Skrillex, Foo Fighters, Bon Iver, Sum 41, Radiohead, Coldplay get Grammy nods

November 30, 2011
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Nominations for the 54th 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, 2010, and September 30, 2011. Some highlights among the nominees, in alphabetical order:

  • Arcade Fire: Best Recording Package (Scenes From The Suburbs)
  • The Black Keys: Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (“Dearest”)
  • Bon Iver (4): Record Of The Year (“Holocene”), Song Of The Year (“Holocene”), Best New Artist, Best Alternative Music Album (Bon Iver)
  • Louie C.K.: Best Comedy Album (Hilarious)
  • Coldplay (3): Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (“Paradise”), Best Rock Performance (“Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”), Best Rock Song (“Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”)
  • Cut Copy: Best Dance/Electronica Album (Zonoscope)
  • Daft Punk: Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media (Tron Legacy)
  • Deadmau5 (3): Best Dance Recording (“Raise Your Weapon”), Best Dance/Electronica Album (4×4=12), Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical (“Rope (Deadmau5 Mix)”)
  • Death Cab For Cutie: Best Alternative Music Album (Codes And Keys)
  • The Decemberists (2): Best Rock Performance (“Down By The Water”), Best Rock Song (“Down By The Water”)
  • Fleet Foxes: Best Folk Album (Helplessness Blues)
  • Foo Fighters (6): Album Of The Year (Wasting Light), Best Rock Performance (“Walk”), Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance (“White Limo”), Best Rock Song (“Walk”), Best Rock Album (Wasting Light), Best Long Form Music Video (Foo Fighters: Back And Forth)
  • Foster The People (2): Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (“Pumped Up Kicks”), Best Alternative Music Album (Torches)
  • Kings Of Leon (2): Best Rock Album (Come Around Sundown), Best Long Form Music Video (Talihina Sky: The Story Of Kings Of Leon)
  • The Lonely Island: Best Comedy Album (Turtleneck & Chain)
  • Mastodon: Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance (“Curl Of The Burl”)
  • Mumford & Sons (4): Record Of The Year (“The Cave”), Song Of The Year (“The Cave”), Best Rock Performance (“The Cave”), Best Rock Song (“The Cave”)
  • My Morning Jacket: Best Alternative Music Album (Circuital)
  • OK Go: Best Short Form Music Video (“All Is Not Lost”)
  • Patton Oswalt: Best Comedy Album (Finest Hour)
  • Radiohead (5): Best Rock Performance (“Lotus Flower”), Best Rock Song (“Lotus Flower”), Best Alternative Music Album (The King Of Limbs), Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package (The King Of Limbs), Best Short Form Music Video (“Lotus Flower”)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers: Best Rock Album (I'm With You)
  • She & Him: Best Song Written For Visual Media (“So Long”)
  • Skrillex (5): Best New Artist, Best Dance Recording (“Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites”), Best Dance/Electronica Album (Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites), Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical (“Cinema (Skrillex Remix)”), Best Short Form Music Video (“First Of The Year (Equinox)”)
  • Sum 41: Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance (“Blood In My Eyes”)
  • TV On The Radio: Best Long Form Music Video (Nine Types Of Light)
  • Eddie Vedder: Best Folk Album (Ukulele Songs)
  • Wilco: Best Rock Album (The Whole Love)

The ceremony will take place at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on Feb. 12, 2012, and will air on CBS from 8-11:30 p.m. EST. You can find the full list of nominees here.

Written by Scott Heisel