The nominees for the 2011 Grammy Awards were announced live on CBS on Wednesday night.

Adele, the smash hit British retro soul singer, had a huge evening, earning nods for Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Solo Performance.

Kanye West scored nods for both his solo work and his collaboration with Jay-Z. The pair’s song “Otis” was nominated for Best Rap Performance, where it will go up against tracks from Nicki Minaj & Drake; Lupe Fiasco; Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes; and Wiz Khalifa. West’s song “All of the Lights” will compete against “Otis” for Best Rap Song. West, overall, had seven nominations, leading the pack.

Folk rockers Mumford & Sons were nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Rock Performance, and Best Rock Song.

Indie singer-songwriter Bon Iver received recognition in the categories for Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best New Artist and Best Alternative Album. Rockers the Foo Fighters also had a big evening, with multiple nominations including Album of the Year; they finished the night with six nods.

Bruno Mars also scored big, with looks for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album.

Pop mainstays Lady Gaga and Rihanna are both up for Album of the Year, while Rihanna also has nods for Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Song.

Amy Winehouse, who passed away this summer, received a nomination for her collaboration with Tony Bennett.

Album Of The Year:

21— Adele

Wasting Light— Foo Fighters

Born This Way— Lady Gaga

Doo-Wops & Hooligans — Bruno Mars

Loud — Rihanna

Record Of The Year:

“Rolling In The Deep” — Adele

“Holocene” — Bon Iver

“Grenade” — Bruno Mars

“The Cave” — Mumford & Sons

“Firework” — Katy Perry

Song Of The Year:

“All Of The Lights” — Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)

“The Cave” — Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)

“Grenade” — Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

“Holocene” — Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)

“Rolling In The Deep” — Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Someone Like You” — Adele

“Yoü And I” — Lady Gaga

“Grenade” — Bruno Mars

“Firework” — Katy Perry

“F***in’ Perfect” — Pink

Best Alternative Music Album:

Bon Iver— Bon Iver

Codes And Keys— Death Cab For Cutie

Torches— Foster The People

Circuital — My Morning Jacket

The King Of Limbs— Radiohead

Best Rock Performance:

“Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” — Coldplay

“Down By The Water” — The Decemberists

“Walk” — Foo Fighters

“The Cave” — Mumford & Sons

“Lotus Flower” — Radiohead

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance:

“On The Backs Of Angels” — Dream Theater

“White Limo” — Foo Fighters

“Curl Of The Burl”— Mastodon

“Public Enemy No. 1” — Megadeth

“Blood In My Eyes”— Sum 41

Best Rock Album:

Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul— Jeff Beck

Wasting Light— Foo Fighters

Come Around Sundown— Kings Of Leon

I’m With You— Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Whole Love— Wilco

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:

“Party” — Beyoncé & André 3000

“I’m On One” — DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne

“I Need A Doctor” — Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey

“What’s My Name?” — Rihanna & Drake

“Motivation” — Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne

“All Of The Lights” — Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Best Rap Performance:

“Look At Me Now” — Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes

“Otis” — Jay-Z & Kanye West

“The Show Goes On” — Lupe Fiasco

“Moment 4 Life” — Nicki Minaj & Drake

“Black And Yellow” — Wiz Khalifa

Best New Artist:

The Band Perry

Bon Iver

J. Cole

Nicki Minaj

Skrillex

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

“Body And Soul” — Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

“Dearest” — The Black Keys

“Paradise” — Coldplay

“Pumped Up Kicks” — Foster The People

“Moves Like Jagger” — Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

Best Dance Recording:

“Raise Your Weapon” — Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech

“Barbra Streisand” — Duck Sauce

“Sunshine” — David Guetta & Avicii

“Call Your Girlfriend” — Robyn

“Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” — Skrillex

“Save The World” — Swedish House Mafia

Best Traditional R&B Performance:

“Sometimes I Cry” — Eric Benét

“Fool For You” — Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona

“Radio Message” — R. Kelly

“Good Man” — Raphael Saadiq

“Surrender” — Betty Wright & The Roots

Best R&B Album:

F.A.M.E.— Chris Brown

Second Chance — El DeBarge

Love Letter — R. Kelly

Pieces Of Me— Ledisi

Kelly— Kelly Price

Best Blues Album:

Low Country Blues — Gregg Allman

Roadside Attractions— Marcia Ball

Man In Motion— Warren Haynes

The Reflection — Keb’Mo’

Revelator— Tedeschi Trucks Band

Best Folk Album:

Barton Hollow— The Civil Wars

I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive— Steve Earle

Helplessness Blues— Fleet Foxes

Ukulele Songs— Eddie Vedder

The Harrow & The Harvest— Gillian Welch

Best Country Solo Performance:

“Dirt Road Anthem” — Jason Aldean

“I’m Gonna Love You Through It” — Martina McBride

“Honey Bee” — Blake Shelton

“Mean” — Taylor Swift

“Mama’s Song” — Carrie Underwood

Best Country Song:

“Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” — Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy, songwriters (Thompson Square)

“God Gave Me You” — Dave Barnes, songwriter (Blake Shelton)

“Just Fishin'” — Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill, songwriters (Trace Adkins)

“Mean” — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)

“Threaten Me With Heaven” — Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley & Dillon O’Brian, songwriters (Vince Gill)

“You And Tequila” — Matraca Berg & Deana Carter, songwriters (Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter)

Best Americana Album:

Emotional Jukebox— Linda Chorney

Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down— Ry Cooder

Hard Bargain— Emmylou Harris

Ramble At The Ryman— Levon Helm

Blessed— Lucinda Williams

For the rest of the nominations, click over to the Grammys website.

News Source: HuffPost

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