The nominations are in! Last night (Dec. 1), CBS aired its Grammy Award nominations special and Eminem, Bruno Mars and Jay-Z each received a healthy number of nods.
It's no surprise that Eminem led the pack. The Detroit-based rapper picked up 10 nominations. His comeback album, "Recovery," received the nod for Album of the Year, and his hit single, "Love The Way You Lie" featuring Rihanna, earned nominations for both Song and Record of the Year. "Not Afraid" picked one up for Best Rap Solo Performance.
But not far behind Eminem was Bruno Mars, the R&B newcomer who received seven of his own nominations as both songwriter and performer. Mars, who performed an acoustic version of "Just The Way You Are" and later returned to perform alongside B.o.B for "Nothin' On You," is on the track to stardom, as a debut artist who has already garnered this much recognition.
Critical darling Jay-Z continued his streak of award nominations with six nods for his "Blueprint 3" album and its mega-hit single "Empire State Of Mind" featuring Alicia Keys.
The 53rd annual Grammy Awards will air February 13 on CBS.
Here's a list of some of the categories:
Record of the Year
B.o.B (featuring Bruno Mars) - "Nothin' on You"
Eminem (featuring Rihanna) - "Love the Way You Lie"
Cee Lo Green - "F--- You"
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys - "Empire State of Mind"
Lady Antebellum - "Need You Now"
Best New Artist
Florence & the Machine
Mumford & Sons
Best Rap Solo Performance
Drake - "Over"
Eminem - "Not Afraid"
Ludacris - "How Low"
T.I. - "I'm Back"
Kanye West - "Power"
Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
Big Boi & Cutty - "Shutterbugg"
Drake, T.I. & Swizz Beatz - "Fancy"
Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz - "On To The Next One"
Ludacris & Nicki Minaj - "My Chick Bad"
Young Jeezy & Plies - "Lose My Mind"
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
B.o.B & Bruno Mars - "Nothin' On You"
Chris Brown, Tyga & Kevin McCall - "Deuces"
Eminem & Rihanna - "Love The Way You Lie"
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys - "Empire State Of Mind"
John Legend, The Roots, Melanie Fiona & Common - "Wake Up! Everybody"