Eminem leads Grammy nominations, Katy Perry strikes gold in a dazzling dress as she picks up four Grammy nominations

Katy Perry chalked up another golden moment in her career tonight after receiving four Grammy nominations in Los Angeles.

The singer, who dressed to theme in a metallic confection, is up for both album of the year and best pop vocal album for Teenage Dream.

She also received a nod for best female pop vocal performance for her single by the same name, and best pop collaboration with vocals for California Gurls alongside Snoop Dogg.

The nominations were announced as part of an hour-long TV special from Club Nokia, which Katy opened with a high-energy performance.

The show also featured appearances by nominees such as Bruno Mars, Train and Miranda Lambert.

But it was rapper Eminem, riding high on the comeback trail after spending several years battling drug addiction, led the field of Grammy contenders with 10 nominations.

The 38-year-old, who did not attend the nomination ceremony, will compete for the three big awards of album, song and record of the year, as well as in a host of rap categories.

It was a night that also saw the academy honor one of the year's most profane but infectious hits: Cee Lo's F*** You, so rude it had to be changed for radio to Forget You, was nominated for both record and song of the year.

'It wasn't meant to be a radio song,' said Cee Lo, of Gnarls Barkley, after the nominations. 'It was meant to be something with flair and first impression and it really took on a life of its own, and I had no idea it would become what it is today.'

That song was co-written by Bruno Mars and helped him garner seven nominations, the second-highest tally.

'It's just been a great year, incredible, incredible year, and I can't believe this is happening to me,' said Mars, who was also nominated for best male pop vocal for his own hit, Just the Way You Are.

'We've worked so hard trying to make a living doing music and the fact that we're here right now is incredible, incredible.'

Other top nominees included Lady Antebellum, Jay-Z and Lady Gaga, who were all nominated for six each. Gaga also was nominated for album of the year - the second straight nomination in the category for her.

For Eminem, Recovery was a critical and commercial triumph. It became the best-selling album of the year so far, with more than three million copies sold, and spawned top hits like Love the Way You Lie featuring Rihanna, which was nominated for song and record of the year.

But it was also a mark of personal redemption for Eminem, and came almost 10 years after he was first nominated for album of the year for The Marshall Mathers LP.

Since then, Eminem has become one of the top-selling artists in the world, but also struggled through prescription drug addiction that led to lags between albums and sub par material. With Recovery, his status as the best rapper - and pop's top artist - was restored.

Country trio Lady Antebellum couldn't be more opposite than Eminem, but their album Need You Now was the second-best selling album of the year, doing almost as well as Recovery, with almost 3 million albums sold and fueled by the lovelorn title track - a huge crossover hit for the band.

Grammy voters rewarded that success, nominating them for album of the year and also record and song of the year for the hit.

Only last year, they were celebrating their first Grammy win.

'It's been a wild and crazy year; it definitely feels like Christmas came early for us,' said Lady A's Dave Haywood in a telephone interview after the awards were announced.

'It's just kind of complete shock that we'd be recognized, especially to be recognized in some of these all-genre categories,' Haywood said.

Other nominees for record of the year included the rap hit Nothin' On You by newcomer B.o.B and featuring Mars, and Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' anthem for New York, Empire State of Mind.

Rounding out the nominations for song of the year were Ray LaMontagne's Beg Steal Or Borrow and Lambert's hit The House that Built Me, written by Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin.

Perry's California Gurls was one of the year's top hits but was shut out of the record and song of the year categories.

Yet Perry, who performed the hit on the live nominations broadcast, was far from disappointed: Her album Teenage Dream was nominated for album of the year, along with Gaga's The Fame Monster, Recovery, Need You Now and Arcade Fire's The Suburbs.

'It's amazing. It's like no other award show because I feel like you're being recognised by your peers,' she said. 'And there's so many fantastic performers and artists that could be in this category, so when they nominate you, it feels like a win.'

Bieber appeared on the show from London and the 16-year-old was rewarded for staying up: he was nominated for best new artist in a category that also included Drake, Florence & the Machine, British band Mumford & Sons and jazz artist Esperanza Spaulding.

'It feels amazing. I can't believe I'm in this position. Thank you to the fans,' he said. 'I don't know what to say.'

The evening's biggest snub may have belonged to Ke$ha. Even though the party girl singer had a top-selling debut and several hit songs, she was not nominated for any awards.

The Grammys will be awarded Sunday, February. 13, at Staples Centre in Los Angeles and broadcast live on America's CBS.


The Suburbs - Arcade Fire
Recovery - Eminem
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
The Fame Monster - Lady Gaga
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry


Nothin' On You - B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars
Love The Way You Lie - Eminem feat.Rihanna
F*** You - Cee Lo Green
Empire State Of Mind - Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum

Justin Bieber
Florence & The Machine
Mumford & Sons
Esperanza Spalding

Beg Steal Or Borrow - Ray LaMontagne, songwriter (Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs)
F*** You - Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Cee Lo Green)
The House That Built Me -Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
Love The Way You Lie - Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey & Eminem, songwriters (Eminem, featuring Rihanna)
Need You Now - Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)

My World 2.0 - Justin Bieber
I Dreamed A Dream - Susan Boyle
The Fame Monster - Lady Gaga
Battle Studies - John Mayer
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Jewel, “Satisfied”
Miranda Lambert, “The House That Built Me”
LeAnn Rimes, “Swingin’”
Carrie Underwood, “Temporary Home”
Gretchen Wilson, “I’d Love To Be Your Last”

Best New Artist
Justin Bieber
Florence and the Machine
Mumford and Sons
Esperanza Spalding


Emotion & Commotion - Jeff Beck
The Resistance - Muse
Backspacer - Pearl Jam
Mojo - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
Le Noise - Neil Young

The Suburbs - Arcade Fire
Infinite Arms - Band Of Horses
Brothers - The Black Keys
Broken Bells - Broken Bells
Contra - Vampire Weekend

Graffiti - Chris Brown
Untitled - R. Kelly
Transition - Ryan Leslie
The ArchAndroid - Janelle Mone
Raymond V Raymond - Usher

The Adventures Of Bobby Ray - B.o.B
Thank Me Later - Drake
Recovery - Eminem
The Blueprint 3 - Jay-Z
How I Got Over - The Roots

Up On The Ridge - Dierks Bentley
You Get What You Give - Zac Brown Band
The Guitar Song - Jamey Johnson
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
Revolution - Miranda Lambert

The List - Rosanne Cash
Tin Can Trust - Los Lobos
Country Music - Willie Nelson
Band Of Joy - Robert Plant

For a full list of this year’s nominees in all categories, check the Grammys website later tonight.

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