Kanye West, Mumford & Sons, fun., Jay-Z among top Grammy nominees
Kanye West is back in the Grammy nomination limelight for the second consecutive year, earning six nods along with Fun., Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons and Frank Ocean.
West has two singles vying for the Best Rap Performance: "N****s In Paris" with Jay-Z and "Mercy," featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz. The controversial performer is also among the nominees for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("No Church In The Wild") and Best Rap Song ("Mercy" and "N****s In Paris").
Nominations for several of the 81 categories of the 55th annual Grammy Awards were announced Wednesday (12/5) in Nashville during the primetime CBS special, "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! - Countdown to Music's Biggest Night."
The Black Keys, Chick Corea and Miguel are in the running for five awards, while Bruce Springsteen's "We Take Care of Our Own" landed two categories -- Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance. His latest album, "Wrecking Ball," has also been nominated for Best Rock Album.
"The Grammy Awards process once again has produced a diverse and impressive list of nominations across multiple genres," Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy, said in a press release. "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."
Award winners will be announced and honored Feb. 10 at Los Angeles' Staples Center and will be broadcast live on CBS.
Check out the full list of Grammy nominations here.