Eminem, Justin Bieber Rack Up Grammy Nods. But Who Should Win?

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The Recording Academy has announced the 2011 Grammy nominees and the list is pretty much what you’d expect:  Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Cee Lo Green—even Michael Jackson?—all make the cut. Eminem leads the pack with a staggering 10 nominations.

Selected categories are listed below. (Latin, jazz and instrumental country fans will have to check Grammy.com for the complete list).  NewsFeed has highlighted our favorites—not who we think will win, but who we want to win. Let’s be honest: Everyone knows Justin Bieber is just going to snag everything anyway.

Record of the Year:
Nothin’ On You (B.o.B feat. Bruno Mars)
Love The Way You Lie (Eminem feat. Rihanna)
F– You (Cee Lo Green)
*Empire State Of Mind (Jay-Z & Alicia Keys)
Need You Now (Lady Antebellum)

Album of the Year:
The Suburbs (Arcade Fire)
Recovery (Eminem)
Need You Now (Lady Antebellum)
*The Fame Monster (Lady Gaga)
Teenage Dream (Katy Perry)

(See TIME’s Top 10 Angry Break-Up Songs)
Song of the Year:
“Beg Steal Or Borrow” (Performed by: Ray LaMontagne)
*“F— You” (Performed by: Cee Lo Green)
“The House That Built Me” (Performed by: Miranda Lambert)
“Love The Way You Lie” (Performed by: Eminem feat. Rihanna)
“Need You Now” (Performed by: Lady Antebellum)

Best New Artist:
Justin Bieber
Drake
*Florence & The Machine
Mumford & Sons
Esperanza Spalding

(Read TIME’s article about Auto-Tune)

Best Rock Album
Emotion & Commotion (Jeff Beck)
The Resistance (Muse)
Backspacer (Pearl Jam)
Mojo (Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers)
*Le Noise (Neil Young)

Best Alternative Music Album
*The Suburbs (Arcade Fire)
Infinite Arms (Band Of Horses)
Brothers (The Black Keys)
Broken Bells (Broken Bells)
Contra (Vampire Weekend)

Best Rap Album
The Adventures Of Bobby Ray (B.o.B)
Thank Me Later (Drake)
Recovery (Eminem)
*The Blueprint 3 (Jay-Z)
How I Got Over (The Roots)

(Read about Andy Samberg’s 2009 nomination for a Rap Grammy)

Does anyone else think it’s weird that “Empire State of Mind” is up for a 2011 award when it came out in October 2009? Also, Paul McCartney has been nominated for his live performance of “Helter Skelter” on Good Evening New York City. So other musicians have been nominated alongside one of the all-time best Beatles songs? Is that even fair?

The 53rd annual Grammy Awards will air on CBS on February 11, 2011.

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