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2nd KUKO’s CHOICE AWARDS

Lana del Rey was the most nominated artist with four nods
Lana del Rey was the most nominated artist with four nods

Last year, I presented you the KuKo’s Choice Awards: My Own Version of the Grammys. And since this is determined to be an annual event I’ll be giving you this year’s nominees.

Both nominees and winners are entirely based on my personal taste in ten categories that I created, resembling the GRAMMYs. The eligibility period is the same as GRAMMYs (October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013). Winners for each category will be announced on Saturday, December 20th and the ‘Album of the Year’ winner will be announced on New Year’s Eve.

And the nominees are:

RECORD OF THE YEAR (for single tracks based on their production)

  • Antemasque ─ “4 AM” produced by  Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedrix Bixler-Zavala
  • Beyoncé & Jay-Z ─ “Drunk in Love” produced by Beyoncé, Boots, Detail, Jerome Harmone and Timbaland
  • Lana del Rey ─ “West Coast” produced by Dan Auerbach
  • Weezer ─ “Back to the Shacks” produced by Ric Ocasek
  • Jack White ─ “Lazaretto” produced by Jack White

SONG OF THE YEAR (for single tracks based on their lyrics and melody)

  • “Blue Moon” by Beck Hansen (Beck)
  • “Chandelier” by Sia and Jesse Shatkin (Sia)
  • “Digital Witness” by Annie Clark (St. Vincent)
  • “16 Shades of Blue” by Tori Amos (Tori Amos)
  • “Ultraviolence” by Lana del Rey and Daniel Heath (Lana del Rey)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: The winner in each genre category will advance to a second round where readers will vote for the “Album of the Year”.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: POP

  • Tori Amos ─ Unrepentant Geraldines
  • Sky Ferreira ─ Night Time, My Time
  • Lykke Li ─ I Never Learn
  • Sarah McLachlan ─ Shine On
  • Sia ─ 1000 Forms of Fear

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: ROCK

  • The Black Keys ─ Turn Blue
  • Cloud Nothings ─ Here and Nowhere Else
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers ─ Hypnotic Eye
  • Swans ─ To Be Kind
  • Jack White ─ Lazaretto

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: ALTERNATIVE

  • Beck ─ Morning Phase
  • Broken Bells ─ After the Disco
  • Lana del Rey ─ Ultraviolence
  • Mac DeMarco  ─ Salad Days
  • St. Vincent ─ St. Vincent

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: URBAN MUSIC

  • Jhené Aiko ─ Sail Out
  • Beyoncé ─ Beyoncé
  • Childish Gambino ─ Because the Internet
  • Eminem ─ The Marshall Mathers LP 2
  • SchoolBoyQ ─ Oxymoron

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: AMERICAN ROOTS (Including Country)

  • Roseanne Cash ─ The River and the Thread
  • Eric Church ─ The Outsiders
  • Miranda Lambert ─ Platinum
  • Strand of Oaks ─ Heal
  • Sun Kil Moon ─ Benji

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

  • Aphex Twin ─ Syro
  • Caribou ─ Our Love
  • deadmau5 ─ while (1<2)
  • Martin Garrix ─ Gold Skies
  • Skrillex ─ Recess

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LATIN

  • Airbag ─ Libertad
  • Babasonicos ─ Romantisísmico
  • Calle 13 ─ MultiViral
  • Jorge Drexler ─ Bailar En La Cueva
  • Mariana Vega ─ Mi Burbuja

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

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