Grammy

Quicklist: Songs A–E | Songs F–L | Songs M–S | Songs T–Z

Whether you're having a dance party for one (at home) or need some inspiring background music while you work (from home), turn up the volume with these talented alumni musicians.  All tracks are performed, written, produced, and engineered by NYU Alumni Grammy Award winners. Log into your Spotify account and follow our NYU Alumni Grammy Winners playlist (link opens in a new tab) to listen to your favorite music artists and discover new ones.

Learn more about these talented NYU alumni and their award-winning work below.
 

Please note this is not an exhaustive list and only includes a small number of the many talented NYU alumni who work in the field of music.

Songs A–E  

Wayne Shorter (STEINHARDT ’56, HON ’10), Artist, Producer, and Songwriter

Song: Adventures Aboard the Golden Mean
Artist: Wayne Shorter
Grammy Award(s): Best Jazz Instrumental Album for Emanon (2019)

Mark Ronson (TSOA), Producer

Song: Back to Black
Artist: Amy Winehouse
Grammy Award(s): Best Pop Vocal Album for Back to Black (2008)

Alex DeTurk (STEINHARDT ’06), Mastering Engineer

Song: Born to Trouble
Artist: Brad Melhdau
Grammy Award(s): Best Jazz Instrumental Album for Finding Gabriel (2020)

Kenta Yonesaka (TSOA ’10), Recording Engineer

Song: Cognac
Artist: Buddy Guy
Grammy Award(s): Best Traditional Blues Album for The Blues Is Alive and Well (2019)

Joe LaPorta (STEINHARDT ’02), Mastering Engineer

Song: Cuz I Love You
Artist: Lizzo
Grammy Award(s): Best Urban Contemporary Album for Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) (2020)

Alex Pall (GAL ’08), Artist

Song: Don’t Let Me Down
Artist: The Chainsmokers
Grammy Award(s): Best Dance Recording (2017)

Songs F–L

Melina Matsoukas (TSOA ’03), Video Director

Song: Formation
Artist: Beyoncé
Grammy Award(s): Best Music Video (2017)

Ari'el Stachel (TSOA ’13), Artist

Song: Haled's Song About Love
Artist: Ari'el Stachel
Grammy Award(s): Best Musical Theater Album for The Band’s Visit (2019)

Jason Baum (TSOA ’08), Video Producer

Song: HUMBLE.
Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Grammy Award(s): Best Music Video (2017)

Derek Ganong (STEINHARDT ’12), Recording Engineer

Song: Immigrant Song
Artist: John Dave
Grammy Award(s): Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom (2019)

André De Shields (GAL ’91), Artist and Amber Gray (TSOA ’10), Artist

Song: Livin’ It Up on Top
Artists: Reeve Carney, André De Shields, and Amber Gray
Grammy Award(s): Best Musical Theater Album for Hadestown (2020)
 

Songs M–S

Jon Samson (STEINHARDT ’05), Artist

Song: Predicament
Artist: John Samson
Grammy Award(s): Best Children’s Album for Ageless Songs for the Child Archetype (2020)

Khari Cain (STEINHARDT ’03), Songwriter and Andrew Wotman (STEINHARDT, TSOA), Producer

Song: Ring
Artist: Cardi B (feat. Kehlani)
Grammy Award(s): Best Rap Album for Invasion of Privacy (2019)

Rick Rubin (TSOA ’85), Producer

Song: Rolling in the Deep
Artist: Adele
Grammy Award(s): Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Short Form Music Video (2012)

Ian Axel (STEINHARDT ’07), Artist and Songwriter and Chad King (STEINHARDT ’07), Artist and Songwriter (NYU Young Alumni Award Honorees 2019)

Song: Say Something
Artist: A Great Big World
Grammy Award(s): Best Pop Duo/Group Recording (2015)

Stefani Germanotta (TSOA) aka Lady Gaga, Artist and Songwriter

Song: Shallow
Artist: Lady Gaga
Grammy Award(s): Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Song Written For Visual Media (2019)
 

Songs T–Z

Carole Bayer Sager (CAS ’79), Songwriter

Song: That’s What Friends Are For
Artist: Dionne Warwick
Grammy Award(s): Song of the Year (1987)

Alan Menken (ARTS ’72, HON ’00), Composer

Song: The Little Mermaid: Under the Sea
Artist: Samuel E. Wright
Grammy Award(s): Best Song Written for Visual Media (1991)

Cy Coleman (STEINHARDT), Producer and Composer

Song: The Ziegfeld Follies (My Big Mistake)
Artist: The Will Rogers Follies Assemble
Grammy Award(s): Best Musical Show Album for The Will Rogers Follies (1991)

Donald Glover (TSOA ’06) aka Childish Gambino, Artist and Songwriter

Song: This Is America
Artist: Childish Gambino
Grammy Award(s): Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Music Video (2019)

Emily Lazar (STEINHARDT ’96), Mastering Engineer

Song: This Life
Artist: Vampire Weekend
Grammy Award(s): Best Alternative Music Album for Father of the Bride (2020)

Nancy Whang (STEINHARDT ’00), Artist

Song: Tonite
Artist: LCD Soundsystem
Grammy Award(s): Best Dance Recording (2017)

Fred Ebb (ARTS ’55), Composer

Song: Willkommen
Artist: John Kander
Grammy Award(s): Best Score from an Original Cast Show Album for Cabaret (1967)

Emily Lazar (STEINHARDT ’96), Mastering Engineer, Cole M.G.N. (TSOA ’07), Songwriter, Producer, and Jesse Shatkin (GAL ’01), Engineer

Song: Wow
Artist: Beck
Grammy Award(s): Best Alternative Music Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for Colors (2019)

Melissa Manchester (TSOA, ’71–’72), Artist

Song: You Should Hear How She Talks About You
Artist: Melissa Manchester
Grammy Award(s): Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (1982)