• 2012 Grammy Awards Nominations

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    By: Jesse Grant The 2012 Grammy Awards nominations were announced  lastnight hosted by LL Cool  J. The 54th annual ceremony, which will air live on February 12th via CBS, featured singers Adele and Katy Perry as expected frontrunners for the nominations.  However, with fellow divas Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and Rihanna all making splashes on charts in the last year, the stiff competition ironically saw Kanye West lead its pack with a whopping 7 nominations.

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    Check out the R&B, Rap and Gospel list of nominations below;

    17. Best R&B Performance
    Far Away
    Marsha Ambrosius
    Track from: Late Nights & Early Mornings
    [J Records]

    Pieces Of Me
    Ledisi
    Track from: Pieces Of Me
    [Verve Forecast]

    Not My Daddy
    Kelly Price & Stokley
    Track from: Kelly
    [My Block/Sang Girl/Malaco]

    Is This Love
    Corinne Bailey Rae
    Track from: The Love EP
    [Capitol]

    You Are
    Charlie Wilson
    Track from: Just Charlie
    [Jive Records]

    18. Best Traditional R&B Performance
    Sometimes I Cry
    Eric Benét
    [Reprise]

    Fool For You
    Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona
    [Radiculture/Elektra]

    Radio Message
    R. Kelly
    Track from: Love Letter [Jive Records]

    Good Man
    Raphael Saadiq
    Track from: Stone Rollin’
    [Columbia Records]

    Surrender
    Betty Wright & The Roots
    Track from: Betty Wright: The Movie
    [Ms B Records & S-Curve Records]

    19. Best R&B Song
    Far Away
    Marsha Ambrosius, Sterling Simms & Justin Smith, songwriters (Marsha Ambrosius)
    Track from: Late Nights & Early Mornings
    [J Records; Publishers: Marshmellow Music/SPZ Music/Downtown DMP Songs, N.Q.C. Music/F.O.B. Music, YS Publishing, Stone Agate Music]

    Fool For You
    Cee Lo Green & Jack Splash, songwriters (Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona)
    [Radiculture/Elektra; Publishers: Jacks Love Emporium/Radiculture Publishing/EMI Blackwood Music, Chrysalis Music/God Given Music]

    Not My Daddy
    Kelly Price, songwriter (Kelly Price & Stokley)
    Track from: Kelly
    [My Block/Sang Girl/Malaco; Publishers: For The Write Price/Roynet]

    Pieces Of Me
    Charles Harmon, Claude Kelly & Ledisi Young, songwriters (Ledisi)
    Track from: Pieces Of Me
    [Verve Forecast]

    You Are
    Dennis Bettis, Carl M. Days, Jr., Wirlie Morris, Charlie Wilson & Mahin Wilson, songwriters (Charlie Wilson)
    Track from: Just Charlie
    [Jive Records; Publishers: Nephew Wirlie Music, Pacific Coast Pirate Publishing, P Ty Music, Escribir Publishing, Mammas Pebbly Publishing]

    20. Best R&B Album
    F.A.M.E.
    Chris Brown
    [Jive Records]

    Second Chance
    El DeBarge
    [Geffen]

    Love Letter
    R. Kelly
    [Jive Records]

    Pieces Of Me
    Ledisi
    [Verve Forecast]

    Kelly
    Kelly Price
    [My Block/Sang Girl/Malaco]

    21. Best Rap Performance
    Look At Me Now
    Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
    Track from: F.A.M.E.
    [Jive Records]

    Otis
    Jay-Z & Kanye West
    Track from: Watch The Throne
    [Roc-A-Fella Records/Def Jam]

    The Show Goes On
    Lupe Fiasco
    Track from: Lasers
    [1st & 15th/Atlantic]

    Moment 4 Life
    Nicki Minaj & Drake
    Track from: Pink Friday
    [Cash Money/Universal Motown]

    Black And Yellow
    Wiz Khalifa
    Track from: Rolling Papers
    [Rostrum/Atlantic]

    22. Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
    Party
    Beyoncé & André 3000
    Track from: 4
    [Columbia Records]

    I’m On One
    DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
    Track from: We The Best Forever
    [Cash Money/Universal Motown]

    I Need A Doctor
    Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey
    [Aftermath]

    What’s My Name?
    Rihanna & Drake
    Track from: Loud
    [Def Jam]

    Motivation
    Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne
    Track from: Here I am
    [Universal Motown]

    All Of The Lights
    Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie
    Track from: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
    [Def Jam]

    23. Best Rap Song
    All Of The Lights
    Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
    Track from: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
    [Roc-A Fella; Publishers: Very Good Beats/Hip Hop Since 1978]

    Black And Yellow
    Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa)
    Track from: Rolling Papers
    [Rostrum/Atlantic; Publishers: PGH Sound/WB Music/EMI Music]

    I Need A Doctor
    Andre Young, Marshall Mathers III, Alexander Grant & Skylar Grey, songwriters (Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey)
    [Aftermath]

    Look At Me Now
    Jean Baptiste, Chris Brown, Ryan Buendia, Trevor Smith, Dwayne Carter, Jr. & Wesley Pentz, songwriters (Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes)
    Track from: F.A.M.E.
    [Jive Records; Publishers: Songs of Universal/Culture Beyond Ur Experience, I Like Turtles Music/Downtown Music, Cherry315 Publishing/The Bad Bad Guys, Meloist Music, Mack Music/Young Money Publishing/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, T'Ziah's Music]

    Otis
    Shawn Carter & Kanye West, songwriters (James Brown, Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, Roy Hammond, J. Roach, Kirk Robinson & Harry Woods, songwriters) (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
    Track from: Watch The Throne
    [Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam; Publishers: Hip Hop Since 1978, EMI Robbins, BMG Gold/Hot Buttermilk Music/BMG Platinum/First Priority/Swing Beat Songs, Universal Music, Dynatone Publishing]

    The Show Goes On
    Dustin William Brower, Jonathon Keith Brown, Daniel Johnson, Kane & Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, songwriters (Isaac Brock, Dann Gallucci & Eric Judy, songwriters) (Lupe Fiasco)
    Track from: Lasers
    [1st & 15th/Atlantic; Publishers: Hey Lu Chill, Heavy As Heaven/Universal/Artist Pub. Group West, Dustin William Brown Pub. Designee, Jonathan K. Brown Pub. Designee, Sony/ATV, Best Dressed Chicken In Town, Tschudi Music, Ugly Casanova]

    24. Best Rap Album
    Watch The Throne
    Jay-Z & Kanye West
    [Def Jam]

    Tha Carter IV
    Lil Wayne
    [Cash Money/Young Money/Universal Republic]

    Lasers
    Lupe Fiasco
    [1st & 15th/Atlantic]

    Pink Friday
    Nicki Minaj
    [Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown]

    My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
    Kanye West
    [Def Jam]

    35. Best Gospel Song
    Hello Fear
    Kirk Franklin, songwriter (Kirk Franklin)
    Track from: Hello Fear
    [Verity Gospel Music Group/Fo Yo Soul Ent.; Publisher: Aunt Gertrude Music]

    Sitting With Me
    Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell, Gerald Haddon & Tammi Haddon, songwriters (Mary Mary)
    Track from: Something Big
    [Columbia Records; Publishers: Precious Baby Music/T Bella Music/EMI April Music, It's Tea Tyme, That's Plum Song]

    Spiritual
    Donald Lawrence, songwriter (Donald Lawrence & Co. Featuring Blanche McAllister-Dykes)
    Track from: YRM (Your Righteous Mind)
    [Verity Gospel Music Group; Publisher: Quiet Water Entertainment]

    Trust Me
    Richard Smallwood, songwriter (Richard Smallwood & Vision)
    Track from: Promises
    [Verity Gospel Music Group; Publishers: Universal-Z Tunes/T.Autumn Music]

    Window
    Canton Jones, songwriter (Canton Jones)
    Track from: Dominionaire
    [Cajo Records; Publisher: CAJO Music]

     37. Best Gospel Album
    The Love Album
    Kim Burrell
    [Shanachie Entertainment]

    The Journey
    Andraé Crouch
    [Riverphlo Entertainment]

    Hello Fear
    Kirk Franklin
    [Verity Gospel Music Group/ Fo Yo Soul Ent.]

    Something Big
    Mary Mary
    [Columbia Records]

    Angel & Chanelle Deluxe Edition
    Trin-I-Tee 5:7
    [Music World Gospel]

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