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Eminem Becomes Most-Viewed Hip-Hop Artist On YouTube

Rap superstar Eminem has broken virtual history on YouTube.com by becoming the first hip-hop artist to score one billion hits.

The hitmaker’s 28 official promos, including Not Afraid and Love The Way You Lie, have proved to be hugely popular with fans on the video-sharing website, and on Monday (21Feb11), Eminem became only the third musician to achieve the massive feat.
The only other stars who can lay claim to the honour are Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber – the teenager remains the all-time most-viewed artist on YouTube.com with 1.3 billion views, according to FameCount.com.
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Complete 2011 Grammy Award Winners list

Here are the winners the 2011 Grammy Awards, which took place Sunday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Album of the Year: The Suburbs, Arcade Fire
Song of the Year: “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum
Rap Album: Recovery, Eminem
Country Album: Lady Antebellum, Need You Now
New Artist: Esperanza Spalding Pop Vocal Album: Lady Gaga, The Fame Monster
Rock Album: Muse, The Resistance

POP: 

Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Train, “Hey, Soul Sister (Live)”
Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Michael Bublé, Crazy Love
Female Pop Vocal Performance: Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance,” The Fame Monster
Male Pop Vocal Performance: Bruno Mars, “Just The Way You Are,” Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Pop Collaboration With Vocals: “Imagine,” Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare, The Imagine Project?
Pop Instrumental Performance: “Nessun Dorma,” Jeff Beck, Emotion & Commotion
Pop Instrumental Album: Take Your Pick, Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto

R&B:

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance: Fantasia, “Bittersweet,” Back to Me
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: Usher, “There Goes My Baby,” Raymond V Raymond
Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Sade, “Soldier of Love,” Soldier of Love
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: John Legend & The Roots, “Hang On In There,” Wake Up!
Best R&B Song: John Legend & The Roots, “Shine,” Wake Up!
Best R&B Album: Wake Up!, John Legend & The Roots
Contemporary R&B Album: Raymond V Raymond, Usher

RAP:

Rap Album: Recovery, Eminem
Rap Song: Jay-Z & Alicia Keys, “Empire State of Mind,” The Blueprint 3
Rap/Sung Collaboration: Jay-Z & Alicia Keys, “Empire State of Mind,” The Blueprint 3
Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz, “On to the Next One,” The Blueprint 3
Rap Solo Performance: Eminem, “Not Afraid,” Recovery
Urban/Alternative Performance: “F*** You,” Cee Lo Green

ROCK:

Solo Rock Vocal Performance: Paul McCartney, “Helter Skelter,” Good Evening New York City
Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: The Black Keys, “Tighten Up,” Brothers
Rock Song: “Angry World,” Neil Young, Le Noise
Hard Rock Performance: New Fang, “Them Crooked Vultures,” Them Crooked Vultures
Metal Performance: “El Dorado,” Iron Maiden, The Final Frontier
Rock Instrumental Performance: Jeff Beck, “Hammerhead,” Emotion & Commotion
Rock Album: Muse, The Resistance

COUNTRY: 

Female Country Vocal Performance: Miranda Lambert, ” The House That Built Me,” Revolution
Male Country Vocal Performance: Keith Urban, “‘Til Summer Comes Around”
Country Song: “Need You Now,” Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum) (Need You Now)
Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now”
Country Instrumental Performance: Marty Stuart, “Hummingbyrd” (Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions)
New Age Album: Miho: Journey to the Mountain, Paul Winter Consort
Contemporary Jazz Album: The Stanley Clarke Band, The Stanley Clarke Band
Jazz Vocal Album: Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee, Dee Dee Bridgewater

LATIN: 

Latin Pop Album: Paraiso Express, Alejandro Sanz
Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album: El Existential, Grupo Fantasma
Tropical Latin Album: Viva La Tradición, Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Tejano Album: Recuerdos, Little Joe & La Familia
Norteño Album: Classic, Intocable
Banda Album: Enamórate De Mí, El Güero Y Su Banda Centenario

DANCE:

Dance Recording: “Only Girl (in the World),” Rihanna
Electronic/Dance Album: La Roux, La Roux 

Grammys 2011 Belong To Arcade Fire, Lady Antebellum

The evening was supposed to be a coronation for Eminem, who was up for a leading 10 awards. But on Sunday night (February 13) at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, Slim Shady ended up with only two rap honors as his smash comeback Recovery took a backseat to country trio Lady Antebellum, who shocked the world with a slew of high-profile wins and a night’s-best haul with five Golden Gramophones.

But that wasn’t the only banner headline of the night. No, the Album of the Year category served up one of the all-time jaw-droppers in Grammy history, as Eminem was denied that honor for a third time. Many considered that one a lock for the superstar Detroit rapper, whose fight back from addiction to mega-platinum success was the kind of redemption story the Grammys simply can’t resist.

Except on Sunday night, it was ragtag Canadian indie rockers the Arcade Fire who became the biggest Album of the Year Grammy underdogs in history, snagging the coveted top prize for their exploration of suburban ennui and teen angst on the critically acclaimed The Suburbs .Read more>>

2011 GRAMMY Nominees

Sir Elton John Defends Rap Music; Blasts The United States

Sir Elton John is urging music fans not to “ridicule” rappers, insisting stars such as Kanye West and Eminem are “a phenomenon”.

The Rocket Man, who collaborated with West for a track on the hip-hop star’s latest album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, is passionate about all kinds of music and he’s urging non-rap fans to get acquainted with the genre.

The 63 year old tells TeenMusic.com, “I never dismiss any form of music. I listen to everything. I’m on the new Kanye West record, for example. It’s a genius record. I was on the Alice in Chains record…

“People who mock rap, and say, ‘I don’t like it,’ they should go check out Kanye in the studio rapping. Or Eminem when he’s in the studio. It’s a phenomenon. Don’t knock it until you’ve seen it. It may not be your cup of tea (to your taste), but don’t ridicule. I find that so many of my peers of my age don’t listen to anything new. I love the new.”