Thursday, December 2, 2010

B.o.B. leads Atlanta's 2011 Grammy nominees with five!

Posted By on Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 6:08 PM

B.o.B smokes one with the crowd at Smiths Olde Bar, Oct. ’09
  • DUSTIN CHAMBERS
  • B.o.B smokes one with the crowd at Smith's Olde Bar, Oct. ’09

Recording Academy accolades came pouring in for Atlanta artists yesterday, with rap and R&B drawing the most Grammy nominations, per usual. But there were some cool surprises among the mix. Like Decatur artist B.o.B. snatching FIVE (!) nominations, including Record of the Year for his runaway hit "Nothin' On You" and Best Rap Album for The Adventures of Bobby Ray.

OK, I know what you're thinking: Didn't CL diss B.o.B's album when it dropped earlier this year? Why yes, we did. But, to be fair, it was done in love. You'd have to go back a few years to recognize how long CL's been championing dude, even as he evolved from B.o.B. to Bobby Ray and back to B.o.B again.

Point being, it's lovely to see NARAS, and the nation, embrace a cat who was performing in local venues like Club Crucial, 529 and Smith's Olde Bar as recent as a year ago.

Ditto for several other hometown faves, including Mr. "F*** You" Man, Cee-Lo Green (4 nominations), the Zac Brown Band (4), Janelle Monae (2), and uh, the Biebz (2).

Peep the full spread of Atlanta-related 2011 Grammy headnods below the jump.

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]

"F*** You"
Cee Lo Green
The Smeezingtons, producers
[Elektra]

SONG OF THE YEAR:
"F*** You"
Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Cee Lo Green)
[Elektra]

BEST NEW ARTIST:
Justin Bieber (yeah, he's Atlanta-based)

BEST POP COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS:
"Airplanes, Part II"
B.o.B
, Eminem & Hayley Williams
Track from: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray
[Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic]

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM:
My World 2.0
Justin Bieber

[Island]

BEST FEMALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE:
"Everything To Me"
Monica

Track from: Still Standing
[J Records]

"Tired"
Kelly Price

[My Block/ Sang Girl!/ Malaco]

BEST MALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE:

"There Goes My Baby"
Usher

Track from: Raymond V Raymond
[LaFace/Jive]

BEST URBAN/ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE:
"F*** You"
Cee Lo Green

[Elektra]

"Tightrope"
Janelle Monáe & Big Boi

Track from: The ArchAndroid
[Bad Boy/Wondaland/Atlantic]

BEST R&B ALBUM:

Still Standing
Monica

[J Records]

BEST CONTEMPORARY R&B ALBUM:

The ArchAndroid
Janelle Monáe

[Bad Boy/Wondaland/Atlantic]

Raymond V Raymond
Usher

[Jive]

BEST RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE:
"How Low"
Ludacris

Track from: Battle Of The Sexes
[DTP/Def Jam Recordings]

"I'm Back"
T.I.

[Grand Hustle/Atlantic]

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP:
"Shutterbugg"
Big Boi & Cutty

Track from: Sir Lucious Left Foot...The Son Of Chico Dusty
[Def Jam Recordings]

"My Chick Bad"
Ludacris
& Nicki Minaj
Track from: Battle Of The Sexes
[DTP/ Def Jam Recordings]

"Lose My Mind"
Young Jeezy
& Plies
[Def Jam Recordings]

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION:
"Nothin' On You"
B.o.B
& Bruno Mars
Track from: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray
[Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic]

BEST RAP SONG:
"Nothin' On You"
Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Bobby Simmons Jr., songwriters (B.o.B
& Bruno Mars)
Track from: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray
[Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic; Publishers: Ham Squad Music/Songs of Universal/Shady Music Publishing/Mars Force Music/Northside Independent Music/Bug House/Roc Cor Publishing/Music Famamanem/Toy Plane Music/Art For Arts Sake Music/Bughouse]

BEST RAP ALBUM:
The Adventures Of Bobby Ray
B.o.B

[Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic]

BEST COUNTRY PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS:
"Free"
Zac Brown Band

Track from: The Foundation
[Home Grown/Big Picture/Atlantic]

BEST COUNTRY COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS:
"As She's Walking Away"
Zac Brown Band
& Alan Jackson
Track from: You Get What You Give
[Southern Ground/Atlantic]

BEST COUNTRY SONG:
"Free"
Zac Brown, songwriter (Zac Brown Band)

Track from: The Foundation
[Home Grown/Big Picture/Atlantic; Publisher: Weimerhound Music]

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM:
You Get What You Give
Zac Brown Band

[Southern Ground/Atlantic]

BEST COMEDY ALBUM:
Cho Dependent
Margaret Cho

[Clownery Records]
(read her CL cover story)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL:
Danger Mouse

* Broken Bells (Broken Bells) (A)
* Dark Night Of The Soul (Danger Mouse And Sparklehorse) (A)
* Tighten Up (The Black Keys) (T)

BEST SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO:
"F*** You"
Cee Lo Green

Matt Stawski, video director; Paul Bock, video producer
[Elektra]

See full list of nominees at Grammy.com.

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