The 54th Annual Grammy nominations were announced yesterday. Kanye West came away with a leading 7 nominations. The Foo Fighters, Adele, and Mars all got 6 each. Here are some notable categories (with nominees) that we thought would spark your interest.

Album of the Year:


"Wasting Light"Foo Fighters

"Born This Way"Lady Gaga

"Doo-Wops & Hooligans"Bruno Mars


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"Kanye West featuring Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie

"The Cave"Mumford & Sons

"Grenade"Bruno Mars

"Holocene"Bon Iver

"Rolling in the Deep"Adele

Best New Artist:

The Band Perry

Bon Iver

J. Cole

Nicki Minaj


Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group:

"Body and Soul",  Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse

"Dearest"The Black Keys

"Paradise",  Coldplay

"Pumped Up Kicks"Foster the People

"Moves Like Jagger"Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera

Best Rock Song:

"Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall"Coldplay

"Down By the Water"The Decemberists

"Walk"Foo Fighters

"The Cave"Mumford & Sons

"Lotus Flower"Radiohead

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

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

Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance:

"On the Backs of Angels"Dream Theater

"White Limo"Foo Fighters

"Curl of the Burl"Mastodon

"Public Enemy #1"Megadeth

"Blood in My Eyes"Sum 41

Click Here to sort through all 78 categories of the 54th Grammy's (to be held on February 12, 2012).