54th Grammy Awards Nominees Released

December 12th, 2011

I’m a little late on covering this one, but the final nominees for the 54th Grammy Awards have been announced.

Full list here, but below are a some of my thoughts.

Adele is most likely going to walk home with quite a few awards.  She and her collaborators are nominated 6 times, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance.  Two of the producers from the album, Paul Epworth and Ryan Tedder, are also nominated for Producer of the Year.

Bon Iver is also getting some recognition for their self-titled album.  Nomination include Best New Artist, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year.

Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga unsurprisingly fill up many of the pop award nominations.

I complete missed that Seth McFarlane (Family Guy) released an album, Music is Better than Words, which received a nomination for best traditional pop vocal album.

Rock bands nominated include Foo Fighters, Coldplay and Radiohead.

In country, veterans Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins, George Strait, Martina McBride and Kenny Chesney get recognition.