Grammys 2011: Kanye, Adele, Foo Fighters Lead Nominations


Some interesting nominations: Eddie Vedder is up for Best Folk Album for his solo disc Ukulele Songs, and Allman Brothers Band members Gregg Allman and Warren Haynes are both nominated in the Best Blues Album category for their respective solo discs. Former Destiny's Child band mates Beyonce and Kelly Rowland are competing against each other in the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration category for, respectively, "Party" and "Motivation." Betty White and Tina Fey are both up for Best Spoken Word Album, for the audio book versions of their recent books.

Most surprising overall, perhaps, was the number of rock and alternative acts in the major categories -- most pundits had predicted that this year's top nominees would be largely made up of female pop performers. And, while most pundits felt that Kanye West would do well, few foresaw him receiving the lion's share of the nods.

Here are the nominees in the main fields:

Record of the Year "Rolling in the Deep," Adele "Holocene," Bon Iver "Grenade," Bruno Mars "The Cave," Mumford & Sons "Firework," Katy Perry

Song of the Year [award to songwriter(s)] "All of the Lights," Kanye West "Rolling in the Deep," Adele "Holocene," Bon Iver "Grenade," Bruno Mars "The Cave," Mumford & Sons

Album of the Year Doo-Wops and Hooligans, Bruno Mars Wasting Light, Foo Fighers Born this Way, Lady Gaga Loud, Rihanna 21, Adele

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

Best Pop Solo Performance "Someone Like You," Adele "You and I," Lady Gaga "Grenade," Bruno Mars "Firework," Katy Perry "F***in' Perfect, Pink

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance "Body and Soul," Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse "Dearest," The Black Keys "Paradise," Coldplay "Pumped Up Kicks," "Foster the People "Moves Like Jagger," Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

Best Pop Vocal Album 21, Adele The Lady Killer, Cee Lo Green Born This Way, Lady Gaga Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Bruno Mars Loud, Rihanna

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Duets II, Tony Bennett & Various Artists The Gift, Susan Boyle In Concert on Broadway, Harry Connick Jr Music Is Better Than Words, Seth McFarlane What Matters Most: Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of Alan And Marilyn Bergman, Barbra Streisand

Best Rock Performance "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall," Coldplay "Down By The Water," The Decembrists "Walk," Foo Fighters "The Cave," Mumford & Sons "Lotus Flower," Radiohead

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance "On The Backs Of Angels," Dream Theater "White Limo," Foo Fighters "Curl Of The Burl," Mastodon "Public Enemy No. 1," Megadeth "Blood In My Eyes," Sum 41

Best Rock Song "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall," Coldplay "Down By The Water," The Decembrists "Walk," Foo Fighters "The Cave," Mumford & Sons "Lotus Flower," Radiohead

Best Rock Album Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul, Jeff Beck Wasting Light, Foo Fighters Come Around Sundown, Kings Of Leon I'm With You, Red Hot Chili Peppers The Whole Love, Wilco

Best Alternative Music Album Bon Iver, Bon Iver Codes And Keys, Death Cab For Cutie Torches, Foster The People Circuital, My Morning Jacket The King Of Limbs, Radiohead

Best R&B Performance "Far Away," Marsha Ambrosius "Pieces Of Me," Ledisi "Not My Daddy," Kelly Price & Stokley "Is This Love," Corinne Bailey Rae "You Are," Charlie Wilson

Best Traditional R&B Performance "Sometimes I Cry," Eric Benét "Fool For You," Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona "Radio Message," R. Kelly "Good Man," Raphael Saadiq "Surrender," Betty Wright & The Roots

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