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Grammy Nominations: By the Numbers

9:24 PM PST 11/30/2011 by THR Staff
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Kanye West leads the nominees with seven; THR breaks down the list of other artists who received multiple mentions.

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.

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Other multiple nominees included Lil Wayne and Skrillex, with five 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:

Seven noms:
Kanye West

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Six noms:
Adele
Foo Fighters
Bruno Mars

Five noms:
Lil Wayne
Skrillex

Four noms:
Bon Iver
Drake
Paul Epworth
Cee Lo Green
Nicki Minaj
Mumford & Sons
Radiohead
Rihanna
Philip Lawrence (The Smeezingtons)
Ari Levine (The Smeezingtons)

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Three noms:
Jason Aldean
Randy Brecker
Chris Brown
Coldplay
Deadmau5
Eminem
Mikkel S. Erikson (aka Stargate)
Brandon Heath
Jay-Z
Lady Gaga
Ledisi
Lupe Fiasco
Tor Erik Hermansen (aka Stargate)
Manny Marroquin
Kelly Price
Stargate
Taylor Swift
Chris Tomlin

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