Lots Of Ties And Tension: 2013 Grammy Nominees

Sometimes with all that Oscar buzz, we forget there's another giant awards show right around the corner — but we were reminded early this morning with the release of the 2013 Grammy nominations! As MTV points out, there's no clear all-around winner, and if you ask us, that's a good thing. While we loved seeing Adele humbly lord over her kingdom of musical minions last time, there's distinctly less of an edge to watching something you could've predicted every minute of play out on live TV. Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, and Jay-Z are all tied with six nominations. The Black Keys are right behind that group with five. Though it's a pretty level playing field, personally, we'll be pretty upset if Frank Ocean doesn't come home with a full bag of trophies. Is there a Grammys equivalent to the common election night claim that "If so-and-so doesn't win, I'm moving to Canada"? If Frank Ocean doesn't win Best New Artist, we're moving to the town in Footloose?
Check out the full list of televised nominations, and mark your calendars right now: The big show will air on February 10th on CBS (and you know we'll be covering the red carpet). (MTV)
Best Pop Vocal Album
Kelly Clarkson, Stronger
Florence + the Machine, Ceremonials
Fun., Some Nights
Maroon 5, Overexposed
P!nk, The Truth About Love
Album of the Year
The Black Keys, El Camino
Fun., Some Nights
Mumford & Sons, Babel
Frank Ocean, Channel Orange
Jack White, Blunderbuss
Record of the Year
The Black Keys, Lonely Boy
Kelly Clarkson, Stronger
Fun. feat. Jenelle Monae, We Are Young
Gotye feat. Kimbra, Somebody That I Used To Know
Frank Ocean, Thinking about You
Taylor Swift, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
Best New Artist
The Alabama Shakes
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean
Best Country Solo Performance
Dierks Bentley, "Home"
Eric Church, "Springsteen"
Ronnie Dunn, "Cost of Livin'"
Hunter Hayes, "Wanted"
Blake Shelton,"Over"
Carrie Underwood, "Blown Away"
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