LL Cool J, Taylor Swift, and Adam Levine at the Grammys Nominations Concert. Image c/o Larry Busacca (Getty)
With LL Cool J and Taylor Swift hosting the GRAMMYs Nominations concert last night, we knew that the show was going to be BIG. Sure, the hour-long TV special announced the nominees for the 2013 GRAMMY awards, but they also had some killer performances up their sleeves as well. We loved the tribute to legend Johnny Cash, running a clip of the country crooner singing at the 1973 GRAMMYs. The Band Perry and Dierks Bentley were a part of the tribute, honoring the late Cash with their music. Other performance highlights include Hunter Hayes singing the nominees for Best Pop Vocal Album, Luke Bryan charming the ladies with heaps of confetti, and Maroon 5 owning the stage as usual with Adam Levine’s massive stage presence. And don’t forget Ne-Yo’s dance-party rendition of “Let Me Love You“!
And now, what you’ve been waiting for all year…the nominees for the 2013 GRAMMY awards!
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
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
BEST NEW ARTIST
SONG OF THE YEAR (Songwriter’s award)
“The A Team” – Ed Sheeran, songwriter
“Adorn” – Miguel Pimentel, songwriter
“Call Me Maybe” – Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen & Josh Ramsay, songwriters
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” – JJorgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi, songwriters
“We Are Young” – Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters
BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
BEST ROCK ALBUM
BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
BEST R&B ALBUM
BEST RAP ALBUM
BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
To see the rest of the nominees, head to the CBS Grammy Nominations Hub.
The winners will be announced on February 10, 2013 live in Los Angeles on CBS. Who are you hoping walks away with a GRAMMY or two?