>Grammy 2011 nominations announced

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The nominations for the 2011 Grammy’s are out. Eminem leads the way with 10 nominations with the Gaga and genius Jay-Z both have 6. VN reckons Eminem should claim best album (for ‘Recovery’), Jay-Z and Alicia Key’s should get record of the year (for ‘Empire State of Mind’) and our beloved Florence and her Machine should get best new artist. If Bieber wins that, there is going to be trouble…. The full list of nominations is as follows:

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

Record of the Year
B.o.B (featuring Bruno Mars) – ‘Nothin’ on You’
Eminem (featuring Rihanna) – ‘Love the Way You Lie’
Cee Lo Green – ‘F*ck You’
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys – ‘Empire State of Mind’
Lady Antebellum – ‘Need You Now’

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

Song of the Year
Ray LaMontagne – ‘Beg Steal or Borrow’
Cee Lo Green – ‘F*ck You’
Miranda Lambert – ‘The House That Built Me’
Eminem (featuring Rihanna) – ‘Love the Way You Lie’
Lady Antebellum – ‘Need You Now’

Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals
Glee cast – ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ (Regionals Version)’
Maroon 5 – ‘Misery’
Paramore – ‘The Only Exception’
Sade – ‘Babyfather’
Train – ‘Hey, Soul Sister (Live)’

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
B.o.B, Eminem and Hayley Williams – ‘Airplanes II’
Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No. 1, Jeff Beck and Oumou Sangare – ‘Imagine’
Elton John & Leon Russell – ‘If It Wasn’t For Bad’
Lady Gaga and Beyoncé – ‘Telephone’
Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg – ‘California Gurls’

Best Dance Recording
Goldfrapp – ‘Rocket’
La Roux – ‘In For The Kill’
Lady Gaga – ‘Dance in the Dark’
Rihanna – ‘Only Girl (In the World)’
Robyn – ‘Dancing on My Own’

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals
Arcade Fire – ‘Ready To Start’
Jeff Beck and Joss Stone – ‘I Put a Spell on You
The Black Keys – ‘Tighten Up’
Kings of Leon – ‘Radioactive’
Muse – ‘Resistance’

Best Hard Rock Performance
Alice in Chains – ‘A Looking in View
Ozzy Osbourne – ‘Let Me Hear You Scream
Soundgarden – ‘Black Rain
Stone Temple Pilots – ‘Between the Lines
Them Crooked Vultures – ‘New Fang

Best Rock Song
Neil Young – ‘Angry World’
Mumford & Sons – ‘Little Lion Man’
Kings of Leon – ‘Radioactive’
Muse – ‘Resistance’
The Black Keys – ‘Tighten Up’

Best Alternative Music Album
Arcade Fire – ‘The Suburbs’
Band of Horses – ‘Infinite Arms’
The Black Keys – ‘Brothers’
Broken Bells – ‘Broken Bells’
Vampire Weekend – ‘Contra’

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals
Chris Brown and Tank – ‘Take My Time’
Chuck Brown, Jill Scott and Marcus Miller – ‘Love’
Ronald Isley and Aretha Franklin – ‘You’ve Got a Friend’
John Legend and the Roots – ‘Shine’
Sade – ‘Soldier of Love’

Best Contemporary R&B Album
Chris Brown – ‘Graffiti’
R. Kelly – ‘Untitled’
Ryan Leslie – ‘Transition’
Janelle Monáe – The ArchAndroid’
Usher – ‘Raymond v. Raymond’

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
B.o.B (featuring Bruno Mars) – ‘Nothin’ on You’
Chris Brown, Tyga and Kevin McCall – ‘Deuces’
Eminem and Rihanna – ‘Love the Way You Lie’
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys – ‘Empire State of Mind’
John Legend, the Roots, Melanie Fiona and Common – ‘Wake Up! Everybody

Best Rap Song
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys – ‘Empire State of Mind’
Eminem and Rihanna – ‘Love the Way You Lie’
Eminem – ‘Not Afraid’
B.o.B (featuring Bruno Mars) – ‘Nothin’ on You’
Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz – ‘On to the Next One’

Best Rap Album
B.o.B – ‘The Adventures of Bobby Ray’
Drake – ‘Thank Me Later’
Eminem – ‘Recovery’
Jay-Z – ‘The Blueprint 3’
The Roots – ‘How I Got Over’

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson – ‘Bad Angel’
Dierks Bentley, Del McCoury and the Punch Brothers – ‘Pride (In the Name of Love)’
Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson – ‘As She’s Walking Away’
Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins – ‘Hillbilly Bone’
Marty Stuart and Connie Smith – ‘I Run to You’

Best Country Song
George Strait – ‘The Breath You Take’
Zac Brown Band – ‘Free’
Miranda Lambert – ‘The House That Built Me’
Gretchen Wilson – ‘I’d Love To Be Your Last’
The Band Perry – I I Die Young’
Lady Antebellum – ‘Need You Now’

Best Country Album
Dierks Bentley – ‘Up on the Ridge’
Zac Brown Band – ‘You Get What You Give’
Jamey Johnson – ‘The Guitar Song’
Lady Antebellum – ‘Need You Now’
Miranda Lambert – ‘Revolution’

Best Americana Album
Rosanne Cash – ‘The List’
Los Lobos – ‘Tin Can Trust’
Willie Nelson – ‘Country Music’
Robert Plant – ‘Band of Joy’
Mavis Staples – ‘You Are Not Alone’

Best Traditional Blues Album
James Cotton – ‘Giant’
Cyndi Lauper – ‘Memphis Blues’
Charlie Musselwhite – ‘The Well’
Pinetop Perkins and Willie “Big Eyes” Smith – ‘Joined at the Hip’
Jimmie Vaughan – ‘Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites’

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