Sony Music releases the 2011 GRAMMY® Nominees album, the 17th edition of the best-selling series, which highlights artists and songs nominated for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards®.
It features 19 songs which are the current hits like Cee Lo Green’s “Forget You”, “Nothin’ On You” by B.o.B feat Bruno Mars, “California Gurls” by Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Beyonce’s “Telephone”, “Love The Way You Lie” by Eminem feat. Rihanna, Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now”, “Whattaya Want From Me” by Adam Lambert, John Mayer’s “Half Of My Heart”, “Haven’t Met You Yet” by Michael Buble, Bruno Mars’ “Just The Way You Are”, “This Is It” by Michael Jackson, Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister (Live)”, “Misery” by Maroon 5, Glee Cast’s version of “Don’t Stop Believin’” and many more.
“The exceptional mix of recordings contained on this preeminent compilation provides an incredible playlist from some of this year’s remarkable and talented GRAMMY nominees,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “With 19 diverse selections, the nominee’s album offers quality recordings for all music fans. We are proud and excited to, for the first time, collaborate with Jive Records on this project and we look forward to another successful chart-topping GRAMMY album.”
“The 2011 GRAMMY Nominees album showcases some of the year’s best artists and songs from all genres and we’re honored to partner with The Recording Academy to release this compilation of the signature songs from the past year,” said Ivan Gavin, COO of the RCA/JIVE Label Group. “In addition to offering great music, the collection also gives music fans the opportunity to support MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation — two charities that benefit the artistic community.”
The album includes many of the most widely recognized GRAMMY categories with 19 tracks representing nominees for Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, and Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals. The album is made possible by a special arrangement with all of the major music distribution companies and rotates labels from year to year.
The 2011 GRAMMY® Nominees album is now out in CDs at leading record stores under Sony Music.