Frank Ocean and Gotye are all but certain to receive Grammy nominations for Best New Artist. One Direction and fun. are also likely to make the cut. After that, expect a brawl for the fifth slot involving Carly Rae Jepsen, The Lumineers and Emeli Sande, among others.
The Grammy nominations will be announced on a live TV special on Dec. 5. LL Cool J and Taylor Swift are set to co-host the one-hour show. The awards will be presented on Feb. 10.
Ocean, 25, drew praise and support for revealing that his first love was a man. Such disclosures are still rare in the worlds of hip-hop and urban contemporary. Ocean’s Channel Orange, which debuted and peaked at #2 on The Billboard 200 in July, is expected to receive a nomination for Album of the Year. It’s also a lock to win for Best Urban Contemporary Album. Ocean would be only the second African American male solo artist to win Best New Artist, following John Legend.
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