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Kanye West Leads 2012 Grammy Nominations With Seven Nods

Kanye West will have seven chances to add to his Grammys awards at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.

West picked up a leading seven nominations for the awards Wednesday night, while Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars and Adele earned six nominations.

The British singer-songwriter was recognized in all the major categories, including nods for album of the year for '21' and record of the year and song of the year for 'Rolling in the Deep'.

Meanwhile, Lil Wayne and Skrillex each are up for five awards. Rihanna (photosRihanna photos), Radiohead, Bon Iver, Drake and Mumford & Sons each received four nods.

See the list of 2012 Grammy nominations in the major categories below:

Record of the Year
Rolling in the Deep, Adele
The Cave, Mumford & Sons
Holocene, Bon Iver
Grenade, Bruno Mars
Firework, Katy Perry (photosKaty Perry photos)

Song of the Year
All of the Lights, Kanye West
Rolling in the Deep, Adele
The Cave, Mumford & Sons
Holocene, Bon Iver
Grenade, Bruno Mars

Album of the Year
Wasting Light, Foo Fighers
Doo-Wops and Hooligans, Bruno Mars
Born this Way, Lady Gaga (photosLady Gaga photos)
Loud, Rihanna
21, Adele

Best New Artist
The Band Perry
Nicki Minaj (photosNicki Minaj photos)
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Skrillex

Best Pop Solo Performance
You and I, Lady Gaga
Someone Like You, Adele
Grenade, Bruno Mars
Firework, Katy Perry
F--kin' Perfect, Pink

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Dearest, The Black Keys
Paradise, Coldplay
Pumped Up Kicks, Foster the People
Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera (photosChristina Aguilera photos)
Body and Soul, Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

Best Pop Vocal Album
21, Adele
Born This Way, Lady Gaga
The Lady Killer, Cee Lo Green
Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Bruno Mars
Loud, Rihanna

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
The Gift, Susan Boyle
Duets II, Tony Bennett & Various Artists
In Concert on Broadway, Harry Connick Jr
Music Is Better Than Words, Seth McFarlane
What Matters Most, Barbra Streisand

Best Rock Performance
Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall, Coldplay
Down By The Water, The Decembrists
The Cave, Mumford & Sons
Lotus Flower, Radiohead
Walk, Foo Fighters

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
On The Backs Of Angels, Dream Theater
White Limo, Foo Fighters
Curl Of The Burl, Mastodon
Public Enemy No. 1, Megadeth
Blood In My Eyes, Sum 41

Best Rock Song
Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall, Coldplay
Down By The Water, The Decembrists
The Cave, Mumford & Sons
Lotus Flower, Radiohead
Walk, Foo Fighters

Best Rock Album
Wasting Light, Foo Fighters
Rock 'n Roll Party Honoring Les Paul, Jeff Beck
Come Around Sundown, Kings Of Leon
I'm With You, Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Whole Love, Wilco

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

Best R&B Performance
Pieces Of Me, Ledisi
Far Away, Marsha Ambrosius
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
Surrender, Betty Wright & The Roots
Radio Message, R. Kelly
Good Man, Raphael Saadiq

Best R&B Song
Far Away, Marsha Ambrosius
Fool For You, Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona
Not My Daddy, Kelly Price & Stokley
You Are, Charlie Wilson
Pieces Of Me, Ledisi

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 Performance
Look At Me Now, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
Otis, Jay-Z & Kanye West
The Show Goes On, Lupe Fiasco
Moment 4 Life, Nicki Minaj & Drake
Black And Yellow, Wiz Khalifa

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

Best Rap Song
All of the Lights, Kanye West
I Need a Doctor, Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skyler Grey
Look at Me Now, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
The Show Goes On, Lupe Fiasco
Otis, Jay-Z and Kanye West

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

Best Country Song
Mean, Taylor Swift (photosTaylor Swift photos)
Threaten Me with Heaven, Vince Gill
You and Tequila, Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter
Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not, Thompson Square
God Gave Me You, Blake Shelton
Just Fishin', Trace Adkins

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

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Barton Hollow, The Civil Wars
Don't You Wanna Stay, Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
You and Tequila, Kenny Chesney with Grace Potter
Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not, Thompson Square

Best Country Album
Chief, Eric Church
My Kinda Party, Jason Aldean
Own the Night, Lady Antebellum
Red River Blue, Blake Shelton
Here for a Good Time, George Strait
Speak Now, Taylor Swift

December 1, 2011 |

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