Grammy noms packed with ratings magnets -- including 'Glee'
Lucky CBS! Its broadcast of the Grammy Awards in February is going to be jam-packed with ratings magnets, including one of Babs Walters's "Most Fascinating People" Justin Bieber, who was miraculously nominated for Best New Hair -- oops, we meant Artist; PBS's least favorite pop star Katy Perry, whose "Teenage Dream" is up for Album of the Year; and the always-entertaining Eminem, who the Recording Academy showered with the most nominations when it unveiled the new lineup of Grammy contenders late Wednesday.
And every silver lining must have a cloud around it; high school musical soap "Glee," broadcast by CBS nemesis Fox, has been nominated for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals for its cover of "Don't Stop Believin' (Regionals Version)."
On the other hand, CBS's older audience is more likely to recognize that 80's Journey tune than the other nominees in that category:
"Misery" -- Maroon 5
"The Only Exception" -- Paramore
"Babyfather" -- Sade
"Hey, Soul Sister (Live)" -- Train
Two of those nominees ("The Only Exception" and "Hey, Soul Sister") have also been covered by the "Glee" gang.
Here are the nominees in the four major categories:
Album Of The Year:
The Suburbs -- Arcade Fire
Recovery -- Eminem
Need You Now -- Lady Antebellum
The Fame Monster -- Lady Gaga
Teenage Dream -- Katy Perry
Record Of The Year:
"Nothin' On You" -- B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars
"Love The Way You Lie" -- Eminem Featuring Rihanna
"[Expletive] You" -- Cee Lo Green
"Empire State Of Mind" -- Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
"Need You Now" -- Lady Antebellum
Best New Artist:
Florence & The Machine
Mumford & Sons
Song Of The Year:
"Beg Steal Or Borrow" -- Ray LaMontagne, songwriter (Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs)
"[Expletive] You" -- Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Cee Lo Green)
"The House That Built Me" --Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
"Love The Way You Lie" -- Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey & Marshall Mathers, songwriters (Eminem Featuring Rihanna)
"Need You Now" -- Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)
And here -- one more time -- the "Glee" cast singing the overplayed treacle tune "Don't Stop Believin'."
Lisa de Moraes
| December 2, 2010; 8:50 AM ET
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