Last night at the Nokia Theater in L.A., pulses were pumping, that's for sure! After Lady Gaga received a standing ovation for her performance of "Marry the Night" wearing skeleton-like face paint, Grammy nominations were announced.

Amidst Rihanna's performance of "We Found Love" as tons of flitter flew through the air, Kanye West and Adele raked in big for the awards show set to broadcast on February 12. Kanye's "All of the Lights" got a nom for song of the year, best rap/sung collaboration and best rap song. 
Plus, his tune "Otis" got two nominations for best rap performance and best rap song. The 14-time Grammy winner (yes, you read that right!), landed two nominations in the best rap album category for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Watch the Throne with Jay-Z.
As for British sensation Adele, her six nominations included record of the year, song of the year for "Rolling in the Deep" and album of the year for 21. She won the Grammy for Best New Artist in 2009.
As for some of the nominees, drumroll please…
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
Song of the year
"All of the Lights" performed by Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie
"The Cave"performed by Mumford & Sons
"Grenade" performed by Bruno Mrs
"Holocene" performed by Bon Iver
"Rolling in the Deep" performed by Adele
Best new artist
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj
Pop vocal album
21, Adele
The Lady Killer, Cee Lo Green
Born This Way, Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Bruno Mars
Loud, Rihanna
Pop duo/group performance
"Body and Soul," Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse
"Dearest," The Black Eyed Keys
"Paradise," Coldplay
"Pumped Up Kicks," Foster the People
"Moves Like Jagger," Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera
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 album
Watch the Throne, Jay-Z and Kanye West
The Carter IV, Lil Wayne
Lasers, Lupe Fiasco
Pink Friday, Nicki Minaj
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West
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Reporting by Amanda Champagne



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