Louisiana Artists Score Big with Grammy Nominations

Major congrats are in order for a slew of Louisiana artists this morning. Frank Ocean, Lil’ Wayne, Dr. John, Corey Ledet, Ledisi, the Band Courtbouillon, Ellen DeGeneres and Hunter Hayes scored nods for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, to be given out February 10, 2013 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Check the lineup of nominated local talent below.

Record Of The Year
Thinkin Bout You
Frank Ocean
Frank Ocean, producer; Jeff Ellis, Pat Thrall & Marcos Tovar, engineers/mixers; Vlado Meller, mastering engineer
Track from: Channel Orange
[Def Jam]

Album Of The Year
Channel Orange
Frank Ocean
André 3000, John Mayer & Earl Sweatshirt, featured artists; Om’Mas Keith, Malay, Frank Ocean & Pharrell, producers; Calvin Bailif, Andrew Coleman, Jeff Ellis, Doug Fenske, Om’Mas Keith, Malay, Frank Ocean, Philip Scott, Mark “Spike” Stent, Pat Thrall, Marcos Tovar & Vic Wainstein, engineers/mixers; Vlado Meller, mastering engineer
[Def Jam]

Best New Artist
Hunter Hayes
Frank Ocean

Best R&B Performance
Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)
Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Ledisi
Track from: Black Radio
[Blue Note]

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Channel Orange
Frank Ocean
[Def Jam]

Best Rap Performance
HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right)
Drake Featuring Lil’ Wayne
Track from: Take Care
[Cash Money Records]

Best Rap Song
The Motto
Dwayne Carter, Aubrey Graham & Tyler Williams, songwriters (Drake Featuring Lil’ Wayne)
Track from: Take Care
[Cash Money Records]

Best Country Solo Performance
Hunter Hayes
Track from: Hunter Hayes

Best Country Album
Hunter Hayes
Hunter Hayes

Best Blues Album
Locked Down
Dr. John

Best Regional Roots Music Album
Nothin’ But The Best
Corey Ledet With Anthony Dopsie, Dwayne Dopsie And André Thierry
[Corey Ledet]

The Band Courtbouillon
Wayne Toups, Steve Riley & Wilson Savoy
[Valcour Records]

Best Spoken Word Album
Seriously… I’m Kidding
Ellen DeGeneres
[Hachette Audio]

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Dan Auerbach (yes, we know he’s not from Louisiana, but… in regards to….)
El Camino (The Black Keys) (A)
Locked Down (Dr. John) (A)
Savage (Hacienda) (S)
Shakedown (Hacienda) (A)



  • http://twitter.com/SuaveIsHere Nate ‘Suave’ Cameron

    What about St Aug alumn and 7th ward resident Luke James? His song “I Want You” is up for “Best R&B Performance”