Last night, The Recording Academy kicked off the road to Music's Biggest Night in true star-studded fashion with "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night." The show delivered performances and appearances by some of music's biggest stars, including Lady Gaga, LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Sugarland, and Usher, among others, and announced some of the highly anticipated nominees for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards. So what did the artists have to say about their nominations? We turn to Twitter for some of the earliest reactions from some of your favorite 54th GRAMMY Awards nominees.
Quaaaack! Grammy nominated duck a l'orange. Humbled. Also funny how the real Barbra has another nom.
— Duck Sauce (@DuckSauceNYC) December 1, 2011
Oh Crap!!! I Got 2 Nominations!!! I forgot about doing @BookerTJones ' Road To Memphis album its nominated for Instrumental Album!!!!
— Questo of The Roots (@questlove) December 1, 2011
THANK YOU!!! *happy tears 2 GRAMMY NOMS!!! BEST R&B SONG & BEST R&B PERFORMANCE!!! "FAR AWAY" *phones still ringing, I'm still crying HAPPY!
— Marsha Ambrosius (@MarshaAmbrosius) December 1, 2011
I'vebeen trynna think of something clever to say.. But the only thing that comes to my mind is... FRIKIKIKIKI!! We Did It! #Hooligans
— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) December 1, 2011
I come from Fayetteville, NC. Shit is unreal. Thank you for the love. See you at the Grammy's.
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) December 1, 2011
Ok, manager just called said we got 2 Grammy nominations. All I could say was "huhwhat" over and over again. I sound like Lil Jon. Shawna
— thompson square (@thompsonsquare) December 1, 2011
4 Grammy noms! Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist and Best Alt. Music Album. Thanks, y'all and @TheGRAMMYs!
— Bon Iver (@boniver) December 1, 2011
— Rihanna (@rihanna) December 1, 2011
This little fella and his 3 compadres are lonely. Let's give him some more company come February. twitter.com/youngfollowill…
— Jared Followill (@youngfollowill) December 1, 2011
What was your reaction to "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!"? Comment below.
The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, live from Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. ET/PT.