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Southfield's Mike Posner leads metro area Grammy nominees

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A handful of metro area musicians -- led by Southfield native Mike Posner -- will compete for trophies at the 59th Grammy Awards in February.

Posner, a Birmingham Groves High School graduate who now resides in Los Angeles, is nominated in the prestigious Song of the Year category for his single "I Took A Pill In Ibiza" from his sophomore album "At Night, Alone," which came out May 6. He'll be up against songs by Adele, Beyonce, Justin Bieber and Lukas Graham at the ceremony which takes place Feb. 12 in Los Angeles and will be televised on CBS.

Joining Posner in the nominations, which were announced Tuesday, Dec. 6, was Detroit native Jack White with a pair: Best Rock Performance for "Don't Hurt Yourself," a collaboration with Beyonce; and Best American Roots Song for his composition "City Lights." Michigan rock icon Iggy Pop was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album for this year's "Post Pop Depression," and former St. Clair Shores resident Patti Smith's audiobook "M Train" got a nod for Best Spoken Word Album.

Detroiter Tim Bowman Jr.'s "Listen," meanwhile, was nominated for Best Gospel Album.

Beyonce led all nominees with nine, followed by Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West with eight. A full list is available at grammy.com

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