Gotye has topped his breakout 2012 by becoming the first Australian since Olivia Newton John in 1975 to be nominated for the Grammy’s Record of the Year award.
Along with being nominated for the most esteemed Grammy award, Gotye also piled up nominations for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Alternative Music Album.
Competing with Gotye for the ROTY will be The Black Keys with ‘Lonely Boy’, Kelly Clarkson with ‘Stronger’, Fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe with ‘We Are Young’, Frank Ocean with ‘Thinking About You’ and Taylor Swift’s ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’.
Other acts with multiple nominations include The Black Keys, Frank Ocean, Jack White, and Bruce Springsteen.
Gotye recently polled number one on Spotify’s most-streamed songs of 2012 and cleaned up last week at the ARIA’S (Australia’s version of the Grammys) winning all four of his nominated categories, including Album of the Year and Best Australia Live Act.
Olivia Newton John won the Record of the Year award 37 years ago ‘I Honestly Love You’. Ironically, Gotye’s nomination coincides with Newton John’s new seasonal collaboration with John Travolta.
Other nominations for Grammy awards include:
Album of the Year
El Camino – The Black Keys, Some Nights – Fun., Babel – Mumford & Sons, Channel Orange – Frank Ocean, Blunderbuss – Jack White
Song of the Year
The A Team – Ed Sheeran, Adorn – Miguel Pimentel, Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen, Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson, We Are Young – Fun
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