Mumford & Sons have been nominated in six categories at the Grammy Awards 2013.
Always controversial, the Grammy awards supply plenty of room for debate. Last night the nominations for the 2013 instalment were announced, and - as usual - the choices have already caused a stir. Mumford & Sons lead the pack, with the British folk-rock giants gaining six nominations.
Second album 'Babel' was a Trans-Atlantic number one, selling more than 600,000 copies in its first week of release. The band were shortlisted for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song (both times for 'I Will Wait'), Best Americana Album for 'Babel', Best Song Written For Visual Media ('Learn Me Right' from 'Brave') and Best Long Form Video (for 'Big Easy Express').
As if that wasn't enough, producer Markus Dravs is shortlisted for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical for his work on that album and Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto'. Other high profile nominations include The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, Fun, Frank Ocean and Kanye West who have all received six nominations each.
In a good night for British artists the full list of nominations also includes Adele, Sir Paul McCartney, Florence & The Machine and more.
The Grammy Awards takes place on February 10th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.