2011 Grammy nominations announced

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  • 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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