The nominees for the 2013 Grammy Awards were revealed tonight in Nashville, and it looks like the committee has spent some more time on the blogs. Arcade Fire and Bon Iver were big winners the last two years, and Frank Ocean, The Black Keys, Alabama Shakes, Miguel, and Florence and the Machine will have a chance to follow suit in 2013.
Frank Ocean had one of the biggest nights, earning nominations for Album of the Year (channel ORANGE), Record of the Year (“Thinkin Bout You”), and Best New Artist. Frank’s Tumblr post probably sums up his night best.
Along with Frank Ocean, Jack White (Blunderbuss), Mumford and Sons (Babel), and The Black Keys (El Camino) are nominated for Album of the Year.
Rounding out the major categories, Alabama Shakes are nominated for Best New Artist, The Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy” is nominated for Record of the Year, Miguel’s “Adorn” is nominated for Song of the Year, and Florence and the Machine’s Ceremonials is nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album (!).
Among the other notable categories:
Best Rock Album nominees include Jack White’s Blunderbuss, The Black Keys’ El Camino, Bruce Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball, Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto, and Muse’s The 2nd Law.
Best Alternative Music Album nominees include BjÃ¶rk’s Biophilia, Fiona Apple’s The Idler Wheel…, Tom Waits’ Bad As Me, and M83′s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.
Best Rap Album nominees include Drake’s Take Care, The Roots’ undun, Rick Ross’ God Forgives, I Don’t, and Nas’ Life is good.
Best Rock Song nominees include The Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy”, Jack White’s “Freedom At 21″, Mumford and Sons’ “I Will Wait”, Bruce Springsteen’s “We Take Care Of Our Own”, and Muse’s “Madness”.
Best Rap Song nominees include Kanye West’s “Mercy”, Kanye West an Jay-Z’s “Niggas in Paris”, and Drake’s “The Motto”.
Best Dance Recording nominees include Skrillex’s “Bangarang”, Avicii’s “Levels”, and Swedish House Mafia’s “Don’t You Worry Child”.
Producer of the Year nominees include The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and Diplo.
Some familiar faces picked up nominations in the more obscure categories, including Arcade Fire for Best Song Written For Visual Media (“Abraham’s Daughter”), Dirty Projectors’ David Longstreth for Best Recording Package (Swing Lo Magellan), Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), and The Avett Brothers for Best Americana Album (The Carpenter).
Click here to see the complete list of the 2013 Grammy nominees. Winners will be revealed February 10th in Los Angeles.
Check back tomorrow for a special episode of Rock It Out! Blog, where Managing Editor Jeremy D. Larson predicts the winners of the 2013 Grammys.