West is up for song of the year for his all star anthem "All of the Lights," which features everyone from Rihanna to Elton John.
Singer Adele is nominated for six Grammys including album of the year for "21" and record and song of the year for "Rolling in the Deep."
Bruno Mars as well as the Foo Fighters received six nominations each. Mars, like Adele, was nominated in all the top three categories - record, album and song of the year. He was nominated for song and record of the year for "Grenade," album for "Doo-Wops & Hooligans," and best pop solo performance, among other bids.
Taylor Swift, in what her fans will see as a disappointment, received only three Grammy nominations.
The 54th Grammys will be held Feb. 12 in Los Angeles.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.