SAE Institute Alumni from Europe and United States joined the biggest stars for music’s biggest night at the 57th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Florian Lagatta, a former student at SAE Institute Paris was amongst the night’s Grammy winners as engineer/mixer on Album of the Year, Morning Phase by American singer songwriter Beck.
Florian is no stranger to the Grammy Awards following her success in 2014 with Record Of The Year, Get Lucky by Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams and Album Of The Year, Random Access Memories, again by Daft Punk.
But the star studded night belonged to SAE Institute New York graduate Jonathan Lee, winner of two Grammy Awards in the US, for his work on ‘Beyonce’ by Beyonce. The album was produced at Jungle City Studios in New York.
Lee, a graduate of the campuses Audio Technology Programme (2011) was rewarded for his work as Tracking Engineer on ‘Drunk In Love which won both Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song.
Kerry Pompeo also a graduate of SAE New York (2004) carried away her award for Best Spoken Word Album – Diary of a Mad Diva (Joan Rivers) – Beatstreet Productions.
- Best Album of the Year: Morning Phase (Beck) Florian Lagatta
- Best R&B Performance: Drunk In Love (Beyonce) Jonathan Lee (2011 Graduate)
- Best R&B Song: Drunk In Love (Beyonce) Jonathan Lee (2011 Graduate)
- Best Spoken Word Album: – Diary of a Mad Diva (Joan Rivers) Beatstreet Productions Kerry Pompeo (2004)
Along with Lee and Pompeo’s awards, were a number of other SAE New York alumni who worked on Grammy nominated projects, including:
Best Pop Solo Performance – All Of Me (John Legend) – Jason Agel [2001 graduate]
Best Pop Vocal Album – Bangerz (Miley Cyrus) – Matt Testa [2006 graduate]
Best Urban Contemporary Album – Beyonce (Beyonce) – Jonathan Lee [2011 graduate]
Song of The Year: Chandelier (Sia) – The Lodge Mastering – Jackie Smiley [2012 graduate]
Best Pop Solo Performance: Chandelier (Sia) – The Lodge Mastering – Jackie Smiley [2012 graduate]
Best Music Video: Chandelier (Sia) – The Lodge Mastering – Jackie Smiley [2012 graduate]
Best New Artist: Haim – The Lodge Mastering – Jackie Smiley [2012 graduate]
Best Remixed Recording Non-Classical – Waves (Mr Probz) – Benoit Holliger [2011 graduate]
British soul singer Sam Smith topped the night by taking home four awards for Best New Artist; Best Pop Vocal Album, Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year.
Seven-time Grammy winner and nominee Rihanna delivered a world debut performance of her newly released single FourFiveSeconds with fellow Grammy winning collaborators Kanye West and Paul McCartney.
Madonna caused a sensation wearing her matador outfit custom made by Givenchy and was later joined by male dancers wearing horns to perform Living For Love, from her new album Rebel Heart.
Congratulations to this years Grammy winners and nominees!
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Excellent. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to next years showings. Cheers. Dave.