Top Songs at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards

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53rd Annual Grammy Awards: The Top Songs

Here are the 5 top songs that were nominated for the 53rd Grammy Awards:

  • “Need You Now”: The album won the Grammy award for ‘Album of the Year.’ Apart from this, the song won the title of ‘Song of the Year.’ The song was performed by Lady Antebellum and made first week sales of 481,000 copies on the US Billboard 200 chart.
  • “Nothin’ on You”: This song was among the top songs of 2010 and was also nominated for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. It was the debut single by B.O.B. with vocals by Bruno Mars. The number topped the UK Singles charts and Billboard Hot 100 during the year. Its sales were at #1, with 85,333 copies sold.
  • “Love the Way You Lie”: The song was performed by Rihanna and American rapper Eminem and listed as # 2 on the US billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart. The total number of copies sold in the US totaled 4,926,000. It sold 338,000 copies in the first week. The song was also nominated among the top songs at the NRJ Music Awards.
  • “F*** You”: This song was performed by American performer Cee Lo Green. The song reached #2 in the 26th week on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It remained at this position for 4 consecutive weeks. In less than 6 months, the song sold 3 million copies in the US. It has sold 4,872,000 copies as of June 2011.
  • “Empire State of Mind”: This song was performed by hip-hop artist Jay-Z and R&B singer Alicia Keys. The total sales of the original single stood at 4,000,000 copies in the US as of June 2011. The New York Times ranked it at #3 in the list of Top Songs of 2009 as well.


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