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Rappers Kanye West and Jay-Z, Singer Frank Ocean Top All Grammy Nominees

(AllHipHop News) Rappers Kanye West and Jay-Z and R&B singer Frank Ocean topped the nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, which will take place this February in Los Angeles.

Jay-Z, Kanye West and Frank Ocean each earned six nominations, as did Dan Auerbach, FUN and Mumford & Sons.

The Black Keys, Miguel and legendary artist Chick Corea landed five nominations, while Nas, producer Jeff Bhasker and engineer Bob Ludwig are up for four nominations.

“The Grammy Awards process once again has produced a diverse and impressive list of nominations across multiple genres,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “This year’s nominees truly represent an exceptional and vibrant creative community that exemplifies some of the highest levels of artistry and excellence in their respective fields. Combined with the fifth year of our primetime nominations special, we’re off to an exciting start on the road to Music’s Biggest Night, the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, on February 10.”

It was a good year for the Island/Def Jam label, which racked up a total of 36 nominations.

Artists like Rihanna, 2Chainz, Big Sean, Pusha-T, The Fream, Ne-Yo, Young Jeezy, Ludacris, The Roots, Luke James, Rick Ross and Bob Marley & The Wailers are among the artists on the Island/Def Jam label that have been nominated for a Grammy Award.

The 55th annual Grammy Awards are slated to take place February 10th and will air live from the Staples Center on CBS.

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  • johnblacksad

    “at a three-point range with a glock, i shoot better than Kobe”

    in high school, Fif was the man homie

  • Numbuh Four

    2Chainz though? To quote a great man: “I guess it just be like that sometimes yo..”

    • Who did you expect? Krs One? Mos Def / Yasin bey? Immortal technique? Jedi Mind Tricks? for Design In Malice with Vinnie Paz?

      Nah! It’ll never happen!

      Watered downed music only….it just be like that sometimes yo.

      • Numbuh Four

        My name 2Chainz I got two chains
        Two chains I got two bracelets
        Two bracelets got two rings
        Two bitches I do mang
        Two cars I got two broads
        Bad bitch named Debbie
        Drunk off that henny
        Got a nigga feeling like Tu-Park
        Puffin’ on that mary
        Man the smoke done hit me fast
        Teeth white like dairy
        Pockets thick like Nicki azz


        That’s a typical 2Chainz verse…maybe even better….Grammys aren’t big on honor but goddamn…I understand they wanna be diverse but mothafuck a 2Chainz…

      • Well at least you didn’t drop the ” I’m on my ‘chet! Pamper on my side” verse!

      • NaS isn’t watered down and he got 4 nominations! Just Saying!

      • True, glad they have at least 1 MC, but in reality, they overlooked Nasty Nas in his prime.

  • buffer

    SMH ! Jay-z did nothing this year, he put out no mixtapes no music for free , NOTHING
    and he still gets nominated ? SMH that jay-z cocksuckers make me sick

    • Nemesis_Enforcer

      “he put out no mixtapes no music for free”.

      Is something wrong with you? Music is a BUSINESS!

      • Gjl

        THATS WHY hip hop is dead, because of people like you, they see only money in that music,
        buts its more than just money, its a culture that is dieng because of JAY/ DIDDY ymcm etc. people to greedy to give fans some music for free..

    • FREE?? LMAO… He doesn’t put music out for broke leaches! You have to pay! The free shit doesn’t pay the studio bills! Besides, other then mixtapes, who still sits at home trying to steal something that costs $10? It’s 2013! That crumb bum sh*t is for the birds!

  • jacksjus

    Channel Orange for album of the year. Say what you want about the artist, but his music is undeniably good.

  • WillVetterGoodin

    Artists who get grammy (nods) do it because they are the best. Jay could not do nothing for a decade, come back and get at least two.

  • Glad to see NaS was nominated for 4 with no features from rappers on his album!

    • Nervz

      No features? What album did you hear. You must be def!