53rd Annual Grammy Awards Nominees

Hark! We have the list of nominees for next year’s 53rd annual Grammy awards. Are you ready for this?

Feed Limmy posted some of the submissions for nominations a few months back and now, let’s have a peek at who’s made the shortlist.

The wigs are coming off at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards as Lady Gaga and Katy Perry prepare for a showdown. Pop’s newest leading ladies are up against each other in four major categories – Album of The Year, Best Pop Album, Best Female Pop and Best Pop Collaboration.

Gaga’s Fame Monster will challenge Katy’s Teenage Dream in the album categories while their singles ‘Bad Romance’ and ‘Teenage Dream’ face off for the Best Female Pop gong. Elsewhere, Gaga and Beyonce’s almighty ‘Telephone’ is up against Katy and Snoop Dogg’s ‘California Gurls’ in the Best Pop Collaboration category.

Eminem leads the race with ten nominations including Record of The Year, Song of The Year and Best Rap for his global smash ‘Love The Way You Lie’ with Rihanna, while his comeback album Recovery is up for Album of The Year. Bruno Mars is the next on the nominations tally with seven nods. Cee Lo Green‘s ever-popular ‘Fuck You’ is up for three major Grammy’s including Record of The Year, Song of The Year and Best Urban/Alternative.

The Glee gang makes their Grammy debut with two nominations for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Glee: The Music, Volume 1 and Best Pop Vocals by Duo/Group for ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ (Regionals Version)’.

In the dance music sphere, Robyn‘s ‘Dancing On My Own’ is up for Best Dance Recording, alongside Lady Gaga‘s ‘Dance In The Dark’.

Over in the R&B stakes, ghetto petal Fantasia has done us proud garnering three noms including Best Female R&B, Best R&B song and Best R&B album – where she’s up against Monica‘s Still Standing.

Elsewhere, Beyonce technically hasn’t dropped any new music in 2010 but you’ve got another thought coming if you think that would stop her from still nominating herself. The diva had submitted tracks from her I Am… Yours live disc, which saw her performance of ‘Halo’ qualify for the Best Female Pop category.

Special thanks to our friends at SameSame for forwarding the official Grammy Nomination presser.

[Editor’s note: 13 February update – winners of the categories now included.] 

RECORD of THE YEAR:

‘Nothing on You’ by B.o.B. featuring Bruno Mars
‘Love The Way You Lie’ by Eminem feat. Rihanna
‘Fuck You’ by Cee Lo Green
‘Empire State of Mind’ by Jay Z and Alicia Keys
‘Need You Now’ by Lady Antebellum [WINNER]

ALBUM of THE YEAR:

The Fame Monster by Lady Gaga
Teenage Dream by Katy Perry
Recovery by
Eminem
The Suburbs by Arcade Fire [WINNER]
Need You Now by Lady Antebellum

 

SONG of THE YEAR:

‘Fuck You’ by Cee Lo Green
‘Love The Way You Lie’ by
Eminem feat. Rihanna
‘Need You Now’ by Lady Antebellum [WINNER]
‘The House That Built Me’ by Miranda Lambert
‘Beg Steal or Borrow’ by
Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs

BEST NEW ARTIST:

Justin Bieber
Drake
Florence & The Machine
Mumford & Sons
Esperanza Spalding [WINNER]

BEST FEMALE POP:

‘Bad Romance’ by Lady Gaga [WINNER]
‘Teenage Dream’ by Katy Perry
‘Halo (Live)’ by Beyonce
‘King of Anything’ by Sara Bareilles
‘Chasing Pirates’ by Norah Jones

BEST MALE POP:

‘This Is It’ by Michael Jackson
‘Whataya Want From Me’ by Adam Lambert
‘Haven’t Met You Yet’ by Michael Buble
‘Just The Way You Are’ by Bruno Mars [WINNER]
‘Half of My Heart’ by John Mayer

BEST POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO/GROUP:

‘Don’t Stop Believin’ (Regionals Version)’ by Glee Cast
‘Misery’ by Maroon 5
‘The Only Exception’ by Paramore
‘Hey, Soul Sister (Live)’ by Train [WINNER]
‘Babyfather’ by Sade

BEST POP COLLABORATION:

‘Telephone’ by Lady Gaga and Beyonce
‘California Gurls’ by Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg
‘Airplanes Part II’ by B.o.B, Eminem and Hayley Williams
‘If It Wasn’t For Bad’ by Elton John and Leon Russell
‘Imagine’ by Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Konono No 1, Jeff Beck and Oumou Sangare [WINNER]

BEST POP ALBUM:

The Fame Monster by Lady Gaga [WINNER]
Teenage Dream by Katy Perry
My World 2.0 by Justin Bieber
I Dreamed A Dream by Susan Boyle
Battle Studies by John Mayer

BEST DANCE RECORDING:

‘Dancing On My Own’ by Robyn
‘Dance In The Dark’ by Lady Gaga
‘Rocket’ by Goldfrapp
‘In For The Kill’ by La Roux
‘Only Girl (In The World)’ by Rihanna [WINNER]

BEST ELECTRONIC/DANCE ALBUM:

La Roux by La Roux [WINNER]
Head First by Goldfrapp
Further by Chemical Brothers
Black Light by Groove Armada
These Hopeful Machines by BT

BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM:

Broken Bells by Broken Bells
Contra by Vampire Weekend
Brothers by The Black Keys [WINNER]
Infinite Arms by Band of Horses
The Suburbs by Arcade Fire

BEST FEMALE R&B:

‘Everything to Me’ by Monica
‘Bittersweet’ by Fantasia [WINNER]
‘Tired’ by Kelly Price
‘Holding You Down (Going In Circles)’ by Jazmine Sullivan
‘Gone Already’ by Faith Evans

BEST MALE R&B:

‘There Goes My Baby’ by Usher [WINNER]
‘We’re Still Friends’ by Musiq Soulchild
‘Why Would You Stay’ by Kem
‘Finding My Way Back’ by Jaheim
‘Second Chance’ by El DeBarge

BEST R&B BY DUO/GROUP:

‘Soldier of Love’ by Sade [WINNER]
‘Shine’ by John Legend and The Roots
‘You’ve Got A Friend’ by Ronald Isley and Aretha Franklin
‘Love’ by Chuck Brown, Jill Scott and Marcus Miller
‘Take My Time’ by Chris Brown and Tank

BEST R&B SONG:

‘Bittersweet’ by Fantasia
‘Finding My Way Back’ by Jaheim
‘Second Chance’ by El DeBarge
‘Shine’ by John Legend and The Roots [WINNER]
‘Why Would You Stay’ by Kem

BEST CONTEMPORARY R&B ALBUM:

The ArchAndroid by Janelle Monae
Raymond V Raymond by Usher [WINNER]
Transition by Ryan Leslie
Untitled by R Kelly
Graffiti by Chris Brown

BEST R&B ALBUM:

Still Standing by Monica
Back to Me by Fantasia
Wake Up! by John Legend & The Roots [WINNER]
Another Round by Jaheim
The Love & War Masterpeace by Raheem DeVaughn

PRODUCER of THE YEAR:

RedOne (Lady Gaga, Usher and Enrique Iglesias)
The Smeezingtons (Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green)
Dr Luke (Ke$ha, Katy Perry)
Danger
Mouse (Broken Bells, The Black Keys) [WINNER]
Rob Cavallo (Adam Lambert, Paramore)

Footnote:

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards was held on 13 February 2011.

54 Comments

  1. Really? Katy Perry? I have to say- most of the time I just dont “get” her.. I mean it is a nice enough pop record but worthy of a grammy? Hmm… Robyn all the way in the dance category. She is simply inspirational…

  2. I had to laugh out loud when reading that Justin Bieber was nominated for “Best New Artist.” Considering he’s, like, an embryo…this seems appropriate.

    Thanks for posting.

  3. it depresses me that we live in a world where somehow justin bieber could be compared with the likes of mumford & sons and florence & the machine.

  4. MUMFORD & SONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BLACK KEYS & ARCADE FIRE CAN WIN TOO, but thats it.

  5. i believe eminem will be taking a lot of grammys that night. too bad kanye’s album isnt included cause his album is amazing.

    • KanKan’s album came out way after the eligibility period but no question about it, it’ll probably snatch trophies in the 2012 Grammy’s. :)

  6. Eminem gets my creative juices flowing. Always has, I dig his lyrics. Good for him, he’s come a long way. And good ole Justin Bieber!! I’m rooting for him cause well … he’s Canadian, eh! Same province and all. Good little spoiled…er, I mean brat…kid! ha.

  7. I have to say I hope Katy Perry wins out over Lady Gaga. Although I am a gay man and gay men worship Lady Gaga more than Katy Perry, I enjoy Katy Perry more because she can deliver awesome songs with such a limited vocal range and so-so tone. It’s kind of like Madonna who doesn’t have a great voice but still makes songs people can enjoy and sing along to. Lady Gaga is just a rip-off of Madonna and that really grinds my gears.

  8. Even though there are lot of “beiber haters” or people who like to make fun of him……….he still sings and dances a million times better than me. haha.

  9. Here are what i think should happen:

    RECORD of THE YEAR:

    Love The Way You Lie’ by Eminem feat. Rihanna

    ALBUM of THE YEAR:

    The Fame Monster by Lady Gaga
    or Teenage Dream by Katy Perry

    SONG of THE YEAR:

    ‘Love The Way You Lie’ by Eminem feat. Rihanna

    BEST NEW ARTIST:

    Drake

    BEST FEMALE POP:

    ‘Bad Romance’ by Lady Gaga
    or ‘Teenage Dream’ by Katy Perry

    BEST MALE POP:

    ‘Just The Way You Are’ by Bruno Mars

    BEST POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO/GROUP:

    ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ (Regionals Version)’ by Glee Cast

    BEST POP COLLABORATION:

    ‘Telephone’ by Lady Gaga and Beyonce

    BEST POP ALBUM:

    The Fame Monster by Lady Gaga
    or Teenage Dream by Katy Perry

    BEST DANCE RECORDING:

    ‘Only Girl (In The World)’ by Rihanna

    BEST ELECTRONIC/DANCE ALBUM:

    La Roux by La Roux

    BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM:

    I know none of these

    BEST FEMALE R&B:

    I know none of these

    BEST MALE R&B:

    ‘I know none of these

    BEST R&B BY DUO/GROUP:

    I Know none of these either

    BEST R&B SONG:

    Know none of ’em

    BEST CONTEMPORARY R&B ALBUM:

    Raymond V Raymond by Usher

    BEST R&B ALBUM:

    Know none of them

    PRODUCER of THE YEAR:

    RedOne (Lady Gaga, Usher and Enrique Iglesias)
    or Dr Luke (Ke$ha, Katy Perry)

    • Good picks but I’m sorry, I won’t be awarding RiRi with a Best Dance Recording gong. Everyone else in that category is more deserving of that – especially Robyn :)

  10. I hate to say it, but I believe Katy Perry will beat out Gaga with her “California Girls.” “Telephone” was a great hit, but I believe Perry’s got more airtime. One thing’s for certain: with Perry, Gaga AND Eminem, it’s obvious that these awards will NOT be dull! Great post…congrats on FP!

    • Well,Katy Perry didn’t beat Lady Gaga Ha! Lady Gaga is the Queen of Pop and always will be!

  11. Seriously, does anyone other than the nominees really care about the Grammy awards anymore?

    They are just a corporate love fest!

    Most of the nominees will be lucky to still have a career in five years!

  12. Justin Bieber? i just dont “get” people nowadays….well anyways thanks for the list and go my fave artist you’re all nomimated…. :P

  13. I’d like to see Jazmine Sullivan take Best Female R&B.

    Goldfrapp would be nice in Best Dance Recording, but Robyn or La Roux would be cool too.

    Janelle Monáe for Best Contemporary R&B Album, and Best Urban/Alternative Performance!

    Florence & The Machine for best new artist even though I am Canadian (as is Drake)!

    Country wise, Miranda Lambert.

  14. I’m chanting for Fantasia. It’s her time to shine. I’m getting her CD tomorrow, I heard it’s great!

    • Given what she has been through, she is my second choice. For Best R&B Song amd Album, between her and John Legend and The Roots.

  15. I am totally on Eminem’s side. His lyrics that came out with passion raps shocked me every single time.

  16. Let’s hope Florence and the Machine win something, that’s real talent, as opposed to Lady Caca.

    At least the Electronic and Alternative albums have a good selection of artists: La Roux, Goldfrapp.

    Great to see the Chemical Brothers and Groove Armada nonimated and Vampire Weekend.

    To be honest, I’ve always thought of the Grammys as a bit of a joke, the real deserving bands/artists are either never nominated or if they are, they do not win.

    Congrats for being Freshly Pressed.

    • As most can see Lady Gaga is making her way on the charts. Its not because of her music independently, but she is a very unique artist and she leaves the audience wondering what she will do next. With her latest fashion to the MTV Music Awards dressed in all meat, her video Telephone she had only a piece of tape covering her privates, and with her other wardrobe at an award ceremony wearing all red lace makes everyone wonder what her next outfit would be. Justin Bieber is also making his way up the charts and very fast. From being discovered by having Usher happening to walk by, his success has sky rocketed and had many teens, preteens, and young children fall in love with him. He is the new icon with the younger kids and even came out with a book and soon a movie that will be seen in 3D.

  17. Let’s face it. Hands down, Eminem had the best album of the year. All of his tracks had enormous quality. All 19 of them. Not 10, not 12, but 19 tracks!

  18. Great talents nominated. Looking forward to the showdown between Gaga and Perry. Thanks for making a list! I’m going to iTunes right now to buy practically all of the songs (the ones I don’t have already, that is). :D

  19. adam lambert is the greatest singer i hav ever seen. I m sure h’ll win the male pop. Mj is also good still

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