Kanye West, Bon Iver, Radiohead Lead Grammy Nominees

Kanye West, Bon Iver, Radiohead Lead Grammy Nominees
Canada had a strong showing at last year's Grammy Awards thanks to Arcade Fire, who caused confusion among some viewers when they took home the Album of the Year award. Well, this year's list of nominees isn't nearly as Canada-friendly, but there are still some stellar acts mixed in among the less-than-awesome ones.

Unsurprisingly, Kanye West netted a slew of nominations with his solo album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and his Jay-Z collaboration Watch the Throne. These two albums mean that he's nominated twice in the major categories Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song ("All of the Lights" on the solo front, "Otis" with Jay-Z). "All of the Lights" is also up for Song of the Year.

On the indie front, Bon Iver scored nominations for Best New Artist, Record of the Year ("Holocene"), Song of the Year (again, "Holocene") and Best Alternative Album (Bon Iver). Just like with Arcade Fire last year, we can imagine the Who Is Bon Iver??!!? campaigns already.

Other noteworthy nominations include Radiohead (Best Alternative Album, Best Rock Song), Deadmau5 (Best Dance/Electronica Album), Wilco (Best Rock Album), My Morning Jacket (Best Alternative Album), Lil Wayne (Best Rap Album), the Decemberists (Best Rock Song), and Death Cab for Cutie (Best Alternative). Of course, Adele is up for practically everything.

Some of the major categories are detailed below. If you feel like reading the nominees for all 78 categories, do so over at the Grammys website.

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"

Best New Artist:

The Band Perry
Bon Iver

J. Cole

Nicki Minaj

Skrillex

Best Rock Song:

Mumford & Sons - "The Cave"

The Decemberists - "Down by the Water"

Coldplay - "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall"

Radiohead - "Lotus Flower"

Foo Fighters - "Walk"

Best Rock Album:
Jeff Beck - Rock 'n' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul

Foo Fighters - Wasting Light

Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown

Red Hot Chili Peppers - I'm With You

Wilco - The Whole Love 

Best Alternative Album:

Bon Iver - Bon Iver

Death Cab For Cutie - Codes and Keys

Foster the People - Torches

My Morning Jacket - Circuital

Radiohead - The King of Limbs 

Best Pop Vocal Album:
Adele - 21
Cee Lo Green - The Lady Killer
Lady Gaga - Born This Way
Bruno Mars - Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Rihanna - Loud

Best Rap Song:
Chris Brown feat. Busta Rhymes & Lil Wayne - "Look at Me Now"

Dr. Dre feat. Eminem - "I Need a Doctor"

Lupe Fiasco - "The Show Goes On"
Jay-Z & Kanye West - "Otis"
Wiz Khalifa - "Black and Yellow"
Kanye West - "All of the Lights"

Best Rap Album:

Jay-Z & Kanye West - Watch the Throne

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV

Lupe Fiasco - Lasers

Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 

Best R&B Album:
Chris Brown - F.A.M.E.
El DeBarge - Second Chance
R. Kelly - Love Letter
Ledisi - Pieces of Me
Kelly Price - Kelly

Best Dance/Electronica Album:

Cut Copy - Zonoscope

Deadmau5 - 4×4=12

David Guetta - Nothing But the Beat

Robyn - Body Talk, Pt. 3

Skrillex - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites