Frank Ocean Nominated For Six Grammy Awards

Frank Ocean Nominated For Six Grammy Awards

Every year I want to write the same thing about the Grammy Awards and that is the following: Who really cares about them? But just as I’m ready to type those words, I see that one of my (and our) favorite artists is up for a slew of statues. Previously it’s been acts like the Foreign Exchange, Andre 3000, Bon Iver, and the like.

But this year, it’s a little different as Frank Ocean is up for six (!) awards. When the show airs Feb. 10, 2013 on CBS, we’ll be watching to see if he takes home the following awards

  • Record of the Year for “Thinking Bout You”
  • Album of the Year for Channel Orange
  • Best New Artist
  • Best Urban Contemporary Album for Channel Orange
  • Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for his hook on Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “No Church in the Wild”
  • Best Short Form Music Video for his appearance on Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “No Church in the Wild”

You can view the rest of the nominees at the Grammy’s site. Below, you can peep some of the rap and R&B nominees and categories.

Best R&B Performance:

“Thank You” — Estelle
“Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)” — Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Ledisi
“I Want You” — Luke James
“Adorn” — Miguel
“Climax” — Usher

Best Urban Contemporary Album

“Fortune” — Chris Brown
“Kaleidoscope Dream” — Miguel
“Channel Orange” — Frank Ocean

Best R&B Album:

“Black Radio” — Robert Glasper Experiment
“Back To Love” — Anthony Hamilton
“Write Me Back” — R. Kelly
“Beautiful Surprise” — Tamia
“Open Invitation” — Tyrese

Best R&B Song:

“Adorn” — Miguel
“Beautiful Surprise” — Tamia
“Heart Attack” — Trey Songz
“Pray for Me” — Anthony Hamilton
“Refill” — Elle Varner

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:

“Wild Ones” — Flo Rida Featuring Sia
“No Church In The Wild” — Jay–Z & Kanye West Featuring Frank Ocean & The–Dream
“Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” — John Legend Featuring Ludacris
“Cherry Wine” — Nas Featuring Amy Winehouse
“Talk That Talk” — Rihanna Feautring Jay–Z

Best Rap Performance:

“HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right)” — Drake Featuring Lil Wayne
“N****s In Paris” — Jay–Z & Kanye West
“Daughters” — Nas
“Mercy” — Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
“I Do” — Young Jeezy Featuring Jay–Z & André 3000

Best Rap Album:

“Take Care” — Drake
“Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1” — Lupe Fiasco
“Life Is Good” — Nas
“Undun” — The Roots
“God Forgives, I Don’t” — Rick Ross
“Based On A T.R.U. Story” — 2 Chainz

Best Rap Song:

“Daughers” — Nas
“Lotus Flower Bomb” — Wale featuring Miguel
“Mercy” — Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
“The Motto” — Drake Featuring Lil Wayne
“N****s in Paris” — Jay-Z & Kanye West
“Young, Wild & Free” — Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Featuring Bruno Mars


  1. TJ Detweiller
    Dec 06, 2012 @ 10:43:00

    Angel Haze should have a grammy!

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