The US Trends | Grammy Awards 2011: Kanye West Leads with 7 Nominations | Rapper Kanye West leads contenders with seven nominations for Grammy Award 2012, including his album "my Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" and his collaboration with Jay-Z "Watch the Throne". However, British singer Adele – whose album "21" is the best selling in 2011 – and R & B artist Bruno Mars were close behind with 6 apiece, including nods for the 3 major awards of song, album and record of THE year. Other major contenders for the great music industry awards Show include U.S. alternative rock band Foo Fighters, also with 6 nominations, while rapper Lil Wayne and newcomer Skrillex had 5 nominations apiece. Nominated for the TOP Awards, announced during a televised concert in Los Angeles featuring performances by Usher, Lady Gaga and up-and-coming country singers "the Band Perry".
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Winners in all 78 categories will be announced at the Grammy Awards ceremony and show on 12 February. Traditional rock bands were largely missing from the leading categories, with hip-hop artists and female singers including Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Katy Perry grabbing the spotlight. The best new artist category produced a particularly eclectic mix of female rapper Nicki Minaj, hip-hop artist J. Cole, country sensations The Band Perry, house and electropop performer Skrillex and American folk band Bon Iver. The seven Grammy nods for West crowned a critical and commercial comeback for the controversial 34-year-old rapper who took a self-imposed hiatus from performing in 2009. West recorded his best rap album contender My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in Hawaii after removing himself from the mainstream US music scene following harsh criticism over his 2009 outburst involving country starlet Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards. West, already a 14 time Grammy winner, was also nominated for song of the year for All of the Lights and best rap performance with Jay-Z for Otis. Mars, 26, won three of his nominations on the back of his hit song Grenade off his debut album Doo-Waps & Hooligans. "It feels incredible right now," Mars told reporters. "I'm so glad the album is being recognised in this way." "This awards stuff, I'm still trying to get used to it. It's hard for me as Adele and Kanye West are incredible, so the fact that the album was nominated in same category is amazing," Mars said.
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Adele's 6 nominations mark the culminations of a momentous year for the 23year old singer, who won a Grammy Award for best new artist in2009. The sultry soul singer was recognized both for her album "21",which has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide,as well as her two smash singles "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You". But the British singer is currently recovering from surgery on her vocal cords inNovember after suffering repeated voice problems and cancellations during her USTour this year.It isnot known whether she will have recovered in time to sing at the Grammy Awards inFebruary.