The Black Keys during the 2011 Grammy Awards.
Happy Thursday everyone! Alright, it’s almost Friday but the work week’s not over yet. Let’s check out some music news this morning to get things going.
Some pretty big news actually, depending on how you feel about big-time mainstream music awards that is. Yes, the Grammys!
It’s that time of the year again when music critics all over the net go crazy ove- analyzing all of the implications of what ultimately ends up being more for show than an actual award ceremony but anyways – let’s check out some of the major nominations!
Garage rock duo The Black Keys came strong so far this year with a total of five nominations for the upcoming 55th annual Grammy Awards – not to mention frontman Dan Auerbach’s solo nomination, bringing the grand total up to six and placing him among a good crowd of other artists who received six Grammy nods including Jay-Z, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons and Fun.
Out of those six nominations a few are actually in the big four category including Album of the Year for El Camino and Record of the Year for “Lonely Boy” but they face stiff competition, especially for the top record spot which includes Babel by Mumford & Sons, Channel Orange by Frank Ocean, Blunderbuss by Jack White and Some Nights by Fun.
And in typical post Grammy-nomination fashion, managers from around the biz are coming out
You can check out the 55th annual Grammy Awards early next year when it airs on CBS on February 10th, 2013. You can check out some of the biggest nominations below or check out the complete list at Grammy.com.
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
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 and Josh Ramsay, songwriters (Carly Rae Jepsen)
"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" – Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin and Ali Tamposi, songwriters (Kelly Clarkson)
"We Are Young" – Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost and Nate Ruess, songwriters (Fun., featuring Janelle Monáe)