updated 12/01/2011 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 12/01/2011 AT 8:45 AM ET
You might be excused for doing a double take when seeing that Adele does not lead the nominations for the 54th annual Grammy Awards, announced Wednesday night.
How the heck could that be after the phenomenal year that she’s had with 21 – easily the biggest-selling album of 2011 as well as one of the most critically acclaimed?
Well, truth is, Adele is nominated in pretty much every single category she was eligible for. (Next time do a song with Jay-Z and you can be nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration!)
That leaves her with six nominations, including album, record and song of the year (the latter two for “Rolling in the Deep”). But that’s four less than Beyoncé Knowles scored two years ago.