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Aaron Bay-Schuck and Tom Corson’s Warner has scored a well-rounded 10 Grammy nominations, with a coalition of next-gen genre leaders, rock vets and dance hit-makers making up the label’s double-digit haul.

Warner Records earned Best New Artist nominations with a pair of rising Latin acts, Brazilian star Anitta and Mexican American crooner Omar Apollo. Insiders were shocked by the Recording Academy’s omission of Zach Bryan in the category and its failure to recognize his breakthrough album, American Heartbreak. Bryan’s lone Grammy nomination is for standout track “Something in the Orange,” up for Best Country Solo Performance.

In the Dance field, headliners RŮFŮS DU SOL garnered a pair of nods: Best Dance/Electronic Album for Surrender and Best Dance/Electronic Recording for “On My Knees.” David Guetta & Bebe Rexha’s late-breaking global smash “I’m Good (Blue)” also scored a nom in the latter category.

Veteran Warner acts gathered four nominations in Rock: The Black Keys are in for Best Rock Album (Dropout Boogie) and Best Rock Performance (“Wild Child”); Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Black Summer” is a Best Rock Song candidate; and Muse’s “Kill or Be Killed” is up for Best Metal Performance.

Reprise rock icon Neil Young and pop mainstay Michael Bublé round out the label's nominees with nods for Best Music Film (A Band a Brotherhood a Barn) and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album (Higher), respectively.