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Kanye West, Adele Lead BMI List of Grammy Nominees

Posted in News on December 2, 2011

Kanye West and Adele top the long list of BMI nominees for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, announced Wednesday, November 30.

With seven, West garnered the most nods of any artist. His prolific risk-taking over the past year helped ensure his nominations haul. He’ll compete against himself in the Best Rap Album field: solo effort My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Watch the Throne, his project with Jay-Z were both tapped. West’s “All of the Lights” earned two nominations, as did his duet with Jay-Z, “Otis.”

Adele – who is a member of U.K. performing right society PRS for Music and chooses BMI to collect her royalties in the U.S. – follows closely behind West with six nominations. Her universally acclaimed sophomore release 21 will vie for Album of the Year, while “Rolling in the Deep,” which she co-wrote, is up for Record and Song of the Year. Her emotionally charged “Someone Like You” will also compete for Grammy gold in the Best Pop Solo Performance field.

Lady Gaga, Foo Fighters and Rihanna join Adele in the Album of the Year category. The Song of the Year field is also full of BMI’s top writers: In addition to Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” Kanye West’s “All of the Lights,” which he co-wrote with songwriter/producer Jeff Bhasker and rapper/writer Really Doe, and Bruno Mars’ “Grenade,” co-written by hit-makers Claude Kelly and Andrew Wyatt, both earned nods.

Best New Artist nods went to Nicki Minaj and the Band Perry. Minaj also earned nominations in Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Album fields.

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards are slated for Sunday, February 12, broadcast live on CBS. A complete list of 2012 BMI Grammy nominees will be posted soon. For more information, visit www.grammy.com.

Grammy Nominees

  • Kanye West (7)
  • Adele (prs) (6)
  • Foo Fighters (6)
  • Lil Wayne (5)
  • Drake (socan) (4)
  • Paul Epworth (prs) (4)
  • Cee Lo Green (4)
  • Nicki Minaj (4)
  • Rihanna (4)
  • Jason Aldean (3)
  • Randy Brecker (3)
  • Chris Brown (3)
  • Deadmau5 (socan) (3)
  • Eminem (3)
  • Lady Gaga (3)
  • Taylor Swift (3)
  • Chris Tomlin (3)
  • Marsha Ambrosius (2)
  • Jeff Bhasker (2)
  • Chick Corea (2)
  • Alexandre Desplat (sacem) (2)
  • Lupe Fiasco (2)
  • Foster The People (2)
  • Kirk Franklin (2)
  • Skylar Grey (2)
  • Fred Hersh (2)
  • Claude Kelly (2)
  • R. Kelly (2)
  • Kings of Leon (2)
  • Steven Mackey (2)
  • Alan Menken (2)
  • Sonny Rollins (2)
  • Blake Shelton (2)
  • Tierney Sutton (2)
  • Phil Tan (2)
  • The Civil Wars (2)
  • Warren Trotter (2)
  • Sandy Vee (2)
  • Butch Vig (2)
  • Charlie Wilson (2)
  • Afrocubism (bumda)
  • Afrojack (buma)
  • Pepe Aguilar
  • Robert Aldridge
  • Alex Da Kid
  • Monty Alexander
  • Gregg Allman
  • Avicii (stim)
  • Awesome Jones
  • B.o.B.
  • Corinne Bailey Rae (prs)
  • Marcia Ball
  • Casey Beathard
  • Eric Benét
  • Matraca Berg
  • Dennis Bettis
  • Bob Brookmeyer
  • Jonathan Keith Brown
  • Zac Brown
  • Ryan Buendia
  • Kim Burrell
  • Cachao
  • Gary Calamar
  • Calle 13
  • Terry Lynne Carrington
  • Ron Carter
  • Steven Curtis Chapman
  • C.J. Chenier
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Linda Chorney
  • Eric Church
  • Stanley Clarke
  • J. Cole
  • Jim Collins
  • Harry Connick Jr.
  • Ry Cooder
  • Monty Criswell
  • George Crumb
  • Cut/Copy (apra)
  • Daft Punk
  • Ester Dean
  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • DJ Khaled
  • Dream Theater
  • Duck Sauce
  • Wyatt Durrette
  • Rinde Eckert
  • Kurt Elling
  • Clare Fischer
  • Béla Fleck
  • Carlos Franzetti
  • Gustavo Galindo
  • Herschel Garfein
  • Fernando Garibay
  • Vince Gill
  • Alexander Grant
  • Kathy Griffin
  • Warren Haynes
  • Ed Hill
  • Intocable
  • Israel Vibration
  • Daniel Johnson
  • Booker T. Jones
  • Canton Jones
  • José Rizo Mongorama
  • Peter Kater
  • Keb Mo
  • Wiz Khalifa
  • Dave Koz
  • Alison Krauss
  • Femi Kuti (sacem)
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Donald Lawrence
  • Stewart Lerman
  • Howard Levy
  • Robert Lopez
  • Los Tigres Del Norte
  • Los Tucanes De Tijuana
  • Joe Lovano
  • Kevin Mackie
  • Maná
  • Clint Mansell
  • Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
  • Maroon 5
  • Mastodon
  • Christian McBride
  • Martina McBride
  • Toby McKeehan
  • Megadeth
  • Colin Meloy
  • Alan Menken
  • Pat Metheny
  • Kane & Wasalu Muhammad Jaco
  • David Lee Murphy
  • Trevor Muzzy
  • My Morning Jacket
  • Needlz
  • Dillon O’Brian
  • Arturo O’Farrill
  • Alec Palao (prs)
  • Drew Pearson
  • Jr. & Wesley Pentz
  • Pink
  • Anne Preven
  • Rebirth Brass Band
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • RedOne
  • Busta Rhymes
  • Makeba Riddick
  • Steve Riley
  • Rick Ross
  • William A. Ross
  • Royal Tailor
  • Brian Setzer
  • Sham
  • Glenn Slater
  • Richard Smallwood
  • Trevor Smith
  • Fraser T. Smith (prs)
  • Clinton Sparks
  • Jack Splash
  • Ralph Stanley
  • Jimmy Sturr
  • Swedish House Mafia
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
  • The Band Perry
  • The Black Keys
  • The Decemberists
  • The Del McCoury Band
  • The Roots
  • Thompson Square
  • Tinariwen (sacem)
  • Trin-I-Tee 5:7
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Union Station
  • Gillian Welch
  • Lenny White
  • Wilco
  • Lucinda Williams
  • Gerald Wilson
  • Amy Winehouse (prs)
  • Andrew Wyatt
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic
  • Yellowjackets
  • Miguel Zenón