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2012 #Grammy Nominations

2012 Grammy Nominations
2012 Grammy Nominations

Record of the Year
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Holocene - Bon Iver
Grenade - Bruno Mars
The Cave - Mumford and Son
Firework - Katy Perry

Song of the Year
All of the Lights - Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi
The Cave - Mumford and Son
Grenade - Bruno Mars
Holocene - Bon Iver
Rolling in the Deep - Adele

Now at this point some of you are saying….What’s the difference between Record of the Year and Song of the Year?…enter explanation here:

  • Record of the Year is awarded for a single or for one track from an album. This award goes to the performing artist, the producer, recording engineer, and/or mixer for that song. In this sense, “record” means a recording of one song, not the composition or an album of songs. Often, the nominees and winners of this song represent the most successful songs of the year.
  • Song of the Year is also awarded for a single or individual track, but the recipient of this award is the songwriter who actually created the song in the first place. Thus, “song” in this context means the song as written, not its recording. (

Moving On…

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

Album of the Year
21 - Adele
Wasting Light - Foo fighters
Born This Way - Lady Gaga
Doo Wops & Hooligans - Bruno Mars
Loud - Rihanna

Upsets: Lady Gaga wasn’t nominated for Record or Song of the Year. Interesting…this year Adele and Bruno Mars were played out more than the Tramp. Ah well…

Check out for a full list of nominations. Tune in on Feb. 12 at 8pm on CBS. I’ll be the one rooting for an Adele sweep!