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The official list of  54th Annual Grammy Awards nominees has been announced. The Grammy Awards will be held on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles and broadcasted on CBS. A total of 78 awards will be presented.

Rap artist Kanye West is nominated for a wholesome 7 Grammy awards ! The Foo Fighters were nominated for 6 Grammy awards including Album of the year ! Long live Rock & Roll ! The nominees for “record of the year” and “song of the year” include “Holocene” – Bon Iver and “The Cave” – Mumford & Sons.

Bruno & The Smeezingtons have remarkable 6 nominations including “Grenade” (Record of the year, Song of the year & Best Pop Solo Performance), “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” (Album of the year & Best pop vocal album) and producer of the year, non-classical. Adele has also been nominated for 6 awards including “Rolling in the Deep” (Record of the year, Song of the Year & Best Short form music video), 21 (Album of the year & Best pop vocal album), “Someone like you “ (Best pop solo performance). Musician Cee Lo Green, known for “Forget You” got 4 Grammy nominations. Rihanna also got 4 Grammy nominations. Rap artist Nicki Minaj  earned 4 Grammy nominations including Best new artist and Best Rap Album.

Lady Gaga  received 3 Grammy nominations. Beyonce received 2 nominations in the following categories – “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Party -Beyoncé & André 3000” and “ Best Long Form Music Video – I Am…World Tour Beyoncé “. Coldplay received 3 nominations – for “Paradise” (best pop dup/group performance) and two for “Every Teardrop is a waterfall” (best rock performance and best rock song). Katy Perry’s “Firework” has been nominated for record of the year and best pop solo performance. Taylor Swift has 3 Grammy nominations while Jason Aldean has also been nominated for 3 awards – “My kinda Party” (Best country album), “ Dirt Road Anthem” (Best country solo performance), “ Don’t you wanna stay” (best country dup/group performance).

Kimberly Perry, of Band Perry was one of the nominees for Best New Artist. The other nominees for new artist include Bon Iver, Shrillex and Cole.

Meanwhile, you can see the full list here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/54th_Grammy_Awards