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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

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Zonoscope – Cut/Copy
4×4=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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