107 Full Sail Graduates Work on GRAMMY-Nominated Projects at the 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards

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This year a remarkable 107 graduates from Full Sail Real World Education (http://www.fullsail.com) were involved in the production of 84 individual projects nominated for a GRAMMY Award in 62 separate categories. This is the fourth year in a row that over 100 Full Sail graduates have received this prestigious honor and it is the 50th Anniversary of the GRAMMY Awards to be held on February 10 in Los Angeles, CA.

Every year as the nominees are announced, we applaud all of our Full Sail graduates for being honored alongside the industry's best by The Recording Academy. As we watch Full Sail alumni being recognized for their outstanding efforts, it is extremely rewarding each year to see their dreams become a reality.

This year a remarkable 107 graduates from Full Sail Real World Education (http://www.fullsail.com) were involved in the production of 84 individual projects nominated for a GRAMMY Award in 62 separate categories. This is the fourth year in a row that over 100 Full Sail graduates have received this prestigious honor and it is the 50th Anniversary of the GRAMMY Awards to be held on February 10 in Los Angeles, CA.

In addition to the large amount of Full Sail graduates working on Grammy-nominated work, graduate Franklin Socorro is directly nominated in the Album of the Year category for his work on the Amy Winehouse album, Back to Black, and graduate Jim Caruana received a nomination for Record of the Year for his work on Beyonce's single, Irreplaceable.

Further, graduate Phil Tan is directly nominated in the Best Dance Recording for work on Rihanna's single, Don't Stop the Music. Last year, Tan received a GRAMMY Award for serving as a Mix Engineer in the Best Rap Album category for Ludacris' album, Release Theory, and in 2006, Tan received a GRAMMY Award for serving as a Mix Engineer on Mariah Carey's Best Contemporary R&B Album, The Emancipation of Mimi.

Also, for 12 out of the last 14 years, a Full Sail graduate has worked on every GRAMMY Award-winning Album of the Year including Norah Jones (Come Away With Me), OutKast (Speakerboxxx/The Love Below), and the 2004 Album of the Year, Genius Loves Company by Ray Charles.

Full Sail graduates are represented across many GRAMMY-nominated categories including: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Rock Album, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Rap Album, Best Country Song and Best Musical Show Album. Contributing as Engineers, Assistant Engineers or Sound Mixers, Full Sail graduates were responsible for creating some of this year's finest musical selections from artists such as: Kanye West, Vince Gill, Carrie Underwood, Bon Jovi, Maroon 5, Michael Buble, Bruce Springstein, LeAnn Rimes, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Brad Paisley, as well as Beyonce and Winehouse.

Full Sail President, Garry Jones said, "Every year as the nominees are announced, we applaud all of our Full Sail graduates for being honored alongside the industry's best by The Recording Academy. As we watch Full Sail alumni being recognized for their outstanding efforts, it is extremely rewarding each year to see their dreams become a reality."

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 27,000 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 6,000 students from 50 states and 47 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of thirteen degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees offered in Graphic Design, Recording Arts and Show Production & Touring; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business (online), Film, Game Art, Game Development, Music Business and Web Design & Development; and a Master of Science Degree in Education Media Design & Technology (online) and Entertainment Business (online and on-campus).

Students on-campus 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: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools 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 about Full Sail, please visit http://www.fullsail.com.

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