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Grammys 2013: fun. and the “Grammy 9″

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fun. is just the ninth artist in the Grammy Awards' 55-year history (and the first group) to receive nominations for all four of the top awards in the same year. The New York pop trio is nominated for Record and Song of the Year for "We Are Young," Album of the Year for Some Nights and Best New Artist.

The trio, which consists of Jack Antonoff, Andrew Dost and Nate Ruess, co-wrote "We Are Young" with their producer, Jeff Bhasker. They performed it with Janelle Monae. The song has some of the pop grandeur of classic hits by Queen.

Here are the eight previous artists to receive nominations for Album, Record and Song of the Year and Best New Artist in one year. (At the end, I'll tell you about five more artists who just missed for one reason or another.)

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Bobbie Gentry, 1967. Gentry, who was 23 at the time, was nominated for Album, Record and Song of the Year, all for Ode To Billie Joe and its moody title track. She won as Best New Artist. (In an odd twist, the 5th Dimension took Record of the Year for the buoyant "Up-Up And Away," beating Gentry, though Gentry turned around and beat the pop quintet for Best New Artist.)

Christopher Cross, 1980. Cross is the only male solo artist to receive nominations in all of the "Big Four" categories in one year. Cross, who was 29 at the time, took Album of the Year for Christopher Cross and Record and Song of the Year for the hypnotic "Sailing." He also won as Best New Artist. He's the only artist in Grammy history to win all four of these awards in one night. (It was a case of "too much, too soon." He'd have been better off winning just Best New Artist.)

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Cyndi Lauper, 1984. Lauper, who was 31 at the time, was nominated for Album of the Year for She's So Unusual, Record of the Year for the vibrant "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and Song of the Year for the poignant ballad "Time After Time" (which she co-wrote with Rob Hyman). She won as Best New Artist.

Tracy Chapman, 1988. Chapman, who was 24 at the time, was nominated for Album of the Year for Tracy Chapman and Record and Song of the Year for the low-key "Fast Car." She won as Best New Artist.

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Mariah Carey, 1990. Carey was just 20 at the time, younger than any other artist who was nominated for all four of the big awards. She was nominated for Album of the Year for Mariah Carey and Record and Song of the Year for the sleek "Vision Of Love." She won as Best New Artist.

Paula Cole, 1997. Cole, who was 29 at the time, was nominated for Album of the Year for This Fire and Record and Song of the Year for "Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?" She won as Best New Artist.

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India.Arie, 2001. India.Arie is the only artist to receive nominations in all of the "Big Four" categories who didn't win as Best New Artist. (She lost to Alicia Keys, whose debut album, Songs In A Minor, inexplicably wasn't nominated for Album of the Year.) India.Arie, who was 26 at the time, was nominated for Album of the Year for Acoustic Soul and Record and Song of the Year for "Video." (She co-wrote "Video" with Carlos Broady, Reginald Harris and Shannon Sanders.)

Amy Winehouse, 2007. Winehouse is the only artist who was born outside the U.S. to receive nominations in all of the "Big Four" categories in one year. The late British artist, who was 24 at the time, won Record and Song of the Year for "Rehab" and was nominated for Album of the Year for Back To Black. She won as Best New Artist.

As promised, here are five more artists who just missed making this list.

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Carpenters, 1970. Karen and Richard Carpenter were nominated for Album and Record of the Year for Close To You and its title track, but they didn't write their Song of the Year contender, "We've Only Just Begun." That nomination went to the song's writers, Paul Williams and Roger Nichols. Karen was 21 and Richard was 24 when they took Best New Artist.

Sheryl Crow, 1994. Crow won Record of the Year and was nominated for Song of the Year for "All I Wanna Do," but her album, Tuesday Night Music Club, wasn't eligible. It had been released in the previous eligibility year. Crow was 33 when she was named Best New Artist. (She co-wrote the spry "All I Wanna Do" with David Baerwald, Bill Bottrell, Wyn Cooper and Kevin Gilbert.)

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Alanis Morissette, 1995. Morissette won Album of the Year for Jagged Little Pill and was nominated for Song of the Year for "You Oughta Know," but that envelope-pushing song wasn't released as a commercially-available single. Rules at the time barred non-singles from competing for Record of the Year. Morissette was 21 at the time. She was nominated for Best New Artist, but lost to Hootie & the Blowfish.

Joan Osborne, 1995. Osborne was nominated for Album of the Year for Relish and Record of the Year for "One Of Us," but she didn't write that philosophical song, a Song of the Year finalist. Eric Bazilian did. Osborne was 34 at the time. She was nominated as Best New Artist, but also lost to Hootie & the Blowfish.

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Norah Jones, 2002. Jones won for Album of the Year for Come Away With Me and Record of the Year for "Don't Know Why," but she didn't write that smoky ballad, which won for Song of the Year. Jesse Harris did. Jones was 23 when she won as Best New Artist.

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