Kimbra gets Grammy nod

Last updated 18:11 06/12/2012

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Hamilton-born songstress Kimbra has been nominated for a Grammy music award for her chart-topping duet with Australian artist Gotye.

The pair have picked up a Record of the Year nod for the song Somebody that I Used to Know, which hit no. 1 in more than 20 countries, including the United States, and sold over 13 million copies worldwide.

The pair are up against Lonely Boy by The Black Keys, Stronger by Kelly Clarkson, We Are Young by Fun featuring Janelle Monae, Thinkin Bout You by Frank Ocean and We are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift.

The Grammy nomination tops off an impressive year for the Melbourne-based 22-year-old, who last month won the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) award for Best Female Artist for a second year running.

She also won five New Zealand Music awards for Album of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Best Female Solo Artist, Best Pop Album and the international achievement award.

New Zealand duo Flight of the Conchords won the Grammy for best comedy album for The Distant Future in 2008.

Last year’s Record of the Year Grammy went to Adele for her hit Rolling in the Deep.

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- Waikato Times

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