A lot of fun., ocean, Mumford & sons for Grammy nominations
Fun. helped break up the sound of dance and electronic music on Top 40 radio with its edgy pop-rock grooves. Frank Ocean made a bold statement in R&B — with an announcement about his sexuality and with his critically revered, multigenre album, “channel ORANGE.” And Mumford & Sons continued to bring its folk-rock swag and style to the Billboard charts with its sophomore album.
Ocean’s song “Thinkin Bout You” will compete for record of the year with Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy” and four No. 1 hits: Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” “Somebody I Used to Know” by Gotye and Kimbra, Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” and “We Are Young” by fun.
The 55th annual Grammy Awards take place Feb. 10 in Los Angeles.