Full Sail University Announces Graduate Results for The 56th Annual GRAMMY® Awards

Full Sail University is proud to announce that 20 graduates worked on 16 GRAMMY®-winning projects across 20 categories at the 56th Annual GRAMMY® Awards (http://www.grammy.com), which aired live on CBS, Sunday, January 26, 2014 and was hosted by LL Cool J.

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“On behalf of Full Sail University, I’m proud to extend our sincere congratulations to all of our alumni family who contributed to this year’s GRAMMY®-nominated and winning projects,” said Garry Jones, president of Full Sail University.

Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) January 28, 2014

Full Sail University is proud to announce that 20 graduates worked on 16 GRAMMY®-winning projects across 20 categories at the 56th Annual GRAMMY® Awards (http://www.grammy.com), which aired live on CBS, Sunday, January 26, 2014 and was hosted by LL Cool J.

Of these graduates, one alum, Sebastian Krys, earned a GRAMMY® award of his very own for his work as Composer, Engineer and Producer on La Santa Cecilia’s “Treinta Dias.” In total, 64 Full Sail graduates and one current student were credited on 53 artists’ releases that were nominated across 42 separate categories.

GRAMMY®-winning projects that Full Sail graduates contributed to during this year’s ceremony include:

  •     Album of the Year (Daft Punk – “Random Access Memories”)
  •     Record of the Year (Daft Punk – “Random Access Memories”)
  •     Best Dance/Electronica Album (Daft Punk – “Random Access Memories”)
  •     Best Metal Performance (Black Sabbath – “God Is Dead- Track from: 13”)
  •     Best Traditional R&B Performance (Gary Clark Jr. – “Please Come Home – Track from Blak and Blu”)
  •     Best Urban Contemporary Album (Rihanna – “Unapologetic”)
  •     Best R&B Album (Alicia Keys – “Girl On Fire”)
  •     Best Country Solo Performance (Darius Rucker – “Wagon Wheel – Track from: True Believers”)
  •     Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical (Daft Punk – “Random Access Memories”)
  •     Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams – “Get Lucky - Track from: Random Access Memories”)
  •     Best Rock Album (Led Zeppelin –“Celebration Day”)
  •     Best New Age Album (Laura Sullivan – “Love’s River”)
  •     Best Gospel Album (Tye Tribbett – “Greater Than (Live)”)
  •     Best Contemporary Christian Music Album (Mandisa – “Overcomer”)
  •     Best Latin Pop Album- (Draco Rosa – “Vida”)
  •     Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album (La Santa Cecilia – “Treinta Dias”)
  •     Best Blues Album (Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite – “Get Up!”)
  •     Best Musical Theater Album (Original Broadway Cast with Stark Sands, Billy Porter and Others - “Kinky Boots”)
  •     Best Historical Album – (The Rolling Stones- “Charlie is My Darling”)
  •     Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – (Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake – “Holy Grail – Track from: Magna Carta…Holy Grail”)

In addition, Full Sail graduates have mixed, recorded, or assisted on 18 GRAMMY®-winning Album of the Year releases over the past 24 years.

“On behalf of Full Sail University, I’m proud to extend our sincere congratulations to all of our alumni family who contributed to this year’s GRAMMY®-nominated and winning projects,” said Garry Jones, president of Full Sail University.

About Full Sail University:
Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs by Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. Recently, Full Sail received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, was named the “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.

Full Sail offers on-campus and online Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree programs in areas related to animation, art, business, education, graphic design, film, marketing, web development, music, recording arts, sports, and video games. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and VGX Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.

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