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Eminem Leads With 10 Grammy Nominations

Posted By on December 2, 2010

     The year looks like it's going to get even bigger for Eminem as he recently was nominated for 10 Grammy awards including Best Album plus Record and Song of the Year. Bruno Mars was the next highest when it came to nominations, racking up 7 while Jay-Z, Lady Antebellum and Lady Gaga all got six nominations. B.o.B, also known as Bobby Ray, was nominated five times, check out him reacting below!

"This year's nominations are a true reflection of an exceptional and talented community of music makers that embody some of the highest levels of excellence and artistry in their respective fields," said The Recording Academy’s Neil Portnow. "It is most gratifying to see the Grammy Awards process once again produce a broad cross-section of diverse and impressive nominees across multiple genres. Coupled with the third year of our primetime nominations special, the road to Music's Biggest Night, the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards in February, is off to an exciting start." Hey, wake up.. he finished talking.

      The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will be held Sunday, Feb. 13, at the Staples Center and air on CBS from 8-11:30 p.m.


 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
Florence + the Machine
Mumford & Sons
Esperanza Spalding

Song of the Year

“Beg Steal Or Borrow” Ray LaMontagne (Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs)
“F*** You” Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence & Bruno Mars (Cee Lo Green)
“The House That Built Me” —Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin (Miranda Lambert)
“Love the Way You Lie” Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey & Marshall Mathers (Eminem Featuring Rihanna)
“Need You Now” Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum)

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

“King of Anything” Sara Bareilles
“Halo (Live)” Beyoncé
“Chasing Pirates” Norah Jones
“Bad Romance” Lady Gaga
“Teenage Dream” Katy Perry

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

“Haven't Met You Yet” Michael Bublé
“This Is It” Michael Jackson
“Whataya Want From Me” Adam Lambert
“Just The Way You Are” Bruno Mars
“Half of My Heart” John Mayer

Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group
“Don’t Stop Believin’ (Regionals)” Glee Cast
“The Only Exception” Paramore
“Babyfather” Sade
“Hey, Soul Sister (Live)” Train
“Misery” Maroon Five

Best Pop Vocal Album
My World 2.0 Justin Bieber
I Dreamed a Dream Susan Boyle
The Fame Monster Lady Gaga
Battle Studies John Mayer
Teenage Dream Katy Perry

Best Pop Collaboration
“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 Solo Rock Vocal Performance
“Run Back to Your Side” Eric Clapton
“Crossroads” John Mayer
“Helter Skelter” Paul McCartney
“Silver Rider” Robert Plant
“Angry World” Neil Young

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group

“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 (Neil Young)
“Little Lion Man” Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston (Mumford & Sons)
“Radioactive” Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill (Kings of Leon)
“Resistance” Matthew Bellamy (Muse)
“Tighten Up” Dan Auerbach & Patrick Carney (The Black Keys)

Best Rock Album

Emotion & Commotion Jeff Beck
The Resistance Muse
Backspacer Pearl Jam
Mojo Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Le Noise Neil Young

Best Alternative Album

The Suburbs Arcade Fire
Infinite Arms Band of Horses
Brothers The Black Keys
Broken Bells Broken Bells
Contra Vampire Weekend

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group

“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

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, Sylvia Robinson (Jay-Z & Alicia Keys)
“Love the Way You Lie” Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey & Marshall Mathers (Eminem & Rihanna)
“Not Afraid” M. Burnett, J. Evans, Marshall Mathers, L. Resto & M. Samuels (Eminem)
“Nothin’ on You” Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Bobby Simmons Jr. (B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars)
“On to the Next One” Shawn Carter, J. Chaton & K. Dean (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

Best Country Collaboration
“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 (George Strait)
“Free” Zac Brown, songwriter (Zac Brown Band)
“The House That Built Me” Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin (Miranda Lambert)
“I’d Love to Be Your Last” Rivers Rutherford, Annie Tate & Sam Tate (Gretchen Wilson)
“If I Die Young” Kimberly Perry (The Band Perry)
“Need You Now” Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott (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

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

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 Contemporary Folk Album
Love Is Strange – En Vivo Con Tino Jackson Browne & David Lindley
The Age of Miracles Mary Chapin Carpenter
Somedays the Song Writes You Guy Clark
God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs
Dream Attic Richard Thompson

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album
Crazy Heart
Glee: The Music, Volume 1
True Blood Volume 2
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Best Song Written for a Movie or TV Show
“Down in New Orleans” (from The Princess and the Frog) Randy Newman (Dr. John)
“I See You” (from Avatar) Simon Franglen, Kuk Harrell & James Horner (Leona Lewis)
“Kiss Like Your Kiss” (from True Blood Volume 2) Lucinda Williams (Lucinda Williams & Elvis Costello)
“This City” (from Tremé) Steve Earle (Steve Earle)
“The Weary Kind” (from Crazy Heart) Ryan Bingham & T Bone Burnett (Ryan Bingham)

Producer of the Year nominations go to Rob Cavallo, Danger Mouse, Dr. Luke, RedOne, and the Smeezingtons (Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine).

The Best Engineered Album noms are Michael Brauer, Joe Ferla, Chad Franscoviak & Manny Marroquin for John Mayer’s Battle Studies; John Keane for Widespread Panic’s Dirty Side Down; Steve Lipson for Jeff Beck’s Emotion & Commotion; Ryan Freeland for Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs’ God Willin' & the Creek Don’t Rise; and Seth Presant & Leon F. Sylvers III for N'dambi’s Pink Elephant.

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