Full Sail University Announces Graduate Results for The 60th Annual GRAMMY® Awards

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Full Sail University is proud to announce that 17 graduates were credited on 11 GRAMMY®-winning artist releases across 11 categories at the 60th Annual GRAMMY® Awards, which aired live on CBS, Sunday, January 28, 2018 from New York City’s Madison Square Garden, and was hosted by James Corden.

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“Congratulations to the many Full Sail University graduates who have contributed to this year's GRAMMY®-nominated and award-winning projects,” said Dana Roun, Education Director, Audio Arts, Full Sail University. “We are extremely proud of their incredible accomplishments.”

Full Sail University is proud to announce that 17 graduates were credited on 11 GRAMMY®-winning artist releases across 11 categories at the 60th Annual GRAMMY® Awards, which aired live on CBS, Sunday, January 28, 2018 from New York City’s Madison Square Garden, and was hosted by James Corden.

Full Sail University graduates have mixed, recorded, or assisted on 19 GRAMMY®-winning Album of the Year releases over the past 28 years. In total, 49 Full Sail graduates were credited on 53 artists’ releases that were nominated across 36 separate categories.

The complete list of Full Sail alumni credited on this year’s GRAMMY®-winning projects are as follows:

Best Pop Vocal Album
Ed Sheeran – ÷ (DIVIDE)
Brent Arrowood (Recording Arts, 2004) Assistant Engineer

Best Rap Album
Kendrick Lamar – Damn.
Blake Harden (Recording Arts, 2005) Engineer

Best Dance Recording
LCD Soundsystem – Tonite
Cameron Barton (Recording Arts, 2003) Mixing Assistant

Best Metal Performance
Mastodon – Sultan’s Curse
Thomas “Tom” Syrowski (Recording Arts, 2001) Engineer/Mixing
Thomas “Tom” Tapley (Recording Arts, 2002) Engineer

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Childish Gambino – Redbone
Bryan Carrigan (Recording Arts, 1991) Engineer

Best Urban Contemporary Album
The Weeknd – Starboy
Ben “Ben Billions” Diehl (Entertainment Business & Recording Arts, 2005) Producer, Engineer
Raphael Mesquita (Recording Arts, 2012) Engineer
David Schwerkolt (Recording Arts, 2006) Engineer
Jeremy Lertola (Recording Arts, 2011) Assistant Engineer

Best Latin Pop Album
Shakira – El Dorado
Dave Clauss (Recording Arts, 2006) Drum Recordings, Engineer, Guitar, Mezcla, Mixing, Mixing Engineer, Producer, Silbato, Vocal Engineer, Voices

Best Contemporary Blues Album
Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ – Tajmo
Zach Allen (Recording Arts, 2007) Engineer

Best Reggae Album
Damien “Jr. Gong” Marley – Stony Hill
Tristan Boston (Entertainment Business & Recording Arts, 2007) Composer, Producer
Marc Lee (Recording Arts & Digital Media, 99) Engineer, Mixing
Nikolas Marzouca (Recording Arts 98) Engineer

Best Musical Theater Album
Ben Platt, principal soloist; Alex Lacamoire, Stacey Mindich, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, producers; Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast Recording) – Dear Evan Hansen
Derik Lee (Recording Arts, 2005) Engineer

Best Instrumental Composition
Arturo O'Farrill, composer (Arturo O'Farrill & Chucho Valdés) – Three Revolutions
Rafa Sardina (Recording Arts, 1993) Engineer, Mixing Engineer

“Congratulations to the many Full Sail University graduates who have contributed to this year’s GRAMMY®-nominated and award-winning projects,” said Dana Roun, Education Director, Audio Arts, Full Sail University. “We are extremely proud of their incredible accomplishments.”

Hundreds of students, alumni, staff and faculty participated in the university’s annual on-campus GRAMMY® Celebration, which was hosted at the state-of-the-art performance venue, Full Sail Live.

For more information on the 60th Annual GRAMMY® Awards Ceremony, visit http://www.grammy.com and to learn more about Full Sail University, visit http://www.fullsail.edu

About Full Sail University:
Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in entertainment, media, arts and technology. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has received accolades throughout its history, including most recently: One of the 2017 “Top Graduate & Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design” by The Princeton Review, one of the 2016 “Top 25 Music Schools” by The Hollywood Reporter, and one of the 2017 “Top 50 Film Schools” by The Wrap Magazine. The Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges also named Full Sail the 2016 “School/College of the Year.”

Full Sail University is a graduate and undergraduate degree-granting institution offering on-campus and online degree programs in areas related to Art & Design, Business, Film & Television, Games, Media & Communications, Music & Recording, Sports, and Technology. With over 60,000+ graduates worldwide, Full Sail alumni have worked on countless award-winning projects with individual recognition including OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Video Game Award honors.

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