Kanye West Leads 54th Grammy 2012 Awards Nominations

According to Grammy.com, the legendary 14-time Grammy winner Kanye West leads all musicians with seven 54th Grammy 2012 Awards nominations, followed by Adele, The Foo Fighters, and Bruno Mars with six noms each, then Lil Wayne and Skrillex score five noms each.

Here’s one of the songs, All Of The Lights ft. Rihanna, Kid Cudi, that put Kanye West in contention:

Kanye West
Here’s the set of nominations for the major awards categories:

Record Of The Year:
“Rolling In The Deep” — Adele
“Holocene” — Bon Iver
“Grenade” — Bruno Mars
“The Cave” — Mumford & Sons
“Firework” — Katy Perry

Album Of The Year:
21 — Adele
Wasting Light — Foo Fighters
Born This Way — Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans — Bruno Mars
Loud — Rihanna

Song Of The Year:
“All Of The Lights” — Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
“The Cave” — Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
“Grenade” — Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
“Holocene” — Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)
“Rolling In The Deep” — Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

Best New Artist:
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj

For best new artist, Nicki Minaj, who once said that she wanted to be the black Lady Gaga, is certainly headed in that direction from a pure video distribution standpoint, and just might score “Best New Artist.” Her YouTube Video Playlist has drawn 196 million viewers and $196,000 in revenue since it was uploaded in May of this year.

Here’s the video play list:

The complete Grammy Nominations list is here: http://www.grammy.com/nominees

The 54th Grammy Awards will be held Feb. 12, 2012, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Stay tuned

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