The Grammy’s Were “Thinkin’ Bout You”: Frank Ocean Leads The Pack With 6 Nominations, Miguel Gets 5

December 6, 2012  |  

Talk about #winning!

It has been a huge year for Frank Ocean, as he was finally able to release his first studio album, Channel Orange, to the huge legion of fans of his popular mixtape, Nostalgia, Ultra; he came out as…something (he never really specified whether he was bisexual or gay, and we don’t need to know all that at this point), and he’s basically been all over the cover of magazines and blowing up the stage with his sold-out concerts and performances on the VMAs and Saturday Night Live. Now the Odd Future member can really close out 2012 with a bang, as he’s racked up a whopping six Grammy nominations for his work on Channel Orange, including a big nod for Album of the Year.

Ocean also picked up nominations in the Record of the Year category for “Thinkin’ Bout You,” the “Best New Artist” category, and was also nominated alongside Jay-Z and Kanye West for “No Church in the Wild” as Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, and Short Form Music Video.

In a surprisingly huge nomination, our main man Miguel picked up a Song of the Year nomination for “Adorn,” and even picked up one for Best Urban Contemporary Album, where he will battle Frank Ocean and Chris Brown for the W. Miguel actually walked away with an impressive five nominations.

And yes, if you were wondering, “The Throne” that is Jay-Z and Kanye West racked up a few nominations together and separately, as did Rihanna, but these big acts didn’t manage to score any nods in the elite categories they’re used to this time around.

Going up against huge mainstream acts like Mumford & Sons, Fun., Jack White and The Black Keys, it’s hard to say whether Ocean will come out a huge winner because the Grammys have a history of going the old, indie, unconventional route with their picks, but I’m just glad to see Franky and Miguel getting their just dues in general. Good luck boys!

Check out the full list of nominees at the Grammy website.

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  • realadulttalk

    I love me some Miguel–but Channel Orange was downloaded and deleted in the same day. Utter and complete trash–I think his nominations have way more to do with his personal revelation than his talent.

  • Madeline

    Somebody help. WHY does Chris Brown continue to earn Grammy nods in the R&B category?!?!?! Bad enough they robbed Ledisi of the honor last year I would hate to see it happen again.

  • Kaori

    I’m surprised considering their music appeals mostly to an urban market.

  • I heard Miguel on V103 – Chicago yesterday. I’m very impressed with his love of music AND ability to articulate that love. I really enjoyed hearing him speak. He definitely has a prince influence without trying to be mini-Prince. I will be getting his latest album soon. Frank Ocean also expresses him self very well. Best of luck to these men.

  • YES! Omg. I love these two. I listen to at least one of their songs every day!

  • Ambitious12

    Alright Grammys stepping it way up this year out of Frank Miguel don’t make me choose. It doesn’t matter who wins, both albums were awesome!

  • Meyaka

    Omg! I’m so exited!!!!! I live for “kaleidoscope dreams” and die for “channel orange” bring r&b back fellas!!!!! Hopefully the Grammys keep nominating and rewarding people who deserve it.

    • Tamz

      Channel Orange…my fiancee and I run that album in the ground…my daughter loves “Pilot Jones”, glad she doesn’t know what Frank is really talking about…lol

  • JaneDoe

    Still haven’t heard Chanel orange.. records sales are about to sky rocket for both Miguel and Frank.. About to cop Kaleidoscope Dream today

    • Ambitious12

      they are both awesome no wait extraordinary cds!

  • Tamz

    Y’all didn’t mention Robert Glasper Experiment being nominated…that entire album from beginning to end is SICK!! But congrats to Frank, LOVE HIM!!!

    • Meyaka

      They didn’t!!!! Wooow the Grammys are stepping up!

  • Jen

    I loved both albums! Especially Frank’s album

  • littleoleme

    So proud of my Miguel. His album, Kaleidoscope Dream, is amazing. The best money I’ve spent all year.

    • Tamz

      I might need to check that out…

  • bluekissess

    Who is Miguel trying to be? This wasn’t his style when he first came out. Idk why I’m not a fan of his anymore. I really hope Frank Ocean wins. His album was very creative and very interesting.