This year it’s American rapper Kanye West who has earned the maximum number of nominations for the 2012 Grammy Awards. The rapper has grabbed seven nominations especially after releasing the fifth solo album ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ and ‘Watch The Throne’ in collaboration with Jay Z.

On November 30, 2011 the rapper walked away with leading seven nominations at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live and pulled back the last year’s lead Eminem. Kanye has been nominated for ‘Song Of The Year’, for his popular collaborative track ‘All Of The Lights’ featuring Rihanna, Fergie and Kid Cudi.

The rapper has also been nominated for Watch The Throne and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy for ‘Rap Album of The Year’. After Kanye West, it is British star Adele, who is right now recovering from a throat surgery, with six nominations. Here is the list of the rest of the nominations for the Grammy Awards 2012.

Best Rap Performance
Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”
Jay-Z and Kanye West – “Otis”
Lupe Fiasco – “The Show Goes On”
Nicki Minaj and Drake – “Moment 4 Life”
Wiz Khalifa – “Black And Yellow”

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Eric Benet – “Sometimes I Cry”
Cee Lo Green and Melanie Fiona – “Fool for You”
R. Kelly – “Radio Message”
Raphael Saadiq – “Good Man”
Betty Wright and the Roots – “Surrender”

Best Rap Album
Jay-Z and Kanye West – Watch the Throne
Lil Wayne – Tha Carter IV
Lupe Fiasco – Lasers
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Beyoncé and Andre 3000 – “Party”
DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne – “I’m On One”
Dr. Dre, Eminem and Skylar Grey – “I Need a Doctor”
Rihanna and Drake – “What’s My Name?”
Kelly Rowland and Lil Wayne – “Motivation”
Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie – “All Of The Lights”

Best R&B Album
Chris Brown – F.A.M.E.
El DeBarge – Second Chance
R. Kelly – Love Letter
Ledisi – Pieces of Me
Kelly Price – Kelly'
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