And the Grammy goes to…

By Michelle Joline

Contributing Writer

This past year in music has brought newcomers like Justin Bieber and Mumford & Sons into the limelight and onto everyone’s MP3 players. With the Grammys approaching this Sunday, the question at hand is whether or not their new success will win them the ultimate recognition. The 53rd annual Grammy Awards will air on CBS from 8-11:30 p.m.

Last year, everyone seemed to talk about Lady Gaga, but this year it was Eminem who stole the stage and received 10 nominations from his unexpectedly popular comeback album “Recovery.” While Lady Gaga has still maintained her popularity from her “Little Monsters” with six nominations, newcomers like Florence and the Machine might end up winning big. Their new indie/rock sound, featured on “Glee,” has arguably changed the style of popular contemporary music. Many of these artists will be performing during the Grammys, making for an entertaining night in music. Artists such as Rihanna and Bieber are on the list of performers for the festivities.

The Super Bowl isn’t the only time for a little competition. Tune in to find out if your favorite artist is the big winner at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.

Noteworthy 2011 Grammy Nominations

Song of the Year

‘Beg, Steal or Borrow’-Ray LaMontagne

‘Forget You’-Cee-Lo

‘The House That Built Me’-Miranda Lambert

‘Love the Way You Lie’-Eminem Feat. Rihanna

‘Need You Now’-Lady Antebellum

Best New Artist

Justin Bieber


Florence and the Machine

Mumford & Sons

Esperanza Spalding

Record of the Year

‘Nothing on You’-B.o.B Feat. Bruno Mars

‘Love the Way You Lie’-Eminem Feat. Rihanna

‘Forget You’-Cee-Lo

‘Empire State of Mind’-Jay-Z Feat. Alicia Keys

‘Need You Now’-Lady Antebellum

Best Country Song

‘The Breath You Take’-George Strait

‘Free’-Zac Brown Band

‘The House That Built Me’-Miranda Lambert

‘I’d Love to Be Your Last’-Gretchen Wilson

‘If I Die Young’-The Band Perry

‘Need You Now’-Lady Antebellum

Best Rock Song

‘Angry World’-Neil Young

‘Little Lion Man’-Mumford & Sons

‘Radioactive’-Kings of Leon


‘Tighten Up’-The Black Keys

Best R&B Song


‘Finding my Way Back’-Jaheim

‘Second Chance’-El DeBarge

‘Shine’-John Legend & The Roots

‘Why Would You Stay’-Kem

Best Rap Song

‘Empire State of Mind’-Jay-Z & Alicia Keys

‘Love the Way You Lie’-Eminem & Rihanna

‘Not Afraid’-Eminem

‘Nothin’ on You’-B.o.B. & Bruno Mars

‘On To The Next One’-Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz

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