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Out Star Frank Ocean Lands Grammy Nomination For Best New Artist

The accolades continue to roll in for recently-out R&B star Frank Ocean, who yesterday landed Grammy nominations for Best New Artist, Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, and Best Urban Contemporary Album. Others tapped for Best New Artist are Alabama Shakes, Fun, The Lumineers, and Hunter Hayes. More on the rest of the categories:
There were no major snubs among the top nominees. Most of 2012's inescapable hits are represented in some way -- Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" is up for record of the year and Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" garnered a song of the year nod. Drake, Rihanna and Nashville residents Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Jack White and best new artist nominee Hunter Hayes were among 16 nominees with three nods. In many ways the nominations reflect a singles-driven year when no album rose to the level of acclaim as Adele's "21" or West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," which dominated the Grammys last February.
The full list of nominees is here.

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