Jay Z - Fun., Frank Ocean And The Black Keys Lead 2013 Grammy Nominations

Grammy night looks set to be a lot of fun for pop act fun. next year (13) - the trio picked up nods in four of the main categories announced at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live event in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday night (05Dec12).

The hitmakers will compete with Frank Ocean, The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons and Jack White for the Album of the Year Grammy in February (13) and Kelly Clarkson, Florence + The MAChine, Maroon 5 and Pink for the coveted Pop Vocal Album prize.

Their We Are Young anthem is up for Record of the Year alongside The Black Keys (Lonely Boy), Clarkson (Stronger), Gotye (Somebody That I Used to Know), Frank Ocean (Thinkin' 'Bout You) and nominations concert co-host and six-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift (We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together).

fun. were also nominated for the Best New Artist trophy with Alabama Shakes, The Lumineers, Ocean and Hunter Hayes, who earned a nod for Best Country Solo Performance for his hit Wanted. He'll be up against Dierks Bentley (Home), Eric Church (Springsteen), Ronnie Dunn (Cost of Livin'), Blake Shelton (Over) and Carrie Underwood (Blown Away).

All 81 categories were revealed after the Grammy Nominations Concert Live, with fun., The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, Jay Z, Ocean, Mumford & Sons and Kanye West leading all artists with six nods each, while The Black Keys, Chick Corea and Miguel scored five and rapper Nas and producer Jeff Bhasker grabbed four apiece.

Swift and LL Cool J co-hosted the nominations ceremony at the Bridgestone Arena, where fun., Maroon 5 and Ne-Yo performed live. Rapper LL Cool J took a moment at the end of the celebration to pay tribute to jazz great Dave Brubeck, who died earlier on Wednesday.

The 55th annual Grammy Awards will be handed out in Los Angeles on 10 February (13).


Tags: Jay Z - Grammy Awards - Frank Ocean - Black Keys - Mumford And Sons - Alabama Shakes - The Lumineers


More Jay Z

Jay-Z Hints Beyonce Is Pregnant With Their Second Child?

Jay-Z set the rumour mill working overtime when he appeared to slightly alter the lyrics to 'Beach is Better' whilst performing in Paris on Friday...

Beyonce and Nicki Minaj Team Up For Flawless Performance In Paris

Beyonce gave fans at her Paris concert an extra special treat on Friday night when rapper Nicki Minaj joined her on stage for a...

Beyonce Shares Backstage Video From MTV VMAs Featuring An Appearance From Blue Ivy

Beyonce has treated fans to a special look at just what went into making her MTV VMAs performance so spectacular by sharing a backstage video....

So, How Did the Queen of Pop Spend Her Birthday?

When you're Beyonce, a Tesco's Finest cake and bottle of Cava just won't cut it when it comes to birthday celebrations. It has to be...


Kanye West Goes Off At Jay Pharaoh At Made In America... And He Might Have A Point

So Jay Pharaoh’s Kanye West impersonation from the VMAs is still fresh in everyone’s mind, right? Cool. Just checking. Apparently it was still on West’s...

Beyonce's Father, Matthew Knowles, Claims Solange/Jay-Z Elevator Fight Was Publicity Stunt

Everyone was talking about Jay-Z and Solange's elevator fight at the Standard Hotel after the Met Gala in May. And that was exactly what they...

Over A Year Later, Jay Z And Beyonce's Anniversary Trip To Cuba Got The "Okay" From The Treasury Dept

Cue the “no longer On The Run” jokes, as Beyonce and Jay Z are off the hook for their 2013 trip to Cuba. The Treasury...

Beyonce And Jay Z Have A Lot Of Famous Fans [Pictures]

They might struggle to behave themselves in an elevator but put Beyoncé and Jay Z up on a stage in front of thousands of fans...



Jay Z Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Jay Z

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All