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Grammy Nominations: Kanye West Leads With 7 Nods

Adele, Bruno Mars and the Foo Fighters score six nominations apiece

Kanye West dominated the Grammy nominations, picking up a leading seven nods on Wednesday night.

Among the rap star's nominations was  Song of the Year for "All of the Lights," his collaboration with Fergie, Rihanna and Kid Cudi. The controversial rapper's collaboration with Jay-Z, "Watch the Throne," was nominated for Best Rap Album.

His other nominations included Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance and, for his other album last year, "My Beautiful Dark, Twisted Fantasy," another Best Rap Album nomination. He was not nominated for Best Album, however. 

Also with strong showings were Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars, all of whom scored six nominations. 

Adele's breakout album, "21" was nominated for album of the year for "21" and song of the year for the ubiquitous "Rolling in the Deep."

Mars' "Grenade" was nominated for album of the year, as was Foo Fighters' "Wasting Light." 

Other candidates for multiple door-stoppers include Lil Wayne and Skrillex with five nominations each. 

Nominations for the top awards were announced during a one-hour concert in Los Angeles that aired on CBS.

Though Lady Gaga opened the show in fine fashion with a typical outre zombie costume, the biggest act in music only grabbed three nominations, for Album of the Year and Best Pop Solo performance. Her hit single "Born This Way" was snubbed for song of the year. 

The ceremony will take place on Feb. 12. 

Full list of nominees below:

Album of the Year

» Adele – "21"
» Foo Fighters – "Wasting Light"
» Lady Gaga – "Born This Way"
» Bruno Mars – "Doo-Wops & Hooligans"
» Rihanna – "Loud"

Record of the Year
» Adele – "Rolling In The Deep"
» Bon Iver – "Holocene"
» Bruno Mars – "Grenade"
» Mumford & Sons – "The Cave"
» Katy Perry – "Firework"

Best New Artist
» The Band Perry
» Bon Iver
» J. Cole
» Nicki Minaj
» Skrillex

Song of the Year
» Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie – "All of the Lights" » Mumford & Sons – "The Cave"
» Bruno Mars – "Grenade"
» Bon Iver – "Holocene"
» Adele – "Rolling In The Deep"

Best Pop Solo Performance
» Adele – "Someone Like You"
» Lady Gaga – "Yoü and I"
» Bruno Mars – "Grenade"
» Katy Perry – "Firework"
» Pink – "F***in' Perfect"

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
» Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse – "Body and Soul"
» The Black Keys – "Dearest"
» Coldplay – "Paradise"
» Foster The People – "Pumped Up Kicks"
» Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera – "Moves Like Jagger"

Best Dance Recording
» deadmau5 and Greta Svabo Bech – "Raise Your Weapon"
» Duck Sauce – "Barbra Streisand"
» David Guetta and Avicii – "Sunshine"
» Robyn – "Call Your Girlfriend"
» Skrillex – "Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites"
» Swedish House Mafia – "Save The World"

Best Rock Performance
» Coldplay – "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall"
» The Decemberists – "Down By the Water"
» Foo Fighters – "Walk"
» Mumford & Sons – "The Cave"
» Radiohead – "Lotus Flower"

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
» Dream Theater – "On The Backs of Angels"
» Foo Fighters – "White Limo"
» Mastodon – "Curl of the Burl"
» Megadeth – "Public Enemy No. 1"
» Sum 41 – "Blood In My Eyes"

Best Rock Album
» Jeff Beck – "Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul"
» Foo Fighters – "Wasting Light"
» Kings Of Leon – "Come Around Sundown"
» Red Hot Chili Peppers – "I'm With You"
» Wilco – "The Whole Love"

Best Alternative Music Album
» Bon Iver – "Bon Iver"
» Death Cab for Cutie – "Codes and Keys"
» Foster the People – "Torches"
» My Morning Jacket – "Circuital"
» Radiohead – "The King of Limbs"

Best Traditional R&B Performance
» Eric Benet – "Sometimes I Cry"
» Cee Lo Green and Melanie Fiona – "Fool for You"
» R. Kelly – "Radio Message"
» Raphael Saadiq – "Good Man"
» Betty Wright and the Roots – "Surrender"

Best R&B Album
» Chris Brown – "F.A.M.E."
» El DeBarge – "Second Chance"
» R. Kelly – "Love Letter"
» Ledisi – "Pieces of Me"
» Kelly Price – "Kelly"

Best Rap Album
» Jay-Z and Kanye West – "Watch the Throne"
» Lil Wayne – "Tha Carter IV"
» Lupe Fiasco – "Lasers"
» Nicki Minaj – "Pink Friday"
» Kanye West – "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy"

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
» Beyoncé and Andre 3000 – "Party"
» DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne – "I'm On One"
» Dr. Dre, Eminem and Skylar Grey – "I Need a Doctor"
» Rihanna and Drake – "What's My Name?"
» Kelly Rowland and Lil Wayne – "Motivation"
» Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie – "All Of The Lights"

Best Rap Performance
» Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes – "Look at Me Now"
» Jay-Z and Kanye West – "Otis"
» Lupe Fiasco – "The Show Goes On"
» Nicki Minaj and Drake – "Moment 4 Life"
» Wiz Khalifa – "Black And Yellow"

Best Country Solo Performance
» Jason Aldean – "Dirt Road Anthem"
» Martina McBride – "I'm Gonna Love You Through It"
» Blake Shelton – "Honey Bee"
» Taylor Swift – "Mean"
» Carrie Underwood – "Mama's Song"

Best Country Song
» Thompson Square – "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"
» Blake Shelton – "God Gave Me You"
» Trace Adkins – "Just Fishin' "
» Taylor Swift – "Mean"
» Vince Gill – "Threaten Me With Heaven"
» Kenny Chesney (featuring Grace Potter) – "You and Tequila"

Best Americana Album
» Linda Chorney – "Emotional Jukebox"
» Ry Cooder – "Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down"
» Emmylou Harris – "Hard Bargain"
» Levon Helm – "Ramble At The Ryman"
» Lucinda Williams – "Blessed"

Best Blues Album
» Gregg Allman – "Low Country Blues"
» Marcia Ball – "Roadside Attractions"
» Warren Haynes – "Man In Motion"
» Keb' Mo' – "The Reflection"
» Tedeschi Trucks Band – "Revelator"

Best Folk Album
» The Civil Wars – "Barton Hollow"
» Steve Earle – "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive"
» Fleet Foxes – "Helplessness Blues"
» Eddie Vedder – "Ukulele Songs"
» Gillian Welch – "The Harrow & The Harvest"

Best Pop Instrumental
» Jenny Oaks Baker – Wish Upon A Star
» Daniel Ho – E Kahe Malie
» Booker T. Jones – The Road From Memphis
» Dave Koz – Hello Tomorrow
» Brian Setzer – Setzer Goes Instru-Mental!

Best Pop Vocal Album
» Adele – "21"
» Cee-Lo Green – "The Lady Killer"
» Lady Gaga – "Born This Way"
» Bruno Mars – "Doo-Wops & Hooligans"
» Rihanna – "Loud"

Best Dance/Electronica Album
» Cut/Copy – "Zonoscope"
» Deadmau5 – "4×4=12"
» David Guetta – " Nothing But The Beat"
» Robyn – " Body Talk, Pt. 3"
» Skrillex – " Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites"

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
» Tony Bennett & Various Artists – "Duets II"
» Susan Boyle – "The Gift"
» Harry Connick Jr. – "In Concert on Broadway"
» Seth MacFarlane – "Music Is Better Than Words"

Best Rock Song
» Coldplay – "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall
» The Decemberists – "Down By the Water"
» Foo Fighters – "Walk"
» Mumford & Sons – "The Cave"
» Radiohead – "Lotus Flower"

Best R&B Performance
» Marsha Ambrosius – "Far Away"
» Ledisi – "Pieces of Me"
» Kelly Price & Stokley – "Not My Daddy"
» Corinne Bailey Rae – "Is This Love"
» Charlie Wilson – "You Are"

Best R&B Song
» Marsha Ambrosius – "Far Away"
» Cee-Lo Green – "Fool for You"
» Ledisi – "Pieces of Me"
» Kelly Price & Stokley – "Not My Daddy"
» Charlie Wilson – "You Are"

Best Rap Song
» Fergie, Kanye West, Kid Cudi and Rihanna – "All of the Lights"
» Wiz Khalifa – "Black and Yellow"
» Dr. Dre, Eminem and Skylar Grey – "I Need a Doctor"
» Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes – "Look at Me Now"
» Jay-Z & Kanye West – "Otis"
» Lupe Fiasco – "The Show Goes On"

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
» Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson – "Don't You Wanna Stay"
» Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter – "You And Tequila"
» The Civil Wars – "Barton Hollow"
» Thompson Square – "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"

Best Country Album
» Jason Aldean – "My Kinda Party"
» Eric Church – "Chief"
» Lady Antebellum – "Own the Night"
» Blake Shelton – "Red River Blue"
» George Strait – "Here For a Good Time"
» Taylor Swift – "Speak Now"

Best New Age Album
» Al Conti – " Northern Seas"
» Michael Brant DeMaria – "Gaia"
» Peter Kater – "Wind, Rock, Sea & Flame"
» Pat Metheny – "What's It All About"
» Zamora – "Instrumental Oasis, Vol. 6"

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
» Randy Brecker – "All or Nothing at All"
» Ron Carter – "You Are My Sunshine"
» Chick Corea – "500 Miles High"
» Fred Hersch – "Work"
» Sonny Rollins – "Sonnymoon for Two"

Best Jazz Vocal Album
» Karrin Allyson – "'Round Midnight"
» Terri Lyne Carrington & Various Artists – "The Mosaic Project"
» Kurt Elling – "The Gate"
» Tierney Sutton (Band) – "American Road"
» Roseanna Vitro – "The Music of Randy Newman"

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
» Gerald Clayton – "Bond: The Paris Sessions"
» Corea, Clarke & White – "Forever"
» Fred Hersch – "Alone at The Vanguard"
» Joe Lovano/Us Five – "Bird Songs"
» Sonny Rollins – "Road Shows Vol. 2"
» Yellowjackets – "Timeline"

Best Large Jazz Ensemble
» Randy Brecker With DR Big Band – "The Jazz Ballad Song Book"

» Christian McBride Big Band – "The Good Feeling"
» Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra – "40 Acres And A Burro"
» Gerald Wilson Orchestra – "Legacy"
» Miguel Zenón – "Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook"

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
» Steven Curtis Chapman – "Do Everything"
» Natalie Grant – "Alive (Mary Magdalene)"
» Brandon Heath – "Your Love"
» Le'Andria Johnson – "Jesus"
» Chris Tomlin – "I Lift My Hands"

Best Gospel Song
» Kirk Franklin – "hello Fear"
» Mary Mary – "Sitting With Me"
» Donald Lawrence & Co. Featuring Blanche McAllister-Dykes – "Spiritual"
» Richard Smallwood & Vision – "Trust Me"
» Canton Jones – "Window"

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song
» Laura Story – "Blessings"
» Jamie Grace featuring Tobymac – "Hold Me"
» Chris Tomlin – "I Lift My Hands"
» Matthew West – "Strong Enough"
» Brandon Heath – "Your Love"

Best Gospel Album
» Kim Burrell – "The Love Album"
» Andraé Crouch – "The Journey"
» Kirk Franklin – "Hello Fear"
» Mary Mary – "Something Big"
» Trin-I-Tee 5:7 – "Angel & Chanelle Deluxe Edition"

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
» Gungor – "Ghosts Upon The Earth"
» Brandon Heath – "Leaving Eden"
» Leeland – "The Great Awakening"
» Mandisa – "What If We Were Real"
» Royal Tailor – "Black & White"
» Chris Tomlin – "And If Our God Is For Us …"

Best Latin Pop, Rock or Urban Album
» Calle 13 – "Entren Los Que Quieran"
» Gustavo Galindo – "Entre La Ciudad Y El Mar"
» Nuestra – "La Vida Bohème"
» Not So Commercial – "Los Amigos Invisibles"
» Maná – "Drama Y Luz"

Best Regional Mexican or Tejano Album
» Pepe Aguilar – "Bicentenario"
» Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea – "Orale"
» Mariachi Los Arrieros Del Valle – "Amor A La Musica"
» Paquita La Del Barrio – "Eres Un Farsante"
» Joan Sebastian – "Huevos Rancheros"

Best Banda or Norteño Album
» El Güero Y Su Banda Centenario – "Estare Mejor"
» Intocable – "Intocable 2011"
» Los Tigres Del Norte – "Los Tigres Del Norte and Friends"
» Los Tucanes De Tijuana – "El Árbol"
» Michael Salgado – "No Vengo A Ver Si Puedo … Si Por Que Puedo Vengo"

Best Tropical Latin Album
» Edwin Bonilla – "Homenaje a Los Rumberos"
» Cachao – "The Last Mambo"
» José Rizo's Mongorama – "Mongorama"

Best Bluegrass Album
» Alison Krauss & Union Station – "Paper Airplane"
» Jim Lauderdale – "Reason And Rhyme: Bluegrass Songs By Robert Hunter & Jim Lauderdale"
» Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers – "Rare Bird Alert"
» The Del McCoury Band – "Old Memories: The Songs of Bill Monroe"
» Ralph Stanley – "A Mother's Prayer"
» Chris Thile & Michael Daves – "Sleep With One Eye Open"

Best Regional Roots Music Album
» C.J. Chenier – "Can't Sit Down"
» George Kahumoku, Jr. – "Wao Akua – The Forest of the Gods"
» Rebirth Brass Band – "Rebirth of New Orleans"
» Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys – "Grand Isle"
» Jimmy Sturr & His Orchesta – "Not Just Another Polka"

Best Reggae Album
» Monty Alexander – "Harlem-Kingston Express Live!"
» Israel Vibration – "Reggae Knights"
» Stephen Marley – "Revelation Pt 1: The Root of Life"
» Ziggy Marley – "Wild and Free"
» Shaggy – "Summer in Kingston"

Best World Music Album
» AfroCubism – "AfroCubism"
» Femi Kuti – "Africa for Africa"
» Ladysmith Black Mambazo – "Songs From a Zulu Farm"
» Tinariwen – "Tassili"

Best Children's Album
» Various Artists – "All About Bullies … Big and Small"
» The Papa Hugs Band – "Are We There Yet?"
» Miss Amy – "Fitness Rock & Roll"
» The Banana Plant – "GulfAlive"
» Various Artists – "I Love: Tom T. Hall's Songs of Fox Hollow"

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books and Story Telling)
» Tina Fey – "Bossypants"
» Various Artists – "Fab Fan Memories – The Beatles Bond"
» Dan Donohue & Various Artists – Oregon Shakespeare Festival – "Hamlet"
» Betty White – "If You Ask Me (and Of Course You Won't)"
» Val Kilmer & Cast – "The Mark of Zorro"

Best Comedy Album
» "Weird Al" Yankovic – "Alpocalypse"
» Patton Oswalt – "Finest Hour"
» Louis C.K. – "Hilarious"
» Kathy Griffin – "Kathy Griffin: 50 & Not Pregnant"
» The Lonely Island – "Turtleneck & Chain"

Best Musical Theater Album
» New Broadway Cast Recording – "Anything Goes"
» Original Broadway Cast – "The Book of Mormon"
» The 2011 Broadway Cast Recording – "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
» Various Artists – "Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1"
» Christina Aguilera – "Burlesque"
» "Glee" Cast – "Glee: The Music, Volume 4"
» Various Artists – "Tangled"
» Various Artists – "True Blood: Volume 3"

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
» Clint Mansell – "Black Swan"
» Alexandre Desplat – "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2"
» Alexandre Desplat – "The King's Speech"
» Ryan Shore – "The Shrine"
» Daft Punk – "Tron Legacy"

Best Song Written For Visual Media
» Justin Bieber – "Born To Be Somebody" (From "Never Say Never")
» Danny Smith, Ron Jones & Seth MacFarlane – "Christmastime Is Killing Us" (From "Family Guy")
» Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi – "I See The Light" (From "Tangled")
» Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward – "So Long" (From "Winnie the Pooh")
» Zac Brown – "Where the River Goes" (From "Footloose")
» Cher – "You Haven't Seen The Last of Me" (From "Burlesque")

Best Instrumental Composition
» ONJ – "Falling Men"
» Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band – "Hunting Wabbits 3 (Get Off My Lawn)"
» Randy Brecker With DR Big Band – "I Talk To the Trees"
» Béla Fleck & The Flecktones  – "Life in Eleven"
» Yellowjackets – "Timeline"

Best Instrumental Arrangement
» Randy Brecker With DR Big Band – "All or Nothing ort All"
» The Clare Fischer Big Band – "In the Beginning"
» The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra – "Nasty Dance"
» Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band – "Rhapsody in Blue"
» Carlos Franzetti & Allison Brewster Franzetti – "Song Without Words"

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
» Vince Mendoza – "Ao Mar"
» Sting & The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra – "Moon Over Bourbon Street"
» The Tierney Sutton Band – "On Broadway"
» Tony Bennett & Queen Latifah  – "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)"
» Barbra Streisand – "The Windmills of Your Mind"

Best Recording Package
» Chickenfoot – "Chickenfoot III"
» Reckless Kelly – "Good Luck & True Love"
» J. Viewz – "Rivers and Homes"
» Arcade Fire – "Scenes From the Suburbs"
» Jay-Z & Kanye West – "Watch the Throne"

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
» Radiohead – "The King Of Limbs"
» Bruce Springsteen – "The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story"
» Danny Elfman & Tim Burton – "25th Anniversary Music Box"
» Sting – "25 Years"
» Wingless Angels – "Wingless Angels – Deluxe Edition"

Best Album Notes
» Neil Diamond – "The Bang Years 1966-1968"
» Various Artists – "The Bristol Sessions, 1927-1928: The Big Bang of Country Music"
» Syl Johnson – "Complete Mythology"
» Various Artists – "Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond as Recorded by the San » Francisco Bay by Chris Strachwitz in the 1960s"
» Various Artists – "The Music City Story: Street Corner Doo Wop, Raw R&B and Soulful Sounds From Berkeley, California 1950-75"

Best Historical Album
» Paul McCartney & Wings – "Band on the Run" (Paul McCartney Archive Collection – Deluxe Edition)
» Various Artists – "The Bristol Sessions, 1927-1928: The Big Bang of Country Music"
» Syl Johnson – "Complete Mythology"
» Various Artists – "Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond as Recorded by the San » Francisco Bay by Chris Strachwitz in the 1960s"
» Elvis Presley – "Young Man With the Big Beat: The Complete '56 Elvis Presley Masters"

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
» Sarah Jarosz – "Follow Me Down"
» Gillian Welch – "The Harrow & The Harvest"
» Seth MacFarlane – "Music Is Better Than Words"
» Seth Glier – "The Next Right Thing"
» Alison Krauss & Union Station – "Paper Airplane"

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
» Danger Mouse
» Paul Epworth
» The Smeezingtons
» Ryan Tedder
» Butch Vig

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
» Benny Benassi – "Cinema" (Skrillex Remix)
» Leona Lewis – "Collide" (Afrojack Remix)
» Daft Punk – "End of Line" (Photek Remix)
» Rihanna – "Only Girl (in the World)" (Rosabel Club Mix)
» Foo Fighters – "Rope" (Deadmau5 Mix)
» Deadmau5, remixer (Foo Fighters)

Best Surround Sound Album
» Various Artists – "An Evening With Dave Grusin"
» Steven Wilson – "Grace For Drowning"
» Kjetil Almenning, Ensemble 96 & Nidaros String Quartet – "Kind"
» Derek & The Dominos – "Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (Super Deluxe Edition)"
» Camerata Freden – "Spohr: String Sextet In C Major, Op. 140 & Nonet In F Major, Op. 31"

Best Engineered Album, Classical
» William Boggs, Keith Phares, Patricia Risley, Vale Rideout, Frank Kelley, Heather Buck, Florentine Opera Chorus & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra – "Aldridge: Elmer Gantry"
» José Serebrier, Alexey Serov, Wen-Sinn Yang, Alexander Romanovsky, Rachel Barton » Pine, Marc Chisson & Russian National Orchestra – "Glazunov: Complete Concertos"
» Rinde Eckert, Steven Mackey & Eighth Blackbird – "Mackey: Lonely Motel – Music From Slide"
» Leif Ove Andsnes, Antonio Pappano & London Symphony Orchestra – "Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4"
» Thord Svedlund & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra – "Weinberg: Symphony No. 3 & Suite No. 4 From 'The Golden Key'"

Producer of the Year, Classical
» Blanton Alspaugh
» Manfred Eicher
» David Frost
» Peter Rutenberg
» Judith Sherman

Best Orchestral Performance
» BBC Philharmonic – "Bowen: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2"
» Los Angeles Philharmonic – "Brahms: Symphony No. 4"
» Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra – "Haydn: Symphonies 104, 88 & 101"
» Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin – "Henze: Symphonies Nos. 3-5"
» BBC Symphony Orchestra – "Martinu: The 6 Symphonies"

Best Opera Recording
» Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Chorus – "Adams: Doctor Atomic"
» London Philharmonic Orchestra; Glyndebourne Chorus – "Britten: Billy Budd"
» Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra; Kaivos Chorus – "Rautavaara: Kaivos"
» Orchestra of the Royal Opera House; Royal Opera Chorus – "Verdi: La Traviata"
» Europa Galante; Coro Da Camera Santa Cecilia Di Borgo San Lorenzo – "Vivaldi: Ercole Sul Termodonte"

Best Choral Performance
» Choir of Trinity College Cambridge – "Beyond All Mortal Dreams – American A Cappella"
» Justin Blackwell, Scott Allen Jarrett, Paul Max Tipton & Teresa Wakim; Professional Choral » Institute & Seraphic Fire – "Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45"
» Christopher Glynn & Hila Plitmann; The King's Singers, Laudibus, Pavão Quartet & The Eric Whitacre Singers – "Light & Gold"
» Ars Nova Copenhagen – "The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen"

Best Small Ensemble Performance
» Gabriela Lena Frank; ALIAS Chamber Ensemble – "Frank: Hilos"
» Richard Savino, conductor; El Mundo – "The Kingdoms of Castille"
» Rinde Eckert & Steven Mackey; Eighth Blackbird – "Mackey: Lonely Motel – Music From Slide"
» Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor; Seraphic Fire – "A Seraphic Fire Christmas"
» The Bay Brass – "Sound The Bells!"

Best Classical Instrumental Solo
» Copenhagen Philharmonic – "Chinese Recorder Concertos – East Meets West"
» Claudio Abbado; Mahler Chamber Orchestra – "Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 In C » Antonio Pappano; London Symphony Orchestra – "Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4"
» Nashville Symphony – "Schwantner: Concerto For Percussion & Orchestra"
» Ursula Oppens – "Winging It – Piano Music of John Corigliano"

Best Classical Vocal Solo
» Kazushi Ono; Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Lyon; Choeur De L'Opéra National De Lyon – "Diva Divo"
» Nils Anders Mortensen – "Grieg/Thommessen: Veslemøy Synsk"
» Emmanuelle Haïm; Le Concert D'Astrée – "Handel: Cleopatra"
» Stefano Montanari; Christophe Dumaux; Accademia Bizantina – "Purcell: O Solitude"
» Bernard Labadie; Mark Bennett, Andrew Clarke, Sophie Daneman, Alberto Grazzi, Jonathan Gunthorpe, Benjamin Hulett & Madeline Shaw; The English Concert – "Three Baroque Tenors"

Best Contemporary Classical Composition
» Robert Aldridge & Herschel Garfein – "Aldridge, Robert: Elmer Gantry"
» George Crumb – "Crumb, George: The Ghosts of Alhambra"
» Jefferson Friedman – "Friedman, Jefferson: String Quartet No. 3"
» Steven Mackey – "Mackey, Steven: Lonely Motel – Music From Slide"
» Poul Ruders – "Ruders, Poul: Piano Concerto No. 2"

Best Short Form Music Video
» Adele – "Rolling in the Deep"
» Memory Tapes – "Yes I Know"
» OK Go – "All Is Not Lost"
» Radiohead – "Lotus Flower"
» Skrillex – "First of the Year (Equinox)"
» "Weird Al" Yankovic – "Perform This Way"

Best Long Form Music Video
» Beyonce – "I Am … World Tour"
» Foo Fighters – "Foo Fighters: Back and Forth"
» Kings of Leon – "Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon"
» A Tribe Called Quest – "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest"
» TV on the Radio – "Nine Types Of Light"