And The Nominees Are…

And The Nominees Are…

The nominations for the 53rd annual Grammy Awards were announced last night (12/1) and hip hop is definitely representing. Eminem earned the most nominations with 10, Bruno Mars landed 7, Jay-Z picked up 6, B.o.B. & John Legend both got 5, Cee-Lo picked up 4 and Drake earned 3 including one for best new artist.  Here are some of the nominations…

Album Of The Year

Eminem – Recovery
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
Lady Gaga – The Fame Monster
Katy Perry – Teenage Dream

Record Of The Year

B.o.B (feat. Bruno Mars) – “Nothin’ On You”
Eminem (featuring Rihanna) – “Love The Way You Lie”
Cee-Lo Green – “Fuck You”
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – “Empire State Of Mind”
Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”

Best Rap Solo Performance

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

Best Rap Performace By A Duo Or Group

Big Boi & Cutty – “Shutterbugg”
Drake, T.I. & Swizz Beatz – “Fancy”
Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz – “On To The Next One”
Ludacris & Nikki Minaj – “My Chick Bad”
Young Jeezy & Plies – “Lost My Mind”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

B.o.B & Bruno Mars – “Nothin’ On You”
Chris Brown, Tyga & Kevin McCall – “Deuces”
Eminem & Rihanna – “Love The Way You Lie”
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – “Empire State Of Mind”
John Legend, The Roots, Melanie Fiona & Common – “Wake Up! Everybody”

Best Rap Song
*songwriters award

“Empire State Of Mind” –  (Jay-Z & Alicia Keys)
“Love The Way You Lie” – (Eminem & Rihanna)
“Not Afraid” – (Eminem)
“Nothin’ On You” – (B.o.B & Bruno Mars)
“On To The Next One” (Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz)

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 Contemporary R&B Album

Chris Brown – Graffiti
R. Kelly – Untitled
Ryan Leslie – Transition
Janelle Monae – The ArchAndroid
Usher – Raymond V Raymond

Click here for the full list of nominations 

The Grammy Awards will air live February 13th from the Staples Center in Los Angeles and on CBS.

Previously: Will Eminem Win Album Of The Year At The Grammys?

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