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Know your 2013 Grammy nominees

Just in case you missed the live Grammy Nominations Concert last night but still want to know who’s up for awards, we’ve got a rundown of the top categories.

Some people, like Randall Roberts of the Los Angeles Times, are saying that this year’s Grammy nomination list is full of “relative unknowns.” We think that if you’ve paid any attention to the radio at all, you probably know almost all these names. More importantly, who says only already famous people should win all the awards? Check out our list from the most popular categories and tell us whom you want to win!

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Record of the Year

“Lonely Boy” — The Black Keys
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” — Kelly Clarkson
“We Are Young” — fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
“Somebody That I Used to Know” — Gotye Featuring Kimbra
“Thinkin’ ‘Bout You” — Frank Ocean
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” — Taylor Swift

Album of the Year

El Camino – The Black Keys
Some Nights – fun.
Babel – Mumford & Sons
Channel Orange – Frank Ocean
Blunderbuss – Jack White

Song of the Year

“The A Team” — Ed Sheeran, songwriter (Ed Sheeran)
“Adorn” — Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)
“Call Me Maybe” — Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen & Josh Ramsay, songwriters (Carly Rae Jepsen)
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” — Jorgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi, songwriters (Kelly Clarkson)
“We Are Young” — Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Fun. featuring Janelle Monáe)

Best New Artist

Alabama Shakes
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Set Fire to the Rain” [live] — Adele
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” — Kelly Clarkson
“Call Me Maybe” — Carly Rae Jepsen
“Wide Awake” — Katy Perry
“Where Have You Been” — Rihanna

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Shake It Out” — Florence & the Machine
“We Are Young” — fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
“Somebody That I Used to Know” — Gotye featuring Kimbra
“Sexy and I Know It” — Lmfao
“Payphone” — Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa

Best Rock Performance

“Hold On” — Alabama Shakes
“Lonely Boy” — The Black Keys
“Charlie Brown” — Coldplay
“I Will Wait” — Mumford & Sons
“We Take Care of Our Own” — Bruce Springsteen

Best Rock Song

“Freedom at 21” — Jack White, songwriter (Jack White)
“I Will Wait” — Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall & Marcus Mumford, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
“Lonely Boy” — Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton & Patrick Carney, songwriters (The Black Keys)
“Madness” — Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)
“We Take Care of Our Own” — Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)

Best Rock Album

El Camino — The Black Keys
Mylo Xyloto — Coldplay
The 2nd Law — Muse
Wrecking Ball — Bruce Springsteen
Blunderbuss — Jack White

Best Alternative Music Album

The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do — Fiona Apple
Biophilia — Bjork
Making Mirrors — Gotye
Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming — M83
Bad As Me — Tom Waits

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“Thank You” — Estelle
“Gonna Be Alright (f.t.b.)” — Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Ledisi
“I Want You” — Luke James
“Adorn” — Miguel
“Climax” — Usher

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Fortune — Chris Brown
Kaleidoscope Dream — Miguel
Channel Orange — Frank Ocean

Best Rap Performance

“Hyfr (Hell Ya… Right)” — Drake featuring Lil’ Wayne
“… In Paris” — Jay-Z & Kanye West
“Daughters” — Nas
“Mercy” — Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
“I Do” — Young Jeezy featuring Jay-Z & Andre 3000

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

“Wild Ones” — Flo Rida featuring Sia
“No Church in the Wild” — Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean & The-dream
“Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” — John Legend featuring Ludacris
“Cherry Wine” — Nas featuring Amy Winehouse
“Talk That Talk” — Rihanna featuring Jay-Z

Best Rap Album

Take Care — Drake
Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1 — Lupe Fiasco
Life Is Good — Nas
Undun — The Roots
God Forgives, I Don’t — Rick Ross
Based on a T.r.u. Story — 2 Chainz

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“Home” — Dierks Bentley
“Springsteen” — Eric Church
“Cost of Livin'” — Ronnie Dunn
“Wanted” — Hunter Hayes
“Over” — Blake Shelton
“Blown Away” — Carrie Underwood

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

“Even If It Breaks Your Heart” — Eli Young Band
“Pontoon” — Little Big Town
“Safe & Sound” — Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars
“On the Outskirts of Town” — The Time Jumpers
“I Just Come Here for the Music” — Don Williams featuring Alison Krauss

Best Country Song

“Blown Away” — Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
“Cost of Livin'” — Phillip Coleman & Ronnie Dunn, songwriters (Ronnie Dunn)
“Even If It Breaks Your Heart” — Will Hoge & Eric Paslay, songwriters (Eli Young Band)
“So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore” — Jay Knowles & Adam Wright, songwriters (Alan Jackson)
“Springsteen” — Eric Church, Jeff Hyde & Ryan Tyndell, songwriters (Eric Church)

Best Country Album

Uncaged — Zac Brown Band
Hunter Hayes — Hunter Hayes
Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran — Jamey Johnson
Four the Record — Miranda Lambert
The Time Jumpers — The Time Jumpers

There you have it: The 2013 Grammy nominations. Of course, that’s not all of them. Each year, awards are given for dozens of categories before the cameras even begin to roll. These, however, are the ones you’ll talk about the next day.

Images courtesy of CBS

Tell us…

Which of the GRAMMY nominees are you hoping will win? Who do you hope performs live in February?

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