Most of the Grammy Awards’ top nominees were quick to express thanks and gratitude to you, the fans, on their Twitter feeds after nominations were announced Tuesday night. See what [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bruno Mars[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] and others had to say about their nominations.
Bruno Mars scored five nominations, including the big ones of Record, Song and Album of the Year.
As many young nominees are at times, he was at a loss for words when he addressed his fans. But luckily for us he was able to blurt something out by the time he sat down and hopped on Twitter.
Lady Gaga, meanwhile, posted two new hashtags to start new trends with her little monsters, without which she wouldn’t have nearly as much success. Gaga now has an amazing three (!) albums in a row nominated for Album of the Year.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rihanna[/lastfm] also landed a nomination for Album of the Year for Loud, and appears in four other categories. As she certainly realizes, it’s just another accolade in an epic year for Ri-Ri.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Pink[/lastfm], unlike her pop counterparts Gaga and Rihanna, only grabbed one nomination this year, in Best Pop Solo Performance for “Perfect.” But that didn’t make the honor any less special for her.
Just one year after grabbing four nominations, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Katy Perry[/lastfm] scored only two this year, both for hit single “Firework.” In the middle of a string of tweets, Katy let her 12 million-plus followers know she appreciates the honor.
One of rock music’s bigger representatives both in the Grammy nominations and in the industry in general this year, the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Foo Fighters[/lastfm] proved that digital recording software and state-of-the-art equipment is not mandatory for creating great music. Their album Wasting Light (and select songs from it) is up for Album of the Year and six other awards, and it was recorded in a garage on analog tape.
According to the band, the album has also broken ground with its female mastering engineer. Here’s to hoping it makes more history with a win! But it will be hard for anyone to beat Adele in that category.
The Best New Artist nominees all had interesting reactions to their nominations. Likely favorite [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nicki Minaj[/lastfm] barely even referenced it while making her usual million tweets per day, and only mentioned her nomination when a follower asked her to.
Indie rock hero Justin Vernon, a.k.a. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bon Iver[/lastfm], pondered the difference between two seemingly identical awards which both have him nominated.
To answer his question, Song of the Year is awarded to the songwriter while Record of the Year is awarded to the performers and producers. In Vernon’s case, he is both for “Holocene.”
Rapper [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]J. Cole[/lastfm] had a simple reaction to his nomination for Best New Artist that wasn’t without excitement.
Finally, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Band Perry[/lastfm], also up for Best New Artist, was gracious to their fans and thanked every other artist fortunate enough to land Grammy nominations.