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The 2012 Grammy Award nominations, which were announced last night  by Taylor Swift and LL Cool J on CBS, are out!

Frank Ocean is leading the way with six nominations, including: “Bet Urban Contemporary Album,” “Album Of The Year,” Record Of The Year” for his single “Thinkin’ Bout You,” and “Best New Artist.” Miguel and Janelle bump heads in the “Song Of The Year” category with “Adorn” and “We Are Young.”

It is a big year for Hip Hop as Drake, Jay-Z and Kanye West go against each other for “Best Rap Song,” but the real heat lies in the “Best Rap Album” ring, where Drake, Nas, Two Chainz, The Roots and Rick Ross will show down for the coveted statue.

Trey Songz and Miguel battle in the R&B genre, to be the trophy owner for “Best R&B Song.”

Here’s the full list courtesy of Rap-Up:

Album of the Year

“El Camino” – The Black Keys

“Some Nights” – fun.

“Babel” – Mumford & Sons

“Channel Orange” – Frank Ocean

“Blunderbuss” – Jack White

Record of the Year

“Lonely Boy” – The Black Keys

“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”- Kelly Clarkson

“We Are Young” – fun. featuring Janelle Monáe

“Somebody That I Used to Know” – Gotye featuring Kimbra

“Thinkin Bout You” – Frank Ocean

“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” – Taylor Swift

Song of the Year

“The A Team” – Ed Sheeran

“Adorn” – Miguel

“Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen

“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” – Kelly Clarkson

“We Are Young” – fun. featuring Janelle Monáe

Best New Artist

Hunter Hayes

Frank Ocean

Alabama Shakes

The Lumineers


Best R&B Performance

“Thank You” – Estelle

“Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)” – Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Ledisi

“I Want You” – Luke James

“Adorn” – Miguel

“Climax” – Usher

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Best Traditional R&B Performance

“Lately” – Anita Baker

“Love On Top” – Beyoncé

“Wrong Side Of A Love Song” – Melanie Fiona

“Real Good Hands” – Gregory Porter

“If Only You Knew” – SWV

Best R&B Song

“Adorn” – Miguel

“Beautiful Surprise” – Tamia

“Heart Attack” – Trey Songz

“Pray For Me” – Anthony Hamilton

“Refill” – Elle Varner

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Fortune – Chris Brown

Kaleidoscope Dream – Miguel

Channel Orange – Frank Ocean

Best R&B Album

Black Radio – Robert Glasper Experiment

Back To Love – Anthony Hamilton

Write Me Back – R. Kelly

Beautiful Surprise – Tamia

Open Invitation – Tyrese

Best Rap Performance

“HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right)” – Drake featuring Lil Wayne

“N****s In Paris” – Jay-Z & Kanye West

“Daughters” – Nas

“Mercy” – Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz

“I Do” – Young Jeezy featuring Jay-Z & André 3000

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

“Wild Ones” – Flo Rida Featuring Sia

“No Church In The Wild” – Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream

“Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” – John Legend featuring Ludacris

“Cherry Wine” – Nas featuring Amy Winehouse

“Talk That Talk” – Rihanna featuring Jay-Z

Best Rap Song

“Daughters” – Nas

“Lotus Flower Bomb” – Wale featuring Miguel

“Mercy” – Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz

“The Motto” – Drake featuring Lil Wayne

“N****s In Paris” – Jay-Z & Kanye West

“Young, Wild & Free” – Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa featuring Bruno Mars

Best Rap Album

Take Care – Drake

Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1 – Lupe Fiasco

Life Is Good – Nas

Undun – The Roots

God Forgives, I Don’t – Rick Ross

Based On A T.R.U. Story – 2 Chainz

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