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2013 Grammy Nominations: Jay-Z, Kanye West, Frank Ocean and Miguel Nab Multiple Nods

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Chart-topping artists Jay-Z, Kanye West, Frank Ocean and Miguel lead the pack of nominees in the hip-hop and R&B categories for the 2013 Grammy Awards. Hov and Yeezy both nabbed six mentions apiece including Best Rap Song for their ubiquitous hit ‘N—-s in Paris.’

Ocean also garnered six nods including Best New Artist and the Album of the Year for his critically-acclaimed debut ‘Channel Orange.’ “Wow…,” he wrote on his Tumblr page after hearing the great news.

Fellow R&B crooner Miguel grabbed five nominations, including Song of the Year (‘Adorn’) and Best Urban Contemporary Album (‘Kaleidoscope Dream’). “I’m humbled by this honor knowing that the hard work is being acknowledged,” said Miguel in a press release. “The real blessing is that people are actually listening to, and appreciating my music and for that I’m eternally grateful.”

Other nominees include Drake, Rihanna and 2 Chainz with three nods apiece, while Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa received two noms.

However, there was one major Grammy snub that couldn’t be ignored. Nicki Minaj is nowhere to be found on the nominations list despite releasing one of the biggest albums in 2012, ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.’ This wasn’t unnoticed by the Barbs (aka her fans) who reacted strongly on Twitter, as spotted by MTV’s RapFix.

One fan tweeted, “So @NICKIMINAJ isn’t nomminated for any grammy awards….TOTAL B.S.!!” Another fan wrote, “Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry & Justin aren’t nominated for Grammys. This is gonna be the worst Grammy ever to be honest.” However, there were a few people elated about her absence from the nominations list. “Nicki Minaj wasn’t nominated for a Grammy, my faith in humanity is restored,” tweeted one person.

Some rap fans were also wondering why Kendrick Lamar wasn’t nominated for some awards. Granted, K.Dot released one of the best rap albums of 2012, with the gold-selling ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city,’ but unfortunately, he was ineligible for consideration.

For the 2013 Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy honors music that has been released between Oct. 1, 2011, and Sept. 30, 2012. Lamar’s album dropped on Oct. 22, eliminating him from the competition. Hopefully Grammy voters won’t forget next year to give the Compton rapper his just due in nominations. (*crosses fingers*)

CBS will televise the 55th Annual Grammy Awards live from Nashville Feb. 10 at 8PM ET.

2013 Grammy Nominees

Record of the Year
‘Lonely Boy,’ Black Keys
‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),’ Kelly Clarkson
‘We Are Young,’ fun. feat. Janelle Monae
‘Somebody That I Used to Know,’ Gotye feat. Kimbra
‘Thinkin Bout You,’ Frank Ocean
‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,’ Taylor Swift

Album of the Year
‘El Camino,’ The Black Keys
‘Some Nights,’fun.
‘Babel,’ Mumford & Sons
‘Channel Orange,’ Frank Ocean
‘Blunderbuss,’ Jack White

Song of the Year
‘The A Team,’ Ed Sheeran
‘Adorn,’ Miguel
‘Call Me Maybe,’ Carly Rae Jepsen
‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),’ Kelly Clarkson
‘We Are Young,’ fun. feat. Janelle Monae

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

Best Pop Solo Performance
‘Set Fire to the Rain (Live),’ Adele
‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),’ Kelly Clarkson
‘Call Me Maybe,’ Carly Rae Jepsen
‘Wide Awake,’ Katy Perry
‘Where Have You Been,’ Rihanna

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
‘Shake It Out,’ Florence & The Machine
‘We Are Young,’ fun. feat. Janelle Monae
‘Somebody That I Used to Know,’ Gotye feat. Kimbra
‘Sexy and I Know It,’ LMFAO
‘Payphone,’ Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa

Best R&B Performance
‘Thank You,’ Estelle
‘Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.),’ Robert Glasper Experiment feat. Ledisi
‘I Want You,’ Luke James
‘Adorn,’ Miguel
‘Climax,’ Usher

Best Traditional R&B Performance
‘Lately,’ Anita Baker
‘Love on Top,’ Beyonce
‘Wrong Side of a Love Song,’ Melanie Fiona
‘Real Good Hands,’ Gregory Porter
‘If Only You Knew,’ SWV

Best R&B Song
‘Adorn,’ Miguel
‘Beautiful Surprise,’ Tamia
‘Heart Attack,’ Trey Songz
‘Pray for Me,’ Anthony Hamilton
‘Refill,’ Elle Varner

Best Urban Contemporary Album
‘Fortune,’ Chris Brown
‘Kaleidoscope,’ Dream Miguel
‘Channel Orange,’ Frank Ocean

Best R&B Album
‘Black Radio,’ Robert Glasper Experiment
‘Back to Love,’ Anthony Hamilton
‘Write Me Back,’ R. Kelly
‘Beautiful Surprise,’ Tamia
‘Open Invitation,’ Tyrese

Best Rap Performance
‘HYFR (Hell Ya F—ing Right),’ Drake feat. Lil Wayne
‘N—-s in Paris,’ Jay-Z & Kanye West
‘Daughters,’ Nas
‘Mercy,’ Kanye West feat.Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
‘I Do,’ Young Jeezy feat. Jay-Z & Andre 3000

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
‘Wild Ones,’ Flo Rida feat. Sia
‘No Church in the Wild,’ Jay-Z & Kanye West feat. Frank Ocean & The-Dream
‘Tonight (Best You Ever Had),’ John Legend feat. Ludacris
‘Cherry Wine,’ Nas feat. Amy Winehouse
‘Talk That Talk,’ Rihanna feat. Jay-Z

Best Rap Song
‘Daughters,’ Nas
‘Lotus Flower Bomb,’ Wale feat. Miguel
‘Mercy,’ Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
‘The Motto,’ Drake feat. Lil Wayne
‘N—-s in Paris,’ Jay-Z & Kanye West
‘Young, Wild & Free,’ Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa feat. Bruno Mars

Best Rap Album
‘Take Care,’ Drake
‘Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1,’ Lupe Fiasco
‘Life Is Good,’ Nas
‘Undun,’ The Roots
‘God Forgives, I Don’t,’ Rick Ross
‘Based on a T.R.U. Story,’ 2 Chainz

What do you think about the Grammy nominations? Who do you think should have been nominated? Tell us in the comments below.

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