56th Annual Grammy Awards: 20 Grads Credited On Winning Projects

Full Sail graduates were credited on 16 winners, including Album of the Year.

56th Annual Grammy Awards: 20 Grads Credited On Winning Projects

Full Sail Live was packed Sunday night, full of students and faculty members who came together to celebrate the 56th Annual Grammy Awards and cheer on the grads who worked on nominated projects. At the end of the night, Full Sail alumni were credited on 16 Grammy Award-winning projects, including the night’s biggest prize – Album of the Year – which went to Daft Punk for Random Access Memories. Another highlight: Recording Arts grad and Hall of Fame inductee Sebastian Krys took home his own Grammy for his work as composer, engineer, and producer on La Santa Cecilia’s Treinta Dias.

Students walked the red carpet, cheered for their favorite musicians, and took part in a series of entertaining games and trivia contests that netted them prizes like PreSonus Audiobox Live and a LaunchKey Mini keyboard. Tweets with the hashtag #FullSailGrammys were displayed in real time on two big screens on either side of the awards broadcast, and they included everything from shout-outs to grads, pictures from the party, and commentary on Pharrell’s now infamous hat.

The full list of Full Sail alumni credited on Grammy winners are as follows.

Record of the Year

“Get Lucky” – Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
Doug Tyo (Recording Arts, 1999), Assistant Engineer
Seth Waldmann (Recording Arts 1998), Assistant Engineer, Mixing Assistant

Album of the Year
Random Access Memories – Daft Punk
Seth Waldmann (Recording Arts, 1998), Assistant Engineer, Mixing Assistant
Doug Tyo (Recording Arts, 1999), Assistant Engineer

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Get Lucky” – Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
Seth Waldmann (Recording Arts, 1998), Assistant Engineer, Mixing Assistant
Doug Tyo (Recording Arts, 1999), Assistant Engineer

Best Dance/Electronica Album

Random Access Memories – Daft Punk
Seth Waldmann (Recording Arts, 1998), Assistant Engineer, Mixing Assistant
Doug Tyo (Recording Arts, 1999), Assistant Engineer

Best Rock Album
Celebration Day – Led Zeppelin
John Davis (Recording Arts, 1994), Mastering

Best Metal Performance
“God is Dead?” – Black Sabbath
Michael “Mike” Exeter (Recording Arts, 1992), Engineer
Jason Gossman (Recording Arts, 2001), Editing

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Please Come Home” – Gary Clark Jr.
Brent Arrowood (Recording Arts, 2004), Assistant Engineer

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Unapologetic – Rihanna
Phil Tan (Recording Arts, 1990), Mixing

Best R&B Album
Girl On Fire – Alicia Keys
Justin Hergett (Recording Arts, 2008), Mixing Assistant
Chad Jolley (Recording Arts, 2005), Vocal Engineer
Mikinari “Miki” Tsutsumi (Recording Arts, 2003), Assistant Engineer

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“Holy Grail” – Jay-Z featuring Justin Timberlake
Demacio “Demo” Castellon (Recording Arts, 2001), Engineer, Mixing

Best Country Solo Performance
“Wagon Wheel” – Darius Rucker
Andrew “Drew” Bollman (Recording Arts, 1998), Assistant, Engineer

Best New Age Album
Love’s River – Laura Sullivan
Michael Starita (Recording Arts, 1997), Engineer

Best Gospel Album
Greater Than – Tye Tribbett
Brandon Jones (Recording Arts, 2007), Arranger, Keyboards, Piano, Producer

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Overcomer – Mandisa
Sean Moffitt (Recording Arts, 2004), Mixing

Best Latin Pop Album
Vida – Draco Rosa
Dave Clauss (Recording Arts, 2006), Engineer

Best Latin, Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album

Treinta Dias – La Santa Cecilia
Sebastian Krys (Recording Arts, 1991), Composer, Engineer, Producer

Best Blues Album
Get Up! – Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite
Bill Mims (Recording Arts, 2001), Engineer

Best Musical Theater Album
Kinky Boots
Deril Lee, (Recording Arts, 2005), Engineer

Best Historical Album
Charlie is My Darling – The Rolling Stones
Rafael Ventura (Recording Arts, 2011), Assistant Engineer, Audio Restoration

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Random Access Memories – Daft Punk
Doug Tyo (Recording Arts, 1999), Assistant Engineer
Seth Waldmann (Recording Arts, 1998), Assistant Engineer, Mixing Assistant

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Graduates of Full Sail worked on 16 winners of the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.
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