Eminem landed 10 Grammy Awards nominations, including bids for Album of the Year (“Recovery”) and both Record and Song (“Love the Way You Lie”). Bruno Mars reaped seven bids, including several for sognwriting and collaborations, while Jay-Z, Lady Gaga and Lady Antebellum earned six apiece. Jeff Beck, B.o.B and John Legend contend in five races and Cee Lo Green, Drake, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Alex da Kid, the Black Keys, Ari Levine, the Roots, Dirk Sobotka and Zac Brown are all four-time nominees.
Lady Antebellum contends for Album as well as Song and Record for the title track “Need You Now.” Rounding out the Album field are discs from Lady Gaga (“The Fame Monster”), Katy Perry (“Teenage Dream”) and Arcade Fire (“The Suburbs”).
The other Record of the Year nominees are “F***/Forget You” (Cee Lo Green), “Nothin’ on You” (B.o.B f/ Bruno Mars) and “Empire State of Mind” (Jay-Z and Alicia Keys).
Rounding out the Song list are “F***/Forget You” (Cee Lo Green), “Beg Steal or Borrow” (Ray LaMontagne) and “The House That Built Me” (MIranda Lambert).
Two Canadian talents — Justin Bieber and Drake — vie for New Artist of the Year against two British bands — Florence & the Machine and Mumford & Sons — as well as American jazz singer Esperanza Spalding.
For the third year in a row, the top nominations were announced during a prime-time concert hosted by LL Cool J on longtime Grammy broadcaster CBS. Katy Perry opened the show with a holiday-themed performance of “California Gurls.” Other acts who entertained between the revealing of key races included Miranda Lambert, Bruno Mars and Train.
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will be held in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on Feb. 13 with CBS airing the kudos from 8:00 pm (ET/PT).
For the full list of nominees in the 108 categories across 30 fields, visit the offical website.