record of the year, which is awarded for a recording's overall sound and production, were The Black Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Gotye and Taylor Swift.

Also competing for album of the year are The Black Keys' El Camino, Mumford & Sons' Babel and Jack White's Blunderbuss.

The nominees for best pop vocal album were Stronger by Clarkson, Ceremonials from Florence + the Machine, Some Nights by Fun., Overexposed by Maroon 5 and The Truth About Love by Pink.

The awards are to be presented February 10 in Los Angeles.

-by Sapa

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