Eminem is the man to beat at the 2011 Grammy Awards as he walked away with 10 nominations announced yesterday at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live event. The rap star’s nominations included Album of the Year for Recovery and his song featuring Rihanna ‘Love the Way you Lie’ was nominated for both Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
Bruno Mars was the second highest nominee with seven nominations. Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Lady Antebellum all walked away with six nominations. Best New Artist nominees include Justin Bieber and Drake.
Michael Jackson is also nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for the song ‘This is It’.
But surprisingly absent from the nominations list was Keisha who wasn’t even nominated for Best New Artist.
The 2011 Grammy nominees were announced a few weeks back during the CBS’ Grammy Nominations Concert Live event hosted by LL Cool J, with performances from Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Miranda Lambert.
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 13 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The nominees for Best New Artist nominees are Justin Bieber, Drake, Florence & The Machine, Mumford & Sons, and Esperanza Spalding.
Record of the Year nominees include “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), and “Need You Now” (Lady Antebellum).
Discs nominated for Album of the Year are The Suburbs (Arcade Fire), Recovery (Eminem), Need You Now (Lady Antebellum), The Fame Monster (Lady Gaga) and Teenage Dream (Katy Perry).
For the full list of nominees, click: http://www.grammy.com/nominees