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Kanye West leads the Grammy nomination pack

Nominations for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards were announced tonight and Kanye West was crowned nominee king, but who was right on his tail?

Kanye West was nominated for seven Grammys during Wednesday night’s Grammy Nomination Concert on CBS. Adele, Bruno Mars and Bon Iver ruled the show, however, landing noms in three of the four major categories unveiled during the live telecast. Among all this new blood, veteran rockers Foo Fighters also made a strong showing, landing six nods total, just like Adele and Mars.

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Busy Kanye didn’t get much love from the general categories, landing just one nom in Song Of The Year, but he rocked his own genre, rap. He’s up against himself in the Rap Album category, landing noms for his solo comeback effort My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and his more recent album with Jay-Z, Watch the Throne. He’s also nominated for Rap/Sung collab with Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie, “All Of The Lights.”

Adele is “Rolling in the Deep” thanks to her album 21, which was one of the best-selling albums of 2011. Bruno Mars nabbed three noms for his love song “Grenade” and another three for the album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans. David Grohl’s Foo Fighters earned nominations for their album Wasting Light and the single “Walk.”

Lil Wayne and Skrillex tied with five noms. Drake, Nicki Minaj, Mumford & Sons, Radiohead, Rihanna and Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and producers/songwriters Paul Epworth, Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine each receive four nominations.

And the 2012 Grammy nominees are…

Katy Perry at the Grammy Nomination Concert Live

Here’s a rundown on 54th Annual Grammy Awards nominees in some of the hot categories. In addition to the big winners above, you’ll find Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Rihanna represented, as well.

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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 and Fergie)
“The Cave” — Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford and Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
“Grenade” — Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars and Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
“Holocene” — Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)
“Rolling In The Deep” — Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

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

Best Pop Solo Performance:
“Someone Like You” — Adele
“Yoü And I” — Lady Gaga
“Grenade” — Bruno Mars
“Firework” — Katy Perry
“F***in’ Perfect” — Pink

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
“Body And Soul” — Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse
“Dearest” — The Black Keys
“Paradise” — Coldplay
“Pumped Up Kicks” — Foster The People
“Moves Like Jagger” — Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera

Best Alternative Music Album:
Bon Iver — Bon Iver
Codes And Keys — Death Cab For Cutie
Torches — Foster The People
Circuital — My Morning Jacket
The King Of Limbs — Radiohead

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

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
“Party” — Beyoncé and André 3000
“I’m On One” — DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne
“I Need A Doctor” — Dr. Dre, Eminem and Skylar Grey
“What’s My Name?” — Rihanna and Drake
“Motivation” — Kelly Rowland and Lil Wayne
“All Of The Lights” — Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie

Best Rap Album:
Watch the Throne — Jay-Z and Kanye West
Tha Carter IV — Lil Wayne
Lasers — Lupe Fiasco
Pink Friday — Nicki Minaj
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy — Kanye West

Best Country Solo Performance:
“Dirt Road Anthem” — Jason Aldean
“I’m Gonna Love You Through It” — Martina McBride
“Honey Bee” — Blake Shelton
“Mean” — Taylor Swift
“Mama’s Song” — Carrie Underwood

Best Country Song:
“Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” — Jim Collins and David Lee Murphy, songwriters (Thompson Square)
“God Gave Me You” — Dave Barnes, songwriter (Blake Shelton)
“Just Fishin'” — Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell and Ed Hill, songwriters (Trace Adkins)
“Mean” — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
“Threaten Me with Heaven” — Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley and Dillon O’Brian, songwriters (Vince Gill)
“You and Tequila” — Matraca Berg and Deana Carter, songwriters (Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter)

You can check out the full list of all 76 Grammy categories on the Grammy website. The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will air live Feb. 12, 2012 on CBS.

Images Will Alexander/ and CBS

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