Backstage at the Grammy Nominations!


The countdown has begun towards music's biggest night, and ET was backstage at the 2012 Grammy nominations to get the first reactions for this year's hottest noms.

Along with Adele and the Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars garnered an impressive six nominations. The achievement floored the singer, who tells us the incredible company he keeps is "the win" in itself.

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The Band Perry received their first Grammy nomination a mere 24 hours after discovering their self-titled, debut album was certified platinum. The sibling trio was all smiles, calling the experience like "walking through a dream," adding the occasion is one they will most certainly "go out and celebrate."

"It's a lot of fun," said Taraji P. Henson of the Grammy's concert. The actress and singer announced some of the nominees alongside Katy Perry, LL Cool J and Nicki Minaj. As it turns out, Taraji realized one of her biggest dreams, watching Lady Gaga perform. "I just love everything she represents. She's amazing for me."

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The 54th annual Grammys air February 12 on CBS.

For more of the night's most notable nominees, click here.