Mumford up for six Grammys

Paul Williams
Mumford up for six Grammys

Mumford & Sons have claimed six Grammy nominations, tying them with The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, Fun, Frank Ocean and Kanye West for the most shortlists.

The band's nominations include Babel, which debuted at No 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 600,000 sales, being shortlisted for Album of The Year alongside The Black Keys' El Camino, Some Nights by Fun, Channel Orange by Frank Ocean and Blunderbuss by Jack White. They are also shortlisted for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song, both times for I Will Wait, Best Americana Album for Babel, Best Song Written For Visual Media (Learn Me Right from Brave) and Best Long Form Video (for Big Easy Express), while Babel's producer Markus Dravs is shortlisted for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical for his work on that album and Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto.

Gotye featuring Kimbra's Somebody That I Used To Know, which is the biggest-selling download of the year so far in the US, is up for Record Of The Year, as are Lonely Boy by The Black Keys, Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) by Kelly Clarkson, Fun featuring Janelle Monae's We Are Young, Thinkin Bout You by Frank Ocean and We Are Never Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift. Her album Red is overlooked as it was released too late for this year's Grammys.

Ed Sheeran receives his first ever Grammy nomination with The A Team vying for Song Of The Year alongside Miguel's Adorn, the Carly Rae Jepsen hit Call Me Maybe, Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) and We Are Young.

Despite two US No 1 albums this year, the second released after the nominations deadline, One Direction are overlooked in the Best New Artist category. Instead the contenders are Alabama Shakes, Fun, Hunter Hayes, The Lumineers and Frank Ocean.

Adele, who won six Grammy Awards at this past year's event, has a chance of adding to her haul with a live version of Set Fire To The Rain nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance, while other Brits nominated include the Chemical Brothers, Coldplay, Estelle, Florence + The Machine, Calvin Harris, Iron Maiden, Paul McCartney, Muse and the late Amy Winehouse.

The 55th annual event takes on Sunday, February 10 next year at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadacst live in the States by CBS.


Tags: iron maiden, one direction, florence + the machine, chemical brothers, muse, paul mccartney, ed sheeran, taylor swift, carly rae jepsen, the black keys, Mumford & Sons, Calvin Harris, Adele, JAck white, Frank Ocean, coldplay, fun, Amy Winehouse, alabama shakes, Miguel, The Lumineers, Gotye, Kelly Clarkson, hunter hayes, estelle

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