The male artists were spoiled on Wednesday when fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys all got six nominations each.
One of the most sought after award is the Record of the Year, which has nominees from a variety of genres this year, including rock, pop and hip hop. The award will be going in 2013 to one of the following: “Lonely Boy” by The Black Keys, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” by Kelly Clarkson, “We Are Young” by fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe, “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye Featuring Kimbra, “Thinkin Bout You” by Frank Ocean and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift.
The Album of the Year nominations list is as well dominated by male artists with The Black Keys’ “El Camino” opposing fun.’s “Some Nights”, Mumford & Sons’ “Babel”, Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange” and Jack White’s “Blunderbuss”.
The Song of the Year title will go to either “The A Team” written by Ed Sheeran or to “Adorn” by Miguel Pimentel, “Call Me Maybe” by Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen & Josh Ramsay, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” by Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi, or to “We Are Young” by Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess.
The Best New Artist brings together the 25-year old rapper Ocean, fun., the rock-blues group Alabama Shakes, country singer Hunter Hayes and the folk-rockers The Lumineers.
Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Carly Rae Jepsen, Katy Perry and Rihanna will dispute over the Best Pop Solo Performance Award, while Kelly Clarkson, Florence & The Machine, Fun., Maroon 5 and Pink will fight for the Best Pop Vocal Album one.