The Grammy nominations are out, and Eminem and Bruno Mars lead the pack with the most nominations. The Detroit emcee received 10 nods for his comeback album, Recovery. The album garnered Em nominations for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year. This isn’t Em’s first time at the party. Ten years ago, Eminem’s debut album, The Marshall Mathers LP, garnered nods for Album of the Year, which was considered controversial at the time.
Eminem’s album, Recovery, is a critical and commercial success. It is the best-selling album of the year so far, with more than 3 million copies sold, and has hits like “Love the Way You Lie,” featuring Rihanna, which is also nominated for Song and Record of the Year.
Newcomer, Bruno Mars, also snagged seven nominations. The R&B crooner, who’s penned songs for Cee-Lo and Flo Rida, received nods for Record of the Year and Best Rap Song for his collaboration with B.o.B.
Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, and Lady Antebellum also received six nominations, with Gaga snagging her second consecutive bid for Album of the Year.
Despite handing out nods to a slew of top-selling artists, apparently the Grammys have no love for Ke$ha. Even though the singer had a top-selling debut album and several hit songs, she was not nominated for any awards.
The world will be watching the Grammys on Febuary 13, 2011. Tune in to see if your favorite acts take home awards.