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The nominees for the 2011 Grammy Awards were recently announced during a live concert at the Club Nokia, located in Los Angeles, on December 1. It seems that rapper Eminem has staked his claim in the music world this year, coming in with ten nominations, including the biggest award at the show, Album of the Year.

His album, “Recovery”, is going head to head against “The Suburbs by Arcade Fire, “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum, “The Fame Monster” by Lady GaGa, and “Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry.

The second most nominations went to Bruno Mars, a relative newcomer on the music scene this year. One of his nominations Is for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, which pits him against Michael Buble, Michael Jackson, Adam Lambert, and John Mayer.

The Best New Artist nominees include teen sensation Justin Bieber, as well as Drake, Florence and the Machine, Mumford & Sons, and Esperanza Spalding. Bieber is also competing against Susan Boyle, Lady GaGa, John Mayer, and Katy Perry for the Best Pop Vocal Album.

A few other nominees received votes in numerous categories, including Lady Antebellum, Jay-Z, Miranda Lambert, B.o.B, and Muse. The awards show will air on February 13, 2011.

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 Borrom” – Ray LaMontagne

# “Forget You” – Cee Lo

# “The House That Built Me” – Miranda Lambert

# “Love the Way You Lie” – Eminem feat. Rihanna

# “Need You Know” – Lady Antebellum

Record of the Year:

# “Love the Way You Lie” – Eminem feat. Rihanna

# “Nothin’ On You” – Bruno Mars

# “Forget You” – Cee Lo

# “Empire State of Mind” – Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys

# “Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum

Best New Artist:

# Justin Bieber

# Drake

# Florence + The Machine

# Mumford & Sons

# Esperanza Spalding

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 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 Contemporary R&B Album:

# Graffiti – Chris Brown

# Untitled – R. Kelly

# Transition – Ryan Leslie

# The ArchAndroid – Janelle Monáe

# Raymond V Raymond – Usher

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:

# “Don’t Stop Believin’ (Regionals Version)” – Glee Cast

# “Misery” – Maroon 5

# “The Only Exception” – Paramore

# “Babyfather” – Sade

# “Hey, Soul Sister (Live)” – Train

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 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 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

 The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards take place February 13, 2011.

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