Although Grammy-winning rapper Eminem leads this year’s annual ceremony with 10 nominations, Slim Shady is doubtful he will once again walk away from next weekend’s Grammy Awards with gold.
According to newly signed Shady Records artist Royce Da 5’9, Em has no high expectations for Sunday’s big showcase.
“It’s funny, I just had the conversation with him about it,” Royce said in an interview referring to the upcoming Grammy Awards . “He doesn’t think he’s gonna win anything. He wouldn’t bet me, though. But I think he honestly thinks he’s not gonna win. Which I think is ridiculous — I think he’s gonna win. We’re rooting for him.” (MTV)
Em’s “Love The Way You Lie” producer Alex Da Kid recently spoke to SOHH about snagging five Grammy nods.
“It’s super hard to just pick one because they all mean so much to me,” Alex told SOHH when asked what nomination he would most want to win. “Different songs are from different periods of my life. [B.o.B.‘s] ‘Airplanes’ was the first one I really did that really put me on the map. But getting nominated for ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Record of the Year’ are probably the biggest ones and ‘Album of the Year,’ of course, so ‘I Love The Way You Lie’ getting those nominations, I would probably pick ‘Record of the Year’ as being the one [I want most.]” (SOHH)
Alex also told SOHH he predicted sweeping the competition and snagging all the nominations.
“[We’re gonna win all five nominations,] that’s what’s gonna happen,” Alex added, confidently. “[When it happens], I’ll get a t-shirt saying I got five Grammys just letting everybody know. Then I’ll let all the women in my life know just to brag. Then we’ll put [the achievement] on Wikipedia too. We’ll put it everywhere.” (SOHH)
Eminem leads this year’s 53rd Annual awards ceremony for his 2010 album, Recovery.
The rapper also known as Marshall Mathers received 10 total nominations including categories like Album of the Year for his CD Recovery, and Record and Song of the Year for “Love the Way You Lie,” his number one hit with Rihanna. Eminem was also well-represented in the rap categories, receiving additional nominations for Best Rap Song, Best Rap Album, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and more. (WTMA News)
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011 and will broadcast live on CBS at 8PM ET/PT.
Check out Eminem & Rihanna’s “Love The Way You Lie” music video down below: