Taylor Swift LL Cool J Maroon 5LL 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

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 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

Alabama Shakes
fun.
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

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

Stronger - Kelly Clarkson
Ceremonials - Florence + The Machine
Some Nights - fun.
Overexposed - Maroon 5
The Truth About Love - Pink

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... - Fiona Apple
Biophilia - BjJork
Making Mirrors - Gotye
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming - M83
Bad As Me - Tom Waits

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 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 COUNTRY ALBUM

Uncaged - Zac Brown Band
Hunter Hayes - Hunter Hayes
Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran - Jamey Johnson
Four The Record - Miranda Lambert
The Time Jumpers - The Time Jumpers

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?