Music News: Grammy Award Nominees and confirmed performance from Jack White

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Jack White has confirmed that he will be performing at this year’s Grammy Awards. The former White Stripes frontman is up for three awards; Album of the Year and Best Rock Album for ‘Blunderbuss’, and Best Rock Song for ‘Freedom at 21’
See below for the full list of Grammy nominations:


Album of the year
El Camino – The Black Keys
Some Nights – fun.
Babel – Mumford & Sons
Channel Orange – Frank Ocean
Blunderbuss – Jack White


Record of the year
Lonely Boy – Black Keys
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
We Are Young – fun. featuring Janelle Monae
Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye featuring Kimbra
Thinkin Bout You – Frank Ocean
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift


Best new artist
Alabama Shakes
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean


Song of the year (songwriter’s award)
The A Team – Ed Sheeran, songwriter
Adorn – Miguel Pimentel, songwriter
Call Me Maybe – Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen & Josh Ramsay, songwriters
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Jérgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi, songwriters
We Are Young – Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters


Best pop vocal album
Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
Ceremonials – Florence and the Machine
Some Nights – fun.
Overexposed – Maroon 5
The Truth About Love – Pink


Best rock album
El Camino – The Black Keys
Mylo Xyloto – Coldplay
The 2nd Law – Muse
Wrecking Ball – Bruce Springsteen
Blunderbuss – Jack White


Best alternative music album
The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do – Fiona Apple
Biophilia – Björk
Making Mirrors – Gotye
Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming – M83
Bad As Me – Tom Waits


Best R&B album
Black Radio – Robert Glasper Experiment
Back To Love – Anthony Hamilton
Write Me Back – R Kelly
Beautiful Surprise – Tamia
Open Invitation – Tyrese


Best rap album
Take Care – Drake
Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Part 1 – Lupe Fiasco
Life Is Good – Nas
Undun – The Roots
God Forgives, I Don’t – Rick Ross
Based On A T.R.U. Story – 2 Chainz


Best country album
Uncaged – Zac Brown Band
Hunter Hayes – Hunter Hayes
Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran – Jamey Johnson
Four The Record – Miranda Lambert
The Time Jumpers – The Time Jumpers


Words: Charlotte Stones

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