Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper (Getty Images/ Larry Busacca)

When it comes to Grammy nominations, it’s one thing to be nominated for Best New Artist, but it takes perseverance to remain in the music business for decades and still get fresh nods.

We checked out the 2011 Grammy Nominations and took note of a few of our favorite seasoned musicians. We’ll be rooting for them come February 13, 2011!

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Herbie Hancock[/lastfm], Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No 1, Jeff Beck and Oumou Sangare
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Elton John[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Leon Russell[/lastfm]
“If It Wasn’t For Bad”
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Michael Jackson[/lastfm]
“This Is It”

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rod Stewart[/lastfm]
“Fly Me To The Moon…The Great American Songbook: Volume V”
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Eric Clapton[/lastfm]
“Run Back To Your Side”

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Paul McCartney[/lastfm]
“Helter Skelter” (Track from: Good Evening New York City)
Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Robert Plant[/lastfm]
“Silver Rider”

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Neil Young[/lastfm]
“Angry World
Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Neil Young[/lastfm]
“Angry World”
Best Rock Song

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers[/lastfm]
Best Rock Album

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Neil Young[/lastfm]
“Le Noise
Best Rock Album

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ronald Isley[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Aretha Franklin[/lastfm]
“You’ve Got A Friend
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Herbie Hancock[/lastfm]
“A Change Is Gonna Come”
Best Improvised Jazz Solo

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Robert Plant[/lastfm]
“Band Of Joy
Best Americana Album

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Cyndi Lauper[/lastfm]
“Memphis Blues
Best Traditional Blues Album

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Solomon Burke[/lastfm]
“Nothing’s Impossible”
Best Contemporary Blues Album

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jackson Browne[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]David Lindley[/lastfm]
“Love Is Strange – En Vivo Con Tino
Best Contemporary Folk Album

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Randy Newman[/lastfm]
“Down In New Orleans” (From The Princess And The Frog)
Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Herbie Hancock[/lastfm] & Larry Klein, arrangers (Herbie Hancock, Pink, Seal, Jeff Beck,
India.Arie, Konono No 1 & Oumou Sangare)
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

The Beatles (The Original Studio Recordings)
Jeff Jones, compilation producer; Paul Hicks, Sean Magee, Guy Massey, Sam Okell & Steve Rooke, mastering engineers
Best Historical Album

Not Fade Away: The Complete Studio Recordings And More
Andy McKaie, compilation producer; Erick Labson, mastering engineer
Best Historical Album

Ain’t No Grave / The Johnny Cash Project
Chris Milk, video director; Jennifer Heath, Aaron Koblin & Rick Rubin, video producers
Best Short Form Music Video

When You’re Strange (The Doors)
Tom Dicillo, video director; John Beug, Jeff Jampol, Peter Jankowski & Dick Wolf, video producers
Best Long Form Music Video

Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage
Sam Dunn & Scot McFadyen, video directors; Sam Dunn & Scot McFadyen, video producers
Best Long Form Music Video


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