Grammy Nominations 2011

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Grammy Nominations 2011 have been unveiled. The Grammy Nominations Concert Live took place at L.A.’s Club Nokia on Wednesday evening and it was revealed that Eminem is the leader of the pack.

After winning over the public and critics with his latest album “Recovery,” Eminem has succeeded in winning the panel of the 53rd Grammy Awards.

The 38 year old rapper received 10 Grammy nominations which is more than any other artist in 2010.

Marshall Mathers is up for Album of the Year, Song of the Year (for the song Love the Way You Lie featuring Rihanna) and Best Record.

Meanwhile Nothin ‘On You hit-maker Bruno Mars came in second with seven noms. He is closely followed by country trio Lady Antebellum, hip-hop icon Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, who each picked up six nominations.
The names of the nominees were unveiled last night during an event that broadcast live on CBS from the Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

Hosted by actor LL Cool J, the one-hour special also featured a few musical numbers by Miranda Lambert, Katy Perry and Justin Bieber who performed via satellite from London.

The latter has picked his first Grammy nom in the Best New Artist category. The young Canadian is competing against Mumford & Sons, Esperanza Spaulding, Florence and The Machine and rapper Drake.

The Academy has given a posthumous nomination to Michael Jackson in the Best Pop Vocal Performance category for This Is It. The Grammy Awards will air on Feb. 13.

Grammy Nominations 2011 are below:

Album of the Year:
# The Suburbs – Arcade Fire
# Recovery – Eminem
# Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
# The Fame Monster – Lady Gaga
# Teenage Dream – Katy Perry

Song of the Year:
# “Beg, Steal or Borrom” – Ray LaMontagne
# “Forget You” – Cee Lo
# “The House That Built Me” – Miranda Lambert
# “Love the Way You Lie” – Eminem feat. Rihanna
# “Need You Know” – Lady Antebellum

Record of the Year:
# “Love the Way You Lie” – Eminem feat. Rihanna
# “Nothin’ On You” – Bruno Mars
# “Forget You” – Cee Lo
# “Empire State of Mind” – Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys
# “Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum

Best New Artist:
# Justin Bieber
# Drake
# Florence + The Machine
# Mumford & Sons
# Esperanza Spalding

Best Country Album:
# Up On The Ridge – Dierks Bentley
# You Get What You Give – Zac Brown Band
# The Guitar Song – Jamey Johnson
# Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
# Revolution – Miranda Lambert

Best Rap Album:
# The Adventures Of Bobby Ray – B.o.B
# Thank Me Later – Drake
# Recovery – Eminem
# The Blueprint 3 – Jay-Z
# How I Got Over – The Roots

Best Contemporary R&B Album:
# Graffiti – Chris Brown
# Untitled – R. Kelly
# Transition – Ryan Leslie
# The ArchAndroid – Janelle Monáe
# Raymond V Raymond – Usher

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:
# “Don’t Stop Believin’ (Regionals Version)” – Glee Cast
# “Misery” – Maroon 5
# “The Only Exception” – Paramore
# “Babyfather” – Sade
# “Hey, Soul Sister (Live)” – Train

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals:
# “Airplanes II” – B.o.B, Eminem & Hayley Williams
# “Imagine” – Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No. 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare
# “If It Wasn’t For Bad” – Elton John & Leon Russell
# “Telephone” – Lady Gaga & Beyoncé
# “California Gurls” – Katy Perry & Snoop Dogg

Best Dance Recording:
# “Rocket” – Goldfrapp
# “In For The Kill” – La Roux
# “Dance In The Dark” – Lady Gaga
# “Only Girl (In The World)” – Rihanna
# “Dancing On My Own” – Robyn

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:
# “Ready To Start” – Arcade Fire
# “I Put A Spell On You” – Jeff Beck & Joss Stone
# “Tighten Up” – The Black Keys
# “Radioactive” – Kings Of Leon
# “Resistance” – Muse

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