Kanye West and Jay Z
Musical duo Kanye West and Jay Z are both up for six awards at the annual awards.

Jay-Z and Kanye West are leading the 2013 Grammy Awards pack after being nominated for six key gongs each.

The rapping duo joins Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, Fun and Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys.

Jay-Z and Kanye West are jointly nominated in the Best Rap Song, Best Music Video, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Performance categories for their collaborative album, Watch the Throne, which spawned numerous hits and a successful tour.

Individually, West, who is dating Kim Kardashian, was recognised for his song Mercy in the Best Rap and Best Rap Performance categories.

Jay-Z also received another nomination for Best Rap Performance for his collaboration with Young Jeezy and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration after teaming up with Rihanna on hit Talk That Talk.

Other nominees expecting to clean up on music's biggest night include Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Carly Rae Jepson, Katy Perry and Diamonds hitmaker Rihanna, who scored three nominations.

RiRi picked up nods for Best Pop Solo Performance with Where Have You Been, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration on her hit Talk That Talk alongside Jay-Z, and We Found Love picked up the nod for Best Short Form Music Video. 

Jay-Z's wife, Beyoncé, also received a nod for her single Love on Top. The hit, which she performed at the 2011 MTV awards before revealing she was pregnant, has been nominated for Traditional R&B Performance.

Ocean, who made headlines earlier this year when he confessed that his first love was a man, will be competing with blues-rock group Alabama Shakes, country singer Hunter Hayes and folk-rockers The Lumineers for the coveted Best New Artist title.

The 25-year-old hip-hop artist's debut album, Channel Orange, is also up for Best Album, while his hit Thinking Bout You is up for Record of the Year.

The winners of the 55th annual Grammy Awards will be announced in Los Angeles on 10 February.

Full List of 2013 Grammy Nominees

Album Of The Year

The Black Keys - El Camino

fun. - Some Nights

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Mumford & Sons - Babel

Jack White - Blunderbuss

Record Of The Year

The Black Keys - Lonely Boy

Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)

fun. featuring Janelle Monáe - We Are Young

Gotye featuring Kimba - Somebody That I Used To Know

Frank Ocean - Thinkin' Bout You

Taylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Song Of The Year

Ed Sheeran - The A Team

Miguel - Adorn

Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe

Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)

fun. featuring Janelle Monáe - We Are Young

Best New Artist

Alabama Shakes

fun.

Hunter Hayes

The Lumineers

Frank Ocean

Best Pop Solo Performance

Adele - Set Fire To The Rain [Live at the Royal Albert Hall]

Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)

Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe

Katy Perry - Wide Awake

Rihanna - Where Have You Been

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Florence & The Machine - Shake It Out

fun. featuring Janelle Monáe - We Are Young

Gotye featuring Kimbra - Somebody That I Used To Know

LMFAO - Sexy And I Know It

Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa - Payphone

Best Pop Vocal Album

Kelly Clarkson - Stronger

Florence + the Machine - Ceremonials

fun. - Some Nights

Maroon 5 - Overexposed

Pink - The Truth About Love

Best R&B album

Black Radio - Robert Glasper Experiment

Back to Love - Anthony Hamilton

Write Me Back - R Kelly

Beautiful Surprise - Tamia

Open Invitation - Tyrese

Best Rap album

Take Care - Drake

Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Part 1 - Lupe Fiasco

Life Is Good - Nas

Undun - The Roots

God Forgives, I Don't - Rick Ross

Based on a TRU Story - 2 Chainz

Best Country Album

Uncaged - Zac Brown Band

Hunter Hayes - Hunter Hayes

Living for a Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran - Jamey Johnson

Four The Record - Miranda Lambert

The Time Jumpers - The Time Jumpers