Eminem Leads Grammys With 10 Noms

The official Grammy nominations for the 53rd annual awards ceremony are in and as expected, Eminem leads the pack with ten nods.

The Detroit lyricist is up for honors in nine categories including “Album of the Year” and “Rap Album of the Year” for his latest disc Recovery, as well as “Song of the Year” and “Record of the Year” for “Love The Way You Lie,” his hit collaboration with Rihanna. The chart-topping single was also named in the “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration” and “Best Rap Song” category, along with Recovery’s lead single, “Not Afraid,” which also picked up a nod for “Best Rap Solo Performance.” Em was also honored for his verse on B.o.B’s crossover song with Hayley Williams of Paramore, “Airplanes II,” for “Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals.

Jay-Z and Bobby Ray also picked up an impressive tally of nominations. The Brooklyn-bred rap legend scored five nods including “Rap Album of the Year” for The Blueprint 3 and “Record of the Year,” “Best Rap Song Collaboration” and “Best Rap Song” for the Alicia Keys-assisted “Empire State of Mind.” Hov’s duet with Swizz Beatz “On to the Next One” picked up two nods for “Best Rap Collaboration For a Duo or Group” and “Best Rap Song.” In addition to his nod for “Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals” for “Airplanes II,” Bob earned nods for “Best Rap Album” for his debut The Adventures of Bobby Ray. His radio smash “Nothin’ on You” picked up three nominations for “Record of the Year,” “Best Rap Song” and “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration”

Trailing behind the ATLien was Drake with honors in four categories including “Best New Artist,” “Best Rap Album” for Thank Me Later, “Best Rap Solo Performance” for “Over” and “Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group” for “Fancy.”

The 53rd annual Grammy Awards are scheduled to air live on CBS on February 13 at 8 p.m. EST/PT. —Elan Mancini

For a full list of the nominees in all of the hip-hop categories turn to page two.

  • http://MYSPACE.COM HELTAH SIN SAY

    WELL WHAT DO YOU EXPECT WHEN YOU GOT GOT BLACK ARTIST LIKE “BRUNO MARS” GUCCI MANE, DIGGY SIMMONS LEADING THE WAY!! BLACK FOLKS REALLY NEED TO STEP UP THE MUSIC GAME!! BLACK ARTIST ARE WAY OFF COURSE IN 2010! BLACK PEOPLE WANT TO BE WHITE NOW, AND WHITE PEOPLE WANT TO BE BLACK! IM HAPPY FOR THE WHITE BOY THOU! CANT BE MAD AT HIM! GOTTA TO BE MAD AT THESE SKATER NIGGA RAPPERS AND THESE NERD NIGGA RAPPERS WITH NERD GLASSES! DEATH TO THE WACK M.C!

    • Worley

      Keep this in mind: rap music didn’t even have a category during the golden years of the rap game. It doesn’t matter what type of music black people put out. Grammy folk ain’t got a clue about what we think is hot.

  • Mutada mullah atari

    Guess I’m the only one who thinks relapse is one of ems Worst albums. 10 nods? Ok, I’m good with that it ain’t like he ain’t put out great music damn near his whole career.

    • East Atlanta

      Dude its recovery not relapse…

    • John Harris

      I don’t think Recovery is one of his best, but I still think it’s a good album. I’d put it before Encore and Relapse though. Recovery was different, that’s what I liked about it, he worked with different artists and producers, he tried something new. He’s been killing his guest verses lately. I hear big things are in store for Shady Records in 2011. I think he deserves his nominations, I hope he wins at least half of them.

  • tumi

    FInally a rap album which will and omg should win ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • No Name

    Lol @ all the elitist idiots who complain about these nods as if these guys didn’t put it down well for hip-hop.

  • j-mo

    why anit ross album of the year

    • jburg

      ^^^^Cause its not album of the year? Duh!

  • LK

    First, i think it’s kinda sucky that people can have two noms in the same category, like Best Rap Song is gonna be won by either B.o.b, eminem, eminem, jay-z or jay-z.

    And you cant get too mad, at least its not like last year when lonely island got nominated!

  • THE REALIST

    ITS FUNNY HOW EVERYBODY BUT EMINEM IS LACKING ALBUM SALES!! HE SOLD 3MILLION ON A ALBUM THAT WAS POORLY PROMOTED AND MARKETED!! I DONT KNOW ANYONE WHO BOUT THAT ALBUM BUT IT SOLD 3MILLION COPIES!! THIS IS A FORM OF RACISM TO ME!! WHITE PEOPLE WAKE UP AND BUY EMINEM ALBUMS BUT DONT SUPPORT BLACK ARTISTS!! WHITE PEOPLE SCREAM FUCK HIP HOP, UNTIL EMINEM DROPS AN ALBUM! HIS LAST 2-3 ALBUMS SUCK BUT THEY STILL OUTSELL EVERYONE ELSE!! AND EMINEM IS FAR FROM THE BEST RAPPER,HE SUCKS NOW!! BUT E SOLD THE MOST RECORDS!! I DONT GET IT?? JAY-Z CANT EVEN DO EMINEM NUMBERS ANYMORE..TH CLOSEST TO EMINEM IS PROBABLY KANYE! KANYE IS WAY BETTER THAN EMINEM!! OR YOU GOT LIL WAYNE!! EMINEM SUCKS!!

    • swype-matic

      If you think Recovery was poorly marketed and promoted, you must live in a basement. The singles were ALL over the radio and videos ALL over tv.

    • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

      Your retarded if you think it was poorly marketed. I know plenty of people who bought that album black and white a like.
      His albums sell because the music is good, minus encore and relapse…well they actually had some good songs on those two albums even the other half of the albums were garbage.
      THATS THE REASON HE OUTSELLS EVERYONE IN THIS DAY AND AGE.
      Oh and Kanye is garbage the only thing he does well is produce songs other than that he is way over rated, and he did his self in with his foolish actions.

  • Blues

    Em with 10 noms JayZ 6 and B.O.B with 5.This should be a great night for Hip Hop.Thats good

  • LEEK

    Kinda disappointed Distant Relatives and The Son of Chico Dusty didn’t get nominated

  • jonny bizness

    load of shit Wot bout Rae or Ross.Who are the people who gives the nominations ?And EM will sweep everything hiphop related but is it a better album than BP3 or any of his singles better than empire state of mind me thinks NO

    • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

      Dont get your panties all in a bunch, Im sure Jay-Z will pull his fair share of awards, him and Em are the darlings of the hip hop world as far as awards go. Album for album Em has hotter shit. Though Jays new album did have some great songs. Love the way you lie was a bigger hit though, thats why it will win.

      • jonny bizness

        Love the way you lie sold probably sold more than ESOM but 10 no 30yrs down the line say for instance which record will still be played the official anthem 4 New York or a domestic violence record and thats what the grammys should be about not who has had the most sales or (bigger hit)

  • swype-matic

    Ok, I’ve been listening to Em for a long time, and I get he made a big comeback, but TEN Grammy nominations??? That’s fuckin ridiculous, especially for an album that’s just good, and nothing more.

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