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Frank Ocean, fun. Lead 2013 Grammy Award Nominations

Mumford & Sons, Jay-Z and Kanye West also picked up six nods...

Frank Ocean, fun., Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons and Kanye West have topped this year's Grammy Award nominations list with six each, followed by The Black Keys and Miguel with five nods a piece.

fun. are the only act nominated in each of the so-called Big Four categories, picking up Record and Song of the year nods for We Are Young, while also in the running for the Album of the Year gong for their Some Nights LP.

They have also been named in the Best New Artist category, where they'll face off against Ocean. His Channel Orange is up for Album of the Year, and Thinkin Bout You also picked up a Record of the Year nomination.

Jay and Kanye's six nominations were each spread between accolades for their The Throne collaboration and their respective works, as Hov picked up a pair of nods for his features on I Do and Talk That Talk.

Yeezy also earned a nod for G.O.O.D. Music's Mercy. Mumford & Sons' six were also spread across several categories, including Album of the Year for Babel.

The Black Keys will head into the Grammys with five nods, including Album of the Year for El Camino and Record of the Year for Lonely Boy.

Frontman Dan Auerbach is up for Producer of the Year (Non Classical), meaning he could take home six total awards. R&B upstart Miguel also shocked many with five nominations, including Song of the Year for Adorn.

For those who were thinking this year's group of nominees is just a boys' club, there was plenty of love for our favourite leading ladies, like Kelly Clarkson, who scored four nominations; Taylor Swift, who received three nominations; and newcomer Carly Rae Jepsen, who earned two nods.

The UK's very own Ed Sheeran is also in the running for Song of the Year for The A Team, with the star taking to Twitter to express his joy at receiving a nod at the prestigious bash.

He tweeted: "I've been nominated for a Grammy. I'm so happy. A team. A song I wrote with no home, no money, anything, nominated or best record at the Grammys. A dream come true. Ecstatic xxx. I can't describe how happy I am."

The 55th annual Grammy Awards air Sunday, 10th February 2013 from the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, with the ceremony broadcasted live on CBS.

Here are the highlights from the nominations:

Album of the Year
» The Black Keys - El Camino
» Fun. - Some Nights
» Mumford & Sons - Babel
» Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
» Jack White - Blunderbuss

Record of the Year
» The Black Keys - "Lonely Boy"
» Kelly Clarkson - "Stronger"
» Fun. feat. Janelle Monae - "We Are Young"
» Gotye feat. Kimbra - "Somebody That I Used to Know"
» Frank Ocean - "Thinkin Bout You"
» Taylor Swift - "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"

Best New Artist
» The Alabama Shakes
» Fun.
» Hunter Hayes
» The Lumineers
» Frank Ocean

Best Pop Vocal Album
» Kelly Clarkson - Stronger
» Florence and the Machine - Ceremonials
» Fun. - Some Nights
» Maroon 5 - Overexposed
» Pink - The Truth About Love

Song of the Year
» Ed Sheeran - "The A Team"
» Miguel - "Adorn"
» Carly Rae Jepsen - "Call Me Maybe"
» Kelly Clarkson - "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"
» Fun. - "We Are Young"

Best Pop Solo Performance
» Adele - "Set Fire to the Rain (Live)"
» Kelly Clarkson - "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"
» Carly Rae Jepsen - "Call Me Maybe"
» Katy Perry - "Wide Awake"
» Rihanna - "Where Have You Been"

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
» Florence and the Machine - "Shake It Out"
» Fun. - "We Are Young"
» Gotye feat. Kimbra - "Somebody That I Used to Know"
» LMFAO - "Sexy and I Know It"
» Maroon 5 - "Payphone"

Best Dance Recording
» Avicii - "Levels"
» Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo - "Let's Go"
» Skrillex feat. Sirah - "Bangarang"
 » Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin - "Don't You Worry Child"
» Al Walser - "I Can't Live Without You"

Best Dance/Electronic Album
» Steve Aoki - Wonderland
» The Chemical Brothers Don't Think
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» Kaskade Fire & Ice
» Skrillex Bangarang

Best Rock Performance
» Alabama Shakes - "Hold On"
» The Black Keys - "Lonely Boy"
» Coldplay - "Charlie Brown"
» Mumford & Sons - "I Will Wait"
» Bruce Springsteen - "We Take Care of Our Own"

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
» Anthrax - "I'm Alive"
» Halestorm - "Love Bites (So Do I)"
» Iron Maiden - "Blood Brothers"
» Lamb of God - "Ghost Walking"
» Marilyn Manson - "No Reflection"
» Megadeth - "Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)"

Best Rock Song
» Jack White - "Freedom at 21"
» Mumford & Sons - "I Will Wait"
» The Black Keys - "Lonely Boy"
» Muse - "Madness"
» Bruce Springsteen - "We Take Care of Our Own"

Best Rock Album
» The Black Keys, El Camino
» Muse, The 2nd Law
» Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto
» Bruce Springsteen, Wrecking Ball
» Jack White, Blunderbuss

Best Alternative Music Album
» Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
» Bjork, Biophilia
» Gotye, Making Mirrors
» M83, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
» Tom Waits, Bad As Me

Best R&B Performance
» Estelle - "Thank You"
» Robert Glasper Experiment feat. Ledisi - "Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)
» Luke James - "I Want You"
» Miguel - "Adorn"
» Usher - "Climax"

Best Traditional R&B Performance
» Anita Baker - "Lately"
» Beyonce - "Love on Top"
» Melanie Fiona - "Wrong Side of a Love Song"
» Gregory Porter - "Real Good Hands"
» SWV - "If Only You Knew"

Best Urban Contemporary Album
» Chris Brown, Fortune
» Miguel, Kaleidoscope Dream
» Frank Ocean, Channel Orange

Best R&B Album
» Robert Glasper Experiment, Black Radio
» Anthony Hamilton, Back To Love
» R. Kelly, Write Me Back
» Tamia, Beautiful Surprise
» Tyrese, Open Invitation

Best Rap Performance
» Drake feat. Lil' Wayne - "HYFR (Hell Ya F---ing Right)"
» Jay-Z & Kanye West - "N---as In Paris"
» Nas - "Daughters"
» Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz - "Mercy"
» Young Geezy feat. Jay-Z & Andre 3000 - "I Do"

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
» Flo Rida feat. Sia - "Wild Ones"
» Jay-Z & Kanye West feat. Frank Ocean & The-Dream - "No Church in the Wild"
» John Legend feat. Ludacris - "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)"
» Nas feat. Amy Whinehouse - "Cherry Wine"
» Rihanna feat. Jay-Z - "Talk That Talk"

Best Rap Song
» Nas - "Daughters"
» Wale feat. Miguel - "Lotus Flower Bomb"
» Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz - "Mercy"
» Drake feat. Lil' Wayne - "The Motto"
» Jay-Z & Kanye West - "N---as In Paris"
» Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Featuring Bruno Mars - "Young, Wild & Free"

Best Rap Album
» Drake, Take Care
» Lupe Fiasco, Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1
» The Roots, Undun
» Nas, Life Is Good
» Rick Ross, God Forgives, I Don't
» 2 Chainz, Based on a T.R.U. Story

Best Country Song
» Carrie Underwood - "Blown Away"
» Ronnie Dunn -"Cost of Livin' "
» Eli Young Band - "Even If It Breaks Your Heart"
» Alan Jackson - "So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore"
» Eric Church - "Springsteen"

Best Country Solo Performance
» Dierks Bentley - "Home"
» Eric Church - "Springsteen"
» Ronnie Dunn - "Cost of Livin' "
» Hunter Hayes - "Wanted"
» Blake Shelton - "Over"
» Carrie Underwood - "Blown Away"

Best Americana Album
» The Avett Brothers, The Carpenter
» John Fullbright, From the Ground Up
» The Lumineers, The Lumineers
» Mumford & Sons, Babel
» Bonnie Raitt, Slipstream

Best Blues Album
» Shemekia Copeland, 33 1/3
» Dr. John, Locked Down
» Ruthie Foster, Let It Burn
» Heritage Blues Orchestra, And I Still Rise
» Joan Osborne, Bring It on Home