Robyn, Roots, Cee-Lo Among 2011 Grammy Nominees

The nominations for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards are in. Eminem leads the pack with 10 nominations from his Recovery album and his magnetic appearance on ‘Part II‘ of B.o.B. and Hayley Williams’ Airplanes respectively.

Also among this year’s nominees are BNW Favorites: Florence + The Machine (Best New Artist), Janelle Monáe (2 nominations), La Roux (2 nominations), CeeLo Green (5 nominations), Sade (2 nominations), The Roots (6 nominations), John Legend (5 nominations), Goldfrapp (2 nominations), Arcade Fire (2 nominations), JayZ (6 nominations), The Johnny Cash Project (Best Short Form Music Video) and Robyn for her incredible single Dancing on My Own (Best Dance Recording).

In a move that could only come from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, The Arcade Fire (The Suburbs) and Eminem (Recovery) both received well-deserved nominations for Album of the Year whereas Jay-Z’s Blueprint III was left out in favor of Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream…Yep, Jay-Z, despite his SIX overall nominations was snubbed in favor of Katy Perry.

Song of the Year

Beg, Steal or Borrow’– Ray LaMontagne
Forget YouCeeLo
The House That Built Me — Miranda Lambert
Love the Way You Lie — Eminem Feat. Rihanna
Need You Now — Lady Antebellum

Album of the Year

The SuburbsArcade Fire
Need You Now — Lady Antebellum
The Fame Monster — Lady Gaga
Teenage Dream — Katy Perry

Best New Artist

Justin Bieber
Florence and the Machine
Mumford and Sons
Esperanza Spalding

Record of the Year

Nothing on YouB.o.B. Feat. Bruno Mars
Love the Way You Lie — Eminem Feat. Rihanna
Forget YouCeeLo Green
Empire State of MindJayZ Feat. Alicia Keys
Need You Now — Lady Antebellum

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

Havent Met You YetMichael 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 Performance By a Group or Duo with Vocals

Don’t Stop Believin (Regionals Version)’ — Glee cast
The Only Exception — Paramore
Hey, Soul Sister (Live) — Train

Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals

Airplanes, Part IIB.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


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 FirstGoldfrapp
Black Light — Groove Armada
La Roux — La Roux

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Gone Already — Faith Evans
Bittersweet — Fantasia
Everything To MeMonica
Tired — Kelly Price
Holding You Down (Going In Circles) — Jazmine Sullivan

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

Love — Chuck Brown, Jill Scott & Marcus Miller
Take My Time — Chris Brown & Tank
You’ve Got A Friend — Ronald Isley & Aretha Franklin
Shine — John Legend & The Roots
Soldier Of LoveSade

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance

When A Woman Loves — R. Kelly
Hang On In ThereJohn Legend & The Roots
You’re So Amazing — Calvin Richardson
In Between — Ryan Shaw
Go [Live] — Betty Wright

Best Urban/Alternative Performance

Little One — Bilal
F*** YouCeeLo Green
Orion — Carolyn Malachi
TightropeJanelle Monáe & Big Boi
Still — Eric Roberson

Best R&B Album

The Love & War Masterpeace — Raheem DeVaughn
Back To Me — Fantasia
Another Round — Jaheim
Wake Up! — John Legend & The Roots
Still Standing — Monica

Best Contemporary R&B Album

Graffiti — Chris Brown
Transition — Ryan Leslie
The ArchAndroidJanelle Monáe
Raymond V Raymond — Usher

Best Rap Solo Performance

Over — Drake
Not Afraid — Eminem
How Low — Ludacris
I’m Back — T.I.
PowerKanye West

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group

Shutterbugg — Big Boi & Cutty
Fancy — Drake, T.I. & Swizz Beatz
On To The Next OneJayZ & Swizz Beatz
My Chick Bad — Ludacris & Nicki Minaj
Lose My Mind — Young Jeezy & Plies

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Nothin’ On You — B.o.B & 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! EverybodyJohn Legend, The Roots, Melanie Fiona & Common

Best Rap Song

Empire State Of MindShawn Carter, Angela Hunte, Burt Keyes, Alicia Keys, JanetJnaySewellUlepic (JayZ ft. Alicia Keys)
Love The Way You Lie — Alexander Grant, Holly Hafferman & 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 & 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 3JayZ
How I Got Over — The Roots

Best Short Form Music Video

STYLO — Gorillaz, Mos Def & Bobby Womack
F*** YOU — Cee Lo Green