The 2011 Grammy Awards are sure going to be exciting! The nominations have been announced and Eminem leads them with ten nods, including 'Song Of The Year' and 'Record Of The Year' for Love The Way You Lie, as well as 'Best Rap Album' and overall 'Best Album' for Recovery.
Newcomer Bruno Mars received the second-highest number of nominations, with seven nods. This came unexpectedly as the release date of his debut album, "Doo-Wops & Hooligans," fell outside of the Grammy eligibility period by one week. However, Mars has proven once again that his talent knows no boundaries, and has been nominated mainly for his collaborations with other artists such as B.O.B's Nothing On You, (nominated for record of the year) and Cee Lo Green's F***k You (nominated for both record and song of the year) which Mars wrote himself.
Other nominees include Lady Gaga (The Fame Monster, Album of the year), Jay Z (Empire State of Mind, Record of the year), and Lady Antebellum (Need You Now, Album of the year) with six nods each.
Katy Perry who is also on the run for Album of the year with Teenage Dream expressed her happiness for her nomination: "It's like no other award show, because I feel like you're being recognized by your peers... When they nominate you, it's kind of like a win."
Click on the video above to watch Bruno Mars perform a beautiful live orchestral version of his hit, Just The Way You Are (nominated for best male pop vocal performance), at the Grammy Nominations Show. Don't you just love his natural curly hair?
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will air on CBS on Feb. 13, 2011. Will you watch?