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2011 Grammy Nominees

As the year begins to wind down, it seems that all the excitement and energy of the past year is coming to an end. However, with the release of the 2011 Grammy Nominees list, the excitement and anticipation for the coming events in the music industry has remained. It has been revealed that the 53rd edition of the Grammy awards will be held early next year, andCEO of The Recording Academy, Neil Portnow, has indicated that the ceremony will be even better than this year's.

Portnow commented, "The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards was a dynamic, memorable evening, and it delivered our highest ratings since 2004 and the biggest year-over-year increase in more than 20 years." He went on to say, "We have every intention of keeping that momentum going with our 53rd show, and once again we are thrilled to be bringing the excellence and excitement of our Grammy Week events and charitable initiatives to the city of Los Angeles. We also look forward to working on another outstanding Grammy telecast with our partners and good friends at CBS and Staples Center."

The list of nominees in the various Grammy Award categories is as follows:

Best Traditional Blues Album
James Cotton – Giant
Cyndi Lauper – Memphis Blues
Jimmie Vaughan – Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites
Charlie Musselwhite – The Well
Pinetop Perkins & Willie “Big Eyes” Smith – Joined at the Hip

Best New Artist
Mumford & Sons
Florence & the Machine
Esperanza Spalding
Justin Bieber

Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
B.o.B, Eminem and Hayley Williams – Airplanes II
Elton John & Leon Russell – If It Wasn’t For Bad
Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No. 1, Jeff Beck and Oumou Sangare – Imagine
Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg – California Gurls
Lady Gaga and Beyoncé – Telephone

Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
Paramore – The Only Exception
“Glee” cast – Don’t Stop Believin’
Sade – Babyfather
Maroon 5 – Misery
Train – Hey, Soul Sister

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
B.o.B (featuring Bruno Mars) – Nothin’ on You
Eminem and Rihanna – Love the Way You Lie
Chris Brown, Tyga and Kevin McCall –Deuces
John Legend, the Roots, Melanie Fiona and Common – Wake Up! Everybody
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind

Best Dance Recording
La Roux – In For The Kill
Goldfrapp – Rocket
Rihanna – Only Girl (In the World)
Robyn –Dancing on My Own
Lady Gaga – Dance in the Dark

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

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
Chris Brown and Tank – Take My Time
Chuck Brown, Jill Scott and Marcus Miller – Love
Ronald Isley and Aretha Franklin – You’ve Got a Friend
John Legend and the Roots – Shine
Sade – Soldier of Love

Best Alternative Music Album
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Band of Horses – Infinite Arms
The Black Keys – Brothers
Broken Bells – Broken Bells
Vampire Weekend – Contra

Song of the Year
Ray LaMontagne – Beg Steal or Borrow
Cee Lo Green – F— You
Miranda Lambert – The House That Built Me
Eminem (featuring Rihanna) – Love the Way You Lie
Lady Antebellum – Need You Now

Best Rock Song
Neil Young – Angry World
Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man
Kings of Leon – Radioactive
Muse – Resistance
The Black Keys – Tighten Up

Best Hard Rock Performance
Soundgarden – Black Rain
Ozzy Osbourne – Let Me Hear You Scream
Stone Temple Pilots – Between the Lines
Them Crooked Vultures – New Fang
Alice in Chains – Looking in View

Record of the Year
Cee Lo Green – F— You
B.o.B (featuring Bruno Mars) – Nothin’ on You
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind
Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
Eminem (featuring Rihanna) – Love the Way You Lie

Best Contemporary R&B Album
Chris Brown – Graffiti
Usher – Raymond v. Raymond
R. Kelly – Untitled
Janelle Monáe – The ArchAndroid
Ryan Leslie – Transition

Best Americana Album
Willie Nelson – Country Music
Rosanne Cash – The List
Robert Plant – Band of Joy
Mavis Staples – You Are Not Alone
Los Lobos – Tin Can Trust

Best Rap Song
Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz –On to the Next One
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind
Eminem – Not Afraid
B.o.B (featuring Bruno Mars) –Nothin’ on You
Eminem and Rihanna – Love the Way You Lie

Best Country Collaboration with Vocals
Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson – As She’s Walking Away
Marty Stuart and Connie Smith – I Run to You
Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson – Bad Angel
Dierks Bentley, Del McCoury and the Punch Brothers – Pride (In the Name of Love)
Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins – Hillbilly Bone

Best Country Album
Dierks Bentley – Up on the Ridge
Miranda Lambert – Revolution
Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
Jamey Johnson – The Guitar Song
Zac Brown Band – You Get What You Give

Best Rap Album
Drake – Thank Me Later
B.o.B – The Adventures of Bobby Ray
Jay-Z – The Blueprint 3
The Roots – How I Got Over
Eminem – Recovery

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
The Black Keys –Tighten Up
Arcade Fire – Ready to Start
Kings of Leon – Radioactive
Jeff Beck and Joss Stone – I Put a Spell on You
Muse –Resistance

Best Country Song
Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
Zac Brown Band – Free
Miranda Lambert – The House That Built Me
George Strait – The Breath You Take
The Band Perry – If I Die Young
Gretchen Wilson – I’d Love To Be Your Last


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