Adele all the rage at Grammy nominations

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  • The British songstress gets six Grammy nominations, including one for best album
  • Only Kanye West has more nominations: seven
  • "I feel sorry for anybody whose got to go up against Adele this year," Jason Aldean says
  • The Grammy Awards will be presented February 12

Even though Kanye West walked off with the most Grammy nominations Wednesday night, the chatter backstage was all about Adele.

West's seven nominations was one more than that of the 23-year-old British songstress. And she was the clear favorite among many of the artists to take home the most trophies at next February's awards show.

"I feel sorry for anybody whose got to go up against Adele this year," said country artist Jason Aldean, who said he was thankful Adele was not competing in the three categories he is nominated for.

Bruno Mars's "Doo Wops & Holligans" is pitted against Adele's "21" for album of the year and record of the year.

Mars gathered six nominations Wednesday, adding to the seven he got last year.

"Adele's awesome, but I heard she beats up little puppies," Mars joked backstage after the live Grammys nominations telecast Wednesday night.

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Kimberly Perry, lead vocalist for best new artist nominee The Band Perry, said Adele's "21" album is the most-often played music on the group's tour bus.

    It's uncertain if Adele will have recovered enough from this month's throat surgery to sing at the February 12 show, Recording Academy President Neil Portnow said. The procedure to repair a "recurrent vocal cord hemorrhage" forced cancellation of the remainder of her 2011 shows.

    Wednesday night's one-hour Grammy nominations telecast began and ended with Lady Gaga performances, including a finale with country duo Sugarland.

    Gaga, nominated in three categories, is up against Adele for the highest honor -- album of the year -- with "Born This Way."

    In addition to Adele, Mars and Gaga, the album of the year nominees include Foo Fighters' "Wasting Light" and Rihanna's "Loud."

    Other artists with impressive collections of nominations include Lil Wayne and Skrillex with five each.

    Indie favorites Bon Iver is up for four Grammys, including best new artist, best song and best record.

    Album Of The Year:

    21-- Adele

    Wasting Light-- Foo Fighters

    Born This Way-- Lady Gaga

    Doo-Wops & Hooligans-- Bruno Mars

    Loud-- Rihanna

    Record Of The Year:

    "Rolling In The Deep"-- Adele

    "Holocene"-- Bon Iver

    "Grenade"-- Bruno Mars

    "The Cave"-- Mumford & Sons

    "Firework"-- Katy Perry

    Best New Artist:

    The Band Perry

    Bon Iver

    J. Cole

    Nicki Minaj


    Song Of The Year:

    "All Of The Lights"-- Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters

    (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)

    "The Cave"-- Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)

    "Grenade"-- Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Andrew Wyatt,

    songwriters (Bruno Mars)

    "Holocene"-- Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)

    "Rolling In The Deep"-- Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)


    Best Pop Solo Performance

    "Someone Like You"-- Adele

    "Yoü And I"-- Lady Gaga

    "Grenade"-- Bruno Mars

    "Firework"-- Katy Perry

    "F***in' Perfect"-- Pink

    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

    "Body And Soul"-- Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

    "Dearest"-- The Black Keys

    "Paradise"-- Coldplay

    "Pumped Up Kicks"-- Foster The People

    "Moves Like Jagger"-- Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera


    Best Dance Recording:

    "Raise Your Weapon"-- Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech

    "Barbra Streisand"-- Duck Sauce

    "Sunshine"-- David Guetta & Avicii

    "Call Your Girlfriend"-- Robyn

    "Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites"-- Skrillex

    "Save The World"-- Swedish House Mafia


    Best Rock Performance:

    "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall"-- Coldplay

    "Down By The Water"-- The Decemberists

    "Walk"-- Foo Fighters

    "The Cave"-- Mumford & Sons

    "Lotus Flower"-- Radiohead

    Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance:

    "On The Backs Of Angels"-- Dream Theater

    "White Limo"-- Foo Fighters

    "Curl Of The Burl"-- Mastodon

    "Public Enemy No. 1"-- Megadeth

    "Blood In My Eyes"-- Sum 41

    Best Rock Album:

    Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul-- Jeff Beck

    Wasting Light-- Foo Fighters

    Come Around Sundown-- Kings Of Leon

    I'm With You-- Red Hot Chili Peppers

    The Whole Love-- Wilco


    Best Alternative Music Album

    Bon Iver-- Bon Iver

    Codes And Keys-- Death Cab For Cutie

    Torches-- Foster The People

    Circuital-- My Morning Jacket

    The King Of Limbs-- Radiohead


    Best Traditional R&B Performance:

    "Sometimes I Cry"-- Eric Benét

    "Fool For You"-- Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona

    "Radio Message"-- R. Kelly

    "Good Man"-- Raphael Saadiq

    "Surrender"-- Betty Wright & The Roots

    Best R&B Album:

    F.A.M.E.-- Chris Brown

    Second Chance-- El DeBarge

    Love Letter-- R. Kelly

    Pieces Of Me-- Ledisi

    Kelly-- Kelly Price


    Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:

    "Party"-- Beyoncé & André 3000

    "I'm On One"-- DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne

    "I Need A Doctor"-- Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey

    "What's My Name?"-- Rihanna & Drake

    "Motivation"-- Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne

    "All Of The Lights"-- Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

    Best Rap Performance:

    "Look At Me Now"-- Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes

    "Otis"-- Jay-Z & Kanye West

    "The Show Goes On"-- Lupe Fiasco

    "Moment 4 Life"-- Nicki Minaj & Drake

    "Black And Yellow"-- Wiz Khalifa


    Best Country Solo Performance:

    "Dirt Road Anthem"-- Jason Aldean

    "I'm Gonna Love You Through It"-- Martina McBride

    "Honey Bee"-- Blake Shelton

    "Mean"-- Taylor Swift

    "Mama's Song"-- Carrie Underwood

    Best Country Song:

    "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not"-- Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy, songwriters (Thompson Square)

    "God Gave Me You"-- Dave Barnes, songwriter (Blake Shelton)

    "Just Fishin'"-- Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill, songwriters (Trace Adkins)

    "Mean"-- Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)

    "Threaten Me With Heaven"-- Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley & Dillon O'Brian, songwriters (Vince Gill)

    "You And Tequila"-- Matraca Berg & Deana Carter, songwriters (Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter)


    Best Americana Album:

    Emotional Jukebox-- Linda Chorney

    Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down-- Ry Cooder

    Hard Bargain-- Emmylou Harris

    Ramble At The Ryman-- Levon Helm

    Blessed-- Lucinda Williams

    Best Blues Album:

    Low Country Blues-- Gregg Allman

    Roadside Attractions-- Marcia Ball

    Man In Motion-- Warren Haynes

    The Reflection-- Keb'Mo'

    Revelator-- Tedeschi Trucks Band

    Best Folk Album:

    Barton Hollow-- The Civil Wars

    I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive-- Steve Earle

    Helplessness Blues-- Fleet Foxes

    Ukulele Songs-- Eddie Vedder

    The Harrow & The Harvest-- Gillian Welch