The rapper's latest album "Recovery" is the best-selling album of the year so far, with more than 3 million copies sold.
His other song, "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna, was nominated for record of the year.
Singer and songwriter Bruno Mars picked up seven nominations. Lady Antebellum, Jay-Z and Lady Gaga all have six nods each.
Alicia Keys, B.o.B, Cee-Lo and Lady Antebellum were also nominated for Grammys.
The Grammys will be handed out in February.