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2011 Grammy Nominations Released!

2011 Grammy Nominations Released!

Nominations for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards have been unveiled!

Eminem leads the pack with 10 nods, including Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year.

Other artists who scored big: Bruno Mars with seven, and Lady Gaga and country group Lady Antebellum with six each.

Check inside to see if your favorite artists were recognized by the Recording Academy!

FYI: The 2011 Grammys airs live from L.A.’s Staples Center on February 13 at 8 p.m. on CBS.

Album of the Year:

  • The SuburbsArcade Fire
  • RecoveryEminem
  • Need You NowLady Antebellum
  • The Fame MonsterLady Gaga
  • Teenage DreamKaty Perry
  • Song of the Year:

  • “Beg, Steal or Borrom” – Ray LaMontagne
  • “Forget You” – Cee Lo
  • “The House That Built Me” – Miranda Lambert
  • “Love the Way You Lie” – Eminem feat. Rihanna
  • “Need You Know” – Lady Antebellum
  • Record of the Year:

  • “Love the Way You Lie” – Eminem feat. Rihanna
  • “Nothin’ On You” – Bruno Mars
  • “Forget You” – Cee Lo
  • “Empire State of Mind” – Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys
  • “Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum
  • Best New Artist:

  • Justin Bieber
  • Drake
  • Florence + The Machine
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Esperanza Spalding
  • Best Country Album:

  • Up On The RidgeDierks Bentley
  • You Get What You GiveZac Brown Band
  • The Guitar SongJamey Johnson
  • Need You NowLady Antebellum
  • RevolutionMiranda Lambert
  • Best Rap Album:

  • The Adventures Of Bobby RayB.o.B
  • Thank Me LaterDrake
  • RecoveryEminem
  • The Blueprint 3Jay-Z
  • How I Got OverThe Roots
  • Best Contemporary R&B Album:

  • GraffitiChris Brown
  • UntitledR. Kelly
  • TransitionRyan Leslie
  • The ArchAndroidJanelle Monáe
  • Raymond V RaymondUsher
  • 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
  • For the complete list of nominees, check out!

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    • bangbang

      KATY PERRY for BEST FEMALE VOCAL????????????


      KATY PERRY ?!???????

    • mumford&fans

      Mumford and Sons should win seriously I’m tired of this Bieber fever bull crap his music is auto-tuned and it kills my soul.

    • sanjaya

      go bruno and the smeezingtons

    • Julez

      katy perry?? really?

    • i love the way u lie


    • Caitlyn

      @bangbang: Thats because Beyonce’s dad is on the grammy committee and doesn’t allow anyone with talent or good music…thats why xtina, Britney, Madonna and Mariah Carey NEVER get nominated.

    • Julez

      go sade!!

    • Caitlyn

      We all know Bieber will get “Best New Artist” I just hope they take into account the word “Best”

    • Anonymous

      Really? Guess who won’t be watching the Grammys this year…

    • mumford&fans

      @Caitlyn: Keep in mind that when the jo bros were “burning up” the carts Adele took home the award for Best New Artist. I really hope Justin Beiber does not win I will lose my faith in music if that happens.

    • Lalalove

      Look at this list!!! It’s a damn shame. Sade is ONE OF the only true and reputable artist nominated. The music industry is a zombie.

    • Lalalove

      Grammies has gone to the dogs! It use to be the only award ceremony that nominated people with true talent. Those days are clearly beyond us.

    • marisa

      I really have a lot of respect for Justin Bieber, & I wish others could have some too. He was a kid, still a kid in his teens, wanted to live his dream, and is doing that now. He obviously has talent. Just watch his old youtube videos. The kid has mad vocals, even if his voice is changing now. Artists such as Katy Perry are just obsessed with making things LOOK good- lots of bright colors, lots of dancers, she’s even gorgeous, but when you listen to her sing, it’s not good and always off pitch. That’s the problem these days, everything is adjusted to look awesome and produced with autotune. When someone sings live, it’s a mess. I pray for the revival of the music industry. Bring back Brit, Madonna, Mariah, Backstreet Boys, etc. But Bieber, he’s good.

    • JoshP

      Umm where is Bad Romance or any Gaga Song for Record or Song of the Year?

    • JoshP

      Umm where is Bad Romance or any Gaga Song for Record or Song of the Year?

    • taylor

      If Justin Bieber wins a Grammy I will lose all respect I have for the music industry.

    • Gertrude

      Gaga for Album of the year???How many times can you get nominated for the same Cd?Christina and Pink got Snubbed.Beyonce again with Halo???

    • http://deleted lovelydee

      Bruno and Gaga

    • ama

      I was glad to see who was nominated in the Best Rap Album because it included real rappers that talked about more than just shaking your a**, doing drugs, and f**king, but I was disappointed to see that there was no Best Female Contemporary R&B album because Monica should have definitely been in there. There aren’t really any real R&B singers left but the category should’ve included Erykah Badu, Monica, Janelle Monae, and Jasmine Sullivan if she made the cut off.

      How the hell did Katy Perry get nominated for Album of the Year? I can see Best Pop Collaboration (which was not a category), but Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals? Katy is a god awful singer. I can’t believe how horrible she sounds live. Maybe they were judging on her studio fixed vocals. Besides that, I’m glad to see that the bubblegum artists such as Rihanna, Justin Beiber, Lady Gaga, and even Katy Perry had very few nominations. It seems like the Grammys decided to nominate the more talented people who we barely hear of. With that said, I’m also surprised they didn’t nominate Kesha. She sucks big time but it would make sense for them to put “Tik Tok” in the categories Song of the Year and record of the Year since it made history and became the catchiest song of this year.

    • vivi

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    • Glambert

      Justin Beaver got nominated for the Best New Artist?! Grammy are just wayyyyyyyyyy corrupted…
      And where’s Adam Lambert? He wasn’t there last year, and they wouldn’t let him in this year?

    • Simon



    • dana


    • Glambert

      It’s a relief to know that, thx.
      But considering he has to at least beat MJ and Bruno to get the award, I would say it’s a slim chance… : (
      And I’d say his album is wayyyyyyyyyy better than Teenage Dream or some crappy My World 2.0…….. Grammy just doesn’t like him…

    • MR X

      hahahaahhaahaha…i am flored…..yeah The only ones that deserve consideration are KINGS OF LEON and Arcade Fire but Arcade are somewhat pretentious and to obnoxious. i can’t handle an entire live show of theirs and they are a bit boring much going on ..but they are good no matter what….Katty PERRY HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    • Meg

      I really hope Justin Bieber doesn’t win for Best New Artist and I’d be really happy if Florence + The Machine won even if technically she isn’t a new artist, just new to the US.

    • ana

      i am glad for JOHN Mayer say what you will but he’s a great,majestic artist he deserve it also to bad Kings of Leon are not up for more but man they Kick Ass that chick with Dog Days are over is great..Bruno Mars to…some meat here and there in all that soup..

    • dvdsw

      Paramore and Hayley <3

    • 144444444444

      John Mayer is the man ..that maniac mother****er! he’s always on top…in the sheats to!KOL ,Bruno Mars are cool to Cee LO green deserves t song of the year yeahHHH..actually is bruno mars who wrote it that’s a talentted dude…GO CLASS!

    • toni

      Excuse me for my rant and excuse me if I offend any of your favorite artist, but that list of nominees are s.h.i.t.t.y. For the exception of Cee-Lo, KOL, Bruno Mars, and Empire State of Mind oh and also Florence and the Machine and the R&B Categories this is list is horrible and shows a sad state in music. Not one of the people up there nominated for those big awards should truly be there. And no offense to Justin I respect his hard work and hustle, but if he wins Best New Artist, if no offense again Katy Perry wins Album of the Year and if no offense again Eminem sweep, I will officially say music has gone down the drain. How in the hell can they snub Sade, Christina, Alicia, and Pink like that? How can you snub Eric Benet, but give bull shit artist nominations? How in the hell does Beyonce get nominated for a live concert? No hate towards Beyonce, but really? She has 16 does she want more or something.
      If the talented artist don’t win and feel snubbed, they will be in perfect company with the other more deserving artist of the past like Led Zep, Queen, Jimmi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Mariah Carey, Whitney, Celine, Diana Ross, Beatles and many more. The grammys have officially lost their validation and true meaning.

    • Samantha

      some of these people don’t even deserve grammys.

    • mayer forever

      YAY! i am so exccited! i hope JOHN MAYER WINS!!!l
      loce him no matter what. And really? JBiebs vs. john?
      do u guys think john will win after all the media stuff? i hope so! VOTE FOR JOHN PEOPLE!

    • mayer forever

      YAY! i am so exccited! i hope JOHN MAYER WINS!!!l
      loce him no matter what. And really? JBiebs vs. john?
      do u guys think john will win after all the media stuff? i hope so! VOTE FOR JOHN PEOPLE!

    • mayer forever

      YAY! i am so exccited! i hope JOHN MAYER WINS!!!l
      loce him no matter what. And really? JBiebs vs. john?
      do u guys think john will win after all the media stuff? i hope so! VOTE FOR JOHN PEOPLE!

    • alli


      when taylor swift won 4 grammys….ya, that’s when i gave up on music.

    • Emily

      WTF? Katy Perry?? I can’t belive that real talent like Christina Aguilera is not nominated (just listen to her song You Lost Me), but Katy Perry, who can’t sing live and has dumb song is nominated O.o
      And Justin Bieber??
      What happened to Grammys?

    • Jokergurl

      Where’s Christina Aguilera who can actually sing? I wish they would have put in “I Like It ” by Enrique Iglesias & Pit Bull for best dance recording. Only Girl in the World is slow, not a dance song. Where’s Linkin’ Park? At least Eminem and Lady Gaga are in there, and Paramore. Who knows after Beaver Bieber got best artist in American Music Awards, I have lost some respect for music award shows.

    • Jaz

      It doesn’t matter how good ur vocals or voice is. If the music behind your voice is not catchy or amazingly good and it (the song) isn’t popular and it did not sell millions then you probably won’t get nominated for a grammy.
      The grammys is all about the music really.

    • Bruce

      Glad to see Breezy get nominated for R&B!

    • zack

      DRIZZY DRAKE for best new artist ( i would hang myself if bieber win this ) !!!!!!!!

    • Helena

      With the exception of Arcade Fire and possibly Cee Low, I can’t find anything positive about these nominations.

    • sillyme

      actually, Glambert, i think Adam is a lock for the win. He’ll play the gay card, as usual, and Hollywood will want to make a statement because of all the publicity about gay bullying, DADT, and gay marriage. It will give Adam a chance to go onstage and say something political, he’ll get a standing o or something. I’d bet money on it.
      And, re Beyonce’s dad having all that pull to keep “real singers” from being nominated, LOL. Some of you Beyonce haters, you’re worse than the Palin haters.

    • Isabelle

      as long as Taylor Swift isn’t nominated, i’ll do quite fine.

    • iris

      Who the hell made this list? They should be ashamed..

    • kaaszz

      eminem! all nominations are deserved and OWNED! we love you marshall. forever.

    • caelinyc

      i like sade too,


    • yo sista

      WHATEVER! The Grammys NEVER honors the GREATEST anyway.

      It took Madonna 20 years to win her first Grammy, Mariah only has 5 Grammys, Britney only has 1 Grammy & they always get snubbed at the nominations. P!nk only has 2 Grammys, Bob Marley, Diana Ross, The Beatles ETC all those music legends that actually have made a change and brought something to the music scene NEVER got a Grammy recognition. It’s all about Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Jayz, Kanye, Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake. Basically all the posers out there.

      I guess cash makes you relevant.

    • patty

      Next year Beyonce will get nominated for best country version of Halo.

    • Isabelle

      The music industry has become a real joke.

    • waah

      Katy Perry and Bieber?? SERIOUS?!?