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1. Record Of The Year

Nothin’ On You

B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars
The Smeezingtons, producers; Ari Levine, engineer/mixer
Track from: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray
[Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic]

Love The Way You Lie

Eminem Featuring Rihanna
Alex Da Kid & Makeba Riddick, producers; Alex Da Kid, Eminem, Mike Strange & Marcos Tovar, engineers/mixers
Track from: Recovery
[Aftermath/Shady Records/Interscope]

F*** You

Cee Lo Green
The Smeezingtons, producers; Manny Marroquin & Graham Marsh, engineers/mixers

Empire State Of Mind

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
Angela Hunte, Jane’t “Jnay” Sewell-Ulepic & Shux, producers; Ken “Duro” Ifill, Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton & Ann Mincieli, engineers/mixers
Track from: The Blueprint 3
[Roc Nation]

Need You Now

Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum & Paul Worley, producers; Clarke Schleicher, engineer/mixer
Track from: Need You Now
[Capitol Records Nashville]

2. Album Of The Year

Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s)/Mixer(s) & Mastering Engineer(s), if other than the artist.

The Suburbs

Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire & Markus Dravs, producers; Arcade Fire, Markus Dravs, Mark Lawson & Craig Silvey, engineers/mixers; George Marino, mastering engineer
[Merge Records]


Kobe, Lil Wayne, Pink & Rihanna, featured artists; Alex Da Kid, Boi-1da, Nick Brongers, Dwayne “Supa Dups” Chin-Quee, DJ Khalil, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Jason Gilbert, Havoc, Emile Haynie, Jim Jonsin, Just Blaze, Magnedo7, Mr. Porter, Robert Reyes, Makeba Riddick & Script Shepherd, producers; Alex Da Kid, Dwayne “Supa Dups” Chin-Quee, Kal “Boogie” Dellaportas, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Mauricio “Veto” Iragorri, Just Blaze, Robert Marks, Alex Merzin, Matthew Samuels, Joe Strange, Mike Strange, Marcos Tovar & Ryan West, engineers/mixers; Brian “Big Bass” Gardner, mastering engineer
[Aftermath/Shady Records/Interscope]

Need You Now

Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum & Paul Worley, producers; Clarke Schleicher, engineer/mixer; Andrew Mendelson, mastering engineer
[Capitol Records Nashville]

The Fame Monster

Lady Gaga
Beyoncé, featured artist; Ron Fair, Fernando Garibay, Tal Herzberg, Rodney Jerkins, Lady Gaga, RedOne, Teddy Riley & Space Cowboy, producers; Eelco Bakker, Christian Delano, Mike Donaldson, Paul Foley, Tal Herzberg, Rodney Jerkins, Hisashi Mizoguchi, Robert Orton, Dan Parry, Jack Joseph Puig, RedOne, Teddy Riley, Dave Russel, Johnny Severin, Space Cowboy, Mark Stent, Jonas Wetling & Frank Wolff, engineers/mixers; Gene Grimaldi, mastering engineer

Teenage Dream

Katy Perry
Snoop Dogg, featured artist; Ammo, Benny Blanco, Dr. Luke, Kuk Harrell, Max Martin, Stargate, Chris “Tricky” Stewart, Sandy Vee & Greg Wells, producers; Steve Churchyard, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Sam Holland, Jaycen-Joshua, Damien Lewis, Chris O’Ryan, Carlos Oyanedel, Paris, Phil Tan, Brian Thomas, Lewis Tozour, Miles Walker, Emily Wright & Andrew Wuepper, engineers/mixers; Brian Gardner, mastering engineer
[Capitol Records]

3. Song Of The Year

A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

Beg Steal Or Borrow

Ray LaMontagne, songwriter (Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs)
Track from: God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise
[RCA Records; Publishers: Sweet Mary Music/Chrysalis Music]

F*** You

Brody Brown, Cee Lo Green, Ari Levine, Philip Lawrence & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Cee Lo Green)

The House That Built Me

Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
Track from: Revolution
[Columbia Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Tomdouglasmusic, Built On Rock Music]

Love The Way You Lie

Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey & Marshall Mathers, songwriters (Eminem
Featuring Rihanna)
Track from: Recovery
[Aftermath/Shady Records/Interscope; Publishers: Songs of Universal/Shroom Shady Music/Universal Music Publishing/Universal Music-Z Songs/Hotel Bravo Music/M. Shop Publishing]

Need You Now

Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady
Track from: Need You Now
[Capitol Records Nashville; Publishers: Warner-Tamerlane Publishing/DWHaywood Music/Radiobulletspublishing, EMI Foray Music/Hillary Dawn Songs, Year of the Dog Music, Darth Buddha Music]

4. Best New Artist

For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.

Justin Bieber


Florence & The Machine

Mumford & Sons

Esperanza Spalding

5. Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.

King Of Anything

Sara Bareilles
Track from: Kaleidoscope Heart

Halo (Live)

Track from: I Am…Yours: An Intimate Performance At Wynn Las Vegas
[Columbia Records/Music World Music]

Chasing Pirates

Norah Jones
Track from: The Fall
[Blue Note Records]

Bad Romance

Lady Gaga
Track from: The Fame Monster

Teenage Dream

Katy Perry
Track from: Teenage Dream
[Capitol Records]

6. Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.

Haven’t Met You Yet

Michael Bublé
Track from: Crazy Love

This Is It

Michael Jackson
Track from: This Is It

Whataya Want From Me

Adam Lambert
Track from: For Your Entertainment
[RCA Records / 19 Recordings LLC.]

Just The Way You Are

Bruno Mars

Half Of My Heart

John Mayer
Track from: Battle Studies
[Columbia Records]

7. Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

For established duos or groups, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.

Don’t Stop Believin’ (Regionals Version)

Glee Cast
Glee Cast Featuring Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Naya Rivera, Mark Salling, Amber Riley, Kevin McHale, Chris Colfer & Jenna Ushkowitz
Track from: Journey To Regionals
[Columbia Records]


Maroon 5
Track from: Hands All Over

The Only Exception

Track from: Brand New Eyes
[Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic]


Track from: Soldier Of Love

Hey, Soul Sister (Live)

[Columbia Records]

8. Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.

Airplanes, Part II

B.o.B, Eminem & Hayley Williams
Track from: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray
[Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic]


Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare
Track from: The Imagine Project
[Hancock Records]

If It Wasn’t For Bad

Elton John & Leon Russell


Lady Gaga & Beyoncé
Track from: The Fame Monster

California Gurls

Katy Perry & Snoop Dogg
Track from: Teenage Dream
[Capitol Records]

9. Best Pop Instrumental Performance

For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.


Laurie Anderson
Track from: Homeland

Nessun Dorma

Jeff Beck
Track from: Emotion & Commotion

No Mystery

Stanley Clarke
Track from: The Stanley Clarke Band
[Heads Up International]

Orchestral Intro

Track from: Plastic Beach
[Virgin Records]


The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Track from: Don’t Mess With A Big Band
[Surfdog Records]

10. Best Pop Instrumental Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.

Pushing The Envelope

Gerald Albright
[Heads Up International]

Take Your Pick

Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto
[335 Records, Inc.]

Heart And Soul

Kenny G
[Concord Records]


Robby Krieger
[Oglio Records]

Everything Is Everything: The Music Of Donny Hathaway

Kirk Whalum
[Rendezvous Music/Mack Avenue]

11. Best Pop Vocal Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.

My World 2.0

Justin Bieber

I Dreamed A Dream

Susan Boyle
[Sony/SYCO Music/Columbia Records]

The Fame Monster

Lady Gaga

Battle Studies

John Mayer
[Columbia Records]

Teenage Dream

Katy Perry
[Capitol Records]

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