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Nominations for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced tonight by The Recording Academy and reflected an eclectic mix of the best and brightest in music over the past year as determined by the voting members of The Academy. For the third year, nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards were announced on primetime television as part of "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night" a one-hour special broadcast live on CBS from Club Nokia at L.A. Live.
Eminem topped the nominations with 10; Bruno Mars garnered seven; and Jay-Z, Lady Antebellum, and Lady Gaga each earned six nods. Jeff Beck, B.o.B, David Frost, Philip Lawrence, John Legend, Ari Levine, and the Roots received five each; and Alex Da Kid, the Black Keys, Drake, Cee Lo Green, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Dirk Sobotka, and Zac Brown each earned four nominations.
"This year's nominations are a true reflection of an exceptional and talented community of music makers that embody some of the highest levels of excellence and artistry in their respective fields," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "It is most gratifying to see the GRAMMY Awards process once again produce a broad cross section of diverse and impressive nominees across multiple genres. Coupled with the third year of our primetime nominations special, the road to Music's Biggest Night, the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards in February, is off to an exciting start."
Following are the nominations in the four General Field categories:
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
Album Of The Year:
The Suburbs, Arcade Fire
Need You Now, Lady Antebellum
The Fame Monster, Lady Gaga
Teenage Dream, Katy Perry
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 New Artist:
Florence & The Machine
Mumford & Sons
Following is a sampling of nominations from the GRAMMY Awards' other 29 Fields:
For Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals, the nominees are "Airplanes, Part II" by B.o.B, Eminem & Hayley Williams; "Imagine" by Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No. 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare; "If It Wasn't For Bad" by Elton John & Leon Russell; "Telephone" by Lady Gaga & Beyoncé; and "California Gurls" by Katy Perry & Snoop Dogg.
Nominees for Best Dance Recording are "Rocket" by Goldfrapp; "In For The Kill" by La Roux; "Dance In The Dark" by Lady Gaga; "Only Girl (In The World)" by Rihanna; and "Dancing On My Own" by Robyn.
For Best Rock Song, the nominees are "Angry World" by Neil Young, songwriter (Neil Young); "Little Lion Man" by Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons); "Radioactive" by Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon); "Resistance" by Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse); and "Tighten Up" by Dan Auerbach & Patrick Carney, songwriters (The Black Keys).
The nominees for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals are "Take My Time" by Chris Brown & Tank; "Love" by Chuck Brown, Jill Scott & Marcus Miller; "You've Got A Friend" by Ronald Isley & Aretha Franklin; "Shine" by John Legend & The Roots; and "Soldier Of Love" by Sade.
Nominations in the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration are "Nothin' On You" by B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars; "Deuces" by Chris Brown, Tyga & Kevin McCall; "Love The Way You Lie" by Eminem & Rihanna; "Empire State Of Mind" by Jay-Z & Alicia Keys; and "Wake Up! Everybody" by John Legend, The Roots, Melanie Fiona & Common.
The Best Country Song nominees are "The Breath You Take" by Casey Beathard, Dean Dillon & Jessie Jo Dillon, songwriters (George Strait); "Free" by Zac Brown, songwriter (Zac Brown Band); "The House That Built Me" by Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert); "I'd Love To Be Your Last" by Rivers Rutherford, Annie Tate & Sam Tate, songwriters (Gretchen Wilson); "If I Die Young" by Kimberly Perry, songwriter (The Band Perry); "Need You Now" by Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum).
Nominees for Best Americana Album are The List by Rosanne Cash; Tin Can Trust by Los Lobos; Country Music by Willie Nelson; Band Of Joy by Robert Plant; and You Are Not Alone by Mavis Staples.
This year's Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical nominees are Rob Cavallo, Danger Mouse, Dr. Luke, RedOne, and the Smeezingtons (Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine).
This year's GRAMMY Awards process registered the highest number of submissions ever with nearly 20,000 entries. However, due to low entries in Category 60 — Best Regional Mexican Album — submissions in this category were sorted into other categories for consideration. As a result, the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will feature 108 out of 109 categories.
GRAMMY ballots for the final round of voting will be mailed on Dec. 15 to the voting members of The Recording Academy. They are due back to the accounting firm of Deloitte by Jan. 12, 2011, when they will be tabulated and the results kept secret until the GRAMMY telecast.
The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by John Cossette Productions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette are executive producers, and Louis J. Horvitz is director.
The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on "GRAMMY Sunday," Feb. 13, 2011, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook.
Get a first look at the nominees in the four General Field categories: