Adele has been given the perfect get well gift after being nominated for six Grammys at next year's awards.
The singer, who is recovering from throat surgery which forced her to cancel a string of UK concerts last month, is vying with Lady Gaga and Katy Perry in categories including song, record and album of the year.
English folk rock band Mumford And Sons are also flying the flag for British music, receiving four nominations, including best song and record.
The late Amy Winehouse could be honoured with a posthumous Grammy after being shortlisted in the best pop duo/group performance for her collaboration with Tony Bennett on Body And Soul.
The nominations were announced at a ceremony broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
American rapper-turned-actor LL Cool J hosted the nominations show, which included performances from Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Usher.
Kanye West, who has 14 Grammys to his name, led the nominations with seven nods, while Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars joined Adele with six.
The winners will be announced at the 54th annual ceremony in LA in February.
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