The Grammy committee announced their 2013 nominations with a special 1-hour concert event. On hand to help announce (and in some cases sing) the nominations were Taylor Swift, LL Cool J and Hunter Hayes.
When the nominees were read, there were 6 artists who tied for the coveted role of most nominations. Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, fun., Jay Z, Kanye West and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys all received 6 nods each.
There were also some notable names who didn’t receive the recognition one might expect. Award darling Taylor Swift only received 1 nomination, while Rihanna was only recognized in 3 minor categories. Justin Bieber was completely left out all together, which didn’t make his manager, Scooter Braun, very happy. Braun tweeted, “This time there won’t be any wise words, no excuses, I just plain DISAGREE. The kid deserved it. Grammy board u blew it on this one.” He continued, “The hardest thing to do is transition, keep the train moving. The kid delivered. Huge successful album, sold out tour, and won people over…”
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will air on Sunday, Feb. 10th. Head here for a complete list of nominations.