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Hugh Masekela nominated for a Grammy Award

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Hugh Masekela nominated for a Grammy Award

Legendary South African jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela has been nominated for a best world music Grammy for his album Jabulani.

Jabulani, released by Gallo in 2010, is Masekela’s first album since Time in 2002.

Hugh Masekela nominated for a Grammy Award

Six artists garnered five Grammy nominations each, setting up a tight race for the top prizes in the US music business.

Indie rockers Fun., whose hit We Are Young has dominated the charts this year, were arguably the most popular nominee after they scored a rare grand slam of nominations in all the major categories: best new artist and song, record and album of the year for Some Nights.

Also earning five nods were perennial Grammy favourites Kanye West and Jay-Z as well as breakout R&B star Frank Ocean, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and country band Mumford & Sons.

Ocean earned nods in three of the top four categories: best new artist, record of the year (Thinkin Bout You) and album of the year for his Channel Orange.

The other nominees for record of the year, which is awarded for a recording’s overall sound and production, were The Black Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Gotye and Taylor Swift.

Also competing for album of the year are The Black Keys’ El Camino, Mumford & Sons’ Babel and Jack White’s Blunderbuss.

The nominees for best pop vocal album are Stronger by Clarkson, Ceremonials from Florence + the Machine, Some Nights by Fun., Overexposed by Maroon 5 and The Truth About Love by Pink.

Masekela shares a nomination with Amadou & Miriam, Daniel Ho, Anoushka Shankar and Ravi Shankar for Best World Music Album category for the 2013 Grammy Awards to be held on 10 February 2013.

View a full list of nominees here

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