Grammy Nominations: By the Numbers
Kanye West topped the 54th annual Grammy Award nominations, which were announced Wednesday night on CBS.
The rapper received seven mentions, followed by Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars with six apiece.
The nominations were revealed during CBS' Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! which was highlighted with performances by Jason Aldean, the Band Perry and past Grammy Award winners Lady Gaga, Ludacis, Lupe Fiasco, Sugarland and Rihanna. Valerie Simpson and Mike Stoller – both of whom lost their longtime songwriting partners this year – joined Usher for a moving tribute to songwriters.
Nicki Minaj, Mars, Katy Perry and Taraji P. Henson were among the evening’s presenters. LL Cool J hosted the show.
Following is a breakdown of the artists who received three or more nominations:
Cee Lo Green
Mumford & Sons
Philip Lawrence (The Smeezingtons)
Ari Levine (The Smeezingtons)
Mikkel S. Erikson (aka Stargate)
Tor Erik Hermansen (aka Stargate)