2011 Grammy nominations announced

Eminem swept the board with an amazing 10 nominations, while Bruno Mars netted seven, and Lady Gaga six

Eminem and Bruno Mars will be the leading contenders at February’s Grammy awards, with a total of seventeen nominations between them. The US rapper tops the list with a whopping 10 nods – which include album and record of the year – while hotshot Mr Mars is close behind which a respectable seven.

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The awards were announced in LA yesterday, during a glittering one-hour show, featuring performances from previous winners, as well some of this year’s nominees.

Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and the Black Eyed Peas all took to the stage during the star-studded gig, which saw stars turn up in their hundreds to hear the nominations announcement.

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Other possible big winners at the prestigious US music ceremony include Lady Gaga – with a haul of six – Jay-Z, and American country group Lady Antebellum.

Lady Gaga

But it’s not just about US talent. There were plenty of artists flying the flag for the Brits in the long nominees list.

Folk band Mumford and Sons garnered nods in two categories, while fiery-haired Florence Welch will compete with the cheeky strummers – and Justin Beiber! – for the Best Newcomer gong.

And that’s not all. Scottish singer Susan Boyle is also up for an award, and will take on newly-married songstress in the pop vocal album category.

Go Susan!

Read nominations for the top five categories, below….

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Halo, Beyonce
I Gotta Feeling, Black Eyed Peas
Use Somebody, Kings of Leon
Poker Face, Lady Gaga
You Belong With Me, Taylor Swift

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
I Am…Sasha Fierce, Beyonce
The E.N.D., The Black Eyed Peas
The Fame, Lady Gaga
Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King, Dave Matthews Band
Fearless, Taylor Swift

SONG OF THE YEAR
Poker Face, Lady Gaga
Pretty Wings, Maxwell
Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” Beyonce
Use Somebody, Kings of Leon
You Belong With Me, Taylor Swift

BEST NEW ARTIST
Zac Brown Band
Keri Hilson
MGMT
Silversun Pickups
The Ting Tings

BEST FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
Hometown Glory, Adele
Halo,” Beyonce
Hot N Cold, Katy Perry
Sober, Pink
You Belong With Me, Taylor Swift

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