Rapper Eminem, newcomer Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga tops the 2011 Grammy nominations list released yesterday.
Last night I was on a conference call with 2 industry insiders who were tickled to death that good music is making a comeback. Pop star Rihanna earned 3 Grammy nods, while R&B Diva Monica received 2 nominations.
Canadian stars Justin Bieber and Drake are nominated for best new artist, along with U.K. acts Florence & the Machine and Mumford & Sons, and jazz artist Esperanza Spalding.
Surprisingly singer chris brown is nominated for 3 Grammys for Best Contemporary R&B Album (Graffiti), Best Rap Collaboration (“Deuces”) and Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group (“Take My Time” with Tank).