Full Sail University grads dominate this year’s Grammy-winning projects

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Artists: "You don't need this," says Champagne Papi

Drake may have killed the Grammys dead once and for all with last night's shady acceptance speech, but whether you think the awards rock, rot or rule, you can't deny that Winter Park's Full Sail University dominated the production, engineering and mixing of the year's major projects.

Graduates of the Recording Arts program at the entertainment technology school worked with artists including Ariana Grande, Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B and Lady Gaga this year.

The list of Full Sail alumni credited on this year’s Grammy-winning projects are as follows:

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – "Shallow"
—Benjamin Rice (Recording Arts, 2012) Producer

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Willie Nelson – MY WAY
—Jason Mott (Recording Arts, 2001) Assistant Engineer

Best Pop Vocal Album
Ariana Grande – Sweetener
—Jeremy Lertola (Recording Arts, 2011) Assistant Engineer
—Iain Findlay (Recording Arts, 2009) Assistant Engineer
—Hart Gunther (Recording Arts, 2000) Assistant Engineer
—Phil Tan (Recording Arts, 1990) Mixing

Best Dance Recording
Silk City & Dua Lipa Featuring Diplo & Mark Ronson Silk City – "Electricity"
—Josh Gudwin (Recording Arts, 2006) Mixer

Best Metal Performance
High On Fire – "Electric Messiah"
—Bryan Sours (Recording Arts, 2002) Vocal Engineer, Guitar Engineer

Best Urban Contemporary Album
The Carters – Everything Is Love
—Colin Leonard (Recording Arts, 1998) Mastering Engineer

Best R&B Album
H.E.R – H.E.R
—Mikinari Tsutsumi (Recording Arts, 2003) Mixing/Engineer

Best Rap Performance
Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake – "King’s Dead"
—Blake Harden (Recording Arts, 2005) Assistant Engineer

Best Rap Album
Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
—Colin Leonard (Recording Arts, 1998) Mastering Engineer
—Leslie Brathwaite (Recording Arts, 1992) Engineer, Mixer

Best Traditional Blues Album
Buddy Guy – The Blues Is Alive And Well
—Zach Allen (Recording Arts, 2007) Engineer
—Sean Badum (Recording Arts, 2011) Assistant Engineer

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Hugh Jackman (& Various Artists) Alex Lacamoire, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul & Greg Wells, compilation producers – The Greatest Showman
—Derik Lee (Recording Arts, 2005) Engineer
—John Hopkins (Recording Arts, 1992) Engineer, Guitar, Vocals
—Brendan Morawski (Recording Arts, 2009) Assistant Engineer

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Ludwig Göransson, composer – Black Panther
—David Nakaji (Recording Arts, 2009) Mixing Assistant

Best Song Written for Visual Media
Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper) – "Shallow"
—Benjamin Rice (Recording Arts, 2012) Producer, Recording

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