NOMINATIONS FOR the 53rd Grammy Awards 2011 were announced on December 1 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, during a live concert performed by some of the nominees. The nominees are announced on the basis of recordings released between September 1, 2009 and September 30, 2010.
The biggest award in the field of music, Grammy Awards 2011 will take place on 13 February 2011 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be telecasted on CBS. During the 53rd Grammy Awards on February 13, winners in all 109 categories will be announced.
The 38-year-old rapper Eminem, who has spent several years battling drug addiction, was nominated for 10 Grammy Awards including Record, Song and Album of the Year. Newcomer Bruno Mars was nominated in six categories, whereas rap icon Jay-Z, country trio Lady Antebellum and pop star Lady Gaga were each nominated in six categories.
Jeff Beck, B.o.B, David Frost, Philip Lawrence and John Legend each grabbed five nominations. Teen sensation Justin Bieber, along with Drake, Florence & The Machine, Mumford & Sons, Esperanza Spalding earned a nomination for Best New Artist.
In the Album of the Year category, The Suburbs of Arcade Fire, Recovery of Eminem, Need You Now of Lady Antebellum, The Fame Monster of Lady Gaga and Teenage Dream of Katy Perry nominated for the awards, whereas for the Record of the Year category the nominees are including “Nothin’ On You” of B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars, “Love The Way You Lie” of Eminem Featuring Rihanna, “F*** You” of Cee Lo Green, “Empire State Of Mind” of Jay-Z & Alicia Keys and “Need You Now” of Lady Antebellum.