Jay-Z, Kanye West among big names in 55th Annual Grammy Awards nominations

Paula David – Fourth Estate Cooperative Reporter

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Jay-Z and Kanye West were among the artists that have bagged multiple nominations in the 55th Annual Grammy Awards nominations announced Wednesday.

Aside from the two music stars, who were nominated six times each, nominations in 81 categories were dominated by Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Frank Ocean and Mumford & Sons, also garnering six nominations each.

This is the fifth year that the nominations for the Grammy Awards were televised through a special broadcast telecast by CBS. Howeer, this is the first time that “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” has been broadcast live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy said, “The GRAMMY Awards process once again has produced a diverse and impressive list of nominations across multiple. This year’s nominees truly represent an exceptional and vibrant creative community that exemplifies some of the highest levels of artistry and excellence in their respective fields. Combined with the fifth year of our primetime nominations special, we’re off to an exciting start on the road to Music’s Biggest Night.”

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 10, 2013 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, with a live broadcast on CBS.

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