Grammy nominations 2013: plenty of fun., Frank Ocean
A Grammy sweep is unlikely this year, as six artists -- including R&B singer Frank Ocean, New York pop-rockers fun., The Black Keys' singer Dan Auerbach, and indie-folk band Mumford and Sons -- each landed six nominations in the music industry awards show Wednesday night.
New York's fun. landed nominations in all four of the major categories for its anthem "We Are Young," its album "Some Nights" and as best new artist, though it released its debut in 2009. They will compete with Ocean in three of those categories, including album of the year for his debut "Channel Orange."
Fun. will duke it out in the best new artist category, against Ocean, country phenom Hunter Hayes, and a pair of left-field surprises indie-folkies The Lumineers and indie-rockers Alabama Shakes. The best new artist nominations will lead to a lot of brokenhearted tweens, disappointed that One Direction's two No. 1 albums this year didn't earn them a nod.
Stay strong tweens, Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" landed a song of the year nomination, against fun., Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger," Miguel's "Adorn," and Ed Sheeran's "The A Team."
The winners will be announced at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 10.