Adele may not have received the most Grammy nominations this year, but all the Grammy buzz seems to center on the British singer-songwriter whose smash hit single, Rolling In The Deep, dominated the charts through much of 2011. From CNN:
Even though Kanye West walked off with the most Grammy nominations Wednesday night, the chatter backstage was all about Adele.
West’s seven nominations was one more than that of the 23-year-old British songstress. And she was the clear favorite among many of the artists to take home the most trophies at next February’s awards show.
“I feel sorry for anybody whose got to go up against Adele this year,” said country artist Jason Aldean, who said he was thankful Adele was not competing in the three categories he is nominated for.
Bruno Mars’s “Doo Wops & Holligans” is pitted against Adele’s “21” for album of the year and record of the year. Mars gathered six nominations Wednesday, adding to the seven he got last year. “Adele’s awesome, but I heard she beats up little puppies,” Mars joked backstage after the live Grammys nominations telecast Wednesday night.
Kimberly Perry, lead vocalist for best new artist nominee The Band Perry, said Adele’s “21” album is the most-often played music on the group’s tour bus.
Read the full story, which includes a list of all 2012 Grammy nominees, on CNN.