Gotye and Kimbra have managed yet another accolade for Somebody That I Used To Know, with the Melbourne-based artists nominated for record of the year at the Grammy Awards.
Gotye and Kimbra also were nominated for best pop duo/group performance while Gotye’s album Making Mirrors will compete in the category for best alternative music album.
Melbourne-based Wally de Backer, better known as Gotye, took four ARIAs last week, including the coveted album of the year gong for his third long-player, Making Mirrors.
Six different artists tied for top nominee at the nominations concert in Nashville on Wednesday - Kanye West, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons and fun.
Auerbach received five nominations as a member of the Keys and also is up for producer of the year, earning a spot with the others at the top of the list as the Grammys’ primetime television special came to his hometown Wednesday night.
The rockers little resemble any of the other acts at the top of the list. The top nominations for Jay-Z and West, two of hip-hop’s most important figures, is a familiar refrain; each has routinely been at or near the top of the nominations list for the last several years.
Indie pop band fun. rode the success of its anthemic hit We Are Young, featuring Janelle Monae, to sweep of the major categories, earning nods for best new artist, song and record for We Are Young and album of the year for Some Nights. The band’s producer Jeff Bhasker is up for four nominations.
R&B singer Ocean made a bold social statement earlier this year when he noted he had a same-sex relationship in the liner notes of his new album channel ORANGE, and The Recording Academy rewarded him with the major nominations best new artist, record for Thinkin Bout You and album of the year.
And British folk-rock band Mumford & Sons, which made an auspicious debut in front of an international audience during the 2011 Grammys, is up for album of the year for Babel, one of 2012’s best-selling releases.
Miguel, who helped Ocean shake up the R&B world this year, and jazz great Chick Correa join the Keys with five nominations apiece. Nas and recording engineer Bob Ludwig join Bhasker at four apiece.
The 55th annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 10 in Los Angeles. Trophies will be handed out in 81 categories.
Nominees for the 55th annual Grammy Awards:Record of the Year
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor SwiftAlbum of the Year
Blunderbuss - Jack WhiteSong of the Year
We Are Young - Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (fun. featuring Janelle Mone)New Artist
Frank OceanPop Vocal Album
The Truth About Love - PinkRock Album
Blunderbuss - Jack WhiteR&B Album
Open Invitation - TyreseRap Album
Based on a TRU Story - ChainzCountry Album
La Bala - Ana TijouxJazz Vocal Album
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