adele_web.jpgIt was Adele's year, and when the Grammy Awards are revealed next February, it very well may be her night, given the British songstress’ six Grammy nominations.  But the nominations leader, with seven, is Kanye West.

West was nominated for song of the year for his all-star anthem All of the Lights, which featured everyone from Rihanna to Elton John.

But even though the album from which it came, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, was heralded as an epic by critics when it was released last year, it was not featured in the best album category. (So far, no obligatory West rant has surfaced in response).

Adele was nominated for album of the year for 21 and record and song of the year for her bitter groove Rolling in the Deep. Bruno Mars and the Foo Fighters also received six each.

Bon Iver, the folky indie rock act that was a key part of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and received a popularity boost from its association with Kanye, was one of the big winners, receiving four nominations, including for best artist, and song and record of the year for Holocene.


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