Detroit native, Marshall Mathers aka Slim Shady announced the signing of two new acts last week: underground super group Slaughterhouse including Detroit native Royce 5’9 and upstart rapper Yelawolf.  This should be a good look for Detroit and the state of Hip Hop.

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Detroit native Marshall Mathers aka Slim Shady experienced massive success with his Recovery album this year, even during the Digital Age of downloads.

iTunes and Amazon recently released their top-selling albums of the year and Eminem’s Recovery takes the number one spot on iTunes and comes in at five on Amazon.  Checkout the Full list below:


Source:  Rolling Stone


iTunes’ Top-Selling Albums Of 2010
1. Eminem, Recovery
2. Ke$ha, Animal
3. Lady Gaga, The Fame
4. Lady Antebellum, Need You Now
5. Taylor Swift, Speak Now
6. Drake, Thank Me Later
7. Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More
8. The Black Eyed Peas, The E.N.D.
9. Jack Johnson, To The Sea
10. Sade, Soldier of Love
11. Zac Brown Band, The Foundation
12. Lil Wayne, I Am Not A Human Being
13. Glee: The Music, Journey To Regionals
14. Justin Bieber, My World 2.0
15. Vampire Weekend, Contra
16. B.o.B, B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray
17. Glee: The Music, Volume 3
18. The Black Keys, Brothers
19. Usher, Raymond vs. Raymond
20. Kings of Leon, Come Around Sundown

Amazon’s Best-Selling Albums of 2010
1. Taylor Swift, Speak Now
2. Lady Antebellum, Need You Now
3. Arcade Fire, The Suburbs
4. Susan Boyle, The Gift
5. Eminem, Recovery
6. Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
7. Sade, Solder Of Love
8. James Taylor, Live at the Troubadour
9. Vampire Weekend, Contra
10. Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More
11. Jackie Evancho, O Holy Night
12. Various Artists, Crazy Heart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
13. Gorillaz, Plastic Beach
14. The Black Keys, Brothers
15. Glee: The Music, Volume 3
16. The National, High Violet
17. Broken Bells
18. Bruce Springsteen, The Promise
19. Kid Rock, Born Free
20. Sara Bareilles, Kaleidoscope Heart

iTunes’ Top-Selling Singles of 2010
1. Train, “Hey Soul Sister”
2. Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg, “California Gurls”
3. Eminem feat. Rihanna, “Love the Way You Lie”
4. B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams, “Airplanes”
5. Taio Cruz, “Dynamite”
6. Usher feat., “OMG”
7. Taio Cruz and Ludacris, “Break Your Heart”
8. Ke$ha, “Tik Tok”
9. Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now”
10. Eminem, “Not Afraid”
11. The Black Eyed Peas, “Imma Be”
12. Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull, “I Like It”
13. B.o.B feat. Bruno Mars, “Nothin’ On You”
14. Ke$ha, “Your Love Is My Drug”
15. Travie McCoy feat. Bruno Mars, “Billionaire”
16. Justin Bieber and Ludacris, “Baby”
17. Katy Perry, “Teenage Dream”
18. Bruno Mars, “Just the Way You Are”
19. Jason Derülo, “In My Head”
20. Lady Gaga feat. Beyoncé, “Telephone”

Amazon’s Top-Selling Singles of 2010
1. Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg, “California Gurls”
2. Eminem feat. Rihanna, “Love The Way You Lie”
3. Bruno Mars, “Just The Way You Are”
4. Nelly, “Just A Dream”
5. Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull, “I Like It”
6. Cee Lo Green, “Fuck You”
7. Rihanna, “Only Girl (In The World)”
8. Flo Rida feat. David Guetta, “Club Can’t Handle Me”
9. Katy Perry, “Teenage Dream”
10. Far East Movement, “Like A G6″
11. Jason Derülo, “Ridin’ Solo”
12. Travie McCoy feat. Bruno Mars, “Billionaire (single version)”
13. Justin Bieber and Ludacris, “Baby”
14. Taio Cruz and Ludacris, “Break Your Heart”
15. Trey Songz feat. Nicki Minaj, “Bottoms Up”
16. 3Oh!3 feat. Ke$ha, “My First Kiss”
17. Travie McCoy feat. Bruno Mars, “Billionaire (album version)”
18. Diddy – Dirty Money, “Hello Good Morning”
19. Cali Swag District, “Teach Me How To Dougie”
20. The Band Perry, “If I Die Young”

Eminem Rapper Eminem performs onstage during the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

source: HipHopWired

2011 Grammy Nominations were announced yesterday, and Hip-Hop showed its dominance in music this year.

Eminem lead the nominations with ten different categories, including, Song of The year, Album Of The Year, and Record of the Year.

Roc Nation also was well represented as Bruno Mars raked in seven nominations, while Jay-Z kept his Grammy track record going by grabbing six nominations.

B.O.B got five noms with his breakout album “The Adventures Of Bobby Ray,” while Cee-Lo and The Roots received four nominations this year.

Check full list below :

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
Florence and the Machine
Mumford and Sons
Esperanza Spalding

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

Best R&B Album
‘The Love & War Masterpeace’ — Raheem DeVaughn
‘Back To Me’ — Fantasia
‘Another Round’ — Jaheim
‘Wake Up!’ — John Legend & The Roots
‘Still Standing’ — Monica

Best Rap Song
‘Empire State Of Mind — Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
‘Love the Way You Lie’ — Eminem & Rihanna
‘Not Afraid — Eminem
‘Nothin’ On You’ — B.o.B & Bruno Mars
‘On To The Next One’ –Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz

Best Rap Album
‘The Adventures of Bobby Ray’ — B.o.B
‘Thank Me Later’ — Drake
‘Recovery’ — Eminem
‘The Blueprint 3’ — Jay-Z
‘How I Got Over’ — The Roots

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

“Take My Time” — Chris Brown & Tank
“Love” — Chuck Brown, Jill Scott & Marcus Miller
“You’ve Got A Friend” — Ronald Isley & Aretha Franklin
“Shine” — John Legend & The Roots
“Soldier Of Love” — Sade

Best Contemporary R&B Album

Graffiti — Chris Brown
Untitled — R. Kelly
Transition — Ryan Leslie
The ArchAndroid — Janelle Monáe
Raymond V Raymond — Usher

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

“Nothin’ On You” — B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars
“Deuces” — Chris Brown, Tyga & Kevin McCall
“Love The Way You Lie” — Eminem & Rihanna
“Empire State Of Mind” — Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
“Wake Up! Everybody” — John Legend, The Roots, Melanie Fiona & Common

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