Eminem caps comeback year with 10 Grammy nods

2010-12-02 07:37

Los Angeles – Eminem has earned 10 Grammy nominations, capping a comeback year for the once-troubled rap star. Lady Gaga and Jay-Z also scored big.

Eminem got a Best Album nod for “Recovery” as well a Best Song nomination with Rihanna for “Love the Way You Lie” at the 53rd annual Grammy nominations presentation. The awards are set to take place in Los Angeles on February 13.

Hawaiian-born singer Bruno Mars, who performed twice during an hour-long concert to announce the Grammy prize shortlist, came second to Eminem, with seven nominations, including Best Male Pop Vocal.

Jay-Z, Lady Antebellum and Lady Gaga each earned six nods at the show.

Katy Perry, who opened the Grammy nominations show with her catchy “California Gurls”, is also in the running for Best Album, along with Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire and Lady Antebellum.

Best New Artist nominees were Canadian teen idol Justin Bieber, quirky British singer Florence Welch’s Florence and the Machine, country-tinged Brits Mumford & Sons, and Drake and Esperanza Spalding.

Here are the nominations in the main categories:
» Record of the Year: “Nothin’ on You” by B.o.B with Bruno Mars; “Love the Way you Lie” by Eminem featuring Rihanna; “Fxxx you” by Cee Lo Green; “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys; and “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum.

» Best Album: “The Fame Monster” by Lady Gaga; “Recovery” by Eminem; “The Suburbs” by Arcade Fire; “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum; and “Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry.

» Song of the Year (for songwriters): “Beg Steal or Borrow” by Ray LaMontagne; “Fxxx You” by Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence and Bruno Mars; “The House that Built Me” by Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin; “Love the Way You Lie” by Alexander Grant, Holly Hafferman and Marshall Mathers; and “Need You Now” by Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott.

» Best Female Pop Vocal: “King of Anything” by Sara Bareilles; “Halo” by Beyoncé; “Chasing Pirates” by Norah Jones; “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga; and “Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry.

» Best Male Pop Vocal: “Haven’t Met you Yet” by Michael Bublé; “This is It” by Michael Jackson; “Whataya Want from Me?” by Adam Lambert; “Just the way You Are” by Bruno Mars, and “Half of My Heart” by John Mayer.

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