The theme of this year’s nominations could be taken in a number of ways, but when you look at the contenders up for all-powerful Album of the Year category, one thing is certain: it’s the year of the underdogs and the newcomers.
He stands with Kanye West, Jay-Z, The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, fun., and Mumford & Sons as the six artists who have six nominations each, topping all other artists.
Cliches be damned, it was a fun. night at the GRAMMY Nominations Concert on CBS, with the band performing and getting nominations in all four major categories: Album, Song and Record of the Year, and Best New Artist. Kelly Clarkson, The Black Keys and Frank Ocean all grabbed multiple nominations as well.
Incubus guitar player Mike Einziger is a man of many talents and interests, such as his recent collaborations with outrageous L.A. hip-hop crew Odd Future and their MVP, Frank Ocean.
His debut album, “Channel Orange,” earned multiple nominations for the talented singer/songwriter.
The takeaway from a recent career-spanning interview with Stevie Wonder in The Guardian has been anti-gay comments he made in regards to R&B newcomer Frank Ocean, whose music has drawn a number of comparisons to Wonder’s. Now Wonder has clarified and apologized for those comments.
Frank Ocean’s debut set, Channel Orange, hit No. 2 on the sales charts, moving 131,000 in its first week. Orange beat out the first-week sales of Usher’s Looking 4 Myself (128K) and nearly equalled Chris Brown’s Fortune (135K), which was released earlier this month.