Eminem is no stranger to the Grammy stage. His collaboration with Elton John on “Stan” in 2001 is legendary. His performance of “Forever” with Drake and Lil Wayne in 2010 was amazing. This year Eminem plans to rock the crowd, while racking up trophies. The ultimate rapper has a whopping 10 nominations. He and Rihanna are up for Song of the Year, Best Rap Song, Best Rap/Sung Collab, Best Short Form Video for their hit “Love The Way You Lie.” He and his album Recovery are up for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album.
Eminem and fellow nominees B.o.B. and Hayley Williams are poised to win Best Pop Collab With Vocals for “Airplanes, Part II.” Finally, the giant could bring home Best Rap Solo Performance, and Best Rap Song for his solo “Not Afraid.”
Relative newcomer Cee Lo Green is up for several awards for his song commonly referred to as “Forget You.” Green and his team are up for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Short Form Music Video and Best Urban Performance for the heavily edited song. Watch this great behind the scenes (and safe for work) interview with Green at the recent Nominations Concert.
Announced Grammy performers for 2011 now include Cee Lo Green, Eminem, Miranda Lambert, Katy Perry and the band Arcade Fire.