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Frank Ocean Leads 55th Grammy Nominee Pack With Six

By BallerStatus Staff   /   Published 12/06/12

Frank Ocean

With a huge 2012, Odd Future singer Frank Ocean gets some major recognition by leading the pack at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards with six nominations.

Frank picked up noms in the Record of the Year, Best New Artist, and Album of the Year categories, thanks to his critically-acclaimed debut, Channel Orange.

He reacted to the news by simply tweeting, "wow," while his mother added, "Six Grammy nominations tonight! I'm still shaking. What can I say y'all? So proud of my baby!!!"

Jay-Z, Kanye West, The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, and fun. also scored six nods a piece, while Miguel, The Black Keys, and Chick Corea earn five apiece, and while Nas, producer Jeff Bhasker, and mastering engineer Bob Ludwig land four nominations.

Winners will be unveiled during the live ceremony on February 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Below at the list of nominees. For more, visit Grammy.com.

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

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

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 Monáe

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

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

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
"N****s 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 & 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" – Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa 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 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 Pop Vocal Album
Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
Ceremonials – Florence + the Machine
Some Nights – fun.
Overexposed – Maroon 5
The Truth About Love – Pink

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

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Dan Auerbach
Jeff Bhasker
Diplo
Markus Dravs
Salaam Remi

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