The Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 81 categories at the 2013 Grammy Awards on prime-time TV last night, with three categories solely dedicated to the best and brightest in dance music over the past year.
Having won three out of the five categories he was nominated for at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards earlier this year, the 2013 Grammys sees Skrillex take the lead once again with three nominations, followed by Calvin Harris and Axwell at two respectively.
Dominating with 16 out of the 17 nominations, Sweden, North America, Australia and the UK are well represented throughout the dance categories. Deadmau5’s ”album title goes here” goes up against Kaskade, Steve Aoki, The Chemical Brothers and Skrillex for Best Dance/Electronica Album, Diplo gets a well-deserved nomination for Non-Classical Producer Of The Year and four world renowned acts compete for the title of Best Dance Recording alongside a questionable fifth nomination in Liechtenstein’s Al Walser. Capping things off, the nominations for Best Non-Classical Remixed Recording put Sweden and Australia in the spotlight, courtesy of ‘In My Mind’, ‘The Veldt’ and ‘Midnight City’.
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2013, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Best Dance Recording (no. 9)
Avicii – Levels
Calvin Harris ft. Ne-Yo – Let’s Go
Skrillex ft. Sirah – Bangarang
Swedish House Mafia ft. John Martin – Don’t You Worry Child
Al Walser – I Can’t Live Without You
Best Dance/Electronica Album (no. 10)
Steve Aoki – Wonderland
The Chemical Brothers – Don’t Think
Deadmau5 – > Album Title Goes Here <
Kaskade - Fire & Ice
Skrillex - Bangarang
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical (no. 67)
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical (no. 68)
Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl ft. Georgi Kay – In My Mind (Axwell Remix)
Moby – Lie Down In Darkness (Photek Remix)
M83 – Midnight City (Eric Prydz Private Remix)
Nero – Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix)
Deadmau5 ft. Chris James – The Veldt (Tommy Trash Remix)
Best Short Form Music Video (no. 80)
Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris – We Found Love
For the full list, click here.