Grammy nominations announced

By: Tucker Harrington

The nominations for the 2013 Grammy Awards were announced on December 5 during a special concert in Nashville. People Magazine reports some major acts didn’t make the cut, while others are up for multiple recognition awards.

Some of the top contenders include Fun., Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean and Kanye West, as all of these acts received six nods. Other entertainers in the running include Taylor Swift, The Black Keys, Kelly Clarkson and Gotye. Acts left off the list of nominations include boy band One Direction and Justin Bieber.

CBS News reports one of the most sought-after awards, Best New Artist, pegs many great acts against each other. The award could go to either Alabama Shakes, Lumineers, Frank Ocean, Fun. or Hunter Hayes. However, some popular newcomers like Gotye and Ed Sheeran were snubbed in this category. Both acts made the cut in another prominent category, Song of the Year. They are up against Miguel Pimentel, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kelly Clarkson and Fun. for the honor.

2012 seems to have been the year of rock and roll, as four of the five nominations for Album of the Year are rock bands. The Black Keys will face off against Fun., Mumford & Sons, Jack White and Frank Ocean for the top honors.

Fans will learn the fate of their favorite acts on February 10 when the 55th Annual Grammy Awards air live on CBS.