53rd Annual Grammy Nominations Guide

 The 2011 Grammy Nominations were announced last night and there were quite a few surprises. Cee-Lo‘s “F*ck You” surprised everyone with two Grammy nominations. Eminem, who revived his dying career with his “Recovery” record, leads the nominations with 10 nods. The super amazing Bruno Mars got the second highest numbers of nominations with seven, although was left out of the Best New Artist category. Lady Gaga, Lady Antebellum, and Jay-Z all received 6 noms each.

Check out the jump for the list.

1. Record Of The Year
Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s), if other than the artist.

Nothin’ On You

B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars
The Smeezingtons, producers; Ari Levine, engineer/mixer
[Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic]

 

 

 Love The Way You Lie

Eminem Featuring Rihanna
Alex Da Kid & Makeba Riddick, producers; Alex Da Kid, Eminem & Mike Strange, engineers/mixers
Track from: Recovery
[Aftermath/Shady Records/Interscope]

F*** You

The Smeezingtons, producers
[Elektra]

Empire State Of Mind

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
Angela Hunte, Jane’t “Jnay” Sewell-Ulepic & Shux, producers; Ken “Duro” Ifill, Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton & Ann Mincieli, engineers/mixers
Track from: The Blueprint 3
[Roc Nation]

Need You Now

Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum & Paul Worley, producers; Clarke Schleicher, engineer/mixer
Track from: Need You Now
[Capitol Records Nashville]

2. Album Of The Year

Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s)/Mixer(s) & Mastering Engineer(s), if other than the artist.

The Suburbs

Arcade Fire & Markus Dravs, producers; Arcade Fire, Mark Lawson & Craig Silvey, engineers/mixers; Mark Lawson, mastering engineer
[Merge Records]

Recovery

Eminem
Kobe, Lil Wayne, Pink & Rihanna, featured artists; Alex Da Kid, Boi-1da, Nick Brongers, Dwayne “Supa Dups” Chin-Quee, DJ Khalil, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Jason Gilbert, Havoc, Emile Haynie, Jim Jonsin, Just Blaze, Magnedo7, Mr. Porter, Robert Reyes, Makeba Riddick & Script Shepherd, producers; Alex Da Kid, Dwayne “Supa Dups” Chin-Quee, Kal “Boogie” Dellaportas, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Mauricio “Veto” Iragorri, Just Blaze, Robert Marks, Alex Merzin, Matthew Samuels, Joe Strange, Mike Strange & Ryan West, engineers/mixers; Brian “Big Bass” Gardner, mastering engineer
[Aftermath/Shady Records/Interscope]

Need You Now

Lady Antebellum & Paul Worley, producers; Clarke Schleicher, engineer/mixer; Andrew Mendelson, mastering engineer
[Capitol Records Nashville]

The Fame Monster

Lady Gaga
Beyoncé, featured artist; Ron Fair, Fernando Garibay, Tal Herzberg, Rodney Jerkins, Lady Gaga, RedOne, Teddy Riley & Space Cowboy, producers; Eelco Bakker, Christian Delano, Mike Donaldson, Paul Foley, Tal Herzberg, Rodney Jenkins, Hisashi Mizoguchi, Robert Orton, Dan Parry, Jack Joseph Puig, RedOne, Teddy Riley, Dave Russel, Johnny Severin, Space Cowboy, Mark Stent, Jonas Wetling & Frank Wolff, engineers/mixers; Gene Grimaldi, mastering engineer
[Streamline/KonLive/Cherrytree/Interscope]

Teenage Dream

Katy Perry
Snoop Dogg, featured artist; Ammo, Benny Blanco, Dr. Luke, Kuk Harrell, Max Martin, Stargate, C. “Tricky” Stewart, Sandy Vee & Greg Wells, producers; Steve Churchyard, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Sam Holland, Jaycen-Joshua, Damien Lewis, Chris O’Ryan, Carlos Oyanedel, Paris, Phil Tan, Brain Thomas, Lewis Tozour, Miles Walker, Emily Wright & Andrew Wuepper, engineers/mixers; Brian Gardner, mastering engineer
[Capitol Records]

3. Song Of The Year

A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

Beg Steal Or Borrow

Ray LaMontagne, songwriter (Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs)
Track from: God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise
[RCA Records; Publishers: Sweet Mary Music/Chrysalis Music]

F*** You

Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Cee Lo Green)
[Elektra]

The House That Built Me

Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
Track from: Revolution
[Columbia Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Tomdouglasmusic, Built On Rock Music]

Love The Way You Lie

Alexander Grant, Holly Hafferman & Marshall Mathers, songwriters (Eminem
Featuring Rihanna)
Track from: Recovery
[Aftermath/Shady Records/Interscope; Publishers: Songs of Universal/Shroom Shady Music/Universal Music Publishing/Universal Music-Z Songs/Hotel Bravo Music/M. Shop Publishing]

Need You Now

Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady
Antebellum)
Track from: Need You Now
[Capitol Records Nashville; Publishers: Warner-Tamerlane Publishing/DWHaywood Music/Radiobulletspublishing, EMI Foray Music/Hillary Dawn Songs, Year of the Dog Music, Darth Buddha Music]

4. Best New Artist

For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.

Justin Bieber

Drake

Florence & The Machine

Mumford & Sons

Esperanza Spalding

5. Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.

King Of Anything

Sara Bareilles
Track from: Kaleidoscope Heart
[Epic]

Halo (Live)

Beyoncé
Track from: I Am…Yours An Intimate Performance At Wynn Las Vegas
[Columbia Records/Music World Music]

Chasing Pirates

Norah Jones
Track from: The Fall
[Blue Note Records]

Bad Romance

Lady Gaga
Track from: The Fame Monster
[Streamline/KonLive/Cherrytree/Interscope]

Teenage Dream

Katy Perry
Track from: Teenage Dream
[Capitol Records]

6. Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.

Haven’t Met You Yet

Michael Bublé
Track from: Crazy Love
[143/Reprise]

This Is It

Michael Jackson
Track from: This Is It
[Epic]

Whataya Want From Me

Adam Lambert
Track from: For Your Entertainment
[RCA Records / 19 Recordings LLC.]

Just The Way You Are

Bruno Mars
[Elektra]

Half Of My Heart

John Mayer
Track from: Battle Studies
[Columbia Records]

7. Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

For established duos or groups, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.

Don’t Stop Believin’ (Regionals Version)

Glee Cast
Track from: Journey To Regionals
[Columbia Records]

Misery

Maroon 5
Track from: Hands All Over
[Octone/A&M]

The Only Exception

Paramore
Track from: Brand New Eyes
[Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic]

Babyfather

Sade
Track from: Soldier Of Love
[Epic]

Hey, Soul Sister (Live)

Train
[Columbia Records]

8. Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.

Airplanes, Part II

B.o.B, Eminem & Hayley Williams
Track from: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray
[Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic]

Imagine

Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare
Track from: The Imagine Project
[Hancock Records]

If It Wasn’t For Bad

Elton John & Leon Russell
[Decca]

Telephone

Lady Gaga & Beyoncé
Track from: The Fame Monster
[Streamline/KonLive/Cherrytree/Interscope]

California Gurls

Katy Perry & Snoop Dogg
Track from: Teenage Dream
[Capitol Records]

11. Best Pop Vocal Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.

My World 2.0

Justin Bieber
[Island]

I Dreamed A Dream

Susan Boyle
[Sony/SYCO Music/Columbia Records]

The Fame Monster

Lady Gaga
[Streamline/KonLive/Cherrytree/Interscope]

Battle Studies

John Mayer
[Columbia Records]

Teenage Dream

Katy Perry
[Capitol Records]

12. Best Dance Recording

For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances. Vocal or Instrumental. Singles or tracks only.

Rocket

Goldfrapp
Alison Goldfrapp & Will Gregory, producers; Mark ‘Spike’ Stent, mixer
Track from: Head First
[Mute]

In For The Kill

La Roux
Elly Jackson & Ben Langmaid, producers; Serban Ghenea & John Hanes, mixers
Track from: La Roux
[Cherrytree/Interscope/Polydor/Big Life]

Dance In The Dark

Lady Gaga
Fernando Garibay & Lady Gaga, producers; Robert Orton, mixer
Track from: The Fame Monster
[Streamline/KonLive/Cherrytree/Interscope]

Only Girl (In The World)

Rihanna
[Island Def Jam]

Dancing On My Own

Robyn
Patrik Berger & Robyn, producers; Niklas Flyckt, mixer
Track from: Body Talk Pt. 1
[Konichiwa Records/Cherrytree/Interscope]

13. Best Electronic/Dance Album

For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.

These Hopeful Machines

BT
[Nettwerk Records]

Further

The Chemical Brothers
[Astralwerks]

Head First

Goldfrapp
[Mute]

Black Light

Groove Armada
[OM Records]

La Roux

La Roux
[Cherrytree/Interscope/Polydor/Biglife]

14. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.

Crazy Love

Michael Bublé
[143/Reprise]

The Greatest Love Songs Of All Time

Barry Manilow
[Arista Records]

Let It Be Me: Mathis In Nashville

Johnny Mathis
[Columbia Records]

Fly Me To The Moon…The Great American Songbook: Volume V

Rod Stewart
[J Records]

Love Is The Answer

Barbra Streisand
[Columbia Records]

15. Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.

Run Back To Your Side

Eric Clapton
Track from: Clapton
[Duck/Reprise]

Crossroads

John Mayer
Track from: Battle Studies
[Columbia Records]

Helter Skelter

Paul McCartney
Track from: Good Evening New York City
[Hear Music/Universal/Concord]

Silver Rider

Robert Plant
Track from: Band Of Joy
[Rounder]

Angry World

Neil Young
Track from: Le Noise
[Reprise]

20. Best Rock Song

A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock & Metal songs. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

Angry World

Neil Young, songwriter (Neil Young)
Track from: Le Noise
[Reprise; Publisher: Silver Fiddle Music]

Little Lion Man

Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford &
Sons)
Track from: Sigh No More
[Glassnote Records]

Radioactive

Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill,
songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
[RCA Records]

Resistance

Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)
Track from: The Resistance
[Warner Bros.; Publisher: Warner Chappell]

Tighten Up

Dan Auerbach & Patrick Carney, songwriters (The Black Keys)
Track from: Brothers
[Nonesuch; Publisher: McMoore McLeest Publishing]

21. Best Rock Album

Vocal or Instrumental. Includes Hard Rock and Metal.

Emotion & Commotion

Jeff Beck
[Rhino/ATCO]

The Resistance

Muse
[Warner Bros.]

Backspacer

Pearl Jam
[Monkeywrench]

Mojo

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
[Reprise]

Le Noise

Neil Young
[Reprise]

23. Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.

Gone Already

Faith Evans
[E1 Music]

Bittersweet

Fantasia
Track from: Back To Me
[J Records / 19 Recordings LLC / S Records]

Everything To Me

Monica
Track from: Still Standing
[J Records]

Tired

Kelly Price
[My Block/ Sang Girl!/ Malaco]

Holding You Down (Going In Circles)

Jazmine Sullivan
[J Records]

24. Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.

Second Chance

El DeBarge
[Geffen]

Finding My Way Back

Jaheim
Track from: Another Round
[Atlantic]

Why Would You Stay

Kem
[Universal Motown]

We’re Still Friends

(Kirk Whalum &) Musiq Soulchild
Track from: Everything Is Everything
[Rendezvous Music/Mack Avenue]

There Goes My Baby

Usher
Track from: Raymond V Raymond
[LaFace/Jive]

25. Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.

Love

Chuck Brown, Jill Scott & Marcus Miller
Track from: We Got This
[Raw Venture Records & Tapes, Inc.]

Take My Time

Chris Brown & Tank
Track from: Graffiti
[Jive Records]

You’ve Got A Friend

Ronald Isley & Aretha Franklin
[Island/Def Jam Recordings]

Shine

John Legend & The Roots
Track from: Wake Up!
[G.O.O.D. Music/Columbia Records/Home School Records]

Soldier Of Love

Sade
Track from: Soldier Of Love
[Epic/Sony Music]

26. Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance

For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.

When A Woman Loves

R. Kelly
[Jive Records]

Hang On In There

John Legend & The Roots
Track from: Wake Up!
[G.O.O.D. Music/Columbia Records/Home School Records]

You’re So Amazing

Calvin Richardson
[Shanachie Entertainment/Numo Records]

In Between

Ryan Shaw
Track from: In Between
[45 Records]

Go [Live]

Betty Wright
[MsB Records]

27. Best Urban/Alternative Performance

For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.

Little One

Bilal
Track from: Airtight’s Revenge
[Plug Research Music]

F*** You

Cee Lo Green
[Elektra]

Orion

Carolyn Malachi
[Carolyn Malachi/Smart Chicks Inc.]

Tightrope

Janelle Monáe & Big Boi
Track from: The ArchAndroid
[Bad Boy/Wondaland/Atlantic]

Still

Eric Roberson
[Blue Erro Soul]

28. Best R&B Song

A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

Bittersweet

Charles Harmon & Claude Kelly, songwriters (Fantasia)
Track from: Back To Me
[J Records/19 Recordings/S Records; Publishers: Chuck Harmony’s House/Normaharris Music Publishing/Strauss Co./EMI April Music,Studio Beast Music/Warner Tamerlane Publishing, 3M Holdings]

Finding My Way Back

Ivan “Orthodox” Barias, Curt Chambers, Carvin “Ransum” Haggins, Jaheim Hoagland
& Miquel Jontel, songwriters (Jaheim)
Track from: Another Round
[Atlantic; Publishers: Tetragrammation Music/Universal Music, Nivrac Tyke Publishing, Miquel Jontel Publishing, Curt Chambers Publishing, Jasane Dramma Publishing]

Second Chance

E. Debarge & Mischke, songwriters (El DeBarge)
[Geffen; Publishers: myElmusic, mischemusic/Universal Music]

Shine

John Stephens, songwriter (John Legend & The Roots)
Track from: Wake Up!
[G.O.O.D. Music/Columbia Records/Home School Records; Publisher: John Legend Publishing]

Why Would You Stay

K. Owens, songwriter (Kem)
[Universal Motown]

29. Best R&B Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.

The Love & War Masterpeace

Raheem DeVaughn
[Jive]

Back To Me

Fantasia
[J Records / 19 Recordings LLC / S Records]

Another Round

Jaheim
[Atlantic]

Wake Up!

John Legend & The Roots
[G.O.O.D. Music/Columbia Records/Home School Records]

Still Standing

Monica
[J Records]

30. Best Contemporary R&B Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.

Graffiti

Chris Brown
[Jive]

Untitled

R. Kelly
[Jive]

Transition

Ryan Leslie
[Universal Motown]

The ArchAndroid

Janelle Monáe
[Bad Boy/Wondaland/Atlantic]

Raymond V Raymond

Usher
[Jive]

31. Best Rap Solo Performance

For a solo Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.

Over

Drake
Track from: Thank Me Later
[Cash Money/Young Money/Universal Motown]

Not Afraid

Eminem
Track from: Recovery
[Aftermath/Shady Records/Interscope]

How Low

Ludacris
Track from: Battle Of The Sexes
[DTP/Def Jam Recordings]

I’m Back

T.I.
[Grand Hustle/Atlantic]

Power

Kanye West
[Def Jam Recordings/Roc-A-Fella]

32. Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group

For duo, group or collaborative performances of Rap only. Singles or Tracks only.

Shutterbugg

Big Boi & Cutty
Track from: Sir Lucious Left Foot…The Son Of Chico Dusty
[Def Jam Recordings]

Fancy

Drake, T.I. & Swizz Beatz
Track from: Thank Me Later
[Cash Money/Young Money/Universal Motown]

On To The Next One

Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz
Track from: The Blueprint 3
[Roc Nation]

My Chick Bad

Ludacris & Nicki Minaj
Track from: Battle Of The Sexes
[DTP/ Def Jam Recordings]

Lose My Mind

Young Jeezy & Plies
[Def Jam Recordings]

33. Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

For a Rap/Sung collaborative performance by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.

Nothin’ On You

B.o.B & Bruno Mars
Track from: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray
[Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic]

Deuces

Chris Brown, Tyga & Kevin McCall
[Jive Records]

Love The Way You Lie

Eminem & Rihanna
Track from: Recovery
[Aftermath/Shady Records/Interscope]

Empire State Of Mind

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
Track from: The Blueprint 3
[Roc Nation]

Wake Up! Everybody

John Legend, The Roots, Melanie Fiona & Common
[G.O.O.D. Music/Columbia Records/Home School Records]

34. Best Rap Song

A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

Empire State Of Mind

Shawn Carter, Angela Hunte, Burt Keyes, Alicia Keys, Jane’t “Jnay” Sewell-Ulepic
& Alexander Shuckburgh, songwriters (Sylvia Robinson, songwriter) (Jay-Z & Alicia Keys)
Track from: The Blueprint 3
[Roc Nation; Publishers: Carter Boys Music/Al Shuckburgh/Global Talent Publishing/Foray Music/Masani Elshabazz Music/EMI April Music/J Sewell Publishing/Lellow Productions/Twenty Nine Black Music/Gambi Music]

Love The Way You Lie

Alexander Grant, Holly Hafferman & Marshall Mathers, songwriters (Eminem &
Rihanna)
Track from: Recovery
[Aftermath/Shady Records/Interscope; Publishers: Songs of Universal/Shroom Shady Music/Universal Music Publishing/Universal Music-Z Songs/Hotel Bravo Music/M. Shop Publishing]

Not Afraid

M. Burnett, J. Evans, Marshall Mathers, L. Resto & M. Samuels, songwriters
(Eminem)
Track from: Recovery
[AftermathShady Records/Interscope; Publishers: Songs of Universal/Shroom Shady Music/Resto World Music/1damentional Publishing/Sony ATV Tunes/1daniable Publishing]

Nothin’ On You

Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Bobby Simmons Jr., songwriters (B.o.B
& Bruno Mars)
Track from: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray
[Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic; Publishers: Ham Squad Music/Songs of Universal/Shady Music Publishing/Mars Force Music/Northside Independent Music/Bug House/Roc Cor Publishing/Music Famamanem/Toy Plane Music/Art For Arts Sake Music/Bughouse]

On To The Next One

Shawn Carter, J. Chaton & K. Dean, songwriters (G. Auge & X. De Rosnay,
songwriters) (Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz)
Track from: The Blueprint 3
[Roc Nation; Publishers: Carter Boys Music/Swizz Beatz/Universal Tunes/Irish Town Songs/Blue Mountain Music/Universal Music-MGB Songs]

35. Best Rap Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.

The Adventures Of Bobby Ray

B.o.B
[Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic]

Thank Me Later

Drake
[Cash Money/Young Money/Universal Motown]

Recovery

Eminem
[Aftermath/Shady Records/Interscope]

The Blueprint 3

Jay-Z
[Roc Nation]

How I Got Over

The Roots
[Def Jam Recordings]

36. Best Female Country Vocal Performance

For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.

Satisfied

Jewel
Track from: Sweet And Wild
[The Valory Music Company]

The House That Built Me

Miranda Lambert
Track from: Revolution
[Columbia Records]

Swingin’

LeAnn Rimes
[Curb]

Temporary Home

Carrie Underwood
Track from: Play On
[Arista]

I’d Love To Be Your Last

Gretchen Wilson
Track from: I Got Your Country Right Here
[Redneck Records]

37. Best Male Country Vocal Performance

For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.

Macon

Jamey Johnson
[Mercury Records]

Cryin’ For Me (Wayman’s Song)

Toby Keith
Track from: American Ride
[Show Dog-Universal Music]

Turning Home

David Nail
Track from: I’m About To Come Alive
[MCA Nashville]

‘Til Summer Comes Around

Keith Urban
[Capitol Records Nashville]

Gettin’ You Home

Chris Young
Track from: The Man I Want To Be
[RCA Records Label]

38. Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

For established duos or groups with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.

Free

Zac Brown Band
Track from: The Foundation
[Home Grown/Big Picture/Atlantic]

Elizabeth

Dailey & Vincent
Track from: Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers
[Rounder]

Need You Now

Lady Antebellum
Track from: Need You Now
[Capitol Records Nashville]

Little White Church

Little Big Town
[Capitol Records Nashville]

Where Rainbows Never Die

The SteelDrivers
Track from: Reckless
[Rounder]

39. Best Country Collaboration With Vocals

For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.

Bad Angel

Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert & Jamey Johnson
Track from: Up On The Ridge
[Capitol Records Nashville]

Pride (In The Name Of Love)

Dierks Bentley, Del McCoury & The Punch Brothers
Track from: Up On The Ridge
[Capitol Records]

As She’s Walking Away

Zac Brown Band & Alan Jackson
Track from: You Get What You Give
[Southern Ground/Atlantic]

Hillbilly Bone

Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins
Track from: Hillbilly Bone
[Warner Bros.]

I Run To You

Marty Stuart & Connie Smith
Track from: Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions
[Sugar Hill Records]

41. Best Country Song

A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

The Breath You Take

Casey Beathard, Dean Dillon & Jessie Jo Dillon, songwriters (George Strait)
Track from: Twang
[MCA Nashville; Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing/Unwound Music, Immokalee Music/Bluebird In My Heart Music, Six Ring Circus]

Free

Zac Brown, songwriter (Zac Brown Band)
Track from: The Foundation
[Home Grown/Big Picture/Atlantic; Publisher: Weimerhound Music]

The House That Built Me

Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
Track from: Revolution
[Columbia Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Tomdouglasmusic, Built On Rock Music]

I’d Love To Be Your Last

Rivers Rutherford, Annie Tate & Sam Tate, songwriters (Gretchen Wilson)
Track from: I Got Your Country Right Here
[Redneck Records]

If I Die Young

Kimberly Perry, songwriter (The Band Perry)
[Republic Nashville; Publisher: Pearlfeather Publishing]

Need You Now

Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady
Antebellum)
Track from: Need You Now
[Capitol Records Nashville; Publishers: Warner-Tamerlane Publishing/DWHaywood Music/Radiobulletspublishing, EMI Foray Music/Hillary Dawn Songs, Year of the Dog Music, Darth Buddha Music]

42. Best Country Album

Vocal or Instrumental.

Up On The Ridge

Dierks Bentley
[Capitol Records Nashville]

You Get What You Give

Zac Brown Band
[Southern Ground/Atlantic]

The Guitar Song

Jamey Johnson
[Mercury Nashville]

Need You Now

Lady Antebellum
[Capitol Records Nashville]

Revolution

Miranda Lambert
[Columbia Records]

64. Best Americana Album

Vocal or Instrumental.

The List

Rosanne Cash
[Manhattan Records]

Tin Can Trust

Los Lobos
[Shout! Factory]

Country Music

Willie Nelson
[Rounder]

Band Of Joy

Robert Plant
[Rounder]

You Are Not Alone

Mavis Staples
[ANTI-]

66. Best Traditional Blues Album

Vocal or Instrumental.

Giant

James Cotton
[Alligator]

Memphis Blues

Cyndi Lauper
[Mercer Street Records]

The Well

Charlie Musselwhite
[Alligator]

Joined At The Hip

Pinetop Perkins & Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith
[Telarc]

Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites

Jimmie Vaughan
[Shout! Factory]

79. Best Comedy Album

For comedy recordings, spoken or musical

Cho Dependent

Margaret Cho
[Clownery Records]

I Told You I Was Freaky

Flight Of The Conchords
[Sub Pop]

Kathy Griffin Does The Bible Belt

Kathy Griffin
[Donut Run, Inc.]

Stark Raving Black

Lewis Black
[Comedy Central Records]

Weapons Of Self Destruction

Robin Williams
[Columbia Records]

80. Best Musical Show Album

Award to the Album Producer(s), and to the Lyricist(s) & Composer(s) of 51% or more of a new score. (Artist, Lyricist & Composer names appear in parentheses.)

American Idiot (Featuring Green Day)

Billie Joe Armstrong, producer (Green Day, composers; Billie Joe Armstrong,
lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast With John Gallagher, Jr., Michael Esper & Others)
[Reprise]

Fela!

Robert Sher, producer (Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, composer; Fela Anikulapo-Kuti,
lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast With Sahr Ngaujah, Lillias White & Others)
[Knitting Factory]

A Little Night Music

Tommy Krasker, producer (Stephen Sondheim, composer; Stephen Sondheim, lyricist)
(2009 Broadway Revival Cast With Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angela Lansbury & Others)
[Nonesuch – PS Classics]

Promises, Promises

David Caddick & David Lai, producers (Burt Bacharach, composer; Hal David,
lyricist) (New Broadway Cast With Sean Hayes, Kristin Chenoweth & Others)
[Masterworks Broadway]

Sondheim On Sondheim

Philip Chaffin & Tommy Krasker, producers (Stephen Sondheim, composer; Stephen
Sondheim, lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast With Barbara Cook , Vanessa Williams, Tom Wopat & Others)
[PS Classics]

81. Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

Award to the Artist(s) and/or Producer(s) of a majority of the tracks on the album, or, in the absence of either, to the individual(s) actively responsible for the concept and musical direction and for the selection of artists, songs and producers, as applicable.

Crazy Heart

(Various Artists)
[New West Records]

Glee: The Music, Volume 1

(Glee Cast)
[Columbia Records]

Tremé

(Various Artists)
[Geffen]

True Blood – Volume 2

(Various Artists)
[Elektra]

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

(Various Artists)
[Summit Ent/Chop Shop/Atlantic]

83. Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

A Songwriter(s) award. For a song (melody & lyrics) written specifically for a motion picture, television or other visual media, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

Down In New Orleans (From The Princess And The Frog)

Randy Newman, songwriter (Dr. John)
Track from: The Princess And The Frog
[Walt Disney Records; Publisher: Walt Disney Music]

I See You (From Avatar)

Simon Franglen, Kuk Harrell & James Horner, songwriters (Leona Lewis)
Track from: Avatar
[Fox Music/Atlantic Records; Publishers: Franglen Lupino Music, Horner Music in Motion, Suga Wuga Music, Sony/ATV Harmony & TCF Music]

Kiss Like Your Kiss (From True Blood)

Lucinda Williams, songwriter (Lucinda Williams & Elvis Costello)
Track from: True Blood: Music From The HBO Original Series – Volume 2
[Elektra; Publishers: Warner-Tamerlane, Lucy Jones Music]

This City (From Tremé)

Steve Earle, songwriter (Steve Earle)
Track from: Treme Soundtrack
[Geffen; Publisher: Exile On Jones Street Music]

The Weary Kind (From Crazy Heart)

Ryan Bingham & T Bone Burnett, songwriters (Ryan Bingham)
Track from: Crazy Heart
[New West Records; Publishers: Lost Bound Rails Publishing/Henry Burnett Music]

92. Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

A Producer’s Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses.)

Rob Cavallo

  • Brand New Eyes (Paramore) (A)
  • Hang Cool Teddy Bear (Meat Loaf) (A)
  • Happy Hour (Uncle Kracker) (A)
  • Music Again (Adam Lambert) (T)
  • Soaked (Adam Lambert) (T)
  • Sure Fire Winners (Adam Lambert) (T)
  • Time For Miracles (Adam Lambert) (T)
  • When It’s Time (Green Day) (T)
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Danger Mouse

  • Broken Bells (Broken Bells) (A)
  • Dark Night Of The Soul (Danger Mouse And Sparklehorse) (A)
  • Tighten Up (The Black Keys) (T)

Dr. Luke

  • California Gurls (Katy Perry Featuring Snoop Dogg) (T)
  • For Your Entertainment (Adam Lambert) (T)
  • Hungover (Kesha) (T)
  • Kiss N Tell (Kesha) (T)
  • Magic (B.o.B. Featuring Rivers Cuomo) (T)
  • Take It Off (Kesha) (T)
  • Teenage Dream (Katy Perry) (T)
  • Your Love Is My Drug (Kesha) (T)

RedOne

  • Alejandro (Lady Gaga) (S)
  • Bad Romance (Lady Gaga) (S)
  • The Fame Monster (Lady Gaga) (A)
  • I Like It (Enrique Iglesias Featuring Pitbull) (S)
  • More (Usher) (T)
  • We Are The World 25 For Haiti (Artists For Haiti) (S)
  • Whole Lotta Love (Mary J. Blige) (S)

The Smeezingtons (Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine

  • Billionaire (Travie McCoy Featuring Bruno Mars) (T)
  • Bow Chicka Wow Wow (Mike Posner) (T)
  • F*** You (Cee Lo Green) (S)
  • Island Queen (Sean Kingston) (T)
  • Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars) (S)
  • Nothin’ On You (B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars) (T)

93. Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

A Remixer’s Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses for identification.) Singles or Tracks only.

Fantasy (Morgan Page Remix)

Morgan Page, remixer (Nadia Ali)
[Smile In Bed]

Funk Nasty (Wolfgang Gartner Remix Edit)

Wolfgang Gartner, remixer (Andy Caldwell Featuring Gram’ma Funk)
[Uno Recordings]

Orpheus (Quiet Carnival) (Funk Generation Mix)

Mike Rizzo, remixer (Sergio Mendes)
[Concord]

Revolver (David Guetta’s One Love Club Remix)

David Guetta, remixer (Madonna)
[Warner Bros.]

Sweet Disposition (Axwell & Dirty South Remix)

Axel Hedfors & Dragan Roganovic, remixers (The Temper Trap)
[Glassnote/Columbia Records]

108. Best Short Form Music Video
For an individual track or single promotional clip. Award to the Artist and to the Video Director/Producer.

Ain’t No Grave / The Johnny Cash Project

(Johnny Cash)
Chris Milk, video director; Jennifer Heath, Aaron Koblin & Rick Rubin, video producers
[American/Universal]

Love The Way You Lie (Explicit Version)

Eminem & Rihanna
Joseph Kahn, video director; Maryann Tanedo, video producer
[Aftermath]

Stylo

Gorillaz, Mos Def & Bobby Womack
Pete Candeland & Jamie Hewlett, video directors; Cara Speller, video producer
[Virgin Records]

F*** You

Cee Lo Green
Matt Stawski, video director; Paul Bock, video producer
[Elektra]

Bad Romance

Lady Gaga
Francis Lawrence, video director; Heather Heller, video producer
[Streamline/Interscope/KonLive/Cherrytree]


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