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Eminem leads pack with 10 Grammy nominations

In this Sept. 13, 2010 file photo, rapper

In this Sept. 13, 2010 file photo, rapper Eminem performs at Yankee Stadium in New York. Credit: AP

Maybe they should rename Grammy Night, "The Eminem Show," as the Detroit rapper landed 10 nominations for his comeback album "Recovery."

He was the only artist to land nominations in all of the top categories, including record and song of the year for "Love the Way You Lie" and album of the year for "Recovery."

Newcomer Bruno Mars landed seven nominations for his various collaborations and solo work, while Jay-Z, Lady Antebellum and Lady Gaga each received six nods.

Eminem, Lady Gaga and Lady Antebellum will duke it out in the album of the year category, where they will take on Katy Perry, who surprisingly landed an album of the year nomination for her lightweight pop album "Teenage Dream," alongside indie-rockers Arcade Fire's No. 1 "The Suburbs."

Considering the field, his "Recovery" album will be an overwhelming favorite since it was a commercial success and a critical one, too.

Throw in his comeback story and a Grammy desire to make up for past slights due to his controversial behavior and he's a sure thing for some Grammy love.

Cee Lo Green's expletive-filled "Forget You," which along with Eminem and Rihanna's "Love the Way You Lie" and Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" received nominations for both record and song of the year, is another favorite. B.o.B. And Bruno Mars' "Nothin' on You" and Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind" round out the record of the year nominees, while Miranda Lambert's "The House That Built Me" and Ray LaMontagne's "Beg, Steal or Borrow" unexpectedly landed nominations for song of the year.

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The surprises didn't stop there. Despite topping charts on both sides of the Atlantic, Susan Boyle was shut out of the best new artist category, which featured surprises Florence and The Machine, Mumford and Sons and Esperanza Spalding as nominees, along with the expected nods for Justin Bieber and Drake.

"I can't believe I'm in this position," Bieber said, via satellite from London. "I don't know what to say . . . I don't think of myself as a superstar, I think of myself as just a regular person living my dream."

Winners will be announced at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards Feb. 13 on CBS.


Grammy nominations in top categories

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

Album of the Year: “The Suburbs,” Arcade Fire; “Recovery,” Eminem; “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum; “The Fame Monster,” Lady GaGa; “Teenage Dream,” Katy Perry.

Song of the Year: “Beg Steal or Borrow,” Ray LaMontagne, songwriter (performed by Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs); “(Expletive) You,” Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence and Bruno Mars, songwriters (Cee Lo Green); “The House That Built Me,” Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert); “Love the Way You Lie,” Alexander Grant, Holly Hafferman and Marshall Mathers, songwriters (Eminem featuring Rihanna); “Need You Now,” Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum).

New Artist: Justin Bieber, Drake, Florence & The Machine, Mumford & Sons, Esperanza Spalding.

Pop Vocal Album: “My World 2.0,” Justin Bieber; “I Dreamed a Dream,” Susan Boyle; “The Fame Monster,” Lady GaGa; “Battle Studies, John Mayer; “Teenage Dream,” Katy Perry.

Rock Album: “Emotion and Commotion,” Jeff Beck; “The Resistance,” Muse; “Backspacer,” Pearl Jam; “Mojo,” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; “Le Noise,” Neil Young.

RandB Album: “The Love and War Masterpeace,” Raheem DeVaughn; “Back To Me,” Fantasia; “Another Round,” Jaheim; “Wake Up!” John Legend and The Roots; “Still Standing,” Monica.

Rap Album: “The Adventures of Bobby Ray,” B.o.B; “Thank Me Later,” Drake; “Recovery,” Eminem; “The Blueprint 3,” Jay-Z; “How I Got Over,” The Roots.

Country Album: “Up On The Ridge,” Dierks Bentley; “You Get What You Give,” Zac Brown Band; “The Guitar Song,” Jamey Johnson; “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum; “Revolution,” Miranda Lambert.

Latin Pop Album: “Poquita Ropa,” Ricardo Arjona; “Alex Cuba,” Alex Cuba; “Boleto De Entrada,” Kany Garcia; “Paraiso Express,” Alejandro Sanz; “Otra Cosa,” Julieta Venegas.

Contemporary Jazz Album: “The Stanley Clarke Band,” The Stanley Clarke Band; “Never Can Say Goodbye,” Joey DeFrancesco; “Now Is The Time,” Jeff Lorber Fusion; “To The One,” John McLaughlin; “Backatown,” Trombone Shorty.

Classical Album: “Bruckner: Symphonies No. 3 and 4,” Mariss Jansons, conductor (performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra); “Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina,” Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor (Terrence Wilson; Nashville Symphony Orchestra); “Steven Mackey: Dreamhouse,” Gil Rose, conductor (Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Synergy Vocals); “Sacrificium,” Giovanni Antonini, conductor (Il Giardino Armonico); “Verdi: Requiem,” Riccardo Muti, conductor (Ildar Abdrazakov, Olga Borodina, Barbara Frittoli and Mario Zeffiri; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chicago Symphony Chorus).

- AP

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