6 Artists Tie for Most Grammy Nods

Nominees announced during live CBS special
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 6, 2012 3:33 AM CST
The Band Perry performs at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn.   (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)
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(Newser) – The Grammy Awards celebrated the diversity of music as six different artists tied for lead nominee: Kanye West, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, Mumford & Sons, and fun. Auerbach received five nominations as a member of the Keys and also is up for producer of the year. Indie pop band fun., who performed on last night's live CBS special, rode the success of its anthemic hit "We Are Young" to a sweep of the major categories, earning nods for best new artist as well as song, record, and album of the year.

R&B singer Ocean snagged the major nominations best new artist, record of the year, and album of the year. British folk-rock band Mumford & Sons is up for album of the year for Babel, one of 2012's best-selling releases. Most of 2012's inescapable hits are represented in some way—Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" is up for record of the year and Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" garnered a song of the year nod. Drake, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Jack White, and best new artist nominee Hunter Hayes were among 16 nominees with three nods. But the Atlantic Wire noted two conspicuous names missing from the list: Psy and Justin Bieber. Click through for the full list of nominees. (Read more Grammy Awards stories.)

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