Nicki Minaj, Band Perry among Grammy nominees

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2011 file photo, singer Adele is shown at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. Adele's miserable love life has brought her heavenly success this year: The mournful album “21” is year's best-selling album with over 4 million copies sold and has resulted in two smash singles,“Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You.” The Recording Academy will likely add to Adele's good year on Wednesday when it announces its Grammy nominations on Wednesday evening. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)

Country trio the Band Perry and colorful rap queen Nicki Minaj are among the acts nominated for a best new artist Grammy.

The nominations were announced on Wednesday as part of the Recording Academy's annual nominations concert from Los Angeles. Other nominees include Bon Iver, rapper J. Cole and dubstep artist Skrillex.

Folkie singer-songwriter Iver already has two other nominations. He got song and record of the year bids for "Holocene."

Other nominees during the evening include Adele, Mumford & Sons, Katy Perry, Kanye West and Bruno Mars.




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