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Bret McKenzie and Kimbra Nominated For 2013 Grammys

Bret McKenzie and Kimbra Nominated For 2013 Grammys

Friday 7th December, 2012 9:19AM

The nominees for 2013 Grammys have been announced with locals Bret McKenzie and Kimbra up for awards. McKenzie's Oscar winning Muppets track 'Man or Muppet' is up for Best Song Written For Visual Media and Gotye's hit track 'Somebody I Use To Know' featuring Kimbra is up for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Record Of The Year. Other nominees of interest include Jack White, M83, Alabama Shakes, Trent Reznor, Frank Ocean, Florence and The Machine and Tom Waits - here are their categories and other categories of note...

Record of the Year

"Lonely Boy" – The Black Keys
"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" – Kelly Clarkson
"We Are Young" – Fun featuring Janelle Monae
"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
"Adorn" - Miguel
"Call Me Maybe" -Carly Rae Jepsen
"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" - Kelly Clarkson
"We Are Young" - Fun featuring Janelle Monae

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 and the Machine
"We Are Young" – Fun featuring Janelle Monae
"Somebody That I Used To Know" – Gotye featuring Kimbra
"Sexy And I Know It" – LMFAO
"Payphone" – Maroon 5 featuring 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 Hard Rock/Metal Performance

"I'm Alive" - Anthrax
"Love Bites (So Do I)" - Halestorm
"Blood Brothers" - Iron Maiden
"Ghost Walking" - Lamb of God
"No Reflection" - Marilyn Manson
"Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)" - Megadeth

Best Rock Song

"Freedom at 21" - Jack White
"I Will Wait" - Mumford & Sons
"Lonely Boy" - The Black Keys
"Madness" - Muse
"We Take Care of Our Own" - 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... - Fiona Apple
Biophilia - Björk
Making Mirrors - Gotye
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming - M83
Bad as Me - Tom Waits

Best R&B Performance

"Thank You" - Estelle
"Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)" - Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Ledisi
"I Want You" - Luke James
"Adorn" - Miguel
"Climax" - Usher

Best Traditional R&B Performance

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

Best Urban Contemporary Album

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

Best R&B Album

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

Best Rap Performance

"HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right)" - Drake featuring Lil Wayne
"Ni**as 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 & André 3000

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

"Wild Ones" - Flo Rida featuring Sia
"No Church in the Wild" - Jay-Z and 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 Song

"Daughters" - Nas
"Lotus Flower Bomb" - Wale Featuring Miguel
"Mercy" - Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
"The Motto" - Drake Featuring Lil' Wayne
"N****s In Paris" - Jay-Z & Kanye West
"Young, Wild & Free" - Wiz Khalifa & Snoop Dogg featuring Bruno Mars

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

Best Dance/Electronica Album

Wonderland – Steve Aoki
Don't Think – The Chemical Brothers
Album Title Goes Here < – deadmau5
Fire & Ice – Kaskade
Bangarang – Skrillex

Best Dance Recording

"Levels" - Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo
"Bangarang" - Skrillex
"Don't You Worry Child" - Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin
"I Can't Live Without You" - Al Walser

Best Short Form Music Video

"Houdini" - Foster The People
"No Church in the Wild" - Jay-Z & Kanye West Featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream
"Bad Girls" - M.I.A.
"We Found Love" - Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris
"Run Boy Run" - Woodkid

Best Long Form Music Video

Big Easy Express - Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe, Magnetic Zeros & Old Crow Medicine Show
Bring Me Home: Live 2011 - Sade
Radio Music Society - Esperanza Spalding
Get Along - Tegan and Sara
From the Sky Down - U2

Best Song Written For Visual Media

Abraham's Daughter - From The Hunger Games -
Learn Me Right - From Brave (Mumford & Sons)
Let Me Be Your Star - From Smash Man Or Muppet - From The Muppets (Bret McKenzie)
Safe & Sound From The Hunger Games (Taylor Swift Featuring The Civil Wars)

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

The Adventures Of Tintin - The Secret Of The Unicorn - John Williams
The Artist - Ludovic Bource
The Dark Knight Rises - Hans Zimmer
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
Hugo - Howard Shore
Journey - Austin Wintory


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