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Adele, Kanye West Lead Grammy Nominations

USMagazine, Thursday, December 1, 2011, 5:31am (PST)

Rolling in it, indeed!

Adele nabbed six nominations for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, announced at a live concert Wednesday night -- including recognition in the coveted album of the year, record of the year, and song of the year categories. But the chart-topping British soul singer, 23, actually wasn't the most nominated artist this year-- that honor went to Kanye West, who bested the "Rolling in the Deep" singer with seven nominations overall, split between his solo album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Watch the Throne, his collaboration with Jay-Z.

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Neck-to-neck with Adele were Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars; the rock band and the R&B singer both grabbed six nominations as well. Close behind with four nominations in various categories with indie darling Bon Iver, flamboyant rapper Nicki Minaj, Mumford and Sons and Rihanna.

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Below are a few of the major nominees:

Record of the Year:

Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"

Bruno Mars, "Grenade"

Bon Iver, "Holecene"

Mumford and Sons, "The Cave"

Katy Perry, "Firework"

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Album of the Year:

Adele, 21

 

Foo Fighters, Wasting Time

Lady Gaga, Born This Way

Bruno Mars, Doo-Woops and Hooligans

Rihanna, Loud

 

Song of the Year:

Kanye West and Rihanna, "All of the Lights"

Mumford and Sons, "The Cave"

Bruno Mars, "Grenade"

Bon Iver, "Holocene"

Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"

The awards get underway Feb. 12 on CBS.

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