13 NYU Faculty and Alumni Nominated for 20 Grammy Awards


Thirteen members of the New York University community received a total of 20 nominations when the Recording Academy announced its annual list of contenders for the 60th Grammy Awards.

60th Grammy Awards

Alumni and faculty members from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (TSOA) were nominated 12 times, including five from alumnus Donald Glover (’16), who performs as Childish Gambino and received nominations in the highly coveted Record of the Year and Album of the Year categories, two from Stefani Germanotta, also known as Lady Gaga, who earned nods in the Best Pop Album and Best Pop Solo Performance categories, and two nominations for Best Music Film from Tisch professor Sam Pollard. Tisch alumni Jason Baum (’08) and Sarah Silverman, and Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music faculty member Jim Anderson each received one nomination.

Two faculty members – Alan Ferber and Chris Potter (’06) – from the Jazz Studies program in the Department of Music Performing Arts Professions at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and three alumni – Christopher McClenney (’17), Darcy Proper (’90), and Nancy Whang (’00) – earned six nominations collectively.

One alumnus of NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Alex Pall ’08 of the band The Chainsmokers, received a nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and one alumnus of NYU’s College of Arts and Science, Andrea A. Trabucco-Campos ’12, earned a nomination in the Best Recording Package category.

Grammy Awards are selected annually to honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency, and overall excellence in the recording industry. Nominations for the 60th Grammy Awards were announced on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The awards show will take place on January 28, 2018 live from Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Below is the full list of NYU nominees:

Record Of The Year
"Redbone”
Childish Gambino/Donald Glover (TSOA,’06)

Album Of The Year
Awaken, My Love!
Childish Gambino/Donald Glover (TSOA,’06)

Best Pop Solo Performance
"Million Reasons"
Lady Gaga (TSOA)

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Something Just Like This,” The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Alex Pall (Gallatin, ’08)

Best Pop Vocal Album
Joanne
Lady Gaga (TSOA)

Best Dance Recording
“Tonite”
LCD Soundsystem
Nancy Whang (Steinhardt, ’00)

Best Alternative Music Album
American Dream, LCD Soundsystem
Nancy Whang (Steinhardt, ’00)

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Redbone”
Childish Gambino/Donald Glover (TSOA, ’06)

Best R&B Song
“Location”
Christopher McClenney (Steinhardt, ’17), songwriter

“Redbone”
Childish Gambino/Donald Glover (TSOA, ’06), songwriter

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Awaken, My Love!
Childish Gambino/Donald Glover (TSOA, ’06)

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
"Ilimba"
Chris Potter (Steinhardt, ’06), soloist; Faculty, Jazz Studies at NYU Steinhardt

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
The Dreamer Is The Dream
Chris Potter (Steinhardt, ’06), soloist; Faculty, Jazz Studies at NYU Steinhardt

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Jigsaw, Alan Ferber Big Band
Alan Ferber, Faculty, Jazz Studies at NYU Steinhardt

Best Comedy Album
A Speck of Dust
Sarah Silverman (TSOA)

Best Recording Package
Sleep Well Beast
Andrea A. Trabucco-Campos (CAS, ’12), art director

Best Surround Sound Album
Early Americans
Jim Anderson, surround mix engineer/surround producer; Faculty, Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Darcy Proper (Steinhardt, ’90), surround mastering engineer

Best Music Video
“Humble,” Kendrick Lamar
Jason Baum (TSOA, ’08), video producer

Best Music Film
Soundbreaking
Sam Pollard, video producer; Professor, NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Two Trains Runnin’
Sam Pollard, video director; Professor, NYU Tisch School of the Arts
 

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