Kanye West Leads Grammy Nominations With Seven; Adele, Foo Fighters And Bruno Mars Each Earn Six
December 1, 2011 at 3:55 AM (PT)
Nominations for the 54th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS were announced last night (11/30) by THE RECORDING ACADEMY and reflected an eclectic mix of the best and brightest in music over the past year. For the fourth year, nominations for the annual GRAMMY AWARDS were announced on primetime television as part of "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown To Music's Biggest Night," a one-hour special broadcast live on CBS from NOKIA THEATRE AT L.A. LIVE.
The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on "GRAMMY SUNDAY," FEBRUARY 12, 2012, at STAPLES CENTER in LOS ANGELES.
KANYE WEST tops the nominations with seven; ADELE, FOO FIGHTERS and BRUNO MARS each garner six nods; and LIL WAYNE and SKRILLEX each are up for five awards. DRAKE, PAUL EPWORTH, PHILIP LAWRENCE, ARI LEVINE, NICKI MINAJ, MUMFORD & SONS, RADIOHEAD, RIHANNA and JUSTIN VERNON (BON IVER) each receive four nominations.
"Once again, it is most gratifying to see the GRAMMY AWARDS process produce a broad cross section of diverse and impressive nominees across multiple genres," said Pres./CEO NEIL PORTNOW. "This year's nominations truly reflect an exceptional and talented creative community that embodies some of the highest levels of excellence and artistry in their respective fields. Coupled with the fourth year of our primetime nominations special, the road to Music's Biggest Night, the 54th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS in FEBRUARY, is off to an exciting and appropriate start."
See the full list of nominees here.