Eminem, Lady Gaga & Lady Antebellum Lead List of 2011 BMI Grammy Nominees

Posted in News on December 2, 2010

Eminem, Lady Gaga and Lady Antebellum lead BMI’s triumphant surge in the 2011 Grammy nominations, announced last night in Los Angeles. With 10 nominations, Eminem proves yet again that popularity and critical acclaim are best enjoyed hand in hand. His Recovery will vie for Album of the Year, while “Love the Way You Lie,” recorded and co-written by Eminem and his fellow BMI songwriters Alexander Grant and Skylar Grey and featuring Rihanna, was nominated for both Record and Song of the Year. Lady Gaga and Lady Antebellum follow closely with six nods each: Gaga’s Fame Monster will also compete for Album of the Year, as will Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now, the title track of which is also up for Record and Song of the Year.

Cee Lo Green’s irreverent vintage cool also earned Grammy praise to the tune of four nominations. “F*** You,” which he co-wrote and recorded, was tapped in the all-genre Record and Song of the Year fields. Poignant country chart-topper “The House That Built Me,” co-written by Tom Douglas and recorded by Miranda Lambert, also earned a Song of the Year nomination for its creative team. With five nominations including a Record of the Year nod for his “Nothin’ On You,” B.o.B underscored the potency of his breakout year, as did Drake, whose four nods include the prestigious Best New Artist.

Neo-soulster John Legend earned five nominations, four of which he shares with the Roots for their collaborations, while Alex Da Kid, the Black Keys, Rihanna, and Zac Brown Band each also garnered four nods.

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2011 Grammy Awards
BMI Nominees

Album of the Year

Need You Now
Lady Antebellum

The Fame Monster
Lady Gaga

Record of the Year
“Nothin’ On You”

“Love the Way You Lie”
Eminem featuring Rihanna

“F*** You”
Cee Lo Green

“Need You Now”
Lady Antebellum

Best New Artist

Song of the Year
“F*** You”
Co-written by Cee Lo Green
Recorded by Cee Lo Green

“The House That Built Me”
Co-written by Tom Douglas
Recorded by Miranda Lambert

“Love the Way You Lie”
Written by Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey & Eminem
Recorded by Eminem featuring Rihanna

“Need You Now”
Co-written by Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley
Recorded by Lady Antebellum

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
“Don’t Stop Believin’ (Regionals Version)”
Glee Cast

Maroon 5


Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
“Airplanes II”
B.o.B & Eminem

Herbie Hancock, Pink, & Seal

“If It Wasn’t for Bad”
Elton John

Lady Gaga

“California Gurls”
Snoop Dogg

Best Dance Recording
“In For the Kill”
La Roux

“Dance In the Dark”
Lady Gaga

“Only Girl (In The World)”

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
“I Put A Spell On You”
Joss Stone

“Tighten Up”
The Black Keys

Kings of Leon

Best Hard Rock Performance
“A Looking In View”
Alice In Chains

“New Fang”
Them Crooked Vultures

Best Rock Song
Co-written by Jared Followill and Matthew Followill
Recorded by Kings of Leon

“Tighten Up”
Dan Auerbach & Patrick Carney
Recorded by The Black Keys

Best Alternative Music Album
Infinite Arms
Band Of Horses

The Black Keys

Broken Bells
Broken Bells

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
“Take My Time”
Chris Brown

Chuck Brown

“You’ve Got A Friend”
Aretha Franklin

John Legend & The Roots

“Soldier of Love”

Best Contemporary R&B Album
Chris Brown

R. Kelly

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“Nothin’ On You”

Chris Brown, Tyga & Kevin McCall

“Love The Way You Lie”
Eminem & Rihanna

“Wake Up! Everybody”
John Legend & The Roots

Best Rap Song
“Empire State Of Mind”
Co-written by Sylvia Robinson

“Love The Way You Lie”
Co-written by Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey & Eminem
Recorded by Eminem, featuring Rihanna

“Not Afraid”
Co-written by Eminem
Recorded by Eminem

“Nothin’ On You”
Co-written by B.o.B
Recorded by B.o.B

“On To the Next One”
Co-written by G. Auge & X. De Rosnay

Best Rap Album
The Adventures Of Bobby Ray

Thank Me Later


How I Got Over
The Roots

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
“Bad Angel”
Miranda Lambert & Jamey Johnson

“Pride (In The Name Of Love)”
Del McCoury & The Punch Brothers

“As She’s Walking Away”
Zac Brown Band

“Hillbilly Bone”
Blake Shelton

“I Run To You”
Marty Stuart & Connie Smith

Best Country Song
“The Breath You Take”
Co-written by Casey Beathard, Dean Dillon & Jessie Jo Dillon

Written by Zac Brown
Recorded by Zac Brown Band

“The House That Built Me”
Co-written by Tom Douglas
Recorded by Miranda Lambert

“If I Die Young”
Written by Kimberly Perry
Recorded by The Band Perry

“Need You Now”
Co-written by Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley
Recorded by Lady Antebellum

Best Country Album
You Get What You Give
Zac Brown Band

The Guitar Song
Jamey Johnson

Need You Now
Lady Antebellum

Miranda Lambert

Best Americana Album
The List
Rosanne Cash

Tin Can Trust
Los Lobos

Country Music
Willie Nelson

You Are Not Alone
Mavis Staples

Best Traditional Blues Album
Memphis Blues
Cyndi Lauper

The Well
Charlie Musselwhite

Joined At the Hip
Willie “Big Eyes” Smith

Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites
Jimmie Vaughan

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical


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