Ocean's debut album, Channel Orange, receives six nominations while Jay-Z and Kanye West earn recognition for their Watch the Throne album.
R&B singer-songwriter Frank Ocean may have been named GQ’s Rookie of the Year, but he’s leading the 2013 Grammy nominations like a pro.
The Odd Future member is among six different artists — Kanye West, Jay-Z, Dan Auerbach, Fun., and Mumford & Sons — who tied for the lead with six nominations each.
Ocean’s nods include Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Best Urban Contemporary Album. He also racked up two additional nominations for his work on Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne. This collaboration album scored rappers Jay-Z and West four of their six nominations, including Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance, Best Short Form Music Video and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. Their additional nominations came from solo projects.
Miguel received four nominations including Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song and Best Urban Contemporary Album for his second project, Kaleidoscope Dream. Rihanna was right behind him with three noms for her Talk That Talk album and Anthony Hamilton received two nominations, including Best R&B Album for “Back To Love” and Best R&B Song for “Pray for Me.”
Artists who earned one nomination each include Beyoncé, Usher, Elle Varner, Estelle, Melanie Fiona, Anita Baker, Luke James, Chris Brown, R. Kelly, Tyrese, John Legend and SWV.
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 10.
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