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Will Kanye West Scoop The GRAMMY Awards?

Submitted by on December 1, 2011 – 12:43 pmNo Comment

He was robbed of an Album Of The Year nomination but it looks like this could be Kanye West‘s year for his classic release, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

Love or hate him, ‘Ye is undeniably one of music’s biggest talents in recent years. His seven GRAMMY nominations this year are testament to the brilliance of MBDTF; let’s hope he takes home some much-deserved wins.

Close behind Kanye with six nominations is Adele, whose sophomore album 21 has broken countless records (including being the biggest-selling album of 2011, with sales of nearly 4.7 million). And we’re super proud of Nicki Minaj and J. Cole, both up for the coveted Best New Artist trophy.

Check the full list of nominees below:

Record of the Year:
Rolling in the Deep,” Adele
Holocene,” Bon Iver
Grenade,” Bruno Mars
The Cave,” Mumford & Sons
Firework,” Katy Perry

Album of the Year:
“21,” Adele
Wasting Light,” Foo Fighters
Born This Way,” Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” Bruno Mars
Loud,” Rihanna

Song of the Year:
“All of the Lights,” Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter and Kanye West, songwriters (performed by Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie)
“The Cave,” Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford and Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
“Grenade,” Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars and Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
“Holocene,” Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)
“Rolling in the Deep,” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele).

New Artist:
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj

Pop Vocal Album:
“21,” Adele
“The Lady Killer,” Cee Lo Green
“Born This Way,” Lady Gaga
“Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” Bruno Mars
“Loud,” Rihanna

Rock Album:
“Rock ‘n’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul,” Jeff Beck
“Wasting Light,” Foo Fighters
Come Around Sundown,” Kings of Leon
I’m With You,” Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Whole Love,” Wilco

R&B Album:
F.A.M.E.,” Chris Brown
“Second Chance,” El DeBarge
Love Letter,” R. Kelly
“Pieces of Me,” Ledisi
Kelly,” Kelly Price

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

Country Album:
“My Kinda Party,” Jason Aldean
“Chief,” Eric Church
“Own the Night,” Lady Antebellum
“Red River Blue,” Blake Shelton
“Here for a Good Time,” George Strait
“Speak Now,” Taylor Swift

Latin Pop, Rock or Urban Album:
“Entren Los Que Quieran,” Calle 13
“Entre La Ciudad y El Mar,” Gustavo Galindo
“Nuestra,” La Vida BohGeme
“Not So Commercial,” Los Amigos Invisible
“Drama y Luz,” ManDa

Jazz Vocal Album:
“Round Midnight,” Karrin Allyson
“The Mosaic Project,” Terri Lyne Carrington & Various Artists
“The Gate,” Kurt Elling
“American Road,” Tierney Sutton (Band)
“The Music of Randy Newman,” Roseanna Vitro

Contemporary Classical Composition:
“Elmer Gantry,” Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein
“The Ghosts of Alhambra,” George Crumb
“String Quartet No. 3,” Jefferson Friedman
“Lonely Motel-Music from Slide,” Steven Mackey
“Piano Concerto No. 2,” Poul Ruders

The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards air Sunday, February 12 on CBS at 8/7c.

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