Kanye West tops 54th Grammy nominations

Los Angeles: Fourteen-time Grammy winner American rapper Kanye West leads the 54th Grammy nomination list with seven nods.

Close on the heels are Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars with six nominations each. Lil Wayne and Skrillex each are up for five awards. Drake, Nicki Minaj, Mumford & Sons, Radiohead, Rihanna, and Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) have received four nominations each. Producers-songwriters Paul Epworth, Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine too have won four nods, said a statement on the awards` wesbite.

"This year`s nominations truly reflect an exceptional and talented creative community that embodies some of the highest levels of excellence and artistry in their respective fields," said Neil Portnow, president-CEO of The Recording Academy.

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will be announced Feb 12, 2012 at the Staples Center here.


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