The ELLE cover stars Born This Way received further nominations for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Solo Performance.
Gaga bookended last nights Grammy Nominations Concert with two performances. She opened the show with Marry the Night, for which she wore a dramatic black dress and full-face skull makeup (yes, really). She closed the concert by singing You & I with country group Sugarland.
Despite the apparent Gaga theme, last nights nomination concert belonged to Kanye West. The rapper leads the pack of Grammy contenders with a total of seven nominations, both for his solo album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and his project with Jay-Z, Watch the Throne.
Adele was close behind West with six nominations, including the Album, Song and Record of the Year trifecta for 21. The singer is recovering from surgery on her vocal chords, and its uncertain whether her recovery will allow her to sing at the awards ceremony in February 2012.