Grammys buzz

By AFP
Published: February 11, 2012
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British singer Adele’s album 21 was the top selling of 2011. PHOTO: FILE

British singer Adele’s album 21 was the top selling of 2011. PHOTO: FILE

LOS ANGELES: 

The nominees in the main categories at the 54th Grammy awards — given to recognise outstanding achievement in the music — have been disclosed. The awards will be handed out today at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. 

And the nominees are

•  Record Of The Year:

“Rolling In The Deep” — Adele

“Holocene” — Bon Iver

“Grenade” — Bruno Mars

“The Cave” — Mumford & Sons

“Firework” — Katy Perry

•  Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

“Body And Soul” — Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

“Dearest” — The Black Keys

“Paradise” — Coldplay

“Pumped Up Kicks” — Foster The People

“Moves Like Jagger” — Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

•  Album Of The Year:

21 — Adele

Wasting Light — Foo Fighters

Born This Way — Lady Gaga

DooWops & Hooligans — Bruno Mars

Loud — Rihanna

•  Song Of The Year:

“All Of The Lights” — Kanye West

“The Cave” — Mumford & Sons

“Grenade” — Bruno Mars

“Holocene” — Bon Iver

“Rolling In The Deep” — Adele

•  Best New Artist:

The Band Perry

Bon Iver

J Cole

Nicki Minaj

Skrillex

•  Best Pop Solo Performance:

“Someone Like You” — Adele

“You And I” — Lady Gaga

“Grenade” — Bruno Mars

“Firework” — Katy Perry

“Fuckin’ Perfect” — Pink

Published in The Express Tribune, February 12th, 2012.

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