Music Critic Randall Roberts Dishes On This Year’s Grammy Nominations

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STUDIO CITY (CBS) — LA Times Pop Music Critic Randall Roberts visited the KCAL 9 studios Thursday to talk about music’s biggest night, the Grammy Awards!

The Grammy nominations were revealed Wednesday night during a live concert on CBS.

The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live from Staples Center on Feb. 12, 2012 on on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Album Of The Year:
21— Adele
Wasting Light— Foo Fighters
Born This Way— Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans — Bruno Mars
Loud — Rihanna

Record Of The Year:
“Rolling In The Deep” — Adele
“Holocene” — Bon Iver
“Grenade” — Bruno Mars
“The Cave” — Mumford & Sons
“Firework” — Katy Perry

Best New Artist:
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj
Skrillex

Song Of The Year:
“All Of The Lights” — Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie) “The Cave” — Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons) “Grenade” — Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars) “Holocene” — Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver) “Rolling In The Deep” — Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

POP FIELD
Best Pop Solo Performance
“Someone Like You” — Adele
“Yoü And I” — Lady Gaga
“Grenade” — Bruno Mars
“Firework” — Katy Perry
“F***in’ Perfect” — Pink

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
“Body And Soul” — Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse “Dearest” — The Black Keys “Paradise” — Coldplay “Pumped Up Kicks” — Foster The People “Moves Like Jagger” — Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

DANCE FIELD
Best Dance Recording:
“Raise Your Weapon” — Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech “Barbra Streisand” — Duck Sauce “Sunshine” — David Guetta & Avicii “Call Your Girlfriend” — Robyn “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” — Skrillex “Save The World” — Swedish House Mafia

ROCK FIELD
Best Rock Performance:
“Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” — Coldplay “Down By The Water” — The Decemberists “Walk” — Foo Fighters “The Cave” — Mumford & Sons “Lotus Flower” — Radiohead

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance:
“On The Backs Of Angels” — Dream Theater “White Limo” — Foo Fighters “Curl Of The Burl”— Mastodon “Public Enemy No. 1″ — Megadeth “Blood In My Eyes”— Sum 41

Best Rock Album:
Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul— Jeff Beck Wasting Light— Foo Fighters Come Around Sundown— Kings Of Leon I’m With You— Red Hot Chili Peppers The Whole Love— Wilco

ALTERNATIVE FIELD
Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver— Bon Iver
Codes And Keys— Death Cab For Cutie
Torches— Foster The People
Circuital — My Morning Jacket
The King Of Limbs— Radiohead

R&B FIELD
Best Traditional R&B Performance:
“Sometimes I Cry” — Eric Benét
“Fool For You” — Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona “Radio Message” — R. Kelly “Good Man” — Raphael Saadiq “Surrender” — Betty Wright & The Roots

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

RAP FIELD
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
“Party” — Beyoncé & André 3000
“I’m On One” — DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne “I Need A Doctor” — Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey “What’s My Name?” — Rihanna & Drake “Motivation” — Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne “All Of The Lights” — Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Best Rap Performance:
“Look At Me Now” — Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes “Otis” — Jay-Z & Kanye West “The Show Goes On” — Lupe Fiasco “Moment 4 Life” — Nicki Minaj & Drake “Black And Yellow” — Wiz Khalifa

COUNTRY FIELD
Best Country Solo Performance:
“Dirt Road Anthem” — Jason Aldean
“I’m Gonna Love You Through It” — Martina McBride “Honey Bee” — Blake Shelton “Mean” — Taylor Swift “Mama’s Song” — Carrie Underwood

Best Country Song:
“Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” — Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy, songwriters (Thompson Square) “God Gave Me You” — Dave Barnes, songwriter (Blake Shelton) “Just Fishin'” — Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill, songwriters (Trace Adkins) “Mean” — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift) “Threaten Me With Heaven” — Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley & Dillon O’Brian, songwriters (Vince Gill) “You And Tequila” — Matraca Berg & Deana Carter, songwriters (Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter)

AMERICAN ROOTS FIELD
Best Americana Album:
Emotional Jukebox— Linda Chorney
Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down— Ry Cooder Hard Bargain— Emmylou Harris Ramble At The Ryman— Levon Helm Blessed— Lucinda Williams

Best Blues Album:
Low Country Blues — Gregg Allman
Roadside Attractions— Marcia Ball
Man In Motion— Warren Haynes
The Reflection — Keb’Mo’
Revelator— Tedeschi Trucks Band

Best Folk Album:
Barton Hollow— The Civil Wars
I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive— Steve Earle Helplessness Blues— Fleet Foxes Ukulele Songs— Eddie Vedder The Harrow & The Harvest— Gillian Welch

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