Boyle vs. Bieber for 2011 Grammys
Scottish singer Susan Boyle, best known for her astonishing appearance on Britain’s Got Talent, has received her first-ever Grammy nomination in Best Pop Vocal Album for her album I Dreamed a Dream. The 49-year-old will be battling against 16-year-old Canadian pop craze Justin Bieber, who is also nominated for Best New Artist. Boyle’s first album, which has sold over 10 million copies, is up against Bieber’s My World 2.0, Lady Gaga’s The Fame Monster, Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream and John Mayer’s Battle Studies.
The nominations were announced by host LL Cool J Wednesday night at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. The 53rd annual awards ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on Feb. 13 and will air on CBS and Global.
The Zoomer nominees are dominating this year’s Best Rock Album category; English guitarist Jeff Beck (age 66) with his album Emotion & Commotion, American rockers Pearl Jam’s Backspacer, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Mojo and 65-year-old Canadian legend Neil Young with Le Noise will be competing for the title. Young is also named in Best Rock Song for Angry World.
In Best Americana Album, Zoomer nominations include: The List by Rosanne Cash, Country Music by Willie Nelson, Band of Joy by Robert Plant and You are Not Alone by Mavis Staples.
However, it appears to be 38-year-old Eminem who could be stealing the show this year, with a total of 10 nominations, including Album of the Year for Recovery.
By Charlotte Bumstead