Rapper Kanye West, Adele and Bruno Mars were entitled as the favourites for the upcoming Grammys. The artists were named, on Wednesday, after their peaking number of nominations at the list.

Kanye West with seven nominations, for his album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" and his joint venture with Jay-Z "Watch The Throne" turned out to be the leader for the nominations. British singer Adele — whose album "21" is the biggest-selling of 2011
— and R&B artist Bruno Mars were not much far behind, as they had six nominations which included nods for the three big awards of album, song and record of the year.

Other leading contenders for the major music industry awards show include U.S. alternative rock band Foo Fighters, also with six nominations, while rapper Lil Wayne and newcomer Skrillex had five nominations apiece.

Bruno Mars, over his ingression in the list of elite artists, said, "I’m so glad the album is being recognized in this way. This awards stuff, I’m still trying to get used to it. It’s hard for me as Adele and Kanye West are incredible, so the fact that the
album was nominated in same category is amazing".

Adele’s six nominations mark the culminations of a momentous year for the 23 year-old singer, who won a Grammy for best new artist in 2009.


She was recognized for her album ’21’ as well as her two smash singles "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You."  Her album turned out to emboss a magnificent impact, as more than 12 million copies were sold worldwide.

Adele is currently recovering from surgery on her vocal cords in November after suffering repeated voice problems and cancellations during her U.S. tour this year. It is not known whether she will have recovered in time to sing at the Grammy Awards in February.