The Grammy Nominations Concert aired last night in Nashville. New comer Frank Ocean, along with hip hop veteran Jay Z, Kanye West, Mumford & Sons, Dan Auberbach of The Black Keys, and FUN, took the lead with six nominations.
Throughout the night, nominees were announced between performances such as FUN’s “We Are Young” with Janelle Monae. Ne-Yo, Luke Bryan, and Maroon 5 took the stage as well as Taylor Swift and LL Cool J entertained the crowd with hosting duties at the concert in Nashville. To pay homage to country music, the show took place in the home of the top country artists.
Frank Ocean is nominated for big awards such as Album of the Year and Best New Artist for his work on debut album “Channel Orange”. Earlier this year, Ocean made a bold statement by revealing he was homosexual, a rare event in the hip hop community. Ocean was embraced with open arms, which can be shown through the support of his album and nominations.
The 55th Grammy Awards will air February 10 on CBS in Los Angeles.