NYU alumni and faculty took home five Grammy awards at the 63rd Grammy Awards ceremony
Five New York University community members were among the honorees when the Recording Academy announced its winners at the 63rd Grammy Awards in a virtual ceremony hosted by Trevor Noah on Sunday, March 14, 2021.
Andrew Watt, an alumnus of the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at the Tisch School of the Arts and the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development won the award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. NYU Tisch School of the Arts alumna Lady Gaga took home the Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for Rain On Me with Ariana Grande. Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music alumna Nija Charles served as a songwriter for the hit song.
In total, 15 members of the NYU community earned 16 Grammy nominations.
Grammy Awards are selected annually to honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency, and overall excellence in the recording industry. The full list of NYU winners is below:
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Rain On Me
Lady Gaga (TSOA; Drama)
Best R&B Song
Better Than I Imagine
Robert Glasper, (Adjunct Professor, TSOA; Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music), Songwriter
Best Musical Theater Album
Jagged Little Pill
Lauren Patten (TSOA; Drama) principal soloist
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Cole M.G.N (TSOA '07; Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music), Producer
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Break My Heart (Dua Lipa), Me And My Guitar (A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie), Midnight Sky (Miley Cyrus), Old Me (5 Seconds Of Summer), Ordinary Man (Ozzy Osbourne Featuring Elton John), Take What You Want (Post Malone Featuring Ozzy Osbourne & Travis Scott), Under The Graveyard (Ozzy Osbourne)
Andrew Watt (STEINHARDT, TSOA; Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music)
Emily Warren (TSOA '15; Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music) co-wrote "Don't Start Now" for Dua Lipa's Future Nostalgia, which earned the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album. Denzel Baptiste (TSOA '14; Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music) and David Biral (TSOA '14; Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music) of Take a Daytrip co-wrote and co-produced "Good in Bed" for Future Nostalgia.
Nija Charles (TSOA; Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music) served as a Songwriter for the following track: Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Lady Gaga ft. Ariana Grande "Rain On Me"
Alan Silverman, Adjunct Professor, mastered Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra's Four Questions which earned the award for Best Latin Jazz Album.
Toluwanimi Adeyemo (TSOA '14; Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music) co-wrote “Slow Cooker” for John Legend’s Bigger Love, which earned the Grammy for Best R&B Album.