The 2012 Grammy Award Nominations (List)

In the Song of the Year category, announced by actress Taraji P. Henson, Mars scored another nomination for ‘Grenade,’ but he goes head to head with animated lyricist Kanye West for ‘All of the Lights,’ his smash with Rihanna and Kid Cudi. Bon Iver, Mumford & Sons and Adele round out the category.

A hat-wearing Mars, after bringing in two acknowledgements for ‘Grenade,’ stepped out to unveil which entertainers landed the coveted Best New Artist spot. In one of the biggest surprises of the evening, two rappers landed here: J. Cole and Nicki Minaj. The former for his work on ‘Cole World: The Sideline Story,’ while the latter was recognized for her debut LP ‘Pink Friday.’ The two face off against The Band Perry, Scrillex and Bon Iver.

Check the 2012 Grammy Award Nominees below. The 54th Annual Grammy Awards air live from the Staples Center at 8PM EST on Feb. 12, 2012.

Record Of The Year
‘Grenade’ Bruno Mars
‘Rolling in the Deep,’ Adele
‘Holocene,’ Bon Iver
The Cave, ‘ Mumford & Sons
‘Firework,’ Katy Perry

Song Of The Year
‘All of the Lights,’ Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi
‘Grenade,’ Bruno Mars
The Cave,’ Mumford & Sons
‘Holence,’ Bon Iver
‘Rolling in the Deep,’ Adele

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

Album Of The Year
‘Loud,’ Rihanna
‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans,’ Bruno Mars
’21,’ Adele
‘Wasting Light,’ Foo Fighters
‘Born This Way,’ Lady Gaga

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21. Best Rap Performance
Look At Me Now

Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
Track from: F.A.M.E.
[Jive Records]
Otis

Jay-Z & Kanye West
Track from: Watch The Throne
[Roc-A-Fella Records/Def Jam]
The Show Goes On

Lupe Fiasco
Track from: Lasers
[1st & 15th/Atlantic]
Moment 4 Life

Nicki Minaj & Drake
Track from: Pink Friday
[Cash Money/Universal Motown]
Black And Yellow

Wiz Khalifa
Track from: Rolling Papers
[Rostrum/Atlantic]

22. Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Party

Beyoncé & André 3000
Track from: 4
[Columbia Records]
I’m On One

DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
Track from: We The Best Forever
[Cash Money/Universal Motown]
I Need A Doctor

Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey
[Aftermath]
What’s My Name?

Rihanna & Drake
Track from: Loud
[Def Jam]
Motivation

Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne
Track from: Here I am
[Universal Motown]
All Of The Lights

Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie
Track from: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
[Def Jam]

23. Best Rap Song
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
[Roc-A Fella; Publishers: Very Good Beats/Hip Hop Since 1978]
Black And Yellow

Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa)
Track from: Rolling Papers
[Rostrum/Atlantic; Publishers: PGH Sound/WB Music/EMI Music]
I Need A Doctor

Andre Young, Marshall Mathers III, Alexander Grant & Skylar Grey, songwriters (Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey)
[Aftermath]
Look At Me Now

Jean Baptiste, Chris Brown, Ryan Buendia, Trevor Smith, Dwayne Carter, Jr. & Wesley Pentz, songwriters (Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes)
Track from: F.A.M.E.
[Jive Records; Publishers: Songs of Universal/Culture Beyond Ur Experience, I Like Turtles Music/Downtown Music, Cherry315 Publishing/The Bad Bad Guys, Meloist Music, Mack Music/Young Money Publishing/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, T’Ziah’s Music]
Otis

Shawn Carter & Kanye West, songwriters (James Brown, Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, Roy Hammond, J. Roach, Kirk Robinson & Harry Woods, songwriters) (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
Track from: Watch The Throne
[Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam; Publishers: Hip Hop Since 1978, EMI Robbins, BMG Gold/Hot Buttermilk Music/BMG Platinum/First Priority/Swing Beat Songs, Universal Music, Dynatone Publishing]
The Show Goes On

Dustin William Brower, Jonathon Keith Brown, Daniel Johnson, Kane & Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, songwriters (Isaac Brock, Dann Gallucci & Eric Judy, songwriters) (Lupe Fiasco)
Track from: Lasers
[1st & 15th/Atlantic; Publishers: Hey Lu Chill, Heavy As Heaven/Universal/Artist Pub. Group West, Dustin William Brown Pub. Designee, Jonathan K. Brown Pub. Designee, Sony/ATV, Best Dressed Chicken In Town, Tschudi Music, Ugly Casanova]
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24. Best Rap Album
Watch The Throne

Jay-Z & Kanye West
[Def Jam]
Tha Carter IV

Lil Wayne
[Cash Money/Young Money/Universal Republic]
Lasers

Lupe Fiasco
[1st & 15th/Atlantic]
Pink Friday

Nicki Minaj
[Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown]
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye West
[Def Jam]

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