Metropolis Studios would like to congratulate Mastering Engineer Stuart Hawkes and Studio Engineer Liam Nolan for their success in the 57th Grammy Awards.
Mastering Engineer Stuart Hawkes received praise for his contributions to Sam Smith’s international best selling debut and now Grammy Award Winning (Best Pop Vocal Album) album In the Lonely Hour.
Sam Smith also took three further awards including the prestigious ‘Record of the Year’ and ‘Song of the Year’ for the smash hit single Stay with Me and the award for ‘Best New Artist’.
“Thank you all for the best night of my life”
Sam Smith On receiving his Grammy Awards
In addition to a UK number one credit in 2014 for his work on the smash hit single Rather Be (recorded at Metropolis Studios), Metropolis Studio Engineer Liam Nolan’s work with Clean Bandit was further rewarded as the group won ‘Best Dance Recording’ for the same track.
”We’re tremendously proud of both Stuart and Liams accolades which are testament to the hard work and dedication that has become synonymous with the Metropolis Mastering and Studio teams!”
Ian Brenchley CEO of Metropolis Studios
About Metropolis Mastering Engineer Stuart Hawkes
Stuart has been in audio mastering for over 25 years, and the skills and knowledge he’s learned in that time puts him in great demand from many music producers, recording artists and record labels from around the world. This Grammy nomination caps an exceptional year for Stuart, whose work with record breaker Ed Sheeran saw him achieve a UK number one album credit for a total of 11 weeks since it’s initial release in June 2014.
Stuart can also claim mastering credits for a host of artists including Ed Sheeran, Amy Winehouse, Rudimental, Example, Disclosure, Jessie Ware, Katy B and many more!
About Metropolis Studio Engineer Liam Nolan
Having joined Metropolis in 2009, Liam has become one of our most popular engineers, working with a vast range of artists including Clean Bandit, Cheryl Cole, Roger Daltrey, Kid Ink, Example, George Clinton, Mika, Conor Maynard, Jessie J, Dizzie Rascal and many more.
Amongst the other list of nominees, Metropolis were able to boast a host of client nominations vying for the US music industries premier accolade.
Ed Sheeran, whose international number 1 selling debut album was worked on at Metropolis, was nominated for two awards alongside fellow debutants Royal Blood whose self titled release was mastered by Metropolis mastering engineer John Davis, in the ‘Best New Artist’ category.
These Grammys follow on from the ‘Best Studio’ category win at 2014’s Pro Sound Awards, two nominations at the forthcoming NME awards and previous Grammy accolades for fellow mastering engineer John Davis.
2015’s Grammy Awards continues to cement Metropolis Studio’s position as Europe’s recording and mastering venues of choice for the world’s biggest artists.