WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Nominations for the 2013 Grammy Awards were announced in Nashville Wednesday night, with the newcomer band Fun. leading the pack with three nods.
The 2013 Grammy Awards nominees were announced during the televised “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!” held in Nashville and hosted by LL Cool J and hometown hero Taylor Swift.
Only albums released between Oct. 1, 2011 and Sept. 30, 2012 were eligible to be nominated for the 55th edition of the Grammy Awards.
For instance, Taylor Swift’s single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” was eligible because it was released in August of this year, but the album it was released on, “Red”, is ineligible because it was released two months later in October.
Here are your 2013 Grammy Awards nominees:
POP VOCAL ALBUM
Kelly Clarkson “Stronger”
Florance + The Machine “Ceremonials”
fun. “Some Nights”
Maroon 5 “Overexposed”
Pink “The Truth About Love”
RECORD OF THE YEAR
Frank Ocean “Thinkin About You”
Taylor Swift “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
Fun. feat Janelle Monae “We are Young”
Gotye ft. Kimbra “Somebody That I Used to Know”
BEST NEW ARTIST
Best County Solo Performances
Dierks Bentley “Home”
Eric Church “Springsteen”
Ronnie Dunn “Cost of Livin”
Hunter Hayes “Wanted”
Blake Shelton “Over”
Carrie Underwood “Blown Away”
Album of the Year
Frank Ocean “Channel Orange”
Mumfords and Sons “Babel”
Jack White “Blunderbuss”
The Black Keys “El Camino”
Fun. “Some Nights”