Grammy Nominations 2013 List: Maroon 5 and Pink Score Nominations

Tonight at 10:00 p.m. (ET), the 2013 Grammy Awards' nominees were announced during the CBS prime time special "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!" hosted by L.L. Cool J and Taylor Swift from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee (the first time the nominees are announced outside of Los Angeles, California). 

According to the San Jose Mercury News, Mumford & Sons and Frank Ocean were expected to take a share of the nominations while Gotye and hostess Taylor Swift were also expected to get the nod. 

Two potential wild cards Korean Pop sensation PSY, whose wildly viral YouTube hit "Gangnam Style" has racked up over a billion views; and Canadian pop star Carly Rae-Jepsen who also shook up the social networks with her ubiquitous song "Call Me Maybe" were largely overlooked. 

Frank Ocean, the soul and R&B singer who stepped into controversy earlier in the year by coming out as bisexual, was also be one of nights nominated acts, as — according to the San Jose Mercury News — his album channel ORANGE caused "an industry-wide discussion" of the issue [of sexual orientation]."

Nominees Announced: 

Album of the Year
Mumford & Sons, "Babel"
Frank Ocean, "channel ORANGE"
The Black Keys, "El Camino"
fun., "Some Nights" 
Jack White, "Blunderbuss"

Country Solo Performance
Dierks Bentley, "Home"
Eric Church, "Springsteen"
Ronnie Dunn, "Cost of Livin'"
Hunter Hayes, "Wanted"
Blake Shelton, "Over"
Carrie Underwood, "Blown Away"

Best New Artist 
Frank Ocean
The Alabama Shakes
fun.
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers

Record of the Year
The Black Keys, "Lonely Boy"
Kelly Clarkson, "Stronger"
fun., "We Are Young" (featuring Janelle Monae)
Gotye, "Somebody That I Used to Know"
Frank Ocean, "Thinkin Bout You"
Taylor Swift, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"

Best Pop Vocal Album: 
Kelly Clarkson, "Stronger" 
Florence + The Machine, "Ceremonials"
fun., "Some Nights"
Maroon 5, "Overexposed"
P!NK, "The Truth About Love

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