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Dec. 6, 2012 11:55 a.m.



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The nominations for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Wednesday. Television held a strong presence among the honorees with two of The Voice coaches, NBC's freshmen hit Smash, Ellen DeGeneres, Rachel Maddow, Kathy Griffin, Jimmy Fallon and American Idol's Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood all scoring nominations.

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Clarkson earned four nods, including Record of the Year for her song "Stronger," while Underwood scored one for Best Country Solo Performance for "Blown Away." DeGeneres and Maddow were nominated for Best Spoken Word Album. For Best Comedy Album, Late Night's Fallon scored a nod alongside Griffin.

Though last year all four Voice coaches earned nods, this year only Blake Shelton and Adam Levine's band Maroon 5 were nominated for Grammys. Smash, which used to follow The Voice on Monday nights, also scored a nomination for "Let Me Be Your Star."

Only a few months after her husband was re-elected, First Lady Michelle Obama was honored with a nod in the Best Spoken Word category for her book American Grown. Former President Bill Clinton was nominated alongside Obama for his book Back To Work: Why We Need Smart Government For a Strong Economy.

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Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, fun., Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean and Kanye West, all tied for the most nominations, with each artist earned six nods.

Justin Bieber scored zero nominations this year and his manager Scooter Braun was none too pleased. "This time there won't be any wise words, no excuses, I just plain DISAGREE," Braun tweeted. "The kid deserved it. Grammy board u blew it on this one."

Check out the full list of nominees below. Do you think Bieber was snubbed?

Album of the Year
The Black Keys - El Camino
fun. - Some Nights
Mumford & Sons - Babel
Frank Ocean - Channel ORANGE
Jack White - Blunderbuss

Best New Artist
Alabama Shakes
fun.
Hunter Hayes 
The Lumineers 
Frank Ocean

Record of the Year
The Black Keys - "Lonely Boy"
Kelly Clarkson - "Stronger"
fun. - "We Are Young" feat. Janelle Monae
Gotye - "Somebody That I Used to Know"
Frank Ocean - "Thinkin Bout You"
Taylor Swift - "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"

Song of the Year
Ed Sheeran - "The A Team" 
Miguel - "Adorn"
Carly Rae Jepsen - "Call Me Maybe"
Kelly Clarkson - "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"
fun. - "We Are Young"

Best Pop Vocal Album
Kelly Clarkson - Stronger
Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
fun. - Some Nights
Maroon 5 - Overexposed
Pink - The Truth About Love

Best Pop Solo Performance
Adele - "Set Fire to the Rain" [Live]
Kelly Clarkson - "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"
Carly Rae Jepsen - "Call Me Maybe"
Katy Perry - "Wide Awake"
Rihanna - "Where Have You Been"

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Florence + the Machine - "Shake It Out"
fun. - "We Are Young" feat. Janelle Monae
Gotye - "Somebody That I Used to Know" feat. Kimbra
LMFAO - "Sexy and I Know It"
Maroon 5 - "Payphone" feat. Wiz Khalifa

Best Alternative Music Album
Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
Björk - Biophilia
Gotye - Making Mirrors
M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Tom Waits - Bad As Me

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

Best Rap Song
Nas - "Daughters"
Wale feat. Miguel - "Lotus Flower Bomb"
Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz - "Mercy"
Drake feat. Lil Wayne - "The Motto"
Jay-Z and Kanye West - "Niggas in Paris"
Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa feat. Bruno Mars - "Young, Wild & Free"

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Flo Rida feat. Sia - "Wild Ones"
Jay-Z and Kanye West feat. Frank Ocean and The-Dream - "No Church in the Wild"
John Legend feat. Ludacris - "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)"
Nas feat. Amy Winehouse - "Cherry Wine"
Rihanna feat. Jay-Z - "Talk That Talk"

Best Rap Performance
Drake feat. Lil Wayne - "HYFR (Hell Ya Fucking Right)"
Jay-Z and Kanye West - "Niggas In Paris"
Nas - "Daughters"
Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz - "Mercy"
Young Jeezy feat. Jay-Z and André 3000 - "I Do"

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Chris Brown - Fortune
Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
Frank Ocean - Channel ORANGE

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Anita Baker - "Lately"
Beyoncé - "Love on Top"
Melanie Fiona - "Wrong Side of a Love Song"
Gregory Porter - "Real Good Hands"
SWV - "If Only You Knew"

Best R&B Song
Miguel - "Adorn"
Tamia - "Beautiful Surprise"
Trey Songz - "Heart Attack"
Anthony Hamilton - "Pray for Me"
Elle Varner - "Refill"

Best R&B Album 
Robert Glasper Experiment - Black Radio
Anthony Hamilton - Back to Love
R. Kelly - Write Me Back
Tamia - Beautiful Surprise
Tyrese - Open Invitation

Best Rock Album
The Black Keys - El Camino
Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
Muse - The 2nd Law
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
Jack White - Blunderbuss

Best Rock Performance
Alabama Shakes - "Hold On"
The Black Keys - "Lonely Boy"
Coldplay - "Charlie Brown"
Mumford & Sons - "I Will Wait"
Bruce Springsteen - "We Take Care of Our Own"

Best Dance Recording 
Avicii - "Levels"
Calvin Harris - "Let's Go" feat. Ne-Yo
Skrillex - "Bangarang" feat. Sirah
Swedish House Mafia - "Don't You Worry Child" feat. John Martin
Al Walser - "I Can't Live Without You"

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Steve Aoki - Wonderland
The Chemical Brothers - Don't Think
Deadmau5 - > Album Title Goes Here <
Kaskade - Fire & Ice
Skrillex - Bangarang

Best Country Solo Performance
Dierks Bentley - "Home" 
Eric Church - "Springsteen" 
Ronnie Dunn - "Cost of Livin'" 
Hunter Hayes - "Wanted" 
Blake Shelton- "Over" 
Carrie Underwood - "Blown Away"

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

Best Spoken Word Album:
Scott Cresswell and Dan Zitt - American Grown (Michelle Obama)
Bill Clinton - Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy
Rachel Maddow - Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power
Ellen DeGeneres - Seriously ... I'm Kidding
Janis Ian - Society's Child: My Autobiography

Best Comedy Album
Jimmy Fallon - Blow Your Pants Off
Margaret Cho - Cho Dependent (Live in Concert)
Lewis Black - In God We Rust
Kathy Griffin - Kathy Griffin: Seaman 1st Class
Jim Gaffigan - Mr. Universe
Tenacious D - Rize of the Fenix

Best Song Written for Visual Media
T Bone Burnett, Win Butler and Regine Chassagne - "Abraham's Daughter" (The Hunger Games)
Mumford & Sons -"Learn Me Right" (Brave)
Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman - "Let Me Be Your Star" (Smash)
Bret McKenzie - Man or Muppet" (The Muppets)
T Bone Burnett, Taylor Swift, John Paul White and Joy Williams - "Safe & Sound" (The Hunger Games)





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