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Grammy Nominees 2011 — Eminem Dominates With 10 Nominations

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The 2011 Grammy nominees were announced at a Los Angeles concert Wednesday night that was broadcast live on CBS. Two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J hosted the hour-long program that included performances from Bruno Mars, B.o.B, Justin Bieber and Train.

This year, artists must have released a project between Sept. 1, 2009, through Sept. 30, 2010, to be eligible for an award. While that leaves out albums from Kanye West, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj, many others are in the running. The main event takes place on Feb. 13, 2011 in Los Angeles and will air live on CBS at 8PM ET/PT.

As expected — after scoring double platinum success with ‘Recovery’ — Detroit native Eminem scored several nominations including ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Song of the Year’ for ‘Love the Way You Lie,’ featuring Rihanna. Drake snagged a Best Rap Album nod for his debut ‘Thank Me Later’ and will battle it out with Justin Bieber, Florence and the Machine, Mumford and Sons and Esperanza Spaulding in the Best New Artist category. B.o.B made out well with nominations for ‘Record of the Year’ for ‘Nothin’ on You,’ Best Rap Album for his debut ‘The Adventures of Bobby Ray’ and Best Pop Collaboration for ‘Airplanes.’

Record of the Year
‘Nothing on You’ — B.o.B. Feat Bruno Mars
‘Love the Way You Lie’ — Eminem Feat. Rihanna
‘Forget You’ – Cee-Lo
‘Empire State of Mind — Jay-Z Feat. Alicia Keys
‘Need You Now’ — Lady Antebellum

Song of the Year

‘Beg, Steal or Borrow’ — Ray LaMontagne
‘Forget You’ – Cee-Lo
‘The House That Built Me’ – Miranda Lambert
‘Love the Way You Lie’ — Eminem Feat. Rihanna
‘Need You Now’ — Lady Antebellum

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

Best New Artist
Justin Bieber
Drake
Florence and the Machine
Mumford and Sons
Esperanza Spalding

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 Rap Song
‘Empire State of Mind’ — Shawn Carter, Angela Hunte, Burt Keyes, Alicia Keys, Jane’t “Jnay” Sewell-Ulepic
‘Love the Way You Lie’ — Alexander Grant, Holly Hafferman & Marshall Mathers
‘Not Afraid’ — M. Burnett, J. Evans, Marshall Mathers, L. Resto & M. Samuels
‘Nothin’ On You’ — Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Bobby Simmons Jr.
On to the Next One — Shawn Carter, J. Chaton & K. Dean

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

‘Nothin’ On You’ — B.o.B. & Bruno Mars
‘Deuces’ — Chris Brown & Tyga
‘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 Solo Performance
‘Over’ — Drake
‘Not Afraid’ — Eminem
‘How Low’ — Ludacris
‘I’m Back’ — T.I.
‘Power’ — Kanye West

Best R&B Album
‘The Love & War Masterpeace’ — Raheem DeVaughn
‘Back To Me’ — Fantasia
‘Another Round’ — Jaheim
‘Wake Up!’ — John Legend & The Roots
‘Still Standing’ — Monica

Best Contemporary R&B Album
‘Grafitti’ — Chris Brown
‘Untitled’ — R. Kelly
‘Transition’ — Ryan Leslie
‘The ArchAndroid’ — Janelle Monae
‘Raymond V Raymond’ — Usher

Best R&B Song
‘Bittersweet’ — Charles Harmon & Claude Kelly, songwriters (Fantasia)
‘Finding My Way Back’ — Ivan “Orthodox” Barias, Curt Chambers, Carvin “Ransum” Haggins, Jaheim Hoagland

& Miquel Jontel, songwriters (Jaheim)
‘Second Chance’ — El DeBarge
‘Shine’ — John Stephens, songwriter (John Legend & The Roots)
‘Why Would You Stay’ — Kem

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