2013 Grammy Nominations: Jay Z, Frank Ocean and Fun. Tie for the Lead


Wednesday night, the Grammy Award nominations celebrated acts across a range of genres, and made a case for diversity in popular music. Six different nominees tied for the most nominated of the night with five nominations: Jay-Z, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, fun., Mumford & Sons, and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. 

A group of 16 different artists were nominated for three awards. That list includes, Taylor Swift, Drake, Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Jack White, and country newcomer Hunter Hayes. 

Comparative snubs were Korean pop sensation PSY, and American pop idols Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen. 

The genre-crossing list of of nominees underscores the fact that 2012 does not seem to have a definitive album in the same way that last year's ceremony was dominated by Adele's 21 and Kanye West's Dark Twisted Fantasy. 

The awards will be held February 10, 2013, in Los Angeles. Check out the full list of nominees below. 

Album of the Year

El Camino, The Black Keys

Record of the Year

"Lonely Boy," The Black Keys

Song of the Year

"The A Team," Ed Sheeran (Writer: Ed Sheeran)

Best New Artist

Alabama Shakes

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

24/7, Gerald Albright and Norman Brown

Best Pop Vocal Album

Best Dance Recording

"Levels," Avicii

Best Dance/Electronica Album

Wonderland, Steve Aoki

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Christmas, Michael Bublé

Best Rock Song

El Camino, The Black Keys

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

Best R&B Performance

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Fortune, Chris Brown


Best Traditional R&B Performance

"Lately," Anita Baker

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Best Rap Song

"Daughters," Nas (Writers: Nasir Jones and Ernest Wilson)

Best Rap Album

Bset Country Solo Performance

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

Best Country Song

Best Country Album

For the rest of the nominees check out the Grammy Awards full list of nominees here