2012 Grammy Awards Nominations
The 54th annual Grammy Awards aren't until February, but the excitement starts tonight! With help from some of music's biggest stars (and Grammy nominees!), CBS hosted its annual 'Grammy Nominations Live' concert Wednesday night (Nov. 30), with explosive performances by the Band Perry, Rihanna, Sugarland, Lady Gaga, Usher, Jason Aldean, Ludacris and more, plus announcements in some of the Grammy's top categories.
See the list of nominees in the country categories and top, all-genre categories for the 2012 Grammy Awards below.
Best New Artist
Song of the Year
Record of the Year
*What's the difference between Song and Record of the Year, you ask? Song honors go to the songwriters, while Record goes to the recording artist and producer.
Album of the Year
'Waisting Light,' Foo Fighters
'Born This Way,' Lady Gaga
'Doo Wops and Hooligans,' Bruno Mars
COUNTRY MUSIC CATEGORIES:
Best Country Album
Best Country Solo Performance
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Best Country Song
'Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,' Songwriters: Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy
(recorded by Thompson Square)
'God Gave Me You,' Songwriter: Dave Barnes
(recorded by Blake Shelton)
'Just Fishin',' Songwriters: Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill
(recorded by Trace Adkins)
'Mean,' Songwriter: Taylor Swift
(recorded by Taylor Swift)
'Threaten Me With Heaven,' Songwriters: Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley & Dillon O'Brian
(recorded by Vince Gill)
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will air live from Los Angeles' Staples Center, Feb. 12 at 8:00 PM ET on CBS. See the full list of nominees in all genres here.
2012 Grammy Nominees