Transcript for Grammy Nominations 2012: Justin Bieber, Boybands Shut Up
One direction, the wanted, justin bieber, all out of the running. We never thought we'd see this. But abc's chr it's true. Nashville. Reporter: Lady in lace, taylor swift, beat-boxing with her co-host, l.L. Cool j. That wasn't the only surprise, as the grammy nominations were unveiled last night, amid an atmosphere of, well, fun. ♪ Tonight ♪ Reporter: Bolstered by janelle monet. Leads for six nominations. Including record of the year, and album of the year. It typified what kind of night it was for fresh faces. Not those fresh faces, though. One direction, justin bieber, and the wanted, were all passed over. Oy vey. Instead -- ♪ you've been talking about ♪ Reporter: While the band perry and dierks bentley, pay tribute to johnny cash, the similarly acoustic mumford & sons got album of the year nod, as well. And while ne-yo soared through "let me love you." It didn't take long to realize that frank ocean looks like a favorite. One of his six nominations, along with record and album of the year. And this is crazy. ♪ Here's my number ♪ Reporter: Call me? Maybe not. Carly rae jepsen missed out on a best new artist nomination. But "call me maybe" did get tapped as song of the year. As for taylor, she got a nomination herself. The no, ma'minees will await february 10th, TO SEE WHO TAKES HOME A Grammy or two. For "good morning america," chris connelly, abc news, los angeles.
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