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2012 Grammy Nominations: Bon Iver and Adele Lead the Pack

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The nominations for the 2012 Grammy Awards were announced Wednesday night, and lo and behold it appears that Justin Vernon of Bon Iver is among those leading the pack! Vernon is up for Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "Holocene", and Best New Artist and Best Alternative Album. Other (less surprising) nominees include Adele, who's up for awards in just about every major category. Radiohead are also nominated in four categories, including Best Rock Performance. The biggest surprise has to the exclusion of Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy from the list of Album of the Year nominees. Someone sure better be guarding the stage when that award is announced.

Check out some of the nominees below, you can see the full list over at the official Grammy website. The winners will be announced February 12th on CBS.


Album of the Year:
Adele – 21
Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Rihanna – Loud

Record of the Year:
Bon Iver – “Holocene”
Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
Mumford & Sons – “The Cave”
Bruno Mars – “Grenade”
Katy Perry – “Firework”

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

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

Best Alternative Album:
Bon Iver – Bon Iver
Death Cab For Cutie – Codes and Keys
Foster the People – Torches
My Morning Jacket – Circuital
Radiohead – The King of Limbs 

Best Rap Song:
Kanye West – “All of the Lights”
Wiz Khalifa – “Black and Yellow”
Dr. Dre feat. Eminem – “I Need A Doctor”
Chris Brown feat. Busta Rhymes & Lil Wayne – “Look At Me Now”
Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Otis”
Lupe Fiasco – “The Show Goes On”

Best Rap Album:
Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch the Throne
Lil Wayne – Tha Carter IV
Lupe Fiasco – Lasers
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy