The nominees for the 2011 Grammy Awards were announced in a CBS telecast at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia Wednesday night, with Eminem, Lady Gaga and first-timer Justin Bieber all receiving nods.
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Eminem topped the slate with ten nominations, including his smash hit with Rihanna, Love the Way You Lie, which garnered nods for song and record of the year. The Detroit-based rapper’s triple-platinum comeback album, Recovery, was nominated for album of the year, as well.
Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber scored one nomination — for best new artist, where he’s matched up against Drake, Florence & the Machine, Mumford & Sons and Esperanza Spaulding.
“It feels amazing — I can’t believe I’m in this position,” the 16-year-old Baby singer said via satellite from London. “Thank you to the fans. I don’t know what to say.”
Lady Gaga, who racked up six nominations on the night, received a nod for album of the year for The Fame Monster, the second straight year in a row she’s been up for the vaunted honor. Katy Perry‘s Teenage Dream is also up for the album of the year.
Other notable artists up for multiple awards include R&B newcomer Bruno Mars with seven nominations; rap icon Jay-Z with six; and country stars Lady Antebellum with six.
A couple of nominations that may surprise some people: Michael Jackson scored a nod for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for This Is It. Also, the cast of Fox’s hit show Glee nabbed a Grammy nomination for Don’t Stop Believin’ in the category of Best Performance by a Duo or Group.
The Grammy Awards air at 8/7c February 13 on CBS.