Kanye West edges out Adele, Bruno Mars for most Grammy nominations (video)
Kanye West got seven Grammy nominations, Adele six, Bruno Mars six, and the Foo Fighters also received six nominations. How many Grammy Awards will Kanye West take home in February?
Rapper Kanye West led the field of Grammy contenders on Wednesday with seven nominations, including for his album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" and his joint venture with Jay-Z "Watch The Throne".Skip to next paragraph
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But British singer Adele -- whose album "21" is the biggest-selling of 2011 -- and R&B artist Bruno Mars were close behind with six apiece, including nods for the three big awards of album, song and record of the year.
Other leading contenders for the major music industry awards show include U.S. alternative rock band Foo Fighters, also with six nominations, while rapper Lil Wayne and newcomer Skrillex had five nominations apiece.
Winners in all 78 categories will be announced at the Grammy Awards ceremony and show on February 12.
The best new artist category produced a particularly eclectic mix of female rapper Nicki Minaj, hip-hop artist J. Cole, country sensations The Band Perry, house and electropop performer Skrillex and American folk band Bon Iver.
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