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Grammy Awards 2011 nominations – Eminem, Bruno Mars, Lady GaGa among top nominees

The announcement of the 2011 Grammy Awards nominations saw rapper Eminem earning the most number of nominations – ten in all, due to his hit album ‘Recovery’. The Grammy nominations were announced live from the LA Live Plaza in Los Angeles, by Stevie Wonder and Selena Gomez on Thursday.

After Eminem, break out artist Bruno Mars got seven nominations while, Jay-Z, Lady Antebellum and Lady Gaga got nominated for six awards each. Justin Bieber, the Canadian popstar, was quite surprised when he was nominated for two Grammys including ‘Best New Artist’.

Here are the Grammy nominations 2011 in some of the top categories:

Best New Artist
Justin Bieber
Drake
Florence & The Machine
Mumford & Sons
Esperanza Spalding

Album Of The Year
The Suburbs — Arcade Fire
Recovery — Eminem
Need You Now — Lady Antebellum
The Fame Monster — Lady Gaga
Teenage Dream — Katy Perry

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 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 Alternative Music Album
The Suburbs — Arcade Fire
Infinite Arms — Band Of Horses
Brothers — The Black Keys
Broken Bells — Broken Bells
Contra — Vampire Weekend

Best Rap Song
“Empire State Of Mind” — Shawn Carter, Angela Hunte, Burt Keyes, Alicia Keys, Jane’t “Jnay” Sewell-Ulepic & Alexander Shuckburgh (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 (Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz)

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