Pop group fun. scoops Grammy nominations

By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, December 6, 2012 7:19 EDT
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It was all fun. as the New York indie pop band with the oddly spelled name picked up no fewer than six Grammy nominations in their breakout year.

During a gala nomination ceremony in country music’s hometown of Nashville, fun. found itself in the running for best album (“Some Nights”) and best record (the anthemic “We Are Young”).

It also picked up nominations for best song, best new artist, best pop duo/group performance and best pop vocal album, ahead of the February 10 awards presentation in Los Angeles.

Also vying for album of the year are the Black Keys’ “El Camino,” British rock-folk group Mumford & Sons’ “Babel,” rapper Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange” and Jack White’s “Blunderbuss.”

Up for record of the year besides “We Are Young” are the Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Ocean’s “Thinkin Bout You” and Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”

Swift co-hosted Wednesday’s nominations — televised live on CBS — alongside hip-hop statesman LL Cool J.

Nominated for song of the year were British balladeer Ed Sheeran’s “The A Team,” Miguel’s “Adorn,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” and Clarkson’s “Stronger,” alongside “We Are Young.”

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