On The Download Selects Our 2011 Grammy Picks

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will take place this year on Sunday, February 13, 2011, but we’re only two days away from The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!

The On The Download staff at Access Hollywood pooled together our collective intelligence to select our picks for whom we think will be nominated in the four major categories this year.

Do you agree? Share your thoughts, below!

Album of the Year:
“Recovery,” Eminem
“Revolution,” Miranda Lambert
“Raymond Vs. Raymond,” Usher
“The Suburbs,” Arcade Fire
“Soldier Of Love,” Sade

Alternative picks:
“Need You Now, by Lady Antebellum… “Live at the Troubadour,” by Carole King/James Taylor… “The Blueprint 3,” by Jay-Z… “Band of Joy,” by Robert Plant… “The Element of Freedom,” by Alicia Keys… “Mojo,” by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

Record of the Year:
“Love the Way You Lie,” Eminem feat. Rihanna
“Bad Romance,” Lady Gaga
“California Gurls,” Katy Perry
“Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum
“Empire State of Mind,” Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys

Alternative picks:
“Hey, Soul Sister,” by Train… “Mine,” by Taylor Swift… “Airplanes,” by B.o.B. feat. Hayley Williams… “OMG,” by Usher feat. Will.i.am… “Just the Way You Are,” Bruno Mars… “Break Your Heart,” by Taio Cruz… “Dog Days Are Over,” by Florence + The Machine

Song of the Year:
“Not Afraid,” Eminem
“Hey, Soul Sister,” Train
“Bad Romance,” Lady Gaga
“Just the Way You Are,” Bruno Mars
“Teenage Dream,” Katy Perry

Alternative picks:
“Dog Days Are Over,” by Florence + The Machine… “California Gurls,” by Katy Perry… “Need You Now,” by Lady Antebellum… “Empire State of Mind,” by Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys

Best New Artist:
Justin Bieber
Drake
Florence + The Machine
B.o.B.
Jason Derulo

Alternative picks:
Janelle Monae, Mumford & Sons, Susan Boyle, Luke Bryan, Adam Lambert
(note: Nicki Minaj and Bruno Mars are not eligible in this category this year because their full albums were not released by Sept. 30, 2010)

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