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Full Sail University Announces Graduate Results for The 61st Annual GRAMMY® Awards

 Full Sail University is proud to announce that 17 graduates were credited on 10 GRAMMY®-winning artist releases across 12 categories at the 61st Annual GRAMMY® Awards, which aired live on CBS, Sunday, February 10, 2019 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and was hosted by Alicia Keys. Full Sail graduate Josh Gudwin will take home a GRAMMY® Award of his own for his work on the Best Dance Recording winner, Electricity.

Full Sail University graduates have mixed, recorded, or assisted on 19 GRAMMY®-winning Album of the Year releases over the past 29 years. In total, 41 Full Sail graduates were credited on 45 artists’ releases that were nominated across 30 separate categories. At this year’s GRAMMY® Awards, 6 Full Sail graduates were nominated for awards of their own.

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

  • Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
    • Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow
    • Benjamin Rice (Recording Arts, 2012) Producer
  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
    • Willie Nelson – MY WAY
    • Jason Mott (Recording Arts, 2001) Assistant Engineer
  • Best Pop Vocal Album
  • Ariana Grande– Sweetener
    • Jeremy Lertola (Recording Arts, 2011) Assistant Engineer
    • Iain Findlay (Recording Arts, 2009) Assistant Engineer
    • Hart Gunther (Recording Arts, 2000) Assistant Engineer
    • Phil Tan (Recording Arts, 1990) Mixing
  • Best Dance Recording
    • Silk City & Dua Lipa Featuring Diplo & Mark Ronson Silk City, producers; Josh Gudwin, mixer – Electricity
      • Josh Gudwin (Recording Arts, 2006) Mixer
  • Best Metal Performance
    • High On Fire – Electric Messiah
      • Bryan Sours (Recording Arts, 2002) Vocal Engineer, Guitar Engineer
  • Best Urban Contemporary Album
    • The Carters – Everything Is Love
      • Colin Leonard (Recording Arts, 1998) Mastering Engineer
  • Best R&B Album
    • H.E.R – H.E.R
      • Mikinari Tsutsumi (Recording Arts, 2003) Mixing/Engineer
  • Best Rap Performance
    • Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake – King’s Dead
      • Blake Harden ((Recording Arts, 2005) Assistant Engineer
  • Best Rap Album
    • Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
      • Colin Leonard (Recording Arts, 1998) Mastering Engineer
      • Leslie Brathwaite (Recording Arts, 1992) Engineer, Mixer
  • Best Traditional Blues Album
    • Buddy Guy – The Blues Is Alive And Well
      • Zach Allen (Recording Arts, 2007) Engineer
      • Sean Badum (Recording Arts, 2011) Assistant Engineer
  • Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
    • Hugh Jackman (& Various Artists) Alex Lacamoire, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul & Greg Wells, compilation producers – The Greatest Showman
      • Derik Lee (Recording Arts, 2005) Engineer
      • John Hopkins (Recording Arts, 1992) Engineer, Guitar, Vocals
      • Brendan Morawski (Recording Arts, 2009) Assistant Engineer
  • Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
    • Ludwig Göransson, composer – Black Panther
      • David Nakaji (Recording Arts, 2009) Mixing Assistant
  • Best Song Written for Visual Media
    • Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper) – Shallow
      • Benjamin Rice (Recording Arts, 2012) Producer, Recording

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 61st Annual GRAMMY® Awards Ceremony, visit and to learn more about Full Sail University, visit

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 40 year history, including most recently: One of the 2018 “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 2018 “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 65,000+ 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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