Grammy Nominations Announced: Eminem, Bruno Mars and Lady Antebellum Leads Nominees

Posted December 2, 2010 by J Matthew Cobb in News

Grammy nominations are out: Eminem, Bruno Mars and Lady Antebellum leads with most nods

Nine times out of ten you weren’t watching the live telecast of the nominations for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards’ being announced. That’s all right: we weren’t either.

But it’s still good news…and news we want to read about. And talk about.

The nominations for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards were named in all major categories, and as predicted, Eminem lead the list of nominees with a whopping ten nods including Album of the Year (Recovery), Record of the Year and Song of the Year (“Love the Way You Lie”). Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars, counting up his contributions for B.o.B., Travie McCoy and Cee Lo Green, came in with seven nominations. “F*** You,” the viral hit produced by the Smeezingtons, was also nominated for Record of the Year, along with “Nothin’ on You”; his composition for B.o.B., in which he also guests on. “F*** You” also showed up on a number of lists, including the coveted Song of the Year.

A first for Katy Perry: Teenage Dream, which hosts two #1 pop hits (“Teenage Dream,” “California Gurls”) and her #10 hit “Firework” is nominated for Album of the Year, alongside Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, Eminem and Lady Antebellum.

Jay-Z, Lady Gaga and Lady Antebellum each received six.

B.o.B. and John Legend are among the ones heading into the Grammys with five nods.

A partial list of the categories and the selected nominees:

Album of the Year

  • Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
  • Eminem – Recovery
  • Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
  • Lady Gaga – The Fame Monster
  • Katy Perry – Teenage Dream

Record of the Year

  • B.o.B (featuring Bruno Mars) – “Nothin’ on You”
  • Eminem (featuring Rihanna) – “Love the Way You Lie”
  • Cee Lo Green – “F— You”
  • Jay-Z and Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”
  • Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”

Best New Artist

  • Justin Bieber
  • Drake
  • Florence & the Machine
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Esperanza Spalding

Song of the Year

  • Ray LaMontagne – “Beg Steal or Borrow”
  • Cee Lo Green – “F— You”
  • Miranda Lambert – “The House That Built Me”
  • Eminem (featuring Rihanna) – “Love the Way You Lie”
  • Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”

Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals

  • Glee” cast – “Don’t Stop Believin’ (Regionals Version)”
  • Maroon 5 – “Misery”
  • Paramore – “The Only Exception”
  • Sade – “Babyfather”
  • Train – “Hey, Soul Sister (Live)”

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

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

Best Dance Recording

  • Goldfrapp – “Rocket”
  • La Roux – “In For The Kill”
  • Lady Gaga – “Dance in the Dark”
  • Rihanna – “Only Girl (In the World)”
  • Robyn – “Dancing on My Own”

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals

  • Arcade Fire – “Ready to Start”
  • Jeff Beck and Joss Stone – “I Put a Spell on You”
  • The Black Keys – “Tighten Up”
  • Kings of Leon – “Radioactive”
  • Muse – “Resistance”

Best Rock Song

  • Neil Young – “Angry World”
  • Mumford & Sons – “Little Lion Man”
  • Kings of Leon – “Radioactive”
  • Muse – “Resistance”
  • The Black Keys – “Tighten Up”

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals

  • Chris Brown and Tank – “Take My Time”
  • Chuck Brown, Jill Scott and Marcus Miller – “Love”
  • Ronald Isley and Aretha Franklin – “You’ve Got a Friend”
  • John Legend and the Roots – “Shine”
  • Sade – “Soldier of Love”

Best Contemporary R&B Album

  • Chris Brown – Graffiti
  • R. Kelly – Untitled
  • Ryan Leslie – Transition
  • Janelle Monáe – The ArchAndroid
  • Usher – Raymond v. Raymond

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

  • B.o.B (featuring Bruno Mars) – “Nothin’ on You”
  • Chris Brown, Tyga and Kevin McCall – “Deuces”
  • Eminem and Rihanna – “Love the Way You Lie”
  • Jay-Z and Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”
  • John Legend, the Roots, Melanie Fiona and Common – “Wake Up! Everybody”

Best Rap Album

  • B.o.B – The Adventures of Bobby Ray
  • Drake – Thank Me Later
  • Eminem – Recovery
  • Jay-Z – The Blueprint 3
  • The Roots – How I Got Over

Best Country Album

  • Dierks Bentley – Up on the Ridge
  • Zac Brown Band – You Get What You Give
  • Jamey Johnson – The Guitar Song
  • Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
  • Miranda Lambert – Revolution

To read the official list of nominations, go to the official Grammy website by clicking here.

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J Matthew Cobb

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