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Grammy Time: Music’s Biggest Night Honored with Annual Compilation

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Grammys 2013We’re just a few weeks from the 55th Annual Grammy Awards – or as I like to call it, “how many times can my music geek friends and I make cutting jokes on the Internet?” – and, as is customary, next week will see the release of a compilation of Grammy-nominated songs for your perusal.

The 22-track compilation, distributed this year by EMI, has quite the cross-section of cuts from what is a rather diverse year for the awards ceremony. Altogether, six different artists – Dan Auerbach of the indie-blues group The Black Keys, power-pop upstarts Fun., folk phenom Mumford & Sons, rising rapper/R&B singer Frank Ocean and 21st century hip-hop statesmen Jay-Z and Kanye West – are all tied for most nominations this year, with six apiece. A host of current stars and future greats are up for the most prominent awards, including Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Jack White Australian singer/songwriter Gotye, R&B crooner Miguel and more.

2013 Grammy Nominees also includes a track by last year’s champion Adele (who took home six trophies for her 2011 smash 21 and is nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance for her Live At The Royal Albert Hall CD/DVD) and one from the one and only Boss, Bruce Springsteen, who is not only a three-time nominee this year but will receive the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences’ prestigious MusiCares Person of the Year Award at a ceremony held the night before the Grammys telecast.

Get your copy of the CD January 22 and watch the awards at 8 p.m. on Sunday, February 10 on CBS. Pre-order links and a detailed summary of each track’s Grammy nominations are after the jump.

2013 Grammy Nominees (Capitol/EMI, 2013)

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  1. Lonely Boy – The Black Keys
  2. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
  3. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift
  4. Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye feat. Kimbra
  5. Wide Awake – Katy Perry
  6. We Are Young – Fun. feat. Janelle Monae
  7. Shake It Out – Florence + The Machine
  8. Try – P!nk
  9. Payphone – Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa
  10. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
  11. Adorn – Miguel
  12. The A Team – Ed Sheeran
  13. Wanted – Hunter Hayes
  14. Ho Hey – The Lumineers
  15. Hold On – Alabama Shakes
  16. I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
  17. Pyramids – Frank Ocean
  18. We Take Care of Our Own – Bruce Springsteen
  19. Freedom At 21 – Jack White
  20. Madness – Muse
  21. Charlie Brown – Coldplay
  22. Set Fire to the Rain (Live @ Royal Albert Hall, London – 9/22/2011) – Adele

Track 1 from El Camino (Nonesuch, 2011). Song nominated for Record of the Year, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. Album nominated for Album of the Year and Best Rock Album.

Track 2 from Stronger (19/RCA, 2011). Song nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. Album nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album.

Track 3 from Red (Big Machine, 2012). Song nominated for Record of the Year.

Track 4 from Making Mirrors (Eleven/Samples ‘n’ Seconds, 2011). Song nominated for Record of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Album nominated for Best Alternative Music Album.

Track 5 from Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (Capitol, 2012). Song nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance.

Track 6 from Some Nights (Fueled by Ramen, 2012). Song nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Album nominated for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. Artist nominated for Best New Artist.

Track 7 from Ceremonials (Island, 2011). Song nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Album nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album.

Track 8 from The Truth About Love (RCA, 2012). Album nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album.

Track 9 from Overexposed (A&M/Octone, 2012). Song nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Album nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album.

Track 10 from Kiss (604/Schoolboy/Interscope, 2012). Song nominated for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.

Track 11 from Kaleidoscope Dream (RCA, 2012). Song nominated for Song of the Year, Best R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song.

Track 12 from (Atlantic, 2011). Song nominated for Song of the Year.

Track 13 from Hunter Hayes (Atlantic, 2011). Song nominated for Best Country Solo Performance. Album nominated for Best Country Album. Artist nominated for Best New Artist.

Track 14 from The Lumineers (Dualtone, 2012). Album nominated for Best Americana Album. Artist nominated for Best New Artist.

Track 15 from Boys & Girls (ATO, 2012). Song nominated for Best Rock Performance. Album nominated for Best Recording Package. Artist nominated for Best New Artist.

Track 16 from Babel (Glassnote, 2012). Song nominated for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. Album nominated for Album of the Year and Best Americana Album.

Track 17 from Channel Orange (Def Jam, 2012). Album nominated for Album of the Year and Best Urban Contemporary Album. Artist nominated for Best New Artist. (Another song from the LP, “Thinkin’ Bout You,” nominated for Song of the Year.

Track 18 from Wrecking Ball (Columbia, 2012). Song nominated for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. Album nominated for Best Rock Album. Artist will receive MusiCares Person of the Year Award.

Track 19 from Blunderbuss (Columbia, 2012). Song nominated for Best Rock Song. Album nominated for Album of the Year and Best Rock Album.

Track 20 from The 2nd Law (Helium 3/Warner Bros., 2012). Song nominated for Best Rock Song. Album nominated for Best Rock Album.

Track 21 from Mylo Xyloto (Parlophone, 2011). Song nominated for Best Rock Performance. Album nominated for Album of the Year and Best Rock Album.

Track 22 from Live at the Royal Albert Hall (XL/Columbia, 2011). Song nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance.

Written by Mike Duquette

January 15, 2013 at 14:08

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