Eminem, Bruno Mars, Jay-Z and Lady Gaga Lead Grammy Nominations

The Grammy Nominations are in and rapper Eminem has come out on top with the most nominations. The “Slim Shady” MC is up for 10 nominations including Album Of The Year for Recovery and Best Record and Song for Love the Way You Lie, his collaboration with Rihanna. However, despite his 10 nods, Eminem can only garner a maximum of nine trophies – in the Best Rap Song category, “Love The Way You Lie” and his solo track “Not Afraid” are both nominated. Other big standouts include Bruno Mars with seven and Jay-Z, Lady Antebellum, and Lady Gaga each earn six nods. B.o.B and John Legend receive five each; and Alex Da Kid, the Black Keys, Drake, Cee Lo Green, Katy Perry, Rihanna and the Roots each have four nominations. A surprise nod comes in the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance section as the late Michael Jackson is nominated for his track “This Is It,” which battles Michael Buble, Adam Lambert, Bruno Mars and John Mayer in the category. For the third year, nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards were announced on primetime television as part of “The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night.” The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on “GRAMMY Sunday,” Feb. 13, 2011, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The main list of nominees is as follows: Album Of The Year: The Suburbs — Arcade Fire Recovery — Eminem Need You Now — Lady Antebellum The Fame Monster — Lady Gaga Teenage Dream — Katy Perry Record Of The Year: “Nothin’ On You” — B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars “Love The Way You Lie” — Eminem Featuring Rihanna “F*** You” — Cee Lo Green “Empire State Of Mind” — Jay-Z & Alicia Keys “Need You Now” — Lady Antebellum Best New Artist: Justin Bieber Drake Florence & The Machine Mumford & Sons Esperanza Spalding Song Of The Year: “Beg Steal Or Borrow” — Ray LaMontagne, songwriter (Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs) “F*** You” — Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Cee Lo Green) “The House That Built Me” —Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert) “Love The Way You Lie” — Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey & Marshall Mathers, songwriters (Eminem Featuring Rihanna) “Need You Now” — Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum) POP FIELD 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 DANCE FIELD 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 ROCK FIELD 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 Best Hard Rock Performance: “A Looking In View” — Alice In Chains “Let Me Hear You Scream” — Ozzy Osbourne “Black Rain” — Soundgarden “Between The Lines” — Stone Temple Pilots “New Fang” — Them Crooked Vultures Best Rock Song: “Angry World” — Neil Young, songwriter (Neil Young) “Little Lion Man” — Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons) “Radioactive” — Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon) “Resistance” — Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse) “Tighten Up” — Dan Auerbach & Patrick Carney, songwriter (The Black Keys) ALTERNATIVE FIELD Best Alternative Music Album The Suburbs — Arcade Fire Infinite Arms — Band Of Horses Brothers — The Black Keys Broken Bells — Broken Bells Contra — Vampire Weekend R&B FIELD Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals: “Take My Time” — Chris Brown & Tank “Love” — Chuck Brown, Jill Scott & Marcus Miller “You’ve Got A Friend” — Ronald Isley & Aretha Franklin “Shine” — John Legend & The Roots “Soldier Of Love” — Sade Best Contemporary R&B Album: Graffiti — Chris Brown Untitled — R. Kelly Transition — Ryan Leslie The ArchAndroid — Janelle Monáe Raymond V Raymond — Usher RAP FIELD Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “Nothin’ On You” — B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars “Deuces” — Chris Brown, Tyga & Kevin McCall “Love The Way You Lie” — Eminem & Rihanna “Empire State Of Mind” — Jay-Z & Alicia Keys “Wake Up! Everybody” — John Legend, The Roots, Melanie Fiona & Common Best Rap Song: “Empire State Of Mind” — Shawn Carter, Angela Hunte, Burt Keyes, Alicia Keys, Jane’t “Jnay” Sewell-Ulepic & Alexander Shuckburgh, songwriters (Sylvia Robinson, songwriter) (Jay-Z & Alicia Keys) “Love The Way You Lie” — Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey & Marshall Mathers, songwriters (Eminem & Rihanna) “Not Afraid” — M. Burnett, J. Evans, Marshall Mathers, L. Resto & M. Samuels, songwriters (Eminem) “Nothin’ On You” — Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Bobby Simmons Jr., songwriters (B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars) “On To The Next One” — Shawn Carter, J. Chaton & K. Dean, songwriters (G. Auge & X. De Rosnay, songwriters) (Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz) 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 COUNTRY FIELD Best Country Collaboration With Vocals: “Bad Angel” — Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert & Jamey Johnson “Pride (In The Name Of Love)” — Dierks Bentley, Del McCoury & The Punch Brothers “As She’s Walking Away” — Zac Brown Band & Alan Jackson “Hillbilly Bone” — Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins “I Run To You” — Marty Stuart & Connie Smith Best Country Song: “The Breath You Take” — Casey Beathard, Dean Dillon & Jessie Jo Dillon, songwriters (George Strait) “Free” — Zac Brown, songwriter (Zac Brown Band) “The House That Built Me” — Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert) “I’d Love To Be Your Last” — Rivers Rutherford, Annie Tate & Sam Tate, songwriters (Gretchen Wilson) “If I Die Young” — Kimberly Perry, songwriter (The Band Perry) “Need You Now” — Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum) 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 AMERICAN ROOTS FIELD Best Americana Album: The List — Rosanne Cash Tin Can Trust — Los Lobos Country Music — Willie Nelson Band Of Joy — Robert Plant You Are Not Alone — Mavis Staples Best Traditional Blues Album: Giant — James Cotton Memphis Blues — Cyndi Lauper The Well — Charlie Musselwhite Joined At The Hip — Pinetop Perkins & Willie “Big Eyes” Smith Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites — Jimmie Vaughan

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