fun., Skrillex, Jack White, M83, Tegan And Sara, Muse, Tenacious D get Grammy nods

December 5, 2012 by Scott Heisel

fun., Skrillex, Jack White, M83, Tegan And Sara, Muse, Tenacious D get Grammy nods

Nominations for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards have been announced, and there are definitely some surprises in the bunch. To be nominated, the music in question had to have been released between October 1, 2011, and September 30, 2012. Some highlights among the nominees, in alphabetical order:

  • Arcade Fire: Best Song Written For Visual Media ("Abraham's Daughter")
  • The Avett Brothers: Best Americana Album (The Carpenter)
  • The Black Keys (5): Record Of The Year ("Lonely Boy"), Album Of The Year (El Camino), Best Rock Performance ("Lonely Boy"), Best Rock Song ("Lonely Boy"), Best Rock Album (El Camino)
  • Jimmy Cliff: Best Reggae Album (Rebirth)
  • Coldplay (2): Best Rock Performance ("Charlie Brown"), Best Rock Album (Mylo Xyloto)
  • deadmau5: Best Dance/Electronica Album (> album title goes here <)
  • Dirty Projectors: Best Recording Package (Swing Lo Magellan)
  • Florence + The Machine (2): Best Pop Duo/Group Performance ("Shake It Out"), Best Pop Vocal Album (Ceremonials)
  • Foster The People: Best Short Form Music Video ("Houdini")
  • fun. [pictured] (6): Record Of The Year ("We Are Young"), Album Of The Year (Some Nights), Song Of The Year ("We Are Young"), Best New Artist, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance ("We Are Young"), Best Pop Vocal Album (Some Nights)
  • Ben Kweller: Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package (Go Fly A Kite)
  • Lamb Of God: Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance ("Ghost Walking")
  • The Lumineers: Best New Artist
  • M.I.A.: Best Short Form Music Video ("Bad Girls")
  • M83: Best Alternative Music Album (Hurry Up, We're Dreaming)
  • Marilyn Manson: Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance ("No Reflection")
  • Mumford And Sons (5): Album Of The Year (Babel), Best Rock Performance ("I Will Wait"), Best Rock Song ("I Will Wait"), Best Americana Album (Babel), Best Song Written For Visual Media ("Learn Me Right"), Best Long Form Music Video (Big Easy Express)
  • Muse (2): Best Rock Song ("Madness"), Best Rock Album (The 2nd Law)
  • Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross: Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)
  • Skrillex (3): Best Dance Recording ("Bangarang"), Best Dance/Electronica Album (Bangarang), Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical ("Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix)")
  • Bruce Springsteen (3): Best Rock Performance ("We Take Care Of Our Own"), Best Rock Song ("We Take Care Of Our Own"), Best Rock Album (Wrecking Ball)
  • Tegan & Sara: Best Long Form Music Video (Get Along)
  • Tenacious D: Best Comedy Album (Rize Of The Fenix)
  • Tom Waits: Best Alternative Music Album (Bad As Me)
  • Jack White (3): Album Of The Year (Blunderbuss), Best Rock Song ("Freedom At 21"), Best Rock Album (Blunderbuss)

The ceremony will take place at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2013, and will air on CBS from 8-11:30 p.m. EST. You can find the full list of nominees here.

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