2013 Grammy Noms: Year Of The Rookie

Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, fun., Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean and Kanye West lead the nominees with six apiece. But first-timers dominate the big three categories — it’s shaping up as the year of the rookie at the Grammys. Of the nominees announced Wednesday for album, record and song of the year, only Taylor Swift previously had been nominated in any of the three top categories. Surprisingly, four of the five nominees for the marquee prize — album of the year — are rock acts: The Black Keys’ “El Camino,” fun.’s “Some Nights,” Mumford & Sons‘ “Babel” and Jack White’s “Blunderbuss” will vie against Ocean’s “Channel Orange.” I’m a fan of “Blunderbuss,” but I’ll be rooting for Ocean all the way! The Grammys will be held February 10.

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