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When perusing the just-released list of this year's Grammy nominees, you'll notice a few names are conspicuously missing, namely that of the cheerful Korean man with the pop hit of historic proportions. We're talking about Psy, of course, the K-pop savant and YouTube sensation behind the song "Gangnam Style." Poor Psy didn't make it a single one of the Recording Academy's 81 different categories.

The rest of the list is pretty much what you'd expect. Newcomer Frank Ocean scored six nominations, as did the relative old geisers Jay-Z and Kanye West. Mumford & Sons also got six. Fun. is the real standout, though, with six nominations of their own, including what The Los Angeles Times calls "a rare Grammy nomination grand slam," having secured nominations for Song of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album. We've listed the nominees of the major categories at the bottom of this post.

But back to our original topic. Where is Psy's Grammy nod? In just four months, the 34-year-old pop star's "Gangnam Style" snatched the record for the most watched YouTube video in history. Just as quickly, Psy went from being a relatively unknown entity to a household name in the United States. He's been recognized as an "International Sensation" by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon who said he wanted to work with the pop star. He's won several of Korea's top civilian awards, including the Okgwan Order of Cultural merit. He's taught that funny horse-riding dance to pretty much every celebrity on the planet. (Ban Ki-moon is no exception.) If you've been following the awards circuit, though, Psy is getting more credit for the video than the song. And can you think of any other terrific Psy songs that have been stuck in your head? Neither can we.

Psy isn't the only one missing from the list of nominees. Depending on who you talk to you'll probably hear gripes about Justin Bieber not making the list. (See earlier comment about song quality.) Don't worry, though. He'll be just fine, as will Psy. Bieber still has his zany interpretation of fashion -- and lots of money -- to keep him him happy. And Psy still has his dance moves -- and lots of money.

Record of the Year

The Black Keys - "Lonely Boy"
Kelly Clarkson - "Stronger"
fun. - "We Are Young"
Gotye - "Somebody That I Used To Know"
Frank Ocean - "Thinkin Bout You"

Album of the Year

The Black Keys - El Camino
fun. - Some Nights
Mumford & Sons - Babel
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
Jack White - Blunderbuss

Best New Artist

Alabama Shakes
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

Song of the Year

Ed Sheeran - "The A Team"
Miguel - "Adorn"
Carly Rae Jepsen - "Call Me Maybe"
Kelly Clarkson - "Stronger"
fun. - "We Are Young"

Best Pop Vocal Album

Kelly Clarkson - Stronger
Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
fun. - Some Nights
Maroon 5 - Overexposed
P!NK - The Truth About Love

Best Rock Album

The Black Keys - El Camino
Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
Muse - The 2nd Law
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
Jack White - Blunderbuss

Best R&B Album

Robert Glasper Experiment - Black Radio
Anthony Hamilton - Back To Love
R. Kelly - Write Me Back
Tamia - Beautiful Surprise
Tyrese - Open Invitation

Best Rap Album

Drake - Take Care
Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor II
Nas - Life Is Good
The Roots - Undun
Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don’t
2 Chainz - Based On A T.R.U. Story

Check out the full list of nominees here.

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