Host LL Cool J (L) and Recording Academy President Neil Portnow appear on The Grammy Nominations Concert Live

*An hour-long concert held in Los Angeles was the place to be Wednesday night when two time Grammy winner LL Cool J and a host of other performers revealed the 2011 Grammy nominees.

Eminem leads the nods with 10, including album of the year. The Recording Academy also gave accolades to Cee Lo’s “F*** You,” a retro groove with an unprintable chorus that has become “Forget You” in its edited version. The song was nominated for two top Grammy honors: record and song of the year.

Cee Lo Green is seen backstage at the Grammy Nominations Concert on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, in Los Angeles.

“It wasn’t meant to be a radio song,” Cee Lo told the AP after the nominations. “It was meant to be something with flair and first impression and it really took on a life of its own, and I had no idea it would become what it is today.”

The person with the second-leading tally, Bruno Mars with seven, was not without his own drama this year, after being arrested in Las Vegas in a cocaine possession case, which is pending. It was the only negative in a brilliant year for Mars, who co-wrote “F*** You” and was also featured on B.o.B’s “Nothin’ on You,” also nominated for record of the year.

“It’s just been a great year, incredible, incredible year, and I can’t believe this is happening to me,” said Mars, who was also nominated for best male pop vocal for his own hit, “Just the Way You Are.”

Bruno Mars performs "Just The Way You Are" at the Grammy Nominations Concert on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, in Los Angeles.

Other top nominees included Lady Antebellum, Jay-Z and Lady Gaga, who were all nominated with six each. Gaga also was nominated for album of the year — the second straight nomination in the category for her. Drake, meanwhile, nabbed a nod for best new artist along with jazz musician Esperanza Spalding.

Those eligible for nomination must have released a project between Sept. 1, 2009 and Sept. 30, 2010, disqualifying some of America’s current favorites like Nicki Minaj. But that’s okay, there’s always next year.

The Grammys will take place on Feb. 13, 2011 in Los Angeles and will air on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT. [Scroll down to watch video of the nomination announcements.]

Some of the nominees:

Record of the Year
‘Nothing on You’ — B.o.B. Feat Bruno Mars
‘Love the Way You Lie’ — Eminem Feat. Rihanna
‘Forget You’ – Cee-Lo
‘Empire State of Mind — Jay-Z Feat. Alicia Keys
‘Need You Now’ — Lady Antebellum

Song of the Year
‘Beg, Steal or Borrow’ — Ray LaMontagne
‘Forget You’ – Cee-Lo
‘The House That Built Me’ – Miranda Lambert
‘Love the Way You Lie’ — Eminem Feat. Rihanna
‘Need You Now’ — Lady Antebellum

Album of the Year
‘The Suburbs’ — Arcade Fire
‘Recovery’ — Eminem
‘Need You Now’ — Lady Antebellum
‘The Fame Monster’ — Lady Gaga
‘Teenage Dream’ — Katy Perry

Best New Artist
Justin Bieber
Drake
Florence and the Machine
Mumford and Sons
Esperanza Spalding