The 2011 Grammy Nominations

Dec 1st, 2010 // 17 Comments

The principal 2011 Grammy nominees were announced on the Grammy Nominations Concert Live telecast (with the rest of the categories revealed after the program), and Eminem seems to be in full “recovery” as he dominates this year with a total of 10 nods (including biggies Song, Record, Album and Rap Album Of The Year).

Bruno Mars scored seven nominations, for his featured vocals on B.o.B’s “Nothin’ On You”, writing credit on Cee Lo Green’s “F**k You”, his own hit “Just The Way You Are” and also Producer Of The Year (as part of the Smeezingtons). Just behind him are this year’s six-time nominees Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga and Jay-Z.

Kudos also to La Roux, Robyn and Goldfrapp, for at least being recognized in the Dance categories, and Adam Lambert, for his Best Male Pop Vocal Performance nod. Check the list of 2011 Grammy nominees below and let us know which of these surprised you the most.

THE 2011 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Beg Steal Or Borrow” – Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs
“Forget You” (aka “Fuck You”) – Cee Lo Green
“The House That Built Me”- Miranda Lambert
“Love The Way You Lie” – Eminem feat. Rihanna
“Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum

BEST NEW ARTIST
Justin Bieber
Drake
Florence + The Machine
Mumford & Sons
Esperanza Spalding

RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Nothin’ On You” – B.o.B feat. Bruno Mars
“Love The Way You Lie” – Eminem feat. Rihanna
“Forget You” (aka “Fuck You”) – Cee Lo Green
“Empire State Of Mind” – Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys
“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 FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“King of Anything” – Sara Bareilles
“Halo (Live)” – Beyoncé
“Chasing Pirates” – Norah Jones
“Bad Romance” – Lady Gaga
“Teenage Dream” – Katy Perry

BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Haven’t Met You Yet” – Michael Bublé
“This Is It” – Michael Jackson
“Whataya Want From Me” – Adam Lambert
“Just The Way You Are” – Bruno Mars
“Half Of My Heart” – John Mayer

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 PERFORMANCE BY POP DUO OR GROUP
“Don’t Stop Believin’ (Regionals Version)” – Glee Cast
“Misery” – Maroon 5
“The Only Exception” – Paramore
“Babyfather” – Sade
“Hey, Soul Sister (Live)” – Train

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
My World 2.0 – Justin Bieber
I Dreamed A Dream – Susan Boyle
The Fame Monster – Lady Gaga
Battles Studies – John Mayer
Teenage Dream – Katy Perry

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 ELECTRONIC/DANCE ALBUM
These Hopeful Machines – BT
Further – The Chemical Brothers
Head First – Goldfrapp
Black Light – Groove Armada
La Roux – La Roux

BEST ROCK SONG
“Angry World” – Neil Young, songwriter (Neil Young)
“Little Lion Man” – Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
“Radioactive” – Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
“Resistance” – Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)
“Tighten Up” – Dan Auerbach & Patrick Carney, songwriter (The Black Keys)

BEST ROCK ALBUM
Emotion & Commotion – Jeff Beck
The Resistance – Muse
Backspacer – Pearl Jam
Mojo - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
Le Noise – Neil Young

BEST ROCK SOLO VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Run Back To Your Side” – Eric Clapton
“Crossroads” – John Mayer
“Helter Skelter” – Paul McCartney
“Silver Rider” – Robert Plant
“Angry World” – Neil Young

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

BEST HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE
“A Looking In View” – Alice In Chains
“Let Me Hear You Scream” – Ozzy Osbourne
“Black Rain” – Soundgarden
“Between The Lines” – Stone Temple Pilots
“New Fang” – Them Crooked Vultures

BEST METAL PERFORMANCE
“El Dorado” – Iron Maiden
“Let The Guilt Go” – Korn
“In Your Words” – Lamb Of God
“Sudden Death” – Megadeth
“World Painted Blood” – Slayer

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 FEMALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Gone Already” – Faith Evans
“Bittersweet” – Fantasia
“Everything To Me” – Monica
“Tired” – Kelly Price
“Holding You Down (Going In Circles)” – Jazmine Sullivan

BEST MALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Second Chance” – El DeBarge
“Finding My Way Back” – Jaheim
“Why Would You Stay” – Kem
“We’re Still Friends” – (Kirk Whalum &) Musiq Soulchild
“There Goes My Baby” – Usher

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP
“Take My Time” – Chris Brown & Tank
“Love” — Chuck Brown, Jill Scott & Marcus Miller
“You’ve Got A Friend” – Ronald Isley & Aretha Franklin
“Shine” – John Legend & The Roots
“Soldier Of Love” – Sade

BEST RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE
“Over” – Drake
“Not Afraid” – Eminem
“How Low” – Ludacris
“I’m Back” – T.I.
“Power” – Kanye West

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION
“Nothin’ On You” – B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars
“Deuces” – Chris Brown, Tyga & Kevin McCall
“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 SONG
“Empire State Of Mind” – Shawn Carter, Angela Hunte, Burt Keyes, Alicia Keys, Jane’t “Jnay” Sewell-Ulepic & Alexander Shuckburgh, songwriters (Sylvia Robinson, songwriter) (Jay-Z & Alicia Keys)
“Love The Way You Lie” – Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey & Marshall Mathers, songwriters (Eminem & Rihanna)
“Not Afraid” – M. Burnett, J. Evans, Marshall Mathers, L. Resto & M. Samuels, songwriters (Eminem)
“Nothin’ On You” – Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Bobby Simmons Jr., songwriters (B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars)
“On To The Next One” – Shawn Carter, J. Chaton & K. Dean, songwriters (G. Auge & X. De Rosnay, songwriters) (Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz)

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 COUNTRY SONG
“The Breath You Take” – Casey Beathard, Dean Dillon & Jessie Jo Dillon, songwriters (George Strait)
“Free” – Zac Brown, songwriter (Zac Brown Band)
“The House That Built Me” – Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
“I’d Love To Be Your Last” – Rivers Rutherford, Annie Tate & Sam Tate, songwriters (Gretchen Wilson)
“If I Die Young” – Kimberly Perry, songwriter (The Band Perry)
“Need You Now” – Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
Up On The Ridge, Dierks Bentley
You Get What You Give, Zac Brown Band
The Guitar Song, Jamey Johnson
Need You Now, Lady Antebellum
Revolution, Miranda Lambert

BEST FEMALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Satisfied” – Jewel
“The House That Built Me” – Miranda Lambert
“Swingin’” – LeAnn Rimes
“Temporary Home” – Carrie Underwood
“I’d Love To Be Your Last” – Gretchen Wilson

BEST MALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Macon” – Jamey Johnson
“Cryin’ For Me (Wayman’s Song)” – Toby Keith
“Turning Home” – David Nall
“’Til Summer Comes Around” – Keith Urban
“Gettin’ You Home” – Chris Young

BEST COUNTRY PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
“Free” – Zac Brown Band
“Elizabeth” – Dailey & Vincent
“Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum
“Little White Church” – Little Big Town
“Where Rainbows Never Die” – The SteelDrivers

The trophies awarded by the Recording Academy will be handed out at the annual Grammy ceremony on Feb. 13, 2011. For the full list of nominations, check out the official Grammy website.

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  1. I wonder why Janelle Monae’s The ArchAndroid wasn’t nominated for Album of the Year. Was it eligible?

  2. What matters

    BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE: Mr. Bublé! No one is more deserving, what a deliciously fantastic song.

    BEST FEMALE POP “VOCAL” PERFORMANCE: I’m incredibly confused as to why Christina’s You Lost Me” wasn’t nominated in this category I understand Bionic was a dud sales wise but that song is incredibly more deserving than any other song in the category.

    BEST R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP: One of my favorite songs this year is Sade’s “Soldier of Love”, this should be a shoe in.

    BEST ELECTRONIC/DANCE ALBUM: La Roux, period

    BEST FEMALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE: Monica really impressed me this year with her amazing vocals on this song, its already a winner in my book.

    BEST RAP ALBUM: Id love to see B.o.B win this, it wont happen.

    The rest of the category’s are A: Really Boring, B: Completely unbalanced or C: just not worth mentioning.

  3. Hi My answer to Justin Bieber contast is THE 2011 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS

  4. Lezli Carroll

    Great to see Adam Lambert nominated with such great talent, what an honor for him which I think he deserves!

  5. Say What Now??

    No surprise Eminem got so many noms. Recovery was a good album and ‘LTWYL’ was a huge smash! Even though he is still disrespecting woman in his raps. I guess no one cares about that! As long as he makes good music. *side eye*

    Go Monica! She so deserves her nominations! She worked hard and her album is true r&b! Congratulations to Fantasia and Jazmin Sullivan too!

    A.Keys was robbed! She didn’t get any solo nominations for ‘EOF’ and none of for ‘Unthinkable’ WTF?? That record was huge!!

    Sade should have gotten more nominations!

    Usher should have gotten more nominations too. He had a hell of a year! SMH!

    How the HELL did Katy Perry non singing ass get a nomination over Christina Aguilera?? WTF?? X-TIna should have been nominated for ‘You Lost Me’ for best Vocal Performance! SMH!! Total travesty!

    I’m not surprised to see Justin Bieber, but doubt he will win anything! That lil twerp can’t sing and his dancing is laughable!

    I’m so glad that Ke$ha didn’t get any noms! LMAO! That just goes to show that the Grammy’s care about talent and not gimmicks! Woohoo!

    Oh yeah….and where are the nominations for ‘Rated R’?? Didn’t her stans say it was a ‘masterpiece’?? I guess not! LMAOOOOO!

  6. VA 4 Life!!

    I’m just so happy to see CB got 3 nominations! Go Breezy! ‘Deuces’ was a huuge record and is the first mixtape song in HISTORY to get a Grammy nomination!

    ‘Graffiti’ got a nom for Best Contemporary R&b Album! Yaaaaayyyy! I’m glad that Grammy committee realized how good of an album it was even though the critics were so biased and gave it bad reviews! It showed just growth and versatility!

    Just goes to show that TALENT will always previal!

    Take that Rih stans! #POW!!

  7. theprophetessofdoom

    if Justin Bieber or Drake wins BEST NEW ARTIST, the Grammy’s reputation will be forever trashed. Esperanza Spalding FTW!

  8. joey

    Best new artist- has to be Drake (atleast for me, since Jason Derulo is not nominated) By the way is Drake eligible to be nominated for this catergory wasn’t best i ever had nominated this year…i might be confused.
    .
    Record of the year -i hope Jay Z ft A keys wins

    Album of the year..why is Lady Gaga being nominated (i am confused)

    Song of the year- need you :-)

    Oh beyonce will probably win her catergory, imagine her not walking away with a grammy next year…

    I am glad Chris brown got nominated, but i doubt he will win, his album and tracks were some of my personal fav for 2010 but popularity will win.

    Looking forward to see who wins-and i hope everyone will be happy with those who win, unfortunately it can’t always be our favourites

  9. meg

    WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU STUPID JUSTIN BIEBER FANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    VOTE FOR ADAM LAMBERT!!!!!

  10. adamcmr

    I just got Broken Bells Grammy nominated debut album on Amazon for only $5 …AWESOME http://www.amazon.com/Broken-Bells/dp/B003E88OY4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1295822325&sr=8-1

  11. Caleb

    Couldn’t agree more. Esperanza isn’t even technically “new” because she has been recording the past several years; people are just too absorbed in their shallow music worlds to notice all the talent that’s out there. Hope she wins; got to see her live and she is incredible.

  12. DWEBB

    What a joke. Just a list of pure crap. This happens like every ten years, where unoriginal, uninspired, recycled, crap ends up flooding the music market and you end up not even being able to turn your radio on because it’s a guarenteed that nothing original or meaninful will be on. ALL of this music listed here is boring and has been done a million times. The grammys are a joke.

  13. DWEBB

    ……I mean Adam Lampbert??? Are you serious?!!! What is wrong with people? They are obviously to shallow and hollow to even think for themselfs anymore…so they let the record industry sell them Adam Lampbert and Lady Gaga and Rianna…..pssssshhhhhhh…..please!!!

  14. pudge

    90% of these nominee’s make me want to throw up………omg i just did i just saw gaga

  15. Say what now is a hater!!!!! Kesha is great!!! And most of all Katy Perry kicks A$$! She deserved to win way more than GaGa’s crazy self or for that matter anyone else!!!

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