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Taylor Swift wasn’t the only one with surprise face at Wednesday night’s Grammy nomination concert.

A partial list of the nods for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were revealed in a live televised concert event tonight, and it produced a fair share of bookie-flouting snubs and nods.

The show, which took place in Nashville under the watch of awkward-slash-charming cohosts Swift and LL Cool J, handed out a slew of golden-ticket invites to the February ceremony: First-timers Frank Ocean and fun. nabbed multiple (and fairly anticipated) nominations — including Best New Artist and Record of the Year — as did fellow rookies Gotye, Hunter Hayes, the Lumineers, Ed Sheeran, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Alabama Shakes.

A partial sampling of the nominees (for the full list, click here):

Album of the Year:

Black Keys, El Camino

Fun., Some Nights

Mumford & Sons, Babel

Frank Ocean, Channel Orange

Jack White, Blunderbuss

Song of the Year:

Ed Sheeran, “The A Team”

Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”

Miguel, “Adorn”

Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”

Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”

Record of the Year:

Black Keys, “Lonely Boy”

Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”

Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”

Gotye feat. Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used to Know”

Frank Ocean, “Thinkin Bout You”

Taylor Swift, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

Best New Artist:

Alabama Shakes


Hunter Hayes

The Lumineers

Frank Ocean

Pop Vocal Album:

Kelly Clarkson, Stronger

Florence + the Machine, Ceremonials

Fun., Some Nights

Maroon 5, Overexposed

P!nk, The Truth About Love

Best Rock Album:

The Black Keys, El Camino

Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto

Muse, The 2nd Law

Bruce Springsteen, Wrecking Ball

Jack White, Blunderbuss

Best Alternative Music Album:

Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel…

Bjork, Biophilia

Gotye, Making Mirrors

M83, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

Tom Waits, Bad as Me

Best Rap Album:

Drake, Take Care

Lupe Fiasco, Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1

Nas, Life Is Good

The Roots, Undun

Rick Ross, God Forgives, I Don’t

2 Chainz, Based on a T.R.U. Story

Best Country Album:

Zac Brown Band, Uncaged

Hunter Hayes, Hunter Hayes

Jamey Johnson, Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran

Miranda Lambert, For the Record

The Time Jumpers, The Time Jumpers

Best Dance/Electronica Album:

Steve Aoki, Wonderland

The Chemical Brothers, Don’t Think

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Kaskade, Fire & Ice

Skrillex, Bangarang

Country Solo Performance:

Dierks Bentley, “Home”

Eric Church, “Springsteen”

Hunter Hayes, “Wanted”

Ronnie Dunn, “Cost of Livin'”

Blake Shelton, “Over”

Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”

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