Drake, Sade, and Eminem

2011 Grammy Nomination Predictions

It’s that time of the year again. Tomorrow the nominations for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will be announced in a live ceremony from Los Angeles. We’ve made our predictions in six categories including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best New Artist. These are the songs and albums we think will get nominated, not necessarily who we think should be nominated.

Material must have been released between Sept. 1, 2009 and Sept. 30, 2010 in order to be eligible. Therefore, albums from Kanye West, Bruno Mars, and Nicki Minaj will have to wait until next year’s nominations.

See our picks below and tell us who you think will score nods in the coveted categories.

Album of the Year
Eminem – Recovery
Jay-Z – The Blueprint 3
Sade – Soldier of Love
Lady Gaga – The Fame Monster
Lady Antebellum – Need You Now

Record of the Year
Eminem f/ Rihanna – “Love the Way You Lie”
B.o.B f/ Bruno Mars – “Nothin’ on You”
Lady Gaga – “Bad Romance”
Jay-Z f/ Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”
Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”

Best New Artist
Justin Bieber
Florence + the Machine
Mumford & Sons

Best Rap Album
Jay-Z – The Blueprint 3
Eminem – Recovery
B.o.B – B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray
Drake – Thank Me Later
Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

Best Contemporary R&B Album
Usher – Raymond v. Raymond
Janelle Monáe – The ArchAndroid
Trey Songz – Passion, Pain, & Pleasure
Mary J. Blige – Stronger withEach Tear
The-Dream – Love King

Best R&B Album
Alicia Keys – The Element of Freedom
Monica – Still Standing
Erykah Badu – New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh
Sade – Soldier of Love
John Legend and The Roots – Wake Up!

Who do you think will see their named called tomorrow? Share your picks below.