Six records which were mastered by our Mastering Engineers have won Grammy nominations in a number of categories for the 56th annual awards ceremony, which will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26, 2014.
Stuart Hawkes mastered Lorde’s ‘Royals’ (Virgin), which has been shortlisted for Best Pop Solo Performance, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and its parent album ‘Pure Heroine’ for Best Pop Vocal Album; Disclosure’s ‘Settle’ (Island), which is up for Best Dance/Electronica Album; and Duke Dumont Featuring A*M*E & MNEK’s ‘Need U (100%)’ (MoS) is nominated in the Best Dance Recording field.
John Davis, meanwhile, mastered Lana del Rey’s ‘Paradise’ (Polydor/Interscope) which is nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album; the Cedric Gervais remix of Lana’s ‘Summertime Sadness’ (Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical); Led Zeppelin’s ‘Celebration Day’ is up for Best Rock Album and Best Rock Performance (for ‘Kashmir’); and John also cut the vinyl version of ‘Hesitation Marks’ by Nine Inch Nails (Columbia), which is nominated for Best Alternative Music Album.
Metropolis’ involvement with the lucky nominees doesn’t end there – Rihanna’s ‘Unapologetic’ (Def Jam) was partially recorded here (nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album); as was Alicia Keys’ ‘Girl On Fire’ (RCA) (nominated for Best R&B Album). Coldplay’s ‘Live 2012’ (Parlophone) was authored by our Creative Services team and their nomination is in the Best Music Film category.
John and Stuart will add these nominations to their already impressive reputations as audio mastering engineers. Click on their names above to see just some of the range of artists they have worked with in the past. We wish them both, and the nominees, the best of luck!
You can see the full Grammy nominations here.
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