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2011 GRAMMY nominations announced: Bon Iver, Radiohead, Kanye, and more

By ; November 30, 2011 at 11:41 PM 

In case you haven't been on Twitter in the last couple hours, the GRAMMY award nominations for the 2012 ceremony have been announced, and, as far as we're concerned, the biggest news is that Kanye West did NOT pick up an Album Of The Year nod for his landmark My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. I guess it was just too dark for GRAMMY voters. Anyway, the big winner on this side of the blogosphere was Bon Iver, who picked up nods for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for his beautiful "Holocene." He will also fight in the Best New Artist category, though he is hardly a new artist by most people's standards. Other artists we like around here who got some recognition include Cut Copy in the Best Dance Album category, Fleet Foxes in the Best Folk Album category, Radiohead and The Decemberists in multiple spots, and Kanye West, who actually leads all nominations with seven, for both his solo work and his record with Jay-Z. Below we have the nominations in some of the major categories and you can see them all here. The awards will be held on February 12th. 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 - Track from: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy The Cave - Track from: Sigh No More Grenade - Track from: Doo-Wops & Hooligans Holocene - Track from: Bon Iver Rolling In The Deep - Track from: 21 Best New Artist The Band Perry Bon Iver J. Cole Nicki Minaj Skrillex Best Dance/Electronica Album Zonoscope - Cut/Copy 4x4=12 - Deadmau5 Nothing But The Beat - David Guetta Body Talk, Pt. 3 - Robyn Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites - Skrillex Best Rock Performance Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall - Coldplay Down By The Water - The Decemberists Walk - Foo Fighters The Cave - Mumford & Sons Lotus Flower - Radiohead Best Rock Song Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall - Coldplay Down By The Water - The Decemberists Walk - Foo Fighters The Cave - Mumford & Sons Lotus Flower - Radiohead Best 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 Best Alternative Music Album Bon Iver - Bon Iver Codes And Keys - Death Cab For Cutie Torches - Foster The People Circuital - My Morning Jacket The King Of Limbs - Radiohead Best Rap Performance Look At Me Now - Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes Otis - Jay-Z & Kanye West The Show Goes On - Lupe Fiasco Moment 4 Life - Nicki Minaj & Drake Black And Yellow - Wiz Khalifa Best Rap Album Watch The Throne - Jay-Z & 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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