Eminem and Rihanna 2011 Grammy contenders

LOS ANGELES, USA – The highly successful love the way you lie is an early favourite for a Grammy nod as the onscreen duet has been praised for bringing a disturbing issue to the limelight : Domestic violence.

Rihanna’s collaboration with Eminem on the Love The Way You Lie music video became an internet hit with over 120 million views so far.

Eminem has also bounced back from a career low with his new album Recovery which is set to become the biggest selling album of 2010.

Other artists most likely to make the short list include Jay Z and Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. The young youtube artist recently surpassed 1 billion views, eclipsing Gaga s hold on the web.

As albums continue to slide year on year, very few artists are left at the top with real selling power, except that of Eminem. Although other artists remain hugely successful, a majority of earnings is now through concert tours, not physical album sales.

Detox, Dr Dre’s new album is the music industry’s most awaited album, which is set to be released in the spring of 2011.

The 2011 Grammys nominations will be announced this December.

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