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Adele nominated for six Grammys


British songstress Adele has been given the perfect get well gift after being nominated for six Grammys at next year's awards.

The singer-songwriter, who is recovering from throat surgery which forced her to cancel a string of UK concerts last month, will take on the likes of Lady Gaga and Katy Perry in categories including song, record and album of the year.

English folk rock band Mumford and Sons are also flying the flag for British music, receiving four nominations including best song and record, while the late Amy Winehouse could be honoured with a posthumous Grammy after being shortlisted in the best pop duo/group performance for her collaboration with Tony Bennett on the track Body And Soul.

The nominations were announced at a ceremony broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles earlier today.

American rapper turned actor LL Cool J hosted the star studded nominations show which included performances from Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Usher.

Adele, who was diagnosed with a vocal cord haemorrhage that threatened to wreck her voice, was nominated in the best song and record categories for her chart-topping anthem Rolling in the Deep and is in the running for best album with her multi-platinum offering 21.

The Someone Like You singer recently told fans her throat operation had been a success and she was "on the mend". It has been reported that she is to make her comeback performance at the X Factor final later this month.

Kanye West, who has 14 Grammys to his name, led the nominations with seven nods, while Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars joined Adele with six.

The winners will be announced at the 54th annual awards ceremony in Los Angeles in February.

Adele's album 21, the most popular of 2011, was nominated for an album of the year Grammy.

The mournful disc about a broken relationship faces competition from the Foo Fighters' Wasting Light, as well as Lady Gaga's Born This Way.

Other nominees were Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans and Rihanna's steamy Loud.

Lady Gaga's nomination marks the third straight year she has got an album of the year nod in her young career.

It means Adele now has three nominations on the night.

The nominations in full

Record of the Year:

Rolling in the Deep, Adele;

Holocene, Bon Iver;

Grenade, Bruno Mars;

The Cave, Mumford & Sons;

Firework, Katy Perry.

Album of the Year:

21, Adele;

Wasting Light, Foo Fighters;

Born This Way, Lady Gaga;

Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Bruno Mars;

Loud, Rihanna.

Song of the Year:

All of the Lights, Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter and Kanye West, songwriters (performed by Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie);

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

Grenade, Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars and Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars);

Holocene, Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver);

Rolling in the Deep, Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele).

New Artist:

The Band Perry;

Bon Iver;

J. Cole;

Nicki Minaj;


Pop Vocal Album:

21, Adele;

The Lady Killer, Cee Lo Green;

Born This Way, Lady Gaga;

Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Bruno Mars;

Loud, Rihanna.

Rock Album:

Rock 'n' Roll Party Honouring 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.

R&B Album:

F.A.M.E., Chris Brown;

Second Chance, El DeBarge;

Love Letter, R. Kelly;

Pieces of Me, Ledisi;

Kelly, Kelly Price.

Rap Album:

Watch the Throne, Jay-Z and Kanye West;

Tha Carter IV, Lil Wayne;

Lasers, Lupe Fiasco;

Pink Friday, Nicki Minaj;

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West.

Country Album:

My Kinda Party, Jason Aldean;

Chief, Eric Church;

Own the Night, Lady Antebellum;

Red River Blue, Blake Shelton;

Here for a Good Time, George Strait;

Speak Now, Taylor Swift.

Latin Pop, Rock or Urban Album:

Entren Los Que Quieran, Calle 13;

Entre La Ciudad y El Mar, Gustavo Galindo;

Nuestra, La Vida Boheme;

Not So Commercial, Los Amigos Invisibles;

Drama y Luz, Mana.

Jazz Vocal Album:

'Round Midnight, Karrin Allyson;

The Mosaic Project, Terri Lyne Carrington & Various Artists;

The Gate, Kurt Elling;

American Road, Tierney Sutton (Band);

The Music of Randy Newman, Roseanna Vitro.

Contemporary Classical Composition:

Elmer Gantry, Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein;

The Ghosts of Alhambra, George Crumb;

String Quartet No. 3, Jefferson Friedman;

Lonely Motel-Music from Slide, Steven Mackey;

Piano Concerto No. 2, Poul Ruders.