Exploring The General Field Nominees

Go inside the nominations in the General Field categories for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards
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    The Black Keys
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    Taylor Swift
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    Mumford & Sons
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    Jeff Bhasker
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    Kelly Clarkson
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    Josh Ramsay
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    Jack White
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    Frank Ocean
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    Miguel
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    Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard
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    Tavish Crowe and Carly Rae Jepsen
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    Gotye
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    Ed Sheeran
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    Hunter Hayes
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    The Lumineers
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    Fun.
February 09, 2013 -- 11:48 am PST
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You've seen the list of nominees, now take a closer look at the artists nominated in the General Field categories for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

The group of nominees comprising the "big four" GRAMMY categories represent an eclectic mix of fresh talent and music's brightest stars. Fun. make their GRAMMY debut with nominations for Album, Record and Song Of The Year and Best New Artist. Newcomer Frank Ocean is nominated for three of the four General Field awards: Album and Record Of The Year and Best New Artist. The Black Keys are nominated in two of the four categories, including Record Of The Year. 

Record Of The Year

The Black Keys, "Lonely Boy"

The Black Keys are up for six nominations this year. They have four prior GRAMMY nominations and two prior GRAMMY wins.

Kelly Clarkson, "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"

Clarkson is up for three nominations this year. She has six prior GRAMMY nominations and two prior GRAMMY wins.

Fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe, "We Are Young"

Fun. are up for six nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their career. Monáe is up for three nominations. She has three prior GRAMMY nominations. 

Gotye Featuring Kimbra, "Somebody That I Used To Know"

Gotye is up for three nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of his career. Kimbra is up for two GRAMMY nominations, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of her career.

Frank Ocean, "Thinkin Bout You"

 

Ocean is up for six nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of his career.

Taylor Swift, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

 

Swift is up for three nominations this year. She has 12 prior GRAMMY nominations and six prior GRAMMY wins.

 Album Of The Year

 The Black Keys, El Camino

The Black Keys are up for six nominations this year. They have four prior GRAMMY nominations and two prior GRAMMY wins.

Fun., Some Nights 

Fun. are up for six nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their career.

Mumford & Sons, Babel

Mumford & Sons are up for six GRAMMY nominations this year. They have three prior GRAMMY nominations.

Frank Ocean, Channel Orange 

Ocean is up for six nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of his career.

Jack White, Blunderbuss

White is up for three nominations this year. He has 18 prior GRAMMY nominations and nine prior GRAMMY wins, including those with the Raconteurs and White Stripes.

Song Of The Year

Ed Sheeran, "The A Team" (Ed Sheeran, songwriter)

 This marks the first GRAMMY nomination of Sheeran's career.

Miguel, "Adorn" (Miguel Pimentel, songwriter)

Miguel is up for five nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of his career.

Carly Rae Jepsen, "Call Me Maybe" — (Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen & Josh Ramsay, songwriters) 

Jepsen is up for two nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of her career. This also marks the first GRAMMY nomination for Crowe and Ramsay.

Kelly Clarkson, "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" (Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tampos, songwriters)

Gamson and Kurstin have one previous GRAMMY nomination each. This marks the first nomination for Elofsson and Tamposi.

Fun., "We Are Young" (Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters)

Fun. are up for six nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their career. Bhasker is up for five nominations. He has four prior GRAMMY nominations and two prior GRAMMY wins.

Best New Artist

Alabama Shakes 

Alabama Shakes are up for two nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their career.

Fun. 

Fun. are up for six nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their career.

Hunter Hayes 

Hayes is up for three nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of his career.

The Lumineers 

The Lumineers are up for two nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their career.

Frank Ocean

Ocean is up for six nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of his career.

Who will take home the awards in the General Field categories? Tune in to the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 10, 2013, taking place at Staples Center in Los Angeles and airing live on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). 

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