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Adele leads Grammy nominations

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Adele's recent throat problems have done nothing to mar her commercial success, with the singer-songwriter nominated for six Grammys in the 2012 shortlist announced last night (30 November).

The 23-year-old, who is recuperating after vocal cord surgery, is up for album of the year for her record-breaking LP 21, alongside Lady Gaga and Rihanna.

She also faces competition from Gaga in the best pop solo performance category and is nominated for record of the year and song of the year for Rolling In The Deep.

The Foo Fighters matched Adele's six Grammy nods while only Kanye West - winner of 14 previous Grammys - exceeded her, with seven nominations. Rihanna received four nods and Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj are up for three awards each.

The shortlist was announced at a ceremony broadcast live from Los Angeles last night, with performances from Rihanna, Gaga and Usher and LL Cool J as host.

Amy Winehouse received a posthumous nomination in the best pop duo/group performance category for her collaboration with Tony Bennett on Body and Soul.

The winners will be announced at the Grammy awards in February. See the 2012 shortlist for all the major awards, below.

The 2012 Grammy nominations - major categories

Album of the Year

- Adele - 21


- Foo Fighters - Wasting Light


- Lady Gaga - Born This Way


- Bruno Mars - Doo-Wops & Hooligans


- Rihanna - Loud

Record of the Year


- Adele - "Rolling In The Deep"


- Bon Iver - "Holocene"


- Bruno Mars - "Grenade"


- Mumford & Sons - "The Cave"


- Katy Perry - "Firework"

Best New Artist


- The Band Perry


- Bon Iver


- J. Cole


- Nicki Minaj


- Skrillex

Song of the Year


- Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie - "All of the Lights"

- Mumford & Sons - "The Cave"

- Bruno Mars - "Grenade"


- Bon Iver - "Holocene"


- Adele - "Rolling In The Deep"

Best Pop Solo Performance


- Adele - "Someone Like You"


- Lady Gaga - "Yoü and I"


- Bruno Mars - "Grenade"


- Katy Perry - "Firework"


- Pink - "F***in' Perfect"

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance


- Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse - "Body and Soul"


- The Black Keys - "Dearest"


- Coldplay - "Paradise"


- Foster The People - "Pumped Up Kicks"


- Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera - "Moves Like Jagger"

Best Dance Recording


- deadmau5 and Greta Svabo Bech - "Raise Your Weapon"


- Duck Sauce - "Barbra Streisand"

- David Guetta and Avicii - "Sunshine"


- Robyn - "Call Your Girlfriend"


- Skrillex - "Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites"


- Swedish House Mafia - "Save The World"

Best Rock Performance


- Coldplay - "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall"


- The Decemberists - "Down By the Water"


- Foo Fighters - "Walk"


- Mumford & Sons - "The Cave"


- Radiohead - "Lotus Flower"

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