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2013-01-09 18:57
 
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Los Angeles - Mumford & Sons, Rihanna and Taylor Swift are among the first performers confirmed for the 2013 Grammy Awards.

Fun. and The Black Keys will also hit the stage at the biggest night in American music, which takes place on 10 February.

All of the performers are nominated at the 55th annual music industry awards, with Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys and Fun. leading the pack with six nods apiece, along with Jay-Z, Kanye West and Frank Ocean.

Fun. are nominated in categories including Album of the Year for their debut, Some Nights, Record of the Year and Song of the Year for the Janelle Monae-featuring hit We Are Young, and Best New Artist.

Other nominees

The Black Keys' seventh album El Camino is up for Album of the Year and Best Rock Album, while single Lonely Boy is nominated for Record of the Year.

Mumford & Sons' chart-topping album Babel will also compete for Album of the Year.

Rihanna and Taylor received three and two nominations, respectively, despite their latest albums not meeting the eligibility deadline for this year's ceremony.

Rihanna's nominations stem from her 2011 album, Talk That Talk, the title track of which is nominated for Best Rap-Sung Collaboration along with Jay-Z, as well as a nod for Best Pop Solo Performance for Where Have You Been and Best Short Form Music Video for We Found Love.

Taylor's two nods are for Safe & Sound, which appeared on the soundtrack of 2012 film The Hunger Games.

The Grammys take place on 10 February at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.

- BangShowBiz

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