Full Sail Graduate, Phil Tan, Wins GRAMMY Award for The Second Year in a Row

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Full Sail Real World Education is proud to announce that 1990 Recording Arts graduate, Phil Tan, was awarded a GRAMMY of his very own at the 49th Annual GRAMMY Awards that aired live February 11, 2007 on CBS. Tan won for serving as a Mix Engineer in the Best Rap Album category for Ludacris' album, Release Theory.

Full Sail Real World Education is proud to announce that 1990 Recording Arts graduate, Phil Tan, was awarded a GRAMMY of his very own at the 49th Annual GRAMMY Awards that aired live February 11, 2007 on CBS. Tan won for serving as a Mix Engineer in the Best Rap Album category for Ludacris' album, Release Theory.

Tan worked on a total of 14 GRAMMY-nominated projects this year. Joining Tan in the nominations were Full Sail Recording Arts graduates, Danny Cheung and Padraic Kerin. Cheung received a nomination for his work on Mary J. Blige's single, "Be Without You," nominated for Record of the Year. Kerin was nominated for Album of the Year for his work on Justin Timberlake's album, FutureSex/LoveSounds.

This year, a remarkable 101 graduates from Full Sail were involved in the production of 79 individual projects nominated for a GRAMMY Award in 66 separate categories. In addition, for 12 out of the last 14 years, a Full Sail graduate has worked on every GRAMMY-winning Album of the Year including: Norah Jones, Come Away With Me, OutKast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, and Genius Loves Company by Ray Charles.

Garry Jones, President of Full Sail said, "Again this year, it was exciting to celebrate another impressive collection of Full Sail graduates working on GRAMMY-nominated projects. The entire Full Sail family is proud to see how each of these individuals such as Phil Tan have taken their passions and turned them into great success within the industry."

Since 1979, Full Sail Real World Education, a college outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 25,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tour seven out of the last seven years. Full Sail's 178-acre campus proudly welcomes over 5,000 students from 50 states and 37 countries. Currently, Full Sail offers degrees in the following disciplines: Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Development, Music Business, Recording Arts, and Show Production & Touring.

Students experience a "real world" education with a professional class structure of 8-12 hours per day and a 24-hour around the clock schedule which earned Full Sail the "Most Innovative Program" Award by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The college has also been named: one of the top three entertainment media colleges by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the "Best Music Programs" in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the "Best Music Business Departments" in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.

For more information, please visit: http://www.fullsail.com.

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