Grammy Nominations Announced: Eminem and Bruno Mars Lead the Pack

It's the usual suspects and a few new faces.

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Esperanza Spalding is nominated for a Grammy Award.

Grammy nominations have been announced, and Eminem is standing on top of the pile with 10. Eminem's 3 million-selling Recovery CD got a nomination for album of the year, while his "Love the Way You Lie" with Rihanna rapped its way into both the top song and record slots. The once-tortured rapper is followed by newcomer Bruno Mars, whose chill tracks made summer hot. With seven nominations, Mars is poised to be the upset king of the evening. Lady Gaga and Jay-Z received six nominations apiece. Gaga was nominated for album of the year, while Jay-Z was nominated for song of the year with "Empire State of Mind," featuring music darling Alicia Keys. Wasn't that song out last year? It's a great song, but it was out in 2009, right? Neo-hipster Cee-Lo Green was also nominated for his international hit "F--- You." The best new artist category features rapper Drake, Florence and the Machine, Mumford and Sons, Justin Bieber and Esperanza Spalding, a jazz singer and musician who plays the string bass. We're happy to see Cee-Lo Green and Esperanza Spalding on the list. What about you?

Read more at the New York Daily News.


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