British singer Adele

Adele has been crowned the Queen of the nominees after being been nominated for six Grammys in the most prestigious categories at next year's awards.

The British singer came out on top when the 2012 nominations were announced at a ceremony broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

The London-born star, who is currently recovering from a throat surgery, will go head to head with singers including Lady Gaga and Katy Perry in categories including song, record and album of the year.

The 23-year-old songstress, was forced to cancel all the rest of her 2011 UK live dates and her American tour after being diagnosed with a haemorrhaging benign polyp that could have destroyed her voice but now she has cause to celebrate in the run up to Christmas.

Her muilti-platinuim selling album 21 has also guaranteed her a place in the running for best album pitting her against Foo Fighters' Wasting Light, Lady Gaga's Born This Way, Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans and Rihanna's Loud for the converted award. She has also been nominated in the best song and record categories for her chart-topping anthem Rolling in the Deep.

American rapper, Kanye West, who led the way for the Grammy award contenders with seven nominations to his name, whilst Just The Way you Are singer Bruno Mars celebrated his six nominations.

Meanwhile, Amy Winehouse also received a posthumous nomination for her duet Body and Soul with Tony Bennett in the pop duo or group performance category.

The star studded event, which will be hosted by American rapper turned actor LL Cool J, is set to take place on 12 February 2012.

The 54th annual awards ceremony will include performances from Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Usher.