As this year's Grammy nominees are gearing up for the big show, we're taking a look at which artists were recognized for their music in 2012. Some of the obvious contenders? Country superstar Carrie Underwood, British band Mumford & Sons, collaborators Jay-Z and Kanye West, and Carly Rae Jepsen, the girl behind last year's pop anthem "Call Me Maybe." Take a look to listen to the year's best music and check out how the top artists fared for this year's Grammy Awards.
Grammys Breakdown: Listen to the Top Artists and Nominated Songs