The nominees for Record of the Year at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards boast a strong urban presence. While last year’s honorees included Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and winners King of Leon, hip-hop and R&B dominates in 2011.
Eminem, who is up for a whopping 10 awards this year, shares a nod with Rihanna for their smash collabo “Love the Way You Lie.” B.o.B and Bruno Mars may find themselves accepting the award for “Nothin’ on You,” while Jay-Z’s first No. 1 single “Empire State of Mind” featuring Alicia Keys rounds out the dynamic duos. Cee Lo Green’s profanity-laced single “F**k You” also caught Grammy voters’ attention, and country group Lady Antebellum rounds out the category with “Need You Now.”
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