Congratulations to the NYU alumni who received 2019 Grammy nominations and awards, and to the many more who hit the right note with their work on these award-worthy projects.

Record of the Year

  • Lady Gaga (TSOA), Artist, Producer, "Shallow" 
  • Childish Gambino (TSOA '06), Artist, Producer, "This Is America" – Winner

Best Rap/Sung Performance

  • Childish Gambino (TSOA '06), "This Is America" 

Best Music Video

  • Childish Gambino (TSOA '06), "This Is America" – Winner

Song of the Year

  • Lady Gaga (TSOA), "Shallow" 
  • Donald Glover (TSOA '06), "This is America" – Winner

Best R&B Song

  • Donald Glover (TSOA '06), "This Is America" 

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • Lady Gaga (TSOA), "Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?)" – Winner

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • Lady Gaga (TSOA), "Shallow" – Winner

Best Song Written for Visual Media

  • Lady Gaga (TSOA), "Shallow" – Winner

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • Jesse Shatkin (GAL '01), Producer, Recording Engineer, Camila
  • Jesse Shatkin (GAL '01), Producer, Songwriter, Meaning of Life

Best Rock Album

  • Jesse Shatkin (GAL '01), Producer, Songwriter, Mixer, MANIA

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

  • Emily Lazar (STEINHARDT '96), Mastering Engineer, Colors – Winner
  • Cole M.G.N. (TSOA '07), Songwriter, Producer, Colors – Winner
  • Jesse Shatkin (GAL '01), Engineer, Colors – Winner

Best Alternative Music Album

  • Arca (CAS '11, TSOA '12), Songwriter, Producer, Utopia
  • Alex Epton (STEINHARDT '02), Recording Engineer, American Utopia
  • Emily Lazar (STEINHARDT '96), Mastering Engineer, Colors – Winner
  • Cole M.G.N. (TSOA '07), Songwriter, Producer, Colors – Winner

Best Bluegrass Album

  • David Grisman  (WSC '66), Songwriter, "Portraits In Fiddles"

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

  • Wayne Shorter (STEINHARDT '56, HON '10), Artist, Producer, Songwriter, "Emanon" – Winner
  • Wayne Shorter (STEINHARDT '56, HON '10), Songwriter, "Live in Europe"

Best Urban Contemporary Album

  • Ben Kane (STEINHARDT), Mixer, Recording Engineer, Chris Dave And The Drumhedz

Best R&B Album

  • Ben Kane (STEINHARDT), Mixer, Recording Engineer, Gumbo Unplugged (Live)

Best Rap Album

  • Khari Cain (STEINHARDT '03), Songwriter, Invasion Of Privacy – Winner
  • Andrew Wotman (STEINHARDT, TSOA), Producer, Invasion Of Privacy – Winner

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

  • Derek Ganong (STEINHARDT '12), Recording Engineer, "American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom" – Winner
  • Brian Montgomery (STEINHARDT '92), Mixer, "All Can Work"

Best Latin Jazz Album

  • Brian Montgomery (STEINHARDT '92), Mixer, "Yo Soy La Tradición"

Best Traditional Blues Album

  • Kenta Yonesaka (TSOA '10), Recording Engineer, "The Blues Is Alive And Well" – Winner

Best Folk Album

  • Anohni (TSOA '92), Songwriter, "Whistle Down The Wind"
  • Georgia Middleman (TSOA '91), Songwriter, "Rifles & Rosary Beads"

Best Tropical Latin Album

  • Michael Eckroth (STEINHARDT '16), Songwriter, "Orquesta Akokán"

Best Musical Theater Album

  • Ari'el Stachel (TSOA '13), Artist, "The Band's Visit" – Winner

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

  • Nicole Zuraitis (STEINHARDT '07), Arranger, "Jolene"

Best Immersive Audio Album

  • Darcy Proper (STEINHARDT '90), Surround Mastering Engineer, "Symbol"

And congratulations to honorary alumnus Pharell Williams (HON '17) on his four nominations: 

  • Best Pop Vocal Album, Camila
  • Best Pop Vocal Album, Sweetener
  • Best Urban Contemporary Album, Everything Is Love
  • Producer of the Year, Non-Classical – Winner

And honorary alumnus Quincy Jones (HON '90), nominated for Best Music Film for "Quincy." – Winner

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