'The 53rd Grammy Award' nominations, Eminem leads with 10


Eminem tops the nominations with 10; Bruno Mars garners seven; and Jay-Z, Lady Antebellum and Lady Gaga each earn six nods. Jeff Beck, B.o.B, David Frost, Philip Lawrence, and John Legend receive five each; and Alex Da Kid, The Black Keys, Drake, Cee Lo Green, Ari Levine, Katy Perry, Rihanna, The Roots, Dirk Sobotka and Zac Brown each have four nominations. CBS late-night TV host Craig Ferguson earned his first nomination in the Spoken Word category. 

This one-hour special — broadcast live on CBS from Club NOKIA at L.A. LIVE and hosted by LL COOL J — featured the announcement of nominations in several categories as well as performances by pop star Justin Bieber, rapper B.o.B, country artist Miranda Lambert, singer/songwriter/producer Bruno Mars, singer/songwriter Katy Perry, and GRAMMY-winning band Train. Presenters included singer/actor Selena Gomez, seven-time GRAMMY winner Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), singer/songwriter Hayley Williams (Paramore), 25-time GRAMMY winner Stevie Wonder and actor/CBS late-night TV host Craig Ferguson. The road to Music’s Biggest Night culminates with “THE 53RD ANNUAL GRAMMY(r) AWARDS” at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles live on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011 (8:00-11:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Following is a sampling of nominations in 108 categories from the GRAMMY Awards’ 30 fields:


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, 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)

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

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)

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 Alternative Music 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 With Vocals:
“Love” – Chuck Brown, Jill Scott & Marcus Miller 
“Take My Time” – Chris Brown & Tank
“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 Monae
Raymond V Raymond – Usher
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
“Nothin’ On You” – B.o.B & 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, Sylvia
Robinson, Jane’t “Jnay” Sewell-Ulepic & Alexander Shuckburgh, songwriters (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
“Nothin’ On You” – Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Bobby Simmons Jr.,
songwriters (B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars)
“On To The Next One” – G. Auge, Shawn Carter, J. Chaton, K. Dean & 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 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

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 Vaughn

This year’s Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical nominations go to: Rob Cavallo, Danger Mouse, Dr. Luke, RedOne, and The Smeezingtons (Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine).

For more information on “THE 53rd ANNUAL GRAMMY(r) AWARDS,” please visit http://www.cbs.com/specials/grammys/.

“THE 53rd ANNUAL GRAMMY(r) AWARDS” are produced by John Cossette Productions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy.  Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette are executive producers.  Louis J. Horvitz is director.

(source: CBS)