Last night was a big night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles for the Music Industry as the nominations for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards were announced during a live, televised special on CBS.
Grammy and Academy Award-winning rapper Eminem racked up ten Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year for his album, "Recovery", which was considered to be a critical and commercial success, and Record of the Year for "Love the Way You Lie", a collaboration with singer Rihanna.
With the second-most nods was Cee Lo Green, whose claim to fame this past year was the expletive-filled song, "**** You", which was changed (for radio) to "Forget You". Cee Lo Green received seven nominations.
Other big nominees included Katy Perry, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, teen sensation Justin Bieber, and the late Michael Jackson. One big newcomer, Ke$ha was blanked out entirely.
RECORD OF THE YEAR:
"Nothin' on You"- B.o.B. featuring Bruno Mars
"Love The Way You Lie"- Eminem featuring Rihanna
"**** You"- Cee Lo Green
"Empire State of Mind"- Jay-Z and Alicia Keys
"Need You Now"- Lady Antebellum
ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
Arcade Fire- "The Suburbs"
Lady Antebellum- "Need You Now"
Lady Gaga- "The Fame Monster"
Katy Perry- "Teenage Dream"
SONG OF THE YEAR:
"Beg, Steal or Borrow"- Ray LaMontaigne (Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs)
"**** You"- Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence, and Bruno Mars (Cee Lo Green)
"The House That Built Me"- Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin (Miranda Lambert)
"Love The Way You Lie"- Alexander Grant, Holly Hafferman, and Marshall Mathers (Eminem featuring Rihanna)
"Need You Now"- Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley, and Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum)
BEST NEW ARTIST:
Florence and the Machine
Mumford and Sons
For a complete list of all of the Grammy Nominees in all 109 categories, go to http://www.grammy.com.