Kanye West, Nicki Minaj & J. Cole Nominated For 2012 Grammy Awards

posted November 30, 2011 11:12:00 PM CST | 80 comments

Kanye West, Nicki Minaj & J. Cole Nominated For 2012 Grammy Awards

Additional nominees include Jay-Z, Drake, Lupe Fiasco, Wiz Khalifa and more.

The nominations for the 2012 Grammy Awards were announced earlier this evening, with Kanye West leading the pack with seven nods.

Songstress Adele nabbed the most prestigious nominations, garnering six for her album 21 and its subsequent singles. Her four-times platinum sophomore album will go up against Rihanna's Loud in the Album of the Year category, while her smash "Rolling in the Deep" will compete against Kanye's "All of the Lights," Mumford & Sons' "The Cave," Bon Iver's "Holocene" and Bruno Mars' "Grenade."

Nicki Minaj earned two nods: one for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration with Drake for "Moment 4 Life" and Best New Artist, where she's up against The Band Perry, J. Cole, Skrillex and Bon Iver.

Check the select nominations below, and head over to Grammy.com for the full list.

Record Of The Year

Rolling In The Deep
Adele

Holocene
Bon Iver

Grenade
Bruno Mars

The Cave
Mumford & Sons

Firework
Katy Perry

Album Of The Year

21
Adele

Wasting Light
Foo Fighters

Born This Way
Lady Gaga

Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Bruno Mars

Loud
Rihanna

Song Of The Year

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

The Cave
Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
Track from: Sigh No More

Grenade
Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
Track from: Doo-Wops & Hooligans

Holocene
Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)
Track from: Bon Iver

Rolling in the Deep
Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)
Track from: 21

Best New Artist

The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj
Skrillex

Best Rap Performance

Look At Me Now
Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
Track from: F.A.M.E.

Otis
Jay-Z & Kanye West
Track from: Watch The Throne

The Show Goes On
Lupe Fiasco
Track from: Lasers

Moment 4 Life
Nicki Minaj & Drake

Black And Yellow
Wiz Khalifa

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Party
Beyoncé & André 3000

I’m On One
DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne

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

What’s My Name?
Rihanna & Drake

Motivation
Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne

All Of The Lights
Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie


Best Rap Song

All Of The Lights

Black And Yellow

I Need A Doctor

Look At Me Now

Otis

The Show Goes On


Best Rap Album

Watch The Throne
Jay-Z & Kanye West

Tha Carter IV
Lil Wayne

Lasers
Lupe Fiasco

Pink Friday
Nicki Minaj

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kanye West

Best R&B Performance

Far Away
Marsha Ambrosius

Pieces Of Me
Ledisi

Not My Daddy
Kelly Price & Stokley

Is This Love
Corinne Bailey Rae

You Are
Charlie Wilson

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Sometimes I Cry
Eric Benét

Fool For You
Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona

Radio Message
R. Kelly

Good Man
Raphael Saadiq

Surrender
Betty Wright & The Roots

Best R&B Song

Far Away

Fool For You

Not My Daddy

Pieces Of Me

You Are

Best R&B Album

F.A.M.E.
Chris Brown

Second Chance
El DeBarge

Love Letter
R. Kelly

Pieces Of Me
Ledisi

Kelly
Kelly Price

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