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Mar 15, 2021
Full Sail University Announces Graduate Results for the 63rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards

Full Sail University is honored to announce that 17 graduates were credited on 16 GRAMMY®-winning artist releases across 17 categories at the 63rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards. In addition, the university is proud to share Recording Arts graduate Andrew Coleman, took home a GRAMMY® Award of his very own for his work as an Engineer on Beck’s Hyperspace in the category of Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. The annual awards show aired live on CBS, Sunday, March 14, 2021, from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA, and was hosted by Trevor Noah.

In total, 59 graduates were credited on 60 GRAMMY®-nominated projects across 39 separate categories this year, with six Full Sail graduates being nominated for awards of their very own.

For a look at Full Sail alumni credited on this year’s GRAMMY®-winning projects see below:

Song of the Year

H.E.R – I Can’t Breathe

  • Miki Tsutsumi (Recording Arts Associates, 2003) Engineer
  • Colin Leonard (Recording Arts Associates, 1998) Mastering

Best Pop Duo / Group Performance

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – Rain on Me

  • Benjamin Rice (Recording Arts Bachelors, 2012) Vocal Producer, Engineer, Mixer

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

James Taylor – American Standard

  • Sean Badum (Recording Arts Bachelors, 2011) Assistant Engineer
  • Rouble Kapoor (Recording Arts Associates, 1998) Assistant Engineer

Best Pop Vocal Album

Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia

  • Matty Green (Recording Arts Associates, 2008) Mixing
  • Jordan “DJ Swivel” Young (Recording Arts Associates, 2005) Mixing
  • Josh Gudwin (Recording Arts Associates, 2006) Mixing

Best Dance Recording

Kaytranada Featuring Kali Uchis Kaytranada, producer; Neal H. Pogue, Mixer – 10%

  • Colin Leonard (Recording Arts Associates, 1998) Mastering Engineer, Composer

Best R&B Performance

Beyonce – Black Parade

  • Colin Leonard (Recording Arts Associates, 1998) Mastering Engineer, Composer
  • Stuart White (Recording Arts Associates, 2002) Engineer, Mixing Engineer

Best R&B Album

John Legend – Bigger Love

  • Benjamin Rice (Recording Arts Bachelors, 2012) Vocal Producer
  • Rich Rich (Recording Arts Bachelors, 2011) Engineer

Best Rap Performance

Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyonce – Savage

  • Colin Leonard (Recording Arts Associates, 1998) Mastering
  • Shawn “Source” Jarrett (Recording Arts Associates, Music Business Bachelors, Entertainment Business Masters, 2013) Engineer
  • Eddie “eMix” Hernandez (Recording Arts Associates, 2002) Recording Engineer

Best Rap Song

Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyonce – Savage

  • Colin Leonard (Recording Arts Associates, 1998) Mastering
  • Shawn “Source” Jarrett (Recording Arts Associates, Music Business Bachelors, Entertainment Business Masters, 2013) Engineer
  • Eddie “eMix” Hernandez (Recording Arts Associates, 2002) Recording Engineer

Best Rap Album

Nas – King’s Disease

  • Anthony Cruz (Recording Arts Associates, 2010) Composer

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber – 10,000 Hours

  • Josh Gudwin (Recording Arts Associates, 2006) Vocal Production, Engineer

Best Country Album

Miranda Lambert – Wildcard

  • Jason Mott (Recording Arts Associates, 2001) Assistant Recording Engineer

Best Latin Pop or Urban Album

Bad Bunny – YHLQMDLG

  • Josh Gudwin (Recording Arts Associates, 2006) Mixer
  • Colin Leonard (Recording Arts Associates, 1998) Mastering Engineer

Best Global Music Album

Burna Boy – Twice As Tall

  • Javier Valverde (Recording Arts Associates, 2000) Recording

Best Musical Theater Album

Kathryn Gallagher, Celia Rose Gooding, Lauren Patten & Elizabeth Stanley, principal soloists; Neal Avron, Pete Ganbarg, Tom Kitt, Michael Parker, Craig Rosen & Vivek J. Tiwary, producers (Glen Ballard & Alanis Morissette, lyricists) Original Broadway Cast – Jagged Little Pill

  • Derik Lee (Recording Arts Associates, 2005) Engineer

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Beck – Hyperspace

  • Andrew Coleman (Recording Arts Associates, 1995) Engineer

Best Music Video

Beyonce – Brown Skin Girl

  • Colin Leonard (Recording Arts Associates, 1998) Mastering

For more information on the 63rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards Ceremony, visit https://www.grammy.com/ and to learn more about Full Sail University, visit https://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 numerous accolades throughout its 40+ year history, including most recently a 2020 “Top Graduate & Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design” by The Princeton Review, a 2020 “Top 50 Film Schools” by The Wrap Magazine, and a 2019 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges.

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 78,950+ 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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