Eminemedges out Lady Gaga and Jay Z with ten Grammy nominations. Lady Gaga and Jay Z both received six Grammy nods.
The award ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on February 13. The Detroit, Michigan native whose real name is Marshall Mathers returned to the music scene with the release of his 2009 album Relapse which was well received.
After a short break, Eminem released the follow up to Relapse, Recovery which also topped the charts, and is now being nominated for album of the year. The album could also contain the song of the year, Love the Way You Lie a duet with singer Rihanna
The road back for Eminem has been a rocky one the rapper has had several drug relapses -hence the name of is comeback album and several brushes with the law including a gun charge.
Eminem was discovered by former N.W.A member DR. Dra. Eminem has had several well-documented battles with his ex-wife Kim Mathers, and his mother. The rapper who has now seemed to have put is troubled past behind him has also picked up two American music award this year solidifying the 38-year-old rappers return to the top of the charts.
Eminem will be facing off against Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Arcade Fire, and country- pop band, Lady Antebellum for the album of the year award.