Frank Ocean, Drake, Tom Waits & more nominated for Grammy Awards 2013

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The nominations for next year’s Grammy Awards have been announced.

Frank Ocean comes out on top in the number of listings, appearing as a nominee for ‘Album of the year’, ‘Record of the year’ and ‘Best new artist’.

Elsewhere, Drake has been shortlisted for ‘Best rap album’, while Tom Waits, Jack White, Fiona Apple and Bjork all fight it out for ‘Best alternative music album’.

Two of our not-so-guilty pleasures of the year, Taylor Swift’s ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ and Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Call Me Maybe’ are up for ‘Record of the year’ and ‘Song of the year (songwriter’s award)’ respectively.

The awards ceremony will take place on 10 February 2013

The full list of nominations are below:

Album of the year
El Camino – The Black Keys
Some Nights – fun.
Babel – Mumford & Sons
Channel Orange – Frank Ocean
Blunderbuss – Jack White

Record of the year
Lonely Boy – Black Keys
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
We Are Young – fun. featuring Janelle Monae
Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye featuring Kimbra
Thinkin Bout You – Frank Ocean
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift

Best new artist
Alabama Shakes
fun.
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

Song of the year (songwriter’s award)
The A Team – Ed Sheeran, songwriter
Adorn – Miguel Pimentel, songwriter
Call Me Maybe – Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen & Josh Ramsay, songwriters
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Jérgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi, songwriters
We Are Young – Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters

Best pop vocal album
Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
Ceremonials – Florence and the Machine
Some Nights – fun.
Overexposed – Maroon 5
The Truth About Love – Pink

Best rock album
El Camino – The Black Keys
Mylo Xyloto – Coldplay
The 2nd Law – Muse
Wrecking Ball – Bruce Springsteen
Blunderbuss – Jack White

Best alternative music album
The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do – Fiona Apple
Biophilia – Björk
Making Mirrors – Gotye
Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming – M83
Bad As Me – Tom Waits

Best R&B album
Black Radio – Robert Glasper Experiment
Back To Love – Anthony Hamilton
Write Me Back – R Kelly
Beautiful Surprise – Tamia
Open Invitation – Tyrese

Best rap album
Take Care – Drake
Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Part 1 – Lupe Fiasco
Life Is Good – Nas
Undun – The Roots
God Forgives, I Don’t – Rick Ross
Based On A T.R.U. Story – 2 Chainz

Best country album
Uncaged – Zac Brown Band
Hunter Hayes – Hunter Hayes
Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran – Jamey Johnson
Four The Record – Miranda Lambert
The Time Jumpers – The Time Jumpers