Justin Bieber Earns First Grammy Nomination

By: Celebuzz / December 1, 2010

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Justin Bieber has many accolades and accomplishments at just 16 years old, and now the phenom has added music’s biggest honor to his list, as he’s officially a Grammy nominee.

The teen sensation earned a nomination for Best New Artist during Wednesday night’s live concert and nomination ceremony. Bieber even beamed in from London via satellite, where he called the nomination “amazing,” and was rendered speechless by the nod.

Despite his score, Bieber doesn’t have an easy path to victory. He’s up against hip-hop standout Drake, and a handful of indie artists: Florence & The Machine, Mumford & Sons and jazz newbie Esperanza Spaulding.

Among other big nods, Eminem and Bruno Mars scored several nominations, with Slim Shady himself earning 10 nods for his hit album Recovery and especially for his duet with Rihanna, ‘Love the Way You Lie.’ One of those nominations was for Album of the Year, which he’ll fight with Katy Perry for, as she earned a nomination for the smash hit Teenage Dream.