Adele, Bruno, Kanye get Grammy nods

Adele is shown at the MTV Video Music

Adele is shown at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. (Aug. 28, 2011) (Credit: AP)

Well, Adele, the Grammys have been waiting for someone like you.

The soulful British singer-songwriter, who has dominated the charts with her album "21" and the smash single "Rolling in the Deep," landed six nominations in the 54th annual Grammy Awards, including nods in the top three categories, a feat matched by pop singer-songwriter Bruno Mars for his song "Grenade" and album "Doo Wops and Hooligans." Rockers Foo Fighters also snagged six nominations.

Only Kanye West, with seven nominations in five, mostly hip-hop, categories, received more nods for both his well-received "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" album and his collaboration with Jay-Z, "Watch the Throne."

However, indie-folk heroes Bon Iver provided the night's biggest surprise, as the band on the tiny Jagjaguwar label landed nominations for record and song of the year for "Holocene," as well as a bid for best new artist. "Super weird butterflies!" tweeted Bon Iver singer Justin Vernon after hearing the news. "Thanks y'all."

Another surprise was the relatively small nomination haul for Tony Bennett and his "Duets II" album, which landed only three nominations and was shut out of the top categories, even though the pairing of the Astoria legend and a host of younger artists followed the formula of previous Grammy juggernauts like Carlos Santana's "Supernatural."

"Once again, it is most gratifying to see the Grammy Awards process produce a broad cross section of diverse and impressive nominees across multiple genres," said Neil Portnow, chief executive of The Recording Academy, in a statement. "This year's nominations truly reflect an exceptional and talented creative community that embodies some of the highest levels of excellence and artistry in their respective fields."

Winners will be announced on Feb. 12 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

THE NOMINATIONS

RECORD OF THE YEAR

Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"

Bon Iver, "Holocene"

Bruno Mars, "Grenade"

Mumford & Sons, "The Cave"

Katy Perry, "Firework"

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Adele, "21"

Foo Fighters, "Wasting Light"

Lady Gaga, "Born This Way"

Bruno Mars, "Doo Wops & Hooligans"

Rihanna, "Loud"

SONG OF THE YEAR

Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"

Bon Iver, "Holocene"

Bruno Mars, "Grenade"

Mumford & Sons, "The Cave"

Kanye West, "All of the Lights"

NEW ARTIST

The Band Perry

Bon Iver

J. Cole

Nicki Minaj

Skrillex

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