Tonight (December 1) the nominations for the 53rd annual Grammy nominations will be announced, live on CBS, and many are speculating that Eminem will lead the nods in the most heralded categories, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year, not to mention all of the trophies being given out in the hip-hop genre.
Em, who has ten Grammys to his name already, took home the Best Hip-Hop album award at last year’s ceremony for his comeback disc, Relapse, as well as Best Rap Performance for his 2009 collaboration “Crack A Bottle,” with Dr. Dre and 50 Cent.
With the eligibility for inclusion for this year encompassing September 1, 2009 to September 30, 2010, many big albums that failed to make the cut in 2010, including Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3 and Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon:The End of Day, will most likey be included this go-round.
Drake, whose platinum-selling debut, Thank Me Now, dropped last May, also has a chance of making it onto the Best Hip-Hop Album category as well as Best New Artist.
LL Cool J will be clearing up all the speculation, as he is among the celebrities set to announce the official Grammy nominations tonight at 10 p.m. EST on CBS. —Elan Mancini