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Fun., 5 Others Get 6 Nominations
PHOTO: In this Nov. 11, 2012 file photo, the US band "fun.," perform during the 2012 MTV European Music Awards show at the Festhalle in Frankfurt, central Germany.

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It was a fun night for fun. at the Grammy Awards nominations TV special in Nashville on Wednesday.

On the strength of their smash hit "We Are Young," the pop-rock band earned nominations in four of the five categories revealed on the CBS telecast. And the reason they didn't get a nod in the remaining category is that it was dedicated to country music.

Fun. is nominated for album of the year and best pop vocal album, for Some Nights; record of the year, for "We Are Young;" and best new artist.

It was announced immediately after the telecast that fun. had tied for the most nominations with six, along with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Jay-Z, Mumford and Sons, Frank Ocean and Kanye West.

Taylor Swift and LL Cool J hosted the special, which was dubbed "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!!" Aside from the announcement of the nominees in select categories, the program featured performances by some of the newly-minted nominees as well as other prominent artists. They included:

- Dierks Bentley and The Band Perry: The Johnny Cash-June Carter song "Jackson," in a tribute to The Man in Black. - Maroon 5: "One More Night," "Moves Like Jagger," "Daylight" and "Payphone." - The Who: "Won't Get Fooled Again." - Luke Bryan: "I Don't Want This Night to End." - Fun. featuring Janelle Monae: "We Are Young." - Ne-Yo: "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)."

The 55th Grammy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on February 10, 2013. CBS will televise the ceremony.

A full list of nominees is available on Grammy.com. Here are the nominees in the notable categories:

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

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

Song Of The Year [awarded to songwriter] "The A Team," Ed Sheeran, songwriter (Ed Sheeran) "Adorn," Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel) "Call Me Maybe," Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen & Josh Ramsay, songwriters (Carly Rae Jepsen) "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi, songwriters (Kelly Clarkson) "We Are Young," Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (fun. featuring Janelle Monae)

Best New Artist Alabama Shakes fun. Hunter Hayes The Lumineers Frank Ocean

Best Pop Vocal Album Kelly Clarkson, "Stronger" Florence + the Machine, "Ceremonials" fun., "Some Nights" Maroon 5, "Overexposed" Pink, "The Truth About Love"

Best Pop Solo Performance "Set Fire To The Rain (Live)," Adele "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," Kelly Clarkson "Call Me Maybe," Carly Rae Jepsen "Wide Awake," Katy Perry "Where Have You Been," Rihanna

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance "Shake It Out," Florence + The Machine "We Are Young," fun. featuring Janelle Monae "Somebody That I Used To Know," Gotye featuring Kimbra "Sexy And I Know It," LMFAO "Payphone," Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album "Christmas," Michael Bublé "A Holiday Carole," Carole King "Kisses On The Bottom," Paul McCartney

Best Rock Performance "Hold On," Alabama Shakes "Lonely Boy," The Black Keys "Charlie Brown," Coldplay "I Will Wait," Mumford & Sons "We Take Care Of Our Own," Bruce Springsteen

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance "I'm Alive," Anthrax "Love Bites (So Do I)," Halestorm "Blood Brothers," Iron Maiden "Ghost Walking," Lamb Of God "No Reflection," Marilyn Manson "Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)," Megadeth

Best Rock Song "Freedom At 21," Jack White "I Will Wait," Mumford & Sons "Lonely Boy," The Black Keys "Madness," Muse "We Take Care Of Our Own," Bruce Springsteen

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 …," Fiona Apple "Biophilia," Björk "Making Mirrors," Gotye "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming," M83 "Bad As Me," Tom Waits

Best R&B Performance "Thank You," Estelle "Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)," Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Ledisi "I Want You," Luke James "Adorn," Miguel "Climax," Usher

Best Traditional R&B Performance "Lately," Anita Baker "Love On Top," Beyoncé "Wrong Side Of A Love Song," Melanie Fiona "Real Good Hands," Gregory Porter "If Only You Knew," SWV

Best R&B Song "Adorn," Miguel "Beautiful Surprise," Tamia "Heart Attack," Trey Songz "Pray For Me," Anthony Hamilton "Refill," Elle Varner

Best Urban Contemporary Album "Fortune," Chris Brown "Kaleidoscope Dream," Miguel "Channel Orange," Frank Ocean

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 Performance "HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right)," Drake Featuring Lil' Wayne "N****s In Paris," Jay-Z & Kanye West "Daughters," Nas "Mercy," Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz "I Do," Young Jeezy Featuring Jay-Z & André 3000

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration "Wild Ones," Flo Rida featuring Sia "No Church In The Wild," Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)," John Legend Featuring Ludacris "Cherry Wine," Nas Featuring Amy Winehouse "Talk That Talk," Rihanna featuring Jay-Z

Best Rap Song "Daughters," Nas "Lotus Flower Bomb," Wale Featuring Miguel "Mercy," Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz "The Motto," Drake featuring Lil' Wayne "N****s In Paris," Jay-Z & Kanye West "Young, Wild & Free," Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa featuring Bruno Mars

Best Rap Album "Take Care," Drake "Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 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 Solo Performance Dierks Bentley, "Home" Eric Church, "Springsteen" Ronnie Dunn, "Cost of Livin'" Hunter Hayes, "Wanted" Blake Shelton, "Over" Carrie Underwood, "Blown Away"

Best Country Duo/Group Performance "Even If It Breaks Your Heart," Eli Young Band "Pontoon," Little Big Town "Safe & Sound," Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars "On The Outskirts Of Town," The Time Jumpers "I Just Come Here For The Music," Don Williams featuring Alison Krauss

Best Country Song "Blown Away," Carrie Underwood "Cost Of Livin'," Ronnie Dunn "Even If It Breaks Your Heart," Eli Young Band "So You Don't Have To Love Me Anymore," Alan Jackson "Springsteen," Eric Church

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

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