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The Year of Electronic and Dance Music at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards

By Maria Esteves – January 14, 2012

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations were announced by The Recording Academy on Friday, November 30, 2011. It is the year that marks a profound presence in the genre of electronic and dance music. Electronic dance music producer Skrillex (Sonny John Moore) received five Grammy nominations including Best New Artist. 14-time Grammy winner producer/singer Kanye West received seven Grammy nominations including Song of the Year. Adele, Bruno Mars, and Foo Fighters received six Grammy nominations, and five Grammy nominations went to rap artist Lil Wayne.

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards presented by The Recording Academy for musical excellence in the recording arts and sciences to artists and technical professionals of 2011, hosted by Two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J, produced by John Cossette Productions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures commence Sunday, February 12, 2012, 8:00pm ET at the STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California. Live television coverage of 2012 Grammy Awards can be seen in the U.S. on CBS Network and online at www.GRAMMY.com, www.CBS.com, and www.youtube.com/thegrammys.

This year’s Grammy nominees performing live includes Bruno Mars, Foo Fighters, Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, and many others. For the first time, 2012 Grammy program book will be available nationwide and the Grammy Nominees album is available January 24. The 54th Grammy Awards nomination short category list are:

Record of the Year

THE CAVE, artist Mumford & Sons, produced by Markus Dravs (Glassnote Records)

FIREWORK, artist Katy Perry, produced by Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, and Sandy Vee (Capitol)

GRENADE, artist Bruno Mars, produced by Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan (Elektra)

HOLOCENE, artist Bon Iver, produced by Justin Vernon (Jagjaguwar)

ROLLING IN THE DEEP, artist Adele, produced by Paul Epworth (XL Recordings/Columbia Records)

Album of the Year

21, artist Adele (XL Recordings/Columbia Records)

BORN THIS WAY, artist Lady Gaga (Streamline/Interscope/Kon Live)

DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS, artist Bruno Mars, produced by Needlz and The Smeezingtons (Elektra)

LOUD, artist Rihana (Def Jam)

WASTING LIGHT, artist Foo Fighters, produced by Butch Vig (RCA Records/ Roswell Records)

Song of the Year

ALL OF THE LIGHTS, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album, artists Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie

THE CAVE, Sigh No More album, artist Mumford & Sons, produced by Markus Dravs (Glassnote Records)

GRENADE, Doo-Wops & Hooligans album, artist Bruno Mars, produced by Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan (Elektra)

HOLOCENE, Bon Iver album, artist Bon Iver, produced by Justin Vernon (Jagjaguwar)

ROLLING IN THE DEEP, 21 album, artist Adele, produced by Paul Epworth (XL Recordings/Columbia Records)

Best New Artist

THE BAND PERRY

BON IVER

J. COLE

NICKI MINAJ

SKRILLEX

Best Pop Vocal Album

21, artist Adele, produced by Paul Epworth (XL Recordings/Columbia Records)

BORN THIS WAY, artist Lady Gaga (Streamline/Interscope/Kon Live)

DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS, artist Bruno Mars, produced by Needlz and The Smeezingtons (Elektra)

THE LADY KILLER, artist Cee Lo Green (Radiculture/Elektra)

LOUD, artist Rihana (Def Jam)
Best Dance Recording

BARBARA STREISAND, produced by Duck Sauce (Downtown Records)

CALL YOUR GIRLFRIEND, artist Robyn, produced by Klas Åhlund and Billboard (Cherrytree/Interscope)

RAISE YOUR WEAPON, artist Deadmau5 and Greta Svabo Bech, produced by Joel Zimmerman (Ultra Records)

SAVE THE WORLD, artist Swedish House Mafia, produced by Steve Angello, Axel Hedfors, and Sebastian Ingrosso (Astralwerks)

SCARY MONSTERS AND NICE SPRITES, artists Skrillex, produced by Skrillex (Big Beat/Atlantic)

SUNSHINE, David Guetta and Avicii (Virgin)

Best Dance/Electronica Album

4x4=12, artist Deadmau5 (Ultra Records)

BODY TALK, PT. 3, artist Robyn (Cherrytree/Interscope)

NOTHING BUT THE BEAT, artist David Guetta (Virgin Records)

SCARY MONSTERS AND NICE SPRITES, artist Skrillex (Big Beat/Atlantic)

ZONOSCOPE, artist Cut/Copy (Modular Recordings)

Best Rock Song

THE CAVE, Sigh No More album, artist Mumford & Sons, produced by Markus Dravs (Glassnote Records)

DOWN BY THE WATER, The King Is Dead album, artist The Decemberists (Capitol Records)

EVERY TEARDROP IS A WATERFALL, artist Coldplay (Capitol Records)

LOTUS FLOWER, The King Of Limbs album, artist Radiohead (XL/ TBD Recordings)

WALK, Wasting Light album, artist Foo Fighters (RCA Records)

Best Rock Album

COME AROUND SUNDOWN, artist Kings Of Leon (RCA Records)

I'M WITH YOU, artist Red Hot Chili Peppers (WB)

ROCK 'N' ROLL PARTY HONORING LES PAUL, artist Jeff Beck (ATCO)

WASTING LIGHT, artist Foo Fighters, produced by Butch Vig (RCA Records/ Roswell Records)

THE WHOLE LOVE, artist Wilco (dBpm Records/ Anti Records)

Best R&B Song

FAR AWAY, Late Nights & Early Mornings album, artist Marsha Ambrosius (J Records)

FOOL FOR YOU, artist Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona (Radiculture/Elektra)

NOT MY DADDY, Kelly album, artist Kelly Price & Stokley (My Block/Sang Girl/Malaco)

PIECES OF ME, Pieces Of Me album, artist Ledisi (Verve Forecast)

YOU ARE, Just Charlie album, artist Charlie Wilson (Jive Records)

Best R&B Album

F.A.M.E., artist Chris Brown (Jive Records)

KELLY, artist Kelly Price (My Block/Sang Girl/Malaco)

LOVE LETTER, artist R. Kelly (Jive Records)

PIECES OF ME, artist Ledisi (Verve Forecast)

SECOND CHANCE, artist El DeBarge (Geffen)

Best Rap Song

ALL OF THE LIGHTS, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album, artists Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi, and Fergie (Roc-A Fella)

BLACK AND YELLOW, Rolling Papers album, artist Wiz Khalifa (Rostrum/Atlantic)

I NEED A DOCTOR, artists Dr. Dre, Eminem, and Skylar Grey (Aftermath)

LOOK AT ME NOW, F.A.M.E. album, artists Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, and Busta Rhymes (Jive Records)

OTIS, Watch The Throne album, artists Jay-Z and Kanye West (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam)

THE SHOW GOES ON, Lasers album, artist Lupe Fiasco (1st & 15th/Atlantic)

Best Rap Album

LASERS, artist Lupe Fiasco (1st & 15th/Atlantic)

MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY, artist Kanye West (Def Jam)

PINK FRIDAY, artist Nicki Minaj (Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown)

THA CARTER IV, artist Lil Wayne (Cash Money/Young Money/Universal Republic)

WATCH THE THRONE, artist Jay-Z and Kanye West (Def Jam)

Best Country Song

ARE YOU GONNA KISS ME OR NOT, Thompson Square album, artist Thompson Square (Stoney Creek Records)

GOD GAVE ME YOU, artist Blake Shelton (Warner Bros.)

JUST FISHIN', artist Trace Adkins (Show Dog-Universal Music)

MEAN, Speak Now album, artist Taylor Swift (Big Machine Records)

THREATEN ME WITH HEAVEN, artist Vince Gill (MCA Nashville)

YOU AND TEQUILA, artist Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter (BNA Records)

Best Country Album

CHIEF, artist Eric Church (EMI Records Nashville)

HERE FOR A GOOD TIME, artist George Strait (MCA Nashville)

MY KINDA PARTY, artist Jason Aldean (Broken Bow Records)

OWN THE NIGHT, artist Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville)

RED RIVER BLUE, artist Blake Shelton (Warner Bros. Records)

SPEAK NOW, artist Taylor Swift (Big Machine Records)

Best Gospel Album

ANGEL & CHANELLE DELUXE EDITION, artist Trin-I-Tee 5:7 (Music World Gospel)

HELLO FEAR, artist Kirk Franklin (Verity Gospel Music Group/ Fo Yo Soul Ent.)

THE JOURNEY, artist Andraé Crouch (Riverphlo Entertainment)

THE LOVE ALBUM, artist Kim Burrell (Shanachie Entertainment)

SOMETHING BIG, Mary Mary (Columbia Records)

Best Latin Pop, Rock, Or Urban Album

DRAMA Y LUZ, artist Maná (Warner Music Mexico)

ENTRE LA CIUDAD Y EL MAR, artist Gustavo Galindo (Surco/Universal Music Latino)

ENTREN LOS QUE QUIERAN, artist Calle 13 (Sony Music)

NOT SO COMMERCIAL, artist Los Amigos Invisibles (Nacional Records)

NUESTRA, artist La Vida Bohème (Nacional Records)

Best Musical Theater Album

ANYTHING GOES, New Broadway Cast (Ghostlight Records)

THE BOOK OF MORMON, Original Broadway Cast (Ghostlight Records)

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, The 2011 Broadway Cast Recording (Decca)
Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

BLACK SWAN, composed by Clint Mansell (Sony Classical/Fox Music)

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2, composed by Alexandre Desplat (WaterTower Music)

THE KING’S SPEECH, composed by Alexandre Desplat (Decca)

THE SHRINE, composed by Ryan Shore (Screamworks)

TRON LEGACY, composed by Daft Punk (Walt Disney Records)

Best Song Written For Visual Media

BORN TO BE SOMEBODY, for Never Say Never (Island/Raymond Braun/School Boy)

CHRISTMASTIME IS KILLING US, for Family Guy (Fox Music)

I SEE THE LIGHT, for Tangled composed (Walt Disney Records)

SO LONG, for Winnie The Pooh (Walt Disney Records )

WHERE THE RIVER GOES, for Footloose, Footloose album (Atlantic/Warner Music Nashville)

YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE LAST OF ME, for Burlesque, Burlesque album (RCA Records)

Best Historical Album

BAND ON THE RUN (PAUL MCCARTNEY ARCHIVE COLLECTION - DELUXE EDITION), artist Paul McCartney & Wings (Hear Music)

THE BRISTOL SESSIONS, 1927-1928: THE BIG BANG OF COUNTRY MUSIC, various artists (Bear Family)

SYL JOHNSON: COMPLETE MYTHOLOGY, artist Syl Johnson (The Numero Group)

HEAR ME HOWLING!, various artists (Arhoolie Records)

YOUNG MAN WITH THE BIG BEAT: THE COMPLETE '56 ELVIS PRESLEY MASTERS, artist Elvis Presley (RCA/Legacy)

Best Producer, Non-Classical

BUTCH VIG

DANGER MOUSE

PAUL EPWORTH

RYAN TEDDER

THE SMEEZINGTONS

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

CINEMA, remixed by Skrillex

COLLIDE, remixed by Afrojack, artitst Leona Lewis (RCA/Syco Music)

END OF LINE, remixed by Photek, Tron: Legacy Reconfigured album (Walt Disney Records)

ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD), remixed by Abel Aguilera and Ralphi Rosario (Island Def Jam)

ROPE, remixed by Deadmau5, artist Foo Fighters, Wasting Light: Deluxe album (RCA/Roswell Records)

SONNY MOORE, remixed by Benny Benassi, Electroman album (Ultra Records)

Best Short Form Music Video

ALL IS NOT LOST, directed by Itamar Kubovy, Damian Kulash Jr, and Trish SieEric Epstein, artist OK Go (Paracadute)

FIRST OF THE YEAR (EQUINOX), directed by Tony Truand, artist Skrillex (Big Beat/Atlantic)

LOTUS FLOWER, directed by Garth Jennings, artist Radiohead (XL/TBD Records)

PERFORM THIS WAY, directed by "Weird Al" Yankovic, artist "Weird Al" Yankovic (Jive Records)

ROLLING IN THE DEEO, directed by Sam Brown, artist Adele (XL Recordings/Columbia Records)

YES I KNOW, directed by Eric Epstein, artist Memory Tapes (Carpark Records)

Best Long Form Music Video

BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST, directed by Michael Rapaport, artist A Tribe Called Quest (Jive/Legacy)

FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH, directed by James Moll, artist Foo Fighters (Exclusive Media Group/RCA Records/Back & Fort)

I AM...WORLD TOURYES I KNOW, directed by Ed Burke, Frank Gatson Jr. and Beyoncé Knowles, artist Beyoncé (Columbia Records/Music World)

NINE TYPES OF LIGHT, directed by Tunde Adebimpe, artist TV On The Radio (Interscope/Geffen/A&M)

TALIHINA SKY: THE STORY OF KINGS OF LEON, directed by Stephen C. Mitchell, artist Kings Of Leon (RCA/Kings of Leon)

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